Board of Directors

    Wayne A. Barstad

    Chair of the Board

    Wayne Barstad joined the Board of Directors of the Donella Meadows Institute in August 2011, serving as its Treasurer until being elected Chair in September 2013.  (more…)

    • Location: New Hampshire, USA

      Armando Estrada

      Fellow / Board of Directors

      Armando Estrada is co-founder and current Executive Director of Via Educación, an organization based in Mexico that seeks to generate opportunities for (more…)

      • Location: Mexico

        Beth Hunter

        Fellow / Board of Directors

        Beth Hunter is Program Director at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, where she has worked since 2010, focusing primarily on the Sustainable Food Systems initiative.  (more…)

        • Location: Canada

          Ed Krishok

          Board of Directors

          Ed Krishok is a business lawyer retired from Harley-Davidson Motor Company.  In his law practice, Ed works to advance organizational objectives (more…)

          • Location: Wisconsin, USA

            Erik Esselstyn

            Board of Directors

            Erik Esselstyn grew up on a working farm in the Hudson Valley of New York. Erik believes those larval years in agriculture instilled his lifelong commitment to conservation. (more…)

            • Location: Vermont, USA

              Hal Hamilton

              Founder / Board of Directors

              Hal Hamilton founded and co-directs the global Sustainable Food Lab. The purpose of the Sustainable Food Lab is to mainstream sustainability in global food (more…)

              • Location: Vermont, USA

                Jenna Musco

                Board of Directors

                Jenna works as Assistant Director in the Dartmouth Office of Sustainability. In this role, she has developed and implemented Dartmouth’s sustainability offerings (more…)

                • Location: New Hampshire, USA

                  Joseph Bragdon

                  Board of Directors

                  Jay is an Investment Manager and Author. He is General Partner of Conservest Management Co., an investment advisor to high net worth families. He is author of Profit for Life (2006) (more…)

                  • Location: Vermont, USA

                    Ken Leinbach

                    Founder / Board of Directors

                    Ken Leinbach is a nationally recognized educator and leader in community-based environmental education.  Starting from a single trailer in a high-crime city park, (more…)

                    • Location: Wisconsin, USA

                      Laura Schmitt Olabisi

                      Board of Directors

                      Laura Schmitt Olabisi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability and the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. (more…)

                      • Location: Michigan, USA

                        Peter M. Senge

                        Founder / Board of Directors

                        Peter M. Senge is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Founding Chair of SoL, the Society for Organizational Learning,  (more…)

                        • Location: Massachusetts, USA

                          Stacey Tank

                          Fellow / Board of Directors

                          Stacey Tank is chief communications officer for The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Stacey was senior vice president (more…)

                          • Location: Georgia, USA