Heal the Bay names new CEO

Ruskin Hartley named Heal the Bay CEO

Environmentalist Ruskin Hartley has been appointed as the chief executive officer of Heal the Bay, the group announced Tuesday. Hartley was selected by the organization’s board of directors after an extensive national search, according to Heal the Bay. His focus will reportedly be guiding the organization, increasing membership and expanding fundraising methods. 

“Ruskin Hartley is a leader who will inspire, motivate and lead Heal the Bay’s talented staff,” board chair Stephanie Medina said in a statement “He’s a noted speaker on environmental issues with a collaborative science-based conservation orientation.” 

Hartley joins Heal the Bay after serving as executive director and secretary of Save the Redwoods League in San Francisco. Born in England, Hartley was trained as a geographer at Cambridge University. 

While creating a new management structure, Heal the Bay also recently appointed Alix Hobbs as associate director. Hobbs has served as interim executive director since last September and has worked in various management positions with the organization.