Veronika (Nika) is the Director of Development at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, securing philanthropic support from individual, corporate, foundation and government sources to steward the 1,100 acre Emerald Necklace park system in Boston and Brookline. She has nearly 20 years of fundraising experience across development operations, membership, annual fund, institutional giving and major & capital campaign gifts. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Nika worked for over 15 years in museums and cultural settings. She and her husband have resided in Brookline since 2017 and, together with their two children, they enjoy Brookline’s myriad parks and splash pads and exploring indoor and outdoor destinations in the Boston area and beyond.