Governance | Conservation Law Foundation

Conservation Law Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees and advised by an Advisory Council. The Board of Trustees manages the affairs of CLF and is considered as having the power of “directors” in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 180 and applicable provisions of Chapter 156B of the General Laws of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Trustees meet eight times a year and are elected by the Advisory Council to three-year terms.

The Advisory Council meets twice a year, during which time they advise the staff and Trustees on matters of policies or programs affecting CLF. They are eligible to serve for three-year terms.

Board of Trustees

  • Sara Molyneaux, Chair
  • David W. Ellis, Ph.D., Vice Chair
  • Gordon Hall III, Vice Chair
  • Peter Nessen, Vice Chair
  • Andy Falender, Treasurer
  • Thaleia T. Schlesinger, Clerk
  • Daniel Amory, Esq.
  • M. Robin Barone, Esq.
  • Prabal Chakrabarti
  • Alice Chamberlin
  • Carolyn Mansfield duPont
  • Douglas I. Foy, Esq.
  • John T. Goodhue
  • Whitney Hatch
  • Dr. Thea James
  • EkOngKar Singh Khalsa
  • Kate Kilguss, Esq.
  • Christopher A. Klem, Esq.
  • Paul Lee, Esq.
  • Sharon Malt
  • Travis McCready
  • Loretta J. Mickley, Ph.D.
  • Sharmila Murthy
  • Lois Schiffer
  • Bradley Campbell, President

Advisory Council

  • Jenny Y. du Pont, Chair
  • Veronica Eady, Esq., Vice Chair
  • Eugene Clapp
  • Philip W. Conkling
  • Louise Durfee, Esq.
  • Robert H. Gardiner, Jr.
  • Paula W. Gold, Esq.
  • Jacquie L. Kay
  • Edward H. Ladd
  • Richard Lisle
  • Karena A. McKinney, Ph.D.
  • Sara Molyneaux*
  • Michael B. Moskow
  • Peggy B. Sharpe
  • Stuart V. Smith, Jr.
  • Benjamin B. Taylor
  • John M. Teal, Ph.D.
  • Alan Wilson, Esq.

CLF Ventures Board

  • Eugene Bernat, Co-Chair
  • Dr. Thea James, Co-Chair
  • William Coleman
  • Paula W. Gold, Esq.
  • John T. Goodhue
  • Gordon Hall III
  • Jacquie L. Kay
  • Sara Molyneaux*
  • Bradley Campbell, President

*ex officio

CLF State Advisory Boards

Advocacy Center Advisory Committees, known as “State Advisory Boards,” are appointed in each of the five states where CLF has an Advocacy Center to provide advice and other guidance to the Board of Trustees and CLF staff of such offices with respect to CLF’s cases and other activities in that state.

Maine State Board

  • Brigitte L. Kingsbury, Chair
  • Daniel Amory, Esq.
  • Philip W. Conkling
  • Philip B. Coupe
  • Gordon Hall III
  • Anne Hayden
  • Ruth Hennig
  • Michael Herz
  • Daniel Hildreth
  • Carleton Davis Pike
  • Cameron Wake

Massachusetts State Board

  • Whitney Hatch, Chair
  • John Aubrey
  • Andrew Baute
  • Christopher Cabot, Esq.
  • Nat Chamberlin
  • Laura Fisher, Esq.
  • Joan Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
  • Madeline Fraser Cook
  • John K. Graham, Esq.
  • Jocelyn Léveillé
  • Azin Nezami, Ph.D.
  • Aditya Nochur
  • Jan A. Pechenik, Ph.D.
  • Thaleia T. Schlesinger
  • Peter C. Westover

New Hampshire State Board

  • Robert King, Chair
  • Alice Chamberlin, Vice Chair
  • Shanika Amarakoon
  • Scott Brown
  • Ann Hackl
  • Katrie Hillman
  • Britt Lundgren
  • Stuart V. Smith, Jr.
  • Scott Wakeman
  • Janet Ward

Rhode Island State Board

  • Kate Kilguss, Esq., Chair
  • Richard W. Lisle, Vice Chair
  • Cynthia Burns
  • Trudy Coxe
  • Priscilla De La Cruz
  • Thomas P. I. Goddard
  • Margaret Kerr
  • Deborah Leach
  • Robert Leeson, Jr.
  • William S. Mott
  • Peggy B. Sharpe
  • Marian Smith
  • Judith Taft
  • Dr. Peter G. Trafton
  • Benjamin V. White, III, Esq.

Vermont State Board

  • Crea Lintilhac, Chair
  • M. Robin Barone, Esq.
  • Jay Diaz, Esq.
  • Tara Kulkarni
  • Deb Markowitz, Esq.
  • Elizabeth Miller, Esq.
  • Janet E. Milne, Esq.
  • Jim Murphy, Esq.
  • Marcela Pino
  • Beth Montuori Rowles