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Chicago Wilderness
8 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603

For restoration and green infrastructure inquiries, please contact Chris Mulvaney, Manager of Restoration & Green Infrastructure Programs, 773.417.6257 or

For membership inquiries, please contact Catherine Game, Alliance Relations Manager, 312.580.2135 or

For information on what to do with injured wildlife, please go here.


Chicago Wilderness Staff

Suzanne Malec-McKenna

Executive Director


Suzanne Malec-McKenna is Executive Director of the Chicago Wilderness alliance. She aligns the strategies and actions of the alliance to advance its conservation mission, oversees operations, and works to sustain the alliance.

Suzanne has 25 years of experience in private industry, nonprofit and government positions. She has worked for organizations committed to natural resource protection, expansion and improvement; water quality; communications; environmental education, stewardship, and enforcement; and sustainability efforts, especially those that intersect with successful business development and community engagement. In 2012 she completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Communications at Northwestern University.



Catherine Game
Alliance Relations Manager

C_Game_1.jpgCatherine coordinates the alliance’s member outreach and communications and supports strategic external partnerships. Contact Catherine for information on joining Chicago Wilderness, on the Conservation and Native Landscaping Award program, or to learn more about how our members are engaged in the regional conservation work of Chicago Wilderness.

Catherine has a Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Art from Albion College. She has more than five years of experience in communications and outreach, member engagement, environmental education, and program evaluation.



Chris Mulvaney
Manager of Restoration & Green Infrastructure Programs
C_Mulvaney_1.jpgChris Mulvaney coordinates the alliance’s strategies to develop and implement regional, collaborative conservation projects and to protect and restore our region’s green infrastructure. In addition, he supports and participates in the alliance’s science program, through which alliance members conduct cutting-edge research on the interconnected social and ecological systems of the Chicago Wilderness region. Contact Chris for information on Chicago Wilderness’ initiatives to restore nature to health, take climate action, and protect green infrastructure.

Chris holds a Master’s degree in Biology from Illinois State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Millikin University. He has more than 10 years of experience in facilitating and implementing conservation programs and research projects.