Jill Isenbarger is executive director of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Prior to her appointment in March 2009, she served as chief of staff at The Nature Conservancy, the world’s leading conservation organization with more than 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. Previously, Jill worked for Harvard University, U.S. Senator Carl Levin and an international architectural firm based in Cambridge, Mass.
At Stone Barns Center, Jill works to forge partnerships among farmers, engineers, policy makers, chefs, conservationists, educators and others to help bring about a system of agriculture and a way of eating that reflects and values ecological health, strong communities and the integrity of place, region and season.
photo by Nicole Franzen