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 and EDF Europe (Chair), Environmental Defense Action Fund, Climate Central, The Wilderness Society, Woodrow Wilson Academy (Chair), Princeton Environmental Institute, 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. Member of the President's Advisory Council at Princeton University and co-chair of the Nassau Hall Society. 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 Vice Chair, Assistant Secretary
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.

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

 

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

2018 HIGH MEADOWS BOARD MEETINGS:

  • December 7

2019 HIGH MEADOWS BOARD MEETINGS

  • April 19

  • July 19

  • October 10-11

  • December 6

2019 BOARD LEARNING SESSIONS

  • February 22

  • June 7

  • September 6