Board of Directors

Nicolas Delisle is a Senior Manager in the Audit and Advisory Risk Services practice at Deloitte and Touche in Boston. In his work servicing medium and large companies, he works closely with executives, advising them on various risks facing their businesses. He travels internationally and oversees accounting for global operations. His knowledge of business software allows him to lead future-oriented software development projects for his firm. He holds an M.S. in Accounting from the Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Bethany Econopouly has a background in agricultural science with advanced degrees in plant breeding and genetics. Her research has focused on regional grain systems in western Washington and wheat-weed dynamics in the Great Plains. She works with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Bread Lab at Washington State University. She co-wrote the children’s book Bread Lab!, and currently lives with her family in Oregon.

Major Jackson is a professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell and currently serves as Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review. He is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Roll Deep (Norton: 2015). In addition to his award-winning poetry and varied teaching, he has experience in nonprofit management and accounting.

Peter Kahn teaches biochemistry at Rutgers University and has had a long career as professor and scientist in this country, Europe, and Africa. In addition to receiving many fellowships and awards including Teacher of the Year, he has contributed to the literature on dioxin and other environmental toxins. His community engagement has led him to work with refugee students from Bosnia, Albania, Afghanistan and Nigeria. He is a leader in his local Unitarian congregation, and he has a keen interest in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In his spare time he is a woodworker.

Tomasz Komar is a CPA for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, a private-sector, nonprofit corporation created by the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors. He has an MBA from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. He lives in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts.

Merloyd Ludington Lawrence is Editor and Publisher of the Imprint Merloyd Lawrence Books. These books have included works in psychology, health, science, environment, and biography, by such authors as Sissela Bok, T. Berry Brazelton, Robert Coles, M.D., Children’s Hospital Boston, Stanley Greenspan, Susan Love, and Lennart Nilsson. Ms. Ludington Lawrence serves as a Director at Woods Hole Research Center, Island Press, and Northeast Wilderness Trust.

Martha Schubert (Chairperson) teaches at Ruffing Montessori School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She is co-owner of the Art Farm, a family-run sustainable farm where she grows herbs and other garden produce for sale to local restaurants, and for many years she was the farmer and manager of a Community Supported Agriculture program. She advocates for healthy families through volunteer work with La Leche League of Ohio. Martha spent five years living off the grid outside of North Fork, California, before returning to her native Cleveland, where she lives with her husband and their two children. Martha holds a BA in geography from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Anne Stetson is a lawyer, impact investor, and foundation executive. She currently serves as president of Lighthouse Global Consulting, a strategic advisory firm to nonprofits and foundations working to address issues related to global poverty. Anne serves on a variety of non-profit, foundation and for-profit boards, all of which share a commitment to environmental sustainability or conservation; she is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.