Board of trustees
Fortune magazine called our board one of the most influential nonprofit boards in the country.
Mark W. Heising, Chair
Managing Director, Medley Partners
Vice Chair, Heising-Simons Foundation
Matt Cohler, Vice Chair
General Partner, Benchmark
Katherine Lorenz, Vice Chair
President, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
Peggy M. Shepard, Vice Chair
Co-founder and Executive Director, West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice)
G. Leonard Baker, Jr.
Limited Partner, Sutter Hill Ventures
Managing Director, Bain Capital
Georges C. Benjamin, MD
Executive Director, American Public Health Association
Michael D. Bills
Founder and CIO, Bluestem Asset Management
Shelby W. Bonnie
Co-founder, CNET Networks
Christopher A. Cole
Chairman, Ardea Partners, LLC
Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Bren School UCSB
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Former Space, Science and Innovations Correspondent, CNN
Ruth DeFries, Ph.D.
Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University
Susan Ford Dorsey
President, Sand Hill Foundation
Founder and CEO, New Theory Ventures
Founder and CEO, Wild Elements
Kirsten J. Feldman
Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Chair, Steep Rock Association
Chairman, High Meadows Foundation
Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.
Dean, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
Charles J. Hamilton, Jr.
Senior Counsel, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
Partner, Goodwater Capital
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean
Former Governor of New Jersey
Chairman, THK Consulting
Richard J. Lazarus
Charles Stebbins Fairchild Professor of Law, Harvard University
Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
Secretary Ray Mabus
Former Secretary of the Navy
Trustee, McCance Family Foundation
Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D.
Chancellor and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Illinois Chicago
President, Quadrivium Foundation
President, Susan and William Oberndorf Foundation
Kenneth Olden, Ph.D.
Former Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program/National Institutes of Health
Former Director of the National Center for Environmental Assessment/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Stephen W. Pacala, Ph.D.
Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Emeritus
Senior Scholar in the High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University
Bruce V. Rauner
Former Governor, State of Illinois
Former Chairman, GTCR
Co-founder, Sall Family Foundation
Three Cairns Group
David S. Vogel
CEO & Chief Scientist, Voloridge Investment Management
Managing Partner, Capricorn Investment Group
Gene E. Likens, Ph.D.
N. J. Nicholas, Jr.
George M. Woodwell, Ph.D.*
* Founding trustee