Our People - The CFN Team

Network Staff

  • Leigh Whelpton, Program Director, The Conservation Finance Network
  • Mary Powers, Forest Finance Program Associate, The Conservation Finance Network 
  • Julia Mettler-Grove, Project & Operations Coordinator, The Conservation Finance Network 

News Hub Leadership Team

Resident Alumni Experts

  • Maki Tazawa, Program Officer, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment and Co-Founder, ClimateRaise
  • Chris Martin, Investment Associate, Brazil, Resource Management Service
  • Jessamine Fitzpatrick, Alder Point Capital Management
  • Chandni Navalkha, Associate Director, Lincoln Institute for Land Policy 

Student Writers

Conservation Finance Network Advisory Committee

  • Will Abberger, Conservation Finance Director, The Trust for Public Land
  • Margaret Bowman, Principal, Bowman Environmental Consulting
  • Story Clark, Founder & CEO, TravelStorysGPS, LLC; Principal Consultant, Conservation Consulting
  • Tom Daniels, Professor of City and Regional Planning; UPENN
  • Brad Gentry, Associate Dean for Professional Practice; Professor in the Practice; Co-Director of the Center for Business & the Environment at Yale; Director of the Research Program on Private Investment and the Environment; Yale School of the Environment
  • Catherine Godschalk, Vice President, Investments, Calvert Impact Capital
  • Eric Hallstein, Director of Conservation Investments, The Nature Conservancy
  • Erin Heskett, National Services Director, The Land Trust Alliance
  • Patrick Holmes, Natural Resource Policy Advisor, Montana Governor Steve Bullock
  • Renee Kivikko, Director of Education, The Land Trust Alliance
  • Jim Levitt, Director of the Program on Conservation Innovation, The Harvard Forest
  • Pamela Murphy, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, Island Press
  • Carl Palmer, Founder, LegacyWorks Group; President of the Board of Directors, Legacy Philanthropy Works
  • Peter Stein, Managing Director, The Lyme Timber Company
  • Tom Trinley, Director, Finance & Administration, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation
  • Julie Turrini, Attorney, Resources Law Group, LLP