Sept 10 - Heal the Bay Welcomes New CEO

Heal the Bay, a Santa Monica-based nonprofit dedicated to protecting the health and safety of California’s beaches and ocean welcomes a new CEO this month.

According to a press release, the veteran environmental leader Ruskin Hartley will join Heal the Bay on Sept. 16.

"Ruskin Hartley is a leader who will inspire, motivate and lead Heal the Bay’s talented staff," said Stephanie Medina, chairman of Heal the Bay’s Board of Directors. "He’s a noted speaker on environmental issues with a collaborative science-based conservation orientation. His skill as a strategic planner and his ability to bring vision and clarity to our mission will support Heal the Bay’s reputation as an environmental champion."

Hartley comes to the organization after serving as executive director and secretary of Save the Redwoods League for six years.

"It was an honor and a calling to help protect ancient redwoods - one of California’s true natural icons," Hartley said. "I couldn’t be more excited to join Heal the Bay and help protect some other special places --- our beaches and oceans."

CAW has worked with Heal the Bay extensively on plastic pollution and water quality related issues, including plastic bags and expanded polystyrene foam litter. We were co-sponsors with Heal the Bay and Environment California on AB 298 (Brownley), and look forward to working with the new leadership at Heal the Bay.