NCLI Staff

All Staff are National Conservation Leadership Institute / Management Assistance Team.

Bettina Fiery, Ph.D. – Program Manager for Leadership Development
Bettina is a lifelong resident of Martinsburg, WV. She started her career as an RN and worked in various roles in the healthcare industry. She also has degrees in Communication, Counseling, and her doctorate in Educational Leadership. She is a lifelong learner and most recently graduated from Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching Certificate Program. When not reading, Bettina spends time with her husband Bill and three furry friends (Tangerine, Nemo, & Halo). Bettina also enjoys traveling and acting in community theatre.

Gina Main, M.S. - Program Manager for Communications and Learning Development
Gina has over 14 years of experience working in the natural resources sector and through the NCLI and AFWA has worked with over 100 different state, federal, NGO, tribal and industry partners in conservation. She is passionate about contributing to the sustainable future of conservation through the development of its people. She is also honored to have helped staff and manage the National Conservation Leadership Institute since its inception. Gina trained at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on the Art and Practice of Leadership Development, earned a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University, a BFA in Communications Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University and is certified in Case-In-Point teaching methodology from the Kansas Leadership Center. When not tethered to her desk she desires to get lost in the sanctuary of nature, meander on a hiking trail beneath a canopy of trees, or uncover some yet undiscovered corner of the world.

Amanda Myers – Program Manager for Training and Information Services
Amanda Myers joined the Management Assistance Team in August 2008. She manages the schedule and delivery of MAT’s online leadership development offerings and manages both of MAT's learning management systems. She also manages the application process for the NCLI, logistics for both Fellows’ residencies, and the NCLI website. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from American Public University. When she is not busy with work and school she enjoys reading and spending time with her fiancé, Chase, and their Boxer mix, Zelda.