Volunteers Community Partners


The FL-PRISM consists of multiple partners working together to help stop the invasion of plants, animals, diseases, and vectors of transmission for invasive species.

Hilary R. Mosher, MS, MPA

Coordinator, FL-PRISM, Finger Lakes Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Phone: (315) 781-4385, E-mail: mosher@hws.edu

Hilary Mosher is the Coordinator for the Finger Lakes-Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management at the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she is committed to working with local, state, regional, and federal agencies, NGOs, private enterprise, academic institutions, citizens, and others to help coordinate invasive species efforts on behalf of seventeen NY counties of the Finger Lakes.

Prior to this role, Mosher was the Instructional Support Technician and Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Environmental Science and Biology at the College at Brockport, SUNY where she taught or assisted with field instruction in courses such as Environmental Science, Limnology, Fish Biology, Marine Biology, and Plant Ecology. Mosher has taught courses in Biological and Environmental Sciences including Sustainability in the Cloud Forest Region of Ecuador, Environmental Science, and Limnology & Ecology labs and continues to co-teach the Psychology of Sustainability, an asynchronous, online course available through the SUNY Network of online courses.

Service to the broader community includes environmental education to non-profit, corporations, citizen groups, and school groups covering a variety of topics from aquatic ecology to education for sustainability. Mosher has held various leadership roles within the community and managed projects on both a large and small scale.

Mosher holds a BS in Environmental Science from SUNY Plattsburgh; MS in Biological Sciences and MPA, both from the College at Brockport.

Lisa Cleckner, MBA, PhD

Director, Finger Lakes Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Phone: (315) 781-4381, E-mail: cleckner@hws.edu

Dr. Lisa B. Cleckner earned her PhD in environmental health sciences from the University of Michigan and worked as a post-doc and staff scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In these roles, Cleckner led a research group investigating mercury cycling in the Great Lakes and Everglades, and supervised a water chemistry laboratory. Subsequently, she earned an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. Lisa was most recently assistant director of operations with the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, in Syracuse, N.Y. There, she worked with academic institutions and industry partners on applied research and demonstration projects in water resources, clean and renewable energy, and indoor environmental quality. She was also a faculty member for a certificate of advanced study in Sustainable Enterprise at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, and a member of the leadership team of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership.

Throughout her career, Cleckner has been involved in education and outreach activities targeted to a wide range of audiences including the public, students, businesses, and professional scientists. She has also successfully pursued grant funding totaling more than $3.5 million from federal, state, and non-profit organizations. Most of these proposals have been collaborative efforts engaging different constituencies such as faculty, research scientists, federal agencies, community organizations, and outreach groups.

Since joining the FLI, Dr. Cleckner has secured new funding for the development of initiatives in aquatic invasive species including the FLI’s recently launched Watercraft Steward Program, sustainable community development, a video baseline of the Finger Lakes ecosystems, water quality of green infrastructure installations, and trace metals and mercury in the Seneca Lake watershed. Lisa also has a faculty appointment in the Environmental Studies Department at HWS.