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Kathy Abusow

President and CEO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Dr. JJ Apodaca

Executive Director
Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy

Tia Beavert

Tribal Forest Manager
Yakama Nation Tribal Forestry

Michael Berger

Secretary General/CEO
PEFC International

Dr. Jen Beverly

Associate Professor, Department of Renewable Resources
University of Alberta

Jimmy Bullock

Senior Vice President, Forest Sustainability
Resource Management Service, LLC

Mekko Chebon Kernell

Mvskoke Traditional Practitioner and Executive Director
Native American Comprehensive Plan of the United Methodist Church

Michelle Cole

Academic Administrator III
Auburn University College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment

Carol Denhof

The Longleaf Alliance

Michael P. Doss

President and CEO
Graphic Packaging International Inc., and Chair, SFI Board of Directors

Alice Ewen

Assistant Director Cooperative Forestry
USDA Forest Service

Troy Harris

Managing Director of Timberland and Innovative Wood Products

Nausheen Iqbal

Assistant Director, Urban and Community Forestry
USDA Forest Service

Sharon Jean-Philippe

Professor of Urban Forestry
The University of Tennessee

Dan Lambe

Chief Executive, Arbor Day Foundation
SFI Board of Director

Pat Layton

Wood Utilization + Design Institute, Clemson University
and SFI Board of Director

Adrian Leighton

Natural Resources Division Head, Salish Kootenai College; and
Research Co-Chair, Intertribal Timber Council

Brandon Lewis

Senior Director, Sustainability
Manulife Investment Management

Tim Lowrimore

Georgia Forestry Commission

Nick Milestone

Vice President, Projects and Construction,
Mercer Mass Timber

Chad Papa

Research Assistant
Michigan State University

Dr. Catherine Phillips

Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services, Southeast Region
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Caitlyn Pollihan

CEO and Executive Director,

Scott Robertson

Senior Associate and Aboriginal Rights Lawyer, Nahwegahbow Corbiere LLP and PEFC Board member
Member of the Six Nations of the Grand River

Andrew Sileo

Town Arborist
Town of Davidson, NC

Christy Slay

CEO and VP, Science & Impact
The Sustainability Consortium

Pete Stewart

President and CEO

Nicole Stiffarm

Program Manager, Salish Kootenai College Center for Tribal Research & Education in Ecosystem Sciences; and
Education Chair, Intertribal Timber Council

John Tirpak

Chief, Division of Conservation and Classification – Ecological Services
US Fish and Wildlife Service

Bryan Van Stippen

Program Director
National Indian Carbon Coalition

Andres Villegas

President and CEO
Georgia Forestry Association

Chad Washington

Director of Forest Protection
Oregon Forest Industries Council

SFI Conservation Impact Workshop Speakers

Andy Carroll

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Skytec, LLC

Dr. Emily Coffey

Vice President of Conservation and Research
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Allison Gratz

Director of Network Relations

Chad Leatherwood

Senior Sustainability Transformation Manager

Joseph Lemeris

GIS/Data Manager
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program

SFI Staff Moderators

Lauren Cooper

Chief Conservation Officer
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Dr. Healy Hamilton

Chief Scientist
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Paul Johnson

Vice President, Urban and Community Forestry and Career Pathways
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Jason Metnick

Senior VP, Customer Affairs
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Annie Perkins

Senior Director, Green Building and Supply Chain
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Paul Robitaille

Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Darren Sleep

Lead Scientist
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Jerri Taylor

Senior Director, Diversity and Career Pathways
Sustainable Forestry Initiative