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Jill Isenbarger

CEO & Executive Director

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Jill is an experienced CEO with expertise in environmental conservation, sustainability, food and agriculture. She oversaw the growth of a non profit start-up, Stone Barns Center, including developing its strategic vision and program, growing fundraising, building staff and leadership capacity, and creating an institutional culture modeled on Bell Labs and focused on innovation. Her experience as Chief of Staff at The Nature Conservancy — one of the country’s most successful non profit organizations — included strategic planning, complex problem solving, board management, marketing and communications, policy work and philanthropy.

Throughout her career Jill has been recognized for developing creative programming that advances mission, raises awareness and engages people in conversation about conservation, nature, food and community. Noteable projects and programs include an international traveling photography exhibition, In Response to Place; Food For Tomorrow conferences developed with The New York Times; the publication of Letters to A Young Farmer in collaboration with Princeton Architectural Press.


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