Media Contacts

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Note: The contact information below is for journalists and others with specific media inquiries. Defenders’ members and members of the public wishing to provide comment or seeking assistance should call the Defenders main line at 1-800-385-9712. Thank you.

Cindy Hoffman

Cindy Hoffman
Vice President of Communications
(202) 772-3255




Will LutzWilliam Lutz
Senior Director, Communications
(202) 772-0269

  • Defenders Action Fund


Melanie Gade, Communications Specialist
Melanie K. Gade
Communications Specialist
(202) 772-0288
  • Gray Wolf
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Northern Rockies and Great Plains

Haley McKeyHaley McKey
(202) 772-0247

  • Arctic drilling and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Global Warming & Energy
  • Florida field office
  • Southeast regional work (Cape Hatteras, red knot, right whale)
  • Alaska field office
  • Federal appropriations process
  • Birds and pesticides

Courtney SextonCourtney Sexton
(202) 772-0253

  • Renewable energy
  • Public lands
  • Sage Grouse
  • National forests
  • Wildlife refuges
  • Southwest & California field offices