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Board & Advisory Council

Board of Trustees  

Scott J. Ulm, Chair
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, and Head of Risk Management, ARMOUR

Serena H. Whitridge, Vice Chair
Trustee, John Merck Fund

Edward A. Ames (Ned), Secretary
Member of the Board, Open Space Institute; Member of the Board, Wave Hill

Soohyung Kim, Treasurer
Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer, Standard General


(Alphabetical by last name)

Frances Beinecke
Former President of the Natural Resources Defense Council

Emily Bernhardt, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology, Duke University

Timothy Bontecou
President, Tamarack Preserve LTD

Farran Tozer Brown
Director, Vectra Management Group

Indy Burke, PhD
Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean,  Yale School of the Environment

Hugo Cassirer
Managing Director, Felix Films, Inc.

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

John M. Drake, PhD
Professor, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia

Joseph Everette, PhD
Professor, Director, Atmospheric Sciences and Research Center, SUNY, Albany

Eric S. Ewing
Realtor (retired), Founding member, The Lothlorien Group, LLC

Joshua R. Ginsberg, PhD,  Ex-Officio
President, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Member, Board of Trustees: Open Space Institute; Ocean Foundation, Blacksmith Institute/Pure Earth, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, and Catskill Mountainkeeper

Elizabeth M. Hewitt    
Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Elizabeth R. Hilpman
Partner, Barlow Partners Investments

Rubén Kraiem

Gretchen Long, Past Chair & Honorary Trustee
Member, National Park System Advisory Board

Thomas E. Lovejoy, PhD
Professor, Department of Environmental Science & Policy, George Mason University

Robbianne Mackin, M.F.R.
Chief Development Officer, ecoAmerica

Christopher J. McKenzie
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Wildlife Conservation Society

Ralph Schmidt
Senior Adviser & Director, Candlewood Group

Martin Senzel
Senior Counsel, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Kim M. Wieland
Chief Financial Officer, Allen & Company

President's Advisory Council

Sallie W. (Penny) Chisholm, PhD
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

Charles H. Collins
Managing Director and Senior Vice President, Business Development at The Forestland Group LLC

Rita R. Colwell, PhD
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, PhD
Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives and Director of Information and Technology Dissemination (ITD) MBARI aka Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Geoffrey W. Dann
Investment Advisor

Charles T. Driscoll, PhD
Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering, Syracuse University

David R. Foster, PhD
Senior Conservationist, Harvard Forest

Olivia J. Fussell
President, Carbon Credit Capital LLC, New York, New York

Bradford S. Gentry
Associate Dean for Professional Practice; Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment,Yale School of the Environment, Yale School of Management

Kevin Lee Griffin, PhD
Chair, 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, PhD
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
Former Chair, East Hampton Village Energy, Sustainability, Resiliency Committee. Current: Associate, Renewable Energy Long Island 

Dr. Bruce M. Kahn
Lecturer, Sustainability Management Program, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Belinda K. Kaye
Retired Archivist, Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History;  Board Member, The Olana Partnership

Laureen Stanton Knutsen
Board Member, Old Westbury Gardens

Dr. Elissa L. Kramer
Doctor of Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology; Chair, Greenwich House

Fernando Nottebohm, PhD
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
Chairman of Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation Managing Partner of WBR Advisors LLC

Alvin H. Schechter
Founder, The Schechter Group

Elizabeth Farran Tozer
Former Trustee Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Member of the Board: Museum of the City of New York; New York Foundation of Senior Citizens; Preservation League of New York State; Ross Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University (Emeriti); The Park City Historical Society and Museum; School of American Ballet (Emeriti); Deer Valley Music Festival (Utah Opera and Symphony); Utah Museum of Fine Arts

W. James Tozer
Managing Director and President, Vectra Management Group

Mary Evelyn Tucker, PhD
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, PhD
Founder, Woods Hole Research Center

Jidé J. Zeitlin
President, Keffi Group