Second Nature Board of Directors

The Second Nature Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse set of leaders who are passionate about the mission to accelerate climate action through higher education.  They provide strategic oversight and hold fiduciary responsibility for Second Nature.

James L. Buizer, Former Chair
Founding Director, Arizona Institutes for Resilience, University of Arizona
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Timothy Carter, Ex Officio
President, Second Nature
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Laurie Fowler
Emeritus faculty, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia
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Dianne F. Harrison
President Emerita, California State University, Northridge
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Rachel Hodgdon
President & CEO, International WELL Building Institute
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Edward A. Johnson, Former Chair
President, University Growth Solutions LLC
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Steven Knapp
President and CEO, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
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Scott D. Miller
President, Virginia Wesleyan University
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Christine Scott Nelson, Vice Chair
Trustee of Allegheny College and Chair of the Board of Laspau, a Harvard Affiliate
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Elsa M. Núñez
President, Eastern Connecticut State University & Chair, Climate Leadership Steering Committee
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Judith A. Ramaley, Chair
Trustee, Portland State University & President Emerita, Winona State University
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Valerie Smith
President, Swarthmore College
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Nancy Sutley
Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
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Karen Wheeler, Ex Officio Treasurer
Director of Finance and Administration, Second Nature
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Wim Wiewel
President, Lewis and Clark College, Climate Leadership Steering Committee
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