Coordinating Committee

Coordinating Committee

The Coordinating Committee helps guide and facilitate the Network. It is intentionally called a Coordinating Committee since it draws its authority from the goals of the group as a whole. The Committee is made up of members who are responsible for refining and advancing the Network’s goals and initiatives, tapping members for Network tasks, and articulating the way forward for the Network. Committee members represent the Network’s geographic, sectoral, and skills diversity. There is also a small executive committee that works to advance Network operations on a more regular basis.


Current members of the Coordinating Committee include:

Katie Allen
Director, Conservation Leadership Network, The Conservation Fund

Brenda Barrett
Editor, Living Landscape Observer

Andrea Bedell-Loucks
Assistant Director, Planning, EMC, U.S. Forest Service

Robert Bendick, Co-Chair
Director, Gulf of Mexico Program, The Nature Conservancy

Kassandra Hardy Bissmeyer
Landscape Services, Biological Resources Division, National Park Service

Patrick Bixler
Research Scientist, Institute for Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M

Robert Bonnie
Rubenstein Fellow, Duke University

Jimmy Bullock
Senior Vice President of Forest Sustainability, Resource Management Service, LLC

Gary Burnett
Executive Director, Heart of the Rockies Initiative

Ernest Cook
Senior Vice President and Conservation Director, Trust for Public Land

Jad Daley
Vice President of Conservation Programs, American Forests

Elsa Haubold
National Landscape Conservation Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Jennifer Miller Herzog
Chesapeake Program Manager, Land Trust Alliance

Jodi Hilty
Executive Director, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Steve Jester
Executive Director, Partners for Conservation

David Johns
Board Member and Co-founder, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative; Wildlands Network

Shawn Johnson
Managing Director, Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, University of Montana

Bill Labich
Senior Conservationist and Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network Director, Highstead Foundation

Jessica Levine
Coordinator, Staying Connected Initiative

Jennifer Melville
Vice President of Conservation Grants and Loans and New England/Southern Canada Field Coordinator, Open Space Institute

Nora Mitchell
Founding Director, Conservation Study Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Vermont

Kit Muller
National Landscape Initiatives Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management

Peter Pollock 
Manager of Western Programs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Julie Regan, Co-Chair
Chief, External Affairs, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

Gary Tabor
Executive Director, Center for Large Landscape Conservation

Julie Turrini
Director and Attorney, Land, Resources Legacy Fund

Michael Whitfield
Former Coordinator, Heart of the Rockies Initiative

Peter Williams
Associate Director, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy