STRANDING HOTLINE (631) 369-9829

Who We Are

 

Our Team And Board…United In One Mission

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Who We Are

 

Our Team And Board…United In One Mission

Make a Donation

Volunteer

Our Story

Founded in 1996, the New York Marine Rescue Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which relies on public donations to help support the various efforts which include response and rehabilitation of marine mammals and sea turtles as well as community outreach and educational programs.

Our mission is to:

  • Provide a sustainable response effort for marine mammals and sea turtles stranding throughout New York;
  • Operate the only facility in New York permitted to rehabilitate marine mammals and sea turtles;
  • Collect sound science to help identify stranding trends, highlight viruses and continue to protect endangered and threatened species; and
  • Encourage conservation and stewardship of the marine environmental through scientific research and public educational programs.

 

Our Team

Maxine Montello

Maxine Montello

Executive Director

Andrea Jelaska

Andrea Jelaska

Biologist II

Jillian Kennedy

Jillian Kennedy

Office Assistant

Dr. Wendy McFarlane

Dr. Wendy McFarlane

Visiting Researcher

Kristina Hansen

Kristina Hansen

Rescue Program Supervisor

Riley Smith

Riley Smith

Biologist I

Robert Pisciotta, DVM

Robert Pisciotta, DVM

Volunteer Veterinarian

Jill Pryor

Jill Pryor

Senior Biologist

Emma Hahn

Emma Hahn

Education Program Assistant

Richard J. Hanusch, DVM

Richard J. Hanusch, DVM

Volunteer Veterinarian

Our Team

Maxine Montello

Maxine Montello

Executive Director

Kristina Hansen

Kristina Hansen

Rescue Program Supervisor

Jill Pryor

Jill Pryor

Senior Biologist

Andrea Jelaska

Andrea Jelaska

Biologist II

Riley Smith

Riley Smith

Biologist I

Emma Hahn

Emma Hahn

Education Program Assistant

Jillian Kennedy

Jillian Kennedy

Office Assistant

Dr. Wendy McFarlane

Dr. Wendy McFarlane

Visiting Researcher

Robert Pisciotta, DVM

Robert Pisciotta, DVM

Volunteer Veterinarian

Richard J. Hanusch, DVM

Richard J. Hanusch, DVM

Volunteer Veterinarian

Our Board of Directors

Charles Bowman

Charles Bowman

Board President

Land Use Ecological Services, Inc.

Brian Tymann

Brian Tymann

Board Treasurer

BGT Consulting, LLC

Alex Lauren

Alex Lauren

Board Member

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

Molly Jobe

Molly Jobe

Board Vice-President

FTI Consulting

Joseph Petrocelli

Joseph Petrocelli

Board Member

J. Petrocelli Contracting, Inc.

 Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski

Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski

Board Member

Virtual Distance International

Craig Rosasco, Esq.

Craig Rosasco, Esq.

Board Member

Turley, Redmond and Rosasco, LLP

Derek Ersbak

Derek Ersbak

Board Member

P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc.
Charles Bowman

Charles Bowman

Board President

Land Use Ecological Services, Inc.

Molly Jobe

Molly Jobe

Board Vice-President

FYI Consulting

 

Brian Tymann

Brian Tymann

Board Treasurer

BGT Consulting, LLC

Joseph Petrocelli

Joseph Petrocelli

Board Member

J. Petrocelli Contracting, Inc.

Craig Rosasco, Esq.

Craig Rosasco, Esq.

Board Member

Turley, Redmond and Rosasco, LLP

 

Alex Lauren

Alex Lauren

Board Member

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

 

 Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski

Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski

Board Member

Virtual Distance International

Derek Ersbak

Derek Ersbak

Board Member

P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc.

Our Mission & Approach

The New York Marine Rescue Center is a rescue and rehabilitation organization that promotes marine conservation. Our mission is to preserve and protect the marine environment through conservation efforts including rescue, rehabilitation, education and research.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we are the primary responders for sick or injured seals, sea turtles, dolphins, porpoises and small toothed whales, and maintain the only marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation center in New York State.

As the primary organization in New York State authorized to work with these animals by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we are dedicated to the conservation of these marine mammals and sea turtles.

Our Mission & Approach

The New York Marine Rescue Center is a rescue and rehabilitation organization that promotes marine conservation. Our mission is to preserve and protect the marine environment through conservation efforts including rescue, rehabilitation, education and research.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we are the primary responders for sick or injured seals, sea turtles, dolphins, porpoises and small toothed whales, and maintain the only marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation center in New York State.

As the primary organization in New York State authorized to work with these animals by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we are dedicated to the conservation of these marine mammals and sea turtles.