Board and Committees
The Coalition currently has a Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from a few of our member groups (and one person that sits on both of these groups to provide continuity and connection between them). We are grateful for the time, effort, and service of all these wonderful professionals that guide us, provide expertise, and assist with our programs.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Christina McVie, President (bio coming soon)
Marty lives in both Brooklyn, NY and Tucson, AZ. He has owned and managed Baumrind & Baumrind, a real estate investment firm based in Brooklyn, since 1979. He has also owned and managed Desert Courtyard and Casitas, a real estate investment firm based in Tucson, since 2012. Along with Marty’s service as a Board member for the Coalition, Marty serves as a Trustee for the Friends of Catalina State Park, and in the past has been a Trustee for the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Community Foundation, and the Brooklyn Museum. He is the Chairman of Ohr Haganuz, a charitable foundation that owns and operates a township and schools in Meron, Israel and yeshivas in Jerusalem. He graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology from Richmond College in 1974 and has two daughters and one granddaughter with his wife Mickey.
Joy is currently an Associate Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Arizona-James E. Rogers College of Law. She received her J.D. from the University of Arizona in 1984. She was the Director of Streich Lang, P.A. from 1984-1999, worked as a Staff Attorney for the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest (a Coalition member group) from 1999-2017 where she litigated numerous environmental cases, and has worked for the James E. Rogers College of Law as a Part-Time Professor of Practice and in her current capacity since 2002.
Christina McVie, DesertWatch (bio coming soon)
Randy works on a variety of public-lands and other conservation issues in Arizona and the Southwest. He joined the Center for Biological Diversity in 2007 and currently leads the Center’s effort to stop proposed copper mines at Rosemont and Oak Flat, advocates for the jaguar and other protected southwestern species, and works to stop the border wall and destructive militarization of the border region. A veteran of many environmental and human rights campaigns, he holds a bachelor’s in Latin American studies from the University of Arizona.
Trevor Hare, Tucson Herpetological Society
Trevor graduated from the University of Arizona in 1991 with a degree in Ecology. For ten years he studied the impacts of suburban development on rattlesnakes and Gila monsters. Trevor has practiced riparian and upland restoration across the Sonoran Desert and Sky Island Region for the past 25 years and developed a robust methodology for the assessment, planning and design of restoration projects, which has resulted in over $2,500,000 of on the ground restoration work in SE Arizona, SE New Mexico and northern Sonora. Trevor has served on numerous boards and commissions in the region, and has been an adviser to the CSDP since 1998.
As a jack-of-all trades in the Tucson Office, Rob collaborates with the Defenders Renewable Energy Group, helping evaluate and influence renewable energy policies and projects to ensure that renewable energy is developed wisely, with minimum harm to natural ecosystems. He also works on jaguar issues, helping plan for the eventual return of a viable population in the U.S., and he is the lead on Defenders efforts to safeguard Arizona’s Mountain Empire, a Defenders’ priority area surrounding the town of Patagonia. Prior to joining Defenders of Wildlife in 2014, Rob was executive director of the Western Slope Conservation Center in the small town of Paonia, Colorado. Rob received a Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University and a B.S. with highest honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Jonathan Lutz, Executive Director, Tucson Audubon Society
Jonathan grew up in Buffalo, New York, and finished high school in rural mid-Michigan. His interest in birds grew as a resident of coastal South Carolina—Jonathan’s home for 6 years after earning a BS in environmental policy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Jonathan served as the Executive Director for the Michigan Audubon Society (2008-2015) and Director of the Montana Audubon Center (2015-2016). He made time for plenty of birding along the way, co-leading winter birding tours in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula, sharing endangered Kirtland’s Warblers with visitors from around the world, and guiding residents on owl prowls along the Yellowstone River. Before becoming the Executive Director for Tucson Audubon Society, Jonathan was the on-site director for Tucson Audubon Society’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds in Patagonia (2016-2018).