Jill Isenbarger is the Executive Director of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.  Prior to her appointment in March 2009, she served as Chief of Staff for the Nature Conservancy, the world’s leading conservation organization with over 3,500 employees in 34 countries and an annual operating budget exceeding $1 billion. Jill held top leadership positions with The Nature Conservancy for more than ten years, including Chief of Staff for three top-level executives and Director of Marketing Programs. While at The Nature Conservancy, Jill worked to advance climate change initiatives, bring the Last Great Places to urban dwellers through innovative marketing programs, and build support for eco-system services and eco-regional planning. Previously, Jill worked for Harvard University, United States Senator Carl Levin, and an international architectural firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

photo by Nicole Franzen