The high meadows board retreat in grafton, vt, in october 2018.   Top row, left to right: Gaye Symington (staff), Betsy Hands (Staff), Nina Mcdonnell (Staff), Will Lathrop (STAFF), Linda Markin, Carl Ferenbach. Bottom row, left to right: John Kassell, Liz Bankowski, Darby Bradley, Candy Page, Tom Roberts, David Mears, Chelsea Lewis.

The high meadows board retreat in grafton, vt, in october 2018.
Top row, left to right: Gaye Symington (staff), Betsy Hands (Staff), Nina Mcdonnell (Staff), Will Lathrop (STAFF), Linda Markin, Carl Ferenbach.
Bottom row, left to right: John Kassell, Liz Bankowski, Darby Bradley, Candy Page, Tom Roberts, David Mears, Chelsea Lewis.

Carl Ferenbach  Co-founder and Chair
Chair and Co-founder of High Meadows Foundation. Serves on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards, including those of the Environmental Defense Fund (Chair) and EDF Europe (Chair), Environmental Defense Action Fund, Climate Central, The Wilderness Society, Woodrow Wilson Graduate School for Teaching & Learning (Chair), Princeton Environmental Institute, Nassau Hall Society at Princeton University (Co-Chair), High Meadows Institute (Chair and Co-founder), Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Independent Energy Standards, Private Capital Research Institute, Telluride Foundation, Cantillon & Mann LLC (publishers of Journal of Applied Corporate Finance), and the Centre for Enterprise, Markets, and Ethics. Co-Founder, Berkshire Partners LLC.

Liz Bankowski  
CEO and President, The Windham Foundation; Former board member and Senior Director, Ben & Jerry's; Trustee, The Ben & Jerry's Foundation; Board member, Green Mountain Power.

Darby Bradley
Former President, Vermont Land Trust;  Former Trustee, Farms for City Kids Foundation; Former Trustee, Northern Forest Center.

John Kassel
Managing Partner, Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel and Hand Law Firm; Former President, Conservation Law Foundation; Former Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

Chelsea Lewis Secretary and Treasurer
Senior philanthropic advisor, the Vermont Community Foundation; Former business development section chief for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture; Board member, the Children's Early Learning Space.

Linda Markin
Consultant CFO, Preservation Trust of Vermont; Former Director of Finance and Administration, Vermont Community Loan Fund; Former CFO, Concept2, Inc.; Former Board Member, Center for an Agricultural Economy; Former Board Member, Vermont Works for Women.

David Mears
Executive Director of Audubon Vermont and Vice President of National Audubon Society; Former Associate Dean of Environmental Law Program at the Vermont Law School; Former Commissioner, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation; Several senior policy and regulatory positions in Texas, Washington, D.C., and Washington state. 

Candace Page Vice Chair, Assistant Secretary
Semi-retired journalist; Consulting editor, Seven Days; Former Statehouse Bureau chief, managing editor and editorial page editor, Burlington Free Press; Trustee, Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home.

Tom Roberts  
Executive Director, Vital Communities; Former Senior Philanthropic Advisor, the Vermont Community Foundation; Executive Director, Ottauquechee Health Foundation; Resident of Cobb Hill Co-Housing in Hartland, VT.


 Founders: Rick Davis, Carl Ferenbach, Judy Ferenbach, Scott McArdle, and David Rahr

2019 HIGH MEADOWS BOARD MEETINGS

  • April 19

  • July 19

  • October 10-11

  • December 6

2019 BOARD LEARNING SESSIONS

  • February 22

  • June 7

  • September 6