Our Leadership


Kathy Borgen

Trustee, The Nature Conservancy – CO; Director, Borgen Family Foundation


Irene Crowe, Ph.D.

President, the Pettus Crowe Foundation


Sally Davidson

Chairman of the Board, Clyde’s Restaurant Group


Martha Davis

Founder, Community Conch

Caroline Gabel

Chair, Snow Leopard Conservancy and Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital


Marianne Gabel

Chair, The Nature Conservancy – OH


Charlotte Hanes

President and CEO, River Ridge Cattle Company


Ann Hunter Welborn

Board Treasurer
Board Chair, Hunter Industries

Kef Kasdin

Kef Kasdin

Board Chair
Founding General Partner, Battelle Ventures


Laurie Kracum

Board Chairman, West Wisconsin Land Trust


Florence Liddell

Board Secretary
Former Vice President, Citibank, NA; Member, NRDC’s Global Leadership Council


Annarie Lyles

Managing Director, Bio-Gist Ventures


Winsome McIntosh

Founder, Rachel’s Network and ClientEarth; President, McIntosh Foundation


Molly Ross

Board Vice Chair
Environmental activist and filmmaker; Founder, Swift Wings Foundation


Susan Wallace

Founder and President, The Woodtiger Fund; Vice Chair, Defenders of Wildlife

Rachel’s Network Environmental Leadership Liaisons — women CEOs of influential national or international environmental and social justice nonprofits — provide high-level expertise and keep us connected to nonprofits that share our goals.


Margie Alt

Executive Director, Environment America


Nan Aron

Founder and President, Alliance for Justice

Keya Chatterjee

Executive Director, US Climate Action Network


Jamie R. Clark

President and CEO, Defenders of Wildlife


Suzanne Ehlers

President and CEO, Population Action International


Katie Frohardt

Executive Director, Wild Earth Allies

Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard

Executive Director, Greenpeace USA


Stephanie K. Meeks

President and CEO, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Theresa Pierno

President and CEO, National Parks Conservation Association

Rhea Suh

Rhea Suh

President, NRDC

The Rachel’s Network Circle of Advisors – women leaders in their fields of importance to our community — provide high-level expertise and keep us connected to nonprofits that share our goals.


Rev. Sally Bingham

President and Founder, Interfaith Power & Light; President; The Regeneration Project

circle-helen-caldicottDr. Helen Caldicott

Founder, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Founding President, Beyond Nuclear

Paula DiPerna

Paula DiPerna

Special Advisor, Carbon Disclosure Project – North America


Dr. Sylvia A. Earle

Oceanographer and Explorer-in-Residence; National Geographic Society


Kathryn S. Fuller

Chair, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution


Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Founder, Jane Goodall Institute and Gombe Stream Research Center


Hazel Henderson

Founder, Ethical Markets Media, LLC


Hunter Lovins

Founder and President, Natural Capitalism Solutions


Carolyn Merchant

Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, Ethics, UC – Berkeley


Nora Pouillon

Author; Chef, and Owner, Restaurant Nora, Washington, D.C.


Carolyn Raffensperger

Executive Director, Science and Environmental Health Network


Vikki Spruill

President and CEO, Council on Foundations


Debbie Walsh

Director, Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University


Alice Waters

Author; Chef and Owner, Chez Panisse Restaurant, Berkeley, California


Terry Tempest Williams

Author, naturalist, and conservationist

These 18 Founders’ Circle members started Rachel’s Network  in 2000 with a shared a commitment to conservation. Because of them, our community of like-minded peers continues to grow and thrive.

Sally Brown

Sally Brown

Former Chairman, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Harriet Bullitt

Harriet Bullitt

Vice Chair, Bullitt Foundation

Gladys Cofrin

Gladys Cofrin

Trustee, the AEC Trust

Caroline Gabel

Chair, Snow Leopard Conservancy and Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Annette Gellert

Annette Gellert

Co-Chair, Fred Gellert Family Foundation; Senior Vice President and Director, Gellert and Associates

Renee Ingold

Renee Ingold

Board Member, WELL Network and Fallbrook Land Conservancy

Sidne Long

Sidne Long

President, Thomas J. Long Foundation

Alysia May

Alysia May

Vice President, Wilbur May Foundation


Winsome McIntosh

Founder, Rachel’s Network and ClientEarth; Vice President, McIntosh Foundation

Dane Nichols

Dane Nichols

Co-Founder, The Natural Step – US; Former Vice Chair, Island Press Thought Leaders Advisory Board

Christine Russell

Christine Russell

Founder, Gaia Fund


Jocelyn Sladen

President, Marjorie Sale Arundel Fund for the Earth

Victoria Stack

Victoria Stack

Board Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare; Member, Earthwatch Advisory Council

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Academy Award-Winning Actor, Producer, and Director; Founder, The Streisand Foundation

Margery Tabankin

Margery Tabankin

Executive Director, The Streisand Foundation and Righteous Persons Foundation

Leslie Turner

Leslie Turner

Founder and Board Member, St. Johns Riverkeeper

Lynde Uihlein

Lynde Uihlein

President, The Brico Fund

Carolyn Weinberger

Carolyn Weinberger

Board Member, Aurora Theatre Company