Board & Advisory Council

Board of Trustees

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

Steven M. Benardete, Vice Chair
Board of Directors, Dutchess Land Conservancy

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

Sarah A. Gillman, Treasurer
CFO and COO, Children's Aid Society 

(Alphabetical by last name)

Irene W. Banning

Breeder of Black Welsh Mountain Sheep

Frances Beinecke
Former President of the Natural Resources Defense Council

Emily Bernhardt, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology, Duke University

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

Everette Joseph, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Atmospheric Sciences and Research Center, SUNY, Albany

Joshua R. Ginsberg, Ph.D,  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 R. Hilpman
Partner, Barlow Partners Investments

Soohyung Kim
Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer, Standard General

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

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

Eric W. Roberts
Founder, Managing Partner and Managing Director, Valence Life Sciences; Member of the Board, Atlantic Salmon Federation

Ralph Schmidt
Senior Adviser & Director, Candlewood Group

Martin Senzel
Senior Counsel, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Allan P. Shope

Serena H. Whitridge
Chair, John Merck Fund

James Williams
Managing Partner, KWG Advertising


President's Advisory Council


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

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

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

Geoffrey W. Dann
Investment Advisor

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

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

Kevin Lee Griffin, Ph.D.
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, 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
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, 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
Chairman of Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation Managing Partner of WBR Advisors LLC

Alvin H. Schechter
Founder, The Schechter Group

Oakleigh B. Thorne
Former Trustee, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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, 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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