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Jeanne Sedgwick

Jeanne Sedgwick is the former director of the Conservation Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Los Altos, California, where she oversaw the program's growth from an annual grants budget of $500,000 and a staff of two in 1989 to over $100 million annually, managed by a staff of seventeen. Under her direction, the Conservation Program launched the 5-year, $175 million Conserving California Landscapes Initiative, which helped protect nearly 500,000 acres of California's critical habitats, as well as the China Energy Program, and national and international conservation programs on marine fisheries, coral reefs, and old growth forests. She has served in a variety of board positions, most recently including chairman of the board of the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, the national affinity group of private foundations working on biodiversity conservation, and vice chairman of the board of trustees at Phillips Brooks School, an independent school in Menlo Park, California. She is a member of the coordinating committee at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve at Stanford University, as well as an advisory board member of the Lane Center for the American West at Stanford. She is a trustee and chair of the Governance Committee of the Resources Legacy Fund in Sacramento, and a member of the Advisory Board of Island Press in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Stanford University and previously served on the WildAid Board.