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Paula Wolferseder Yabar

Senior Vice President of Advancement

Paula Wolferseder Yabar joined American Rivers in September 2019 in the role of Senior Vice President of Advancement. In this role, she leads a dedicated team of development and communications experts focused on the financial health and brand awareness of the organization.

Paula has been a committed conservation professional over the course of her career, serving in leadership roles at many internationally recognized organizations including Resources for the Future, The Wilderness Society, the Pew Charitable Trusts and The Nature Conservancy, raising millions of dollars for conservation. Paula also was Senior Vice President of Member Relations and Development at the Council on Foundations, where she led membership retention, recruitment, engagement and development activities for this nationwide network of philanthropic organizations. 

Education: MBA, George Washington University; BA, University of Rhode Island

Favorite River: There are too many to count! Certainly a fondness for the meandering Shenandoah River that flows through Virginia and West Virginia and the Pettaquamscutt River (also known as Narrow River) in my home state of RI.