New Executive Director
WELCOME KATHY ZAGZEBSKI
The KBSTRRC Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to welcome our new Executive Director, Kathy Zagzebski. Clearly, no one person will ever be able to fill the very large footprint of our Founder and current Executive Director, Jean Beasley. But after more than four decades in the “turtle business” Jean is retiring this spring to spend much of each year with her family in Tennessee.
Kathy has over twenty-six years of experience working with stranded marine animals not only on our NC coast but also on the beaches of Georgia, California, Hawaii and Massachusetts, where she was the Executive Director and President of the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay. This winter she had the monumental task of admitting, caring for and relocating over two-hundred cold stun turtles, several of which are now receiving further treatment in our hospital.
Kathy: “I'm excited to join the fabulous team at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.
I feel honored to carry forward Karen Beasley's dream and Jean Beasley's wonderful legacy. It's such a privilege to help sick and injured sea turtles recover so they can be released back to their ocean home!”
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