Biodiversity Funders Group 2019-20 Board of Directors

From L to R: Danielle Levoit, Lisa Myers, Jennifer Sokolove, Sam Passmore, Sergio Knaebel, Cristina Kinney, Alan Holt Not pictured: Denise Joines, Imani Fairweather-Morrison, Aileen Lee

The Biodiversity Funders Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; its affairs are governed by a 10-person Board of Directors, the members of which are elected by the “designated representative” of each member foundation.  In turn, Directors must themselves be the designated representative of their member foundation.  They are elected for two-year terms, and may serve for three terms before standing down for at least one term.

The four officers of the Board (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are elected by the Board, and serve as its executive committee.

The Board of Directors meets three times each year: at the members-only Annual Meeting in the summer, in the Fall to approve the succeeding year’s budget (and to review the work programs of each of Biodiversity Funder Group’s operating Programs) and in the Spring.

Biodiversity Funders Group 2019-2020 Board of Directors

  • Denise Joines,
    Program Officer, Wilburforce Foundation (Board President)
  • Sergio Knaebel,
    Grant Director, Sandler Foundation (Board Vice President)
  • Aileen Lee,
    Chief Program Officer, Environmental Conservation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Board Treasurer)
  • Alan Holt,
    Environment Program Director, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (Board Secretary)
  • Cristina Kinney,
    Program Associate, Environment, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Danielle Levoit,
    Program Officer for the Environment, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Imani Fairweather Morrison,
    Program Officer, Environment, Oak Foundation
  • Lisa Myers,
    Senior Manager of Environmental Grants, Patagonia
  • Sam Passmore,
    Program Director, Environment, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Jennifer Sokolove,
    Director of Programs and Strategy, Water Foundation