Nancy Nagle Kelley is the Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy on Long Island which has offices in Cold Spring Harbor, East Hampton, and at Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. Nancy leads a staff of 40, including scientists, land stewards, educators, and government relations specialists. She oversees a suite of dynamic programs ranging from the restoration of the Great South Bay, to the protection of Long Island’s Pine Barrens (the source of much of the region’s drinking water) and the creation of a connected string of nature preserves on the East End.
Nancy is also a leader in the Conservancy’s growing effort to build a constituency for international conservation. She is a strong advocate for marine conservation at sites all over the world, and has traveled extensively in the Caribbean and Central America.
Prior to her career at The Nature Conservancy, Nancy was President of the Group for the South Fork, a community–based conservation advocacy organization based in Bridgehampton.
A native of Long Island, Nancy grew up in Garden City and in East Hampton. She is a graduate of Cornell University, and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where she received a Masters degree in city and regional planning.
Nancy lives with her husband and their two teenage sons in East Hampton.