Meet Vanessa Green, Executive Director of NOWC!
As Executive Director, Vanessa works with the NOWC board to coordinate a suite of activities that support watershed councils. Representing watershed councils with state agencies and elected officials, using best practices for 501(c)3 organizations, and building community by convening groups for collaboration and support are a few key components of Vanessa’s role.
In 2005, Vanessa earned her MS in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University. For eighteen years she worked in higher education, focusing on student development and program development. With her extensive program development background and an interest in estuarine habitats, Vanessa was appointed as the Executive Director for NOWC in 2019.
In her free time, Vanessa can be found spending time with her husband and three children. She stays busy parent-teaching for her daughter’s pre-school, cheering on her fifth-grade son at his basketball games, and volunteering to support her sophomore-aged son in marching band. Vanessa also enjoys going on hikes and cooking elaborate dishes.