News Launch Date: April 28, 2020
Get in touch with: Jason Martz
Steven D. Sims has named Kristina Heister as the long term deputy superintendent of Gettysburg Countrywide Armed forces Park and Eisenhower Nationwide Historic Website. “I am extremely honored to welcome Kris as a long-lasting member of our fantastic team. She is an incredibly sharp thinker and will force each parks forward in ways that will be pretty useful to the park and neighborhood.” She is now serving as the performing deputy superintendent and will changeover into the placement permanently beginning June 7, 2020.
Heister currently serves as the Superintendent of the Higher Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, a unit of the Nationwide Park Services that extends 73.4 miles together the Delaware River from Hancock, New York to Port Jervis, New York.
Heister is familiar with both of those park models obtaining not too long ago served as the performing superintendent from mid-April to mid-August, 2019 and then as the acting deputy superintendent starting this previous February, 2020. “I have been fortunate to be in a position to practical experience the assets, personnel, and local community of Gettysburg Nationwide Military services Park and Eisenhower Countrywide Historic Web-site. The resource and stories listed here are compelling and enduring, the personnel is extremely dedicated, and the local community is friendly and full of persons I respect. I come to feel genuinely honored to aid with the safety of web pages that are so essential to the preservation of the United States, telling the American tale, and that are liked and treasured by the American people” explained Heister.
She started her Countrywide Park Service career as a biologist at Valley Forge National Historical Park (NHP) in Pennsylvania. Considering that then she has served in a assortment of organic resource management positions in parks and regions in the course of the region, like Appomattox Court docket Property NHP. In her future NPS put up, she put in 6 yrs with the inventory and monitoring system doing the job collaboratively to design a extended-expression monitoring system for parks in the Excellent Basin and Mojave Desert. In 2006, she returned to Valley Forge NHP as the chief of normal methods wherever she led an interdisciplinary exertion to create a extremely controversial White-tailed Deer Management Plan and made a sophisticated community of partnerships that integrated function with community non-financial gain corporations, youth packages, volunteerism, teachers, and college students. Heister also served as the Main of Purely natural Sources for the Northeast Location between 2012 and 2014, in which she led a multidisciplinary workforce of subject matter matter industry experts to boost science-based mostly administration in parks and improved park involvement in conclusion-producing.
Heister graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Salisbury State University and been given her Learn of Science in wildlife and fisheries science in 1995 from The Pennsylvania State College.