Our People - The CFN Team

Network Staff

  • Leigh Whelpton, Program Director, The Conservation Finance Network
  • Michele Haynes, Program Associate for Strategic Initiatives, The Conservation Finance Network

News Hub Leadership Team

  • Heather Fitzgerald, Associate Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
  • Alec Appelbaum, News Editor, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
  • Shimul Bijoor, Student Program Manager
  • Abigail Long, Digital Marketing Manager, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
  • Spencer Meyer, Senior Conservationist, Highstead Foundation; Associate, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
  • Robin Murphy, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications, The Conservation Fund
  • Katie Pofahl, Student Webinar Series Manager, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
  • Shimul Bijoor, Student Program Manager, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
  • Tara Whalen, Conservationist, Highstead Foundation
  • Charlie Governali, Student Webinar Series Manager, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
  • Margaret Oliver, Student Webinar Series Manager, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
  • Sonia Wang, Student Webinar Series Manager, Yale Center for Business and the Environment

Student Writers

  • Jessica Bediako
  • Charlotte Benishek
  • Shitiz Chaudhary
  • Sawyer Cresap
  • Bennett Hall
  • Katie Michels
  • George Moore
  • Charlotte Murphy
  • Wilder Person
  • Bradford Ward
  • Andy Xie
  • Amanda Zhang

The Conservation Fund Team

  • Reggie Hall, Director, Land Conservation Loans, Conservation Acquisition Representative for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, The Conservation Fund
  • Evan Smith, Senior Vice President, Conservation Ventures, The Conservation Fund

Island Press Team

  • Pamela Murphy, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Island Press

Yale Team

  • Brad Gentry, Senior Associate Dean of Professional Practice and Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Professor in the Practice of Forest Resources Management and Policy at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Management; Co-Director of the Yale Center for Business & the Environment

Conservation Finance Network Advisory Committee

  • Will Abberger, Conservation Finance Director, The Trust for Public Land
  • 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 Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • 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
  • Evan Smith, Senior Vice President, Conservation Ventures, The Conservation Fund
  • Peter Stein, Managing Director, The Lyme Timber Company
  • Tom Trinley, Director, Finance & Administration, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation
  • Julie Turrini, Attorney, Resources Law Group, LLP