Board and Staff
Cortney is the Senior Regional Director for the National Parks Conservation Association’s Northeast operations. She led the two-year campaign for a national park for the area surrounding Stonewall Inn. Under her leadership the Stonewall National Monument was designated by President Obama in June 2016.
Cortney oversees NPCA’s initiatives to improve and protect the New Jersey portion of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Gateway National Recreation Area and other national park units of the New Jersey, New York, Maine, and New England region. Cortney has worked in the environmental field for more than 20 years. She serves on the board of Fireboat John J. Harvey.
A licensed Chief Engineer on tugboats, sailing ships and steam locomotives, Gary Matthews has 30 years of experience with the repair and operation of large steam and diesel machinery. He has been an engineer on some 14 tugs in the New York area, managing day-to-day operation of the main engines and auxiliary systems, organizing and performing major planned repairs, and executing emergency repairs while underway. He has also been involved with the restoration and operation of machinery aboard historic vessels including 1901 tugboat Urger, 1933 ex-Coast Guard buoy tender Lilac, cargo schooner Edna, and more.
Board of Advisors
Jose R. Mejia
William M. Worden