Board & Advisory Council

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

 

 

(Alphabetical by last name.)

Timothy Bontecou
President, Tamarack Preserve LTD

Hugo Cassirer
Managing Director, Felix Films, Inc.

J. Barclay Collins
Chairman of the Board, United Hospital Fund of New York

Everett R. Cook
Managing Director, Pouschine Cook Capital Management, LLC

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

Daniel Gabel
President, Hagedorn & Company

Elizabeth R. Hilpman
Partner, Barlow Partners Investments

Bruce W. Ling
Senior Advisor, Crédit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

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

Shahid Naeem
Professor of Ecology, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University

Simon C. Roosevelt
Principal, Olimpia Fund Management, Ltd.

Ralph Schmidt
Senior Adviser & Director, Candlewood Group

Martin Senzel
Senior Counsel, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Allan P. Shope
Architect

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

Frances Beinecke
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

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

Lea Cornell

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

Simon Gruber
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

Chris Murphy
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

Russell Urban-Mead
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

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