Board of Trustees
Irene W. Banning, Chair
Breeder of Black Welsh Mountain Sheep
Steven M. Benardete, Vice Chair
Board of Directors, Dutchess Land Conservancy
Jerry M. Melillo, Ph.D, Vice Chair
Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory
Edward A. Ames (Ned), Secretary
Member of the Board, Open Space Institute; Member of the Board, Wave Hill
Sarah A. Gillman, Treasurer
CFO, Natural Resources Defense Council
William H. Schlesinger, Ph.D, President, ex officio
President, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Member, National Academy of Sciences
(Alphabetical by last name.)
President, Tamarack Preserve LTD
Managing Director, Felix Films, Inc.
J. Barclay Collins
Chairman of the Board, United Hospital Fund of New York
Sir Peter Crane, Ph.D.
Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Botany, Yale University
Edward L. Fishman
Managing Director and COO Investor Relations, D.E. Shaw & Co. LP
President, Hagedorn & Company
Elizabeth R. Hilpman
Partner, Barlow Partners Investments
Gretchen Long, Past Chair & Honorary Trustee
Member, National Park System Advisory Board
Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Environmental Science & Policy, George Mason University
Professor of Ecology, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University
Paul G. Risser, Ph.D, Past Chair & Honorary Trustee
Chair and Chief Operating Officer, University of Oklahoma Research Cabinet
Simon C. Roosevelt
Principal, Olimpia Fund Management, Ltd.
Senior Adviser & Director, Candlewood Group
Senior Counsel, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Allan P. Shope
Scott J. Ulm
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Risk Management, ARMOUR
Serena H. Whitridge
Trustee, John Merck Fund
President's Advisory Council
President, Natural Resources Defense Council
Russell L. Carson
Co-founder and General Partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe; Chair, The Rockefeller University Board of Trustees
Managing director of Felix Films Inc
Charles H. Collins
Managing Director and Senior Vice President - Business Development at The Forestland Group LLC
Sallie W. (Penny) Chisholm, Ph.D.
Lea and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies, MIT; Professor of Biology, MIT; Recipient, National Medal of Science; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Rita R. Colwell, Ph.D.
Chairman, Canon US Life Sciences, Inc.; Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Everett R. Cook
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Pouschine Cook
Heidi Cullen, Ph.D.
VP for External Communications and Chief Climatologist, Climate Central and The Weather Channel
Charles T. Driscoll, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering, Syracuse University
David R. Foster, Ph.D.
Director, Harvard Forest; Senior Lecturer on Biology, Harvard University
Olivia J. Fussell
President, Carbon Credit Capital LLC, New York, New York
Kevin Lee Griffin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University; Co-director, Undergraduate Program on Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Fellow, City University of New York Institute for Sustainable Cities; Consulting Partner, Hudson Valley Regional Council; President, Hudson River Watershed Alliance
Lars O. Hedin, Ph.D.
Professor of Terrestrial Biogeochemistry, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Princeton Environmental Institute and Director, Program in Environmental Studies at Princeton University
Linda B. James
Vice-Chair, Climate Change, National Affairs Legislation/Conservation Committee, Garden Club of America
Dr. Bruce M. Kahn
Director and Senior Investment Analyst, DB Climate Change Advisors, Deutsche Asset Management
Belinda K. Kaye
Retired Archivist, Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History; Board Member, The Olana Partnership
Sally S. Kleberg
Board of Visitors, The Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University
Laureen Stanton Knutsen
Board Member, Old Westbury Gardens
Dr. Elissa L. Kramer
Doctor of Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology; Chair, Greenwich House
Economic Research, Moore Capital Management
Fernando Nottebohm, Ph.D.
Dorothea L. Leonhardt Professor, Laboratory of Animal Behavior, The Rockefeller University
Andrew C. Revkin
Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies at Pace University; Author, Dot Earth Blog, New York Times
William B. Richards
Managing Director, UBS Investment Bank
Alvin H. Schechter
Founder, The Schechter Group
Oakleigh B. Thorne
Former Trustee, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
W. James Tozer
Managing Director and President, Vectra Management Group
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Co-founder and Co-director, Forum on Religion and Ecology
Senior Hydrogeologist and Water Resource Director, The Chazen Companies
George M. Woodwell, Ph.D.
Founder, Woods Hole Research Center
Jidé J. Zeitlin
President, Keffi Group