Angela Padeletti is PDE’s Operations Director. She joined the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary in 2008.
She is currently working on several projects. These include the:
Padeletti brought two previous job experiences with her to the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.
Beatrice O’Hara is a Wetlands Specialist for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Here, she supports the Wetland Coordinator with conducting field assessments of tidal wetland conditions and monitoring.
O’Hara earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Master of Science degree in Geological and Earth Sciences in addition to a Master’s Certification in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2017.
Chesa Ramacciotti is the Community Engagement Specialist for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. In this role, she conducts outreach, education, and engagement related to PDE’s various programming.
Prior to joining PDE, Ramacciotti served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the School District of Philadelphia’s Sustainability Office.
Danielle Kreeger, Ph.D. is an ecologist with more than 30 years of experience working as a research scientist and educator. She currently serves as Senior Science Director for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), where she represents the National Estuary Program’s scientific interests by leading and participating in collaborative science and technical teams that address the goals set forth by the organization’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.
Elizabeth Horsey is Development Director for Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. As such, she handles fundraising, event planning, and database management. Horsey initially joined PDE in 2008.
Previously, Horsey worked as a technical writing editor for three years, during which she prepared manuals for the chemical industry on topics such as safety, health, and environmental standards.
Ella Rothermel is PDE’s Science Technical Analyst. Her primary duties in this role are to help collect, organize, interpret, analyze, and present wide varieties of data across PDE’s focal research areas. Rothermel mainly provides technical assistance with wetland monitoring, shellfish restoration, and living shorelines initiatives.
Erica Rossetti is the Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) Coordinator at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE). The SAN is a collaboration of hundreds of organizations and individuals working together for a clean, healthy Schuylkill River Watershed. Rossetti connects partners, plans and facilitates SAN events, and helps implement and promote projects, programs, and resources for clean water in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Haley Burns is a Program Specialist at PDE. In this role, she assists in the coordination of the Delaware Estuary Program’s Steering Committee and Estuary Implementation Committees, PDE’s Board and Board committees, government affairs, and other activities.
Prior to joining PDE, Burns earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees, and spent time working in museum services and higher education.
Jana Savini is the Engagement Fellow at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. In this role, she assists with outreach activities and community events, as well as programs related to the Schuylkill Action Network and the Philadelphia Water Department.
Before joining PDE, Savini worked as a zookeeper at the Philadelphia Zoo for over a decade where she cared for mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and invertebrates.
Jonetta Lucas is PDE’s Accounting Manager. In this role, Lucas is responsible for performing the month-end accounting transactions, account analysis, preparing monthly reporting and assisting in the year end audit procedures.
Before joining PDE, Jonetta lived in New York where she held accounting positions with several real estate and property management companies such as Tishman Construction Corp., Cushman & Wakefield and Scholastic Inc.
Joshua Moody, Ph.D. is the Restoration Programs Manager at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. In this role, he manages a variety of projects to meet the region’s restoration needs. This includes the Delaware Estuary Living Shoreline Initiative (DELSI). In addition, he develops the tools and methodologies to identify when and where restoration is appropriate.
Kaitlin Tucker is PDE’s Coastal Watersheds Coordinator. In this role, she mainly works with communities and partners on projects to improve water quality and coastal resilience. She also develops outreach products for the public that incorporate PDE’s science. She has experience facilitating workshops on wetlands, nature-based solutions, monitoring, and other scientific topics.
Karen Forst is PDE’s Coordinator of Grants. In this role, assists with writing and managing grants and identifying new funding opportunities. She brings 15-plus years of grant writing and management experience to the position.
Forst rejoined the PDE staff in 2018.
Kate Hutelmyer is PDE’s Collaborative Programs Manager. In this role she leads collaborative efforts to make water cleaner in communities throughout Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Previously, Hutelmyer worked for the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association in central New Jersey.
Kate Layton is Communications Coordinator for Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. In this role, she promotes PDE and its activities to build awareness and engagement for protecting and enhancing the Delaware Estuary.
Before joining PDE, Layton served as Public Outreach Manager for the Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization in central Delaware.
Kathy Klein is PDE’s Executive Director.
Although she recently stepped into this role, it is a familiar one for her. Klein served as PDE’s executive director from 1997 to 2007.
Klein has worked to improve environmental quality in the Delaware River Watershed for the past 30 years and has been a leader in development, strategic planning, and programmatic design and implementation efforts for several regional organizations.
Kerry O’Connell is Development Coordinator for Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. As such, she oversees the day to day administrative duties of the Development team and maintains grant and donor databases.
O’Connell earned her Bachelor of Art Degree in Art from the University of Delaware and has over 10 years of non-profit experience.
Kurt Cheng is a Shellfish Coordinator at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. His chief responsibility is to research the natural benefits provided by various shellfish found in the Delaware River Basin. He also helps to monitor coastal wetlands along the tidal Delaware River and Bay.
Leah Morgan is a Science Fellow at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Her main roles include assisting with implementation of the Mussels for Clean Water Initiative (MuCWI) and helping with the construction process of the project’s freshwater mussel hatchery.
In 2016, Morgan earned her B.S.Read More
LeeAnn Haaf is the Wetland Coordinator at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. This means she spends much of her time assessing the health of wetlands, which the Delaware River and Bay is losing at the rate of almost one acre per day.
Matt Gentry is PDE’s Shellfish Specialist. At PDE, his work is focused on the restoration of bivalve shellfish such as oysters and freshwater mussels, and the evaluation of their ecosystem services. He works extensively with propagation and reintroduction studies of freshwater mussels to support the Partnership’s Freshwater Mussel Recovery Program.
Sarah Bouboulis (pronounced Buh-boo-lis) joined the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary as a Science Planning Specialist in 2015, and is now the Habitats Project Coordinator. This means she installs clean-water investments like rain gardens and natural shorelines. She also works with local businesses, schools, and organizations to beautify their landscapes, manage polluted runoff, and engage their employees and neighbors.
Sarah Morales is an Outreach Coordinator with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. As such, her chief responsibility is to organize and implement creative programs and projects that engage the public.
Before joining PDE full time, Morales worked at PDE part time as an outreach and volunteer program developer through AmeriCorps Public Allies Delaware.
Sydney Hall is PDE’s science intern.
Before joining PDE, Hall earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in environmental science at Wesley College in 2021. As a NASA graduate fellow, her thesis concentrated on the different responses of Eastern red cedar trees at high and low elevation during storm surge events and climatic variability.