Heather Starck Joins CORAL as New Executive Director

It’s time to give a warm welcome to CORAL’s new Executive Director: Heather Starck. In addition to more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit conservation management, Starck brings both a background in marine biology and an incredible enthusiasm for CORAL’s mission to save the world’s coral reefs. 

Prior to CORAL, Starck served as the Vice President of Grassroots Capacity Building for Audubon, in which she led the growth, development, and engagement of a network of chapters, volunteers, activists, and youth leaders. She also previously held the role of Executive Director for Audubon North Carolina and sat on the National Audubon Society’s Climate Cabinet, acting as a leader for our environment.

“Heather’s passion for conservation and the oceans mixed with her track record of driving successful nonprofit operations will be the perfect addition to CORAL,” says Kirby Ryan, Chair of the Board of Directors at CORAL. “Her pragmatic, people-and mission-centered approach will help CORAL further our mission while enhancing our culture.” 

The team is thrilled to welcome Starck into this new leadership position at CORAL, and we look forward to working together to expand coral reef conservation programs, form new partnerships, support more local communities, and ultimately keep the world’s coral reefs healthy and thriving.

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