Board of Directors

 
Don J. McGrath
Chairman
California
 
JJ Healy
Vice-Chair
California and Wyoming

Patsy Ishiyama
Vice-Chair
California

Christopher M. James
Vice-Chair
California
 
Paul Tudor Jones II
Vice-Chair
Connecticut

Carl R. Kuehner, III
Vice-Chair
Connecticut
 
Dan Ashe
Maryland
 
Michael L. Campbell
New York
 
J. Michael Cline
Connecticut
 
Lance Conn
California
 
Ray Dalio
Connecticut
 
John V. Faraci, Jr.
Tennessee
 
Caroline Getty
California
 
George C. (Tim) Hixon
Texas
 
James P. Kelley
Colorado
 
Eaddo H. Kiernan
Connecticut
 
Reuben Mark
Connecticut
 
Charles D. McCrary
Alabama
 
R. King Milling
Louisiana
 
Ruth O'Donnell Mutch
Texas and Wyoming
 
David Perkins
Vermont
 
Chad Pike
London, UK
 
Amy Robbins Towers
New York
 
Edwin R. “Rod" Rodriguez, Jr.
Florida and Louisiana
 
Thomas L. Strickland
Colorado and Washington, DC
 
Kathryn D. Sullivan
 Virginia
 
John A. Tomke
Indiana
 
Victoria J. Tschinkel
Florida
  
John E. von Schlegell
Oregon
 
Steven A. Williams
Pennsylvania
Bald Eagle | Credit: S. Maslowski

NFWF Leadership

Don J. McGrath, Chairman of the Board

Jeff Trandahl, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Menzi, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Claude Gascon, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Science, Evaluation and Programs

Lila Helms, Executive Vice President, External Affairs

Team Leaders

David O'Neill, Vice President, Conservation Programs

Thomas Kelsch, Senior Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund

Timothy DiCintio, Senior Vice President, Impact-Directed Environmental Accounts

Greg Knadle, Vice President, Government Relations

Initiative Directors

Anthony Chatwin, Ph.D., Marine and Coastal Conservation

Carly Vynne, Ph.D., Wildlife and Habitat Conservation

David Lawrence, Ph.D., Freshwater Fish Conservation

Ian Davidson, Bird Biology and Conservation

Ian Davidson has worked throughout the world on a range of conservation issues that are central to NFWF’s mission, in locations throughout North America, West Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2000, he joined BirdLife International as regional head of the Americas and spent a decade implementing conservation at globally important bird areas (IBAs) and in critical ecosystems throughout the Western Hemisphere. Part of this work entailed an extensive inventory of IBAs in North, Central and South America. From 2009 to 2014, he served as Executive Director of Nature Canada.
Partnership Office Directors

Amanda Bassow, Director, Eastern Partnership Office

Amanda Bassow, director of NFWF's Eastern Partnership Office in Washington, D.C., managed the Foundation's Chesapeake Bay restoration programs from 2006-2013. She joined NFWF after nine years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, serving in the Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation and as a community watershed coordinator in EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program office. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington.

Donn Waage, Director, Central Partnership Office

Krystyna Wolniakowski, Director, Western Partnership Office