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Our Staff

The Alliance staff serves as the backbone for the Global Hub. The team oversees the implementation of the Alliance strategy and facilitates collaboration amongst the Alliance Board and Global Hub as we work together to achieve shared goals.

Ryan Bigelow, Project Director

Ryan Bigelow

Project Director

As Project Director, Ryan leads the Conservation Alliance’s multi-stakeholder work focused on creating solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the responsible seafood movement.

Ryan spent ten years with the Monterey Bay Aquarium where he managed the Seafood Watch program, leading communications, NGO engagement, and online strategies. Before joining our movement, Ryan lived in Japan, translating and interpreting for the Japanese government. Ryan has a BA in Japanese Studies and an MA in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Mariah Boyle

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Mariah Boyle leads the implementation of the Alliance’s strategic plan, aligning and accelerating the work by the Global Hub and seafood movement in order to achieve greater collective impact. In previous roles, Mariah led the traceability and human rights work at FishWise, worked in conservation as a researcher at the Pacific Shark Research Center, and a regulatory scientist at the St. John’s River Water Management District in Florida. Mariah holds a master’s degree in marine science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and a bachelor’s degree from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Meaghan Hudgins, Operations Director

Meaghan Hudgins

Operations Director

As Operations Director, Meaghan leads the Alliance’s community building efforts, supports the various leadership bodies, and manages the daily operations to ensure a strong organizational framework exists to support effective community action. Meaghan brings relevant experience from both the non-profit and corporate sectors. She worked in the development department at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and in corporate giving and business development at a commercial law firm. Meaghan holds a degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

Laura Miller

Project Manager

As Project Manager, Laura works to keep the Alliance community connected and engaged by leading the Alliance’s communications and community engagement efforts. Before joining the Alliance, Laura worked with fishing communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, helped launch the world’s very first Fair Trade Certified seafood with the team at Fair Trade USA, and was part of the Development team at WWF-Canada. She holds a Master’s degree in Marine Management from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University.

Laura Miller, Project Manager