New Members Added to Board of Directors; Officers Elected

New members added to Board of Directors; officers elected
– Mark Reed and Cris Stainbrook join Endowment –

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Greenville, SC
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 29, 2018)

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) announced today the election of Board members and officers for 2019 at the organization’s semi-annual meeting held this year in Madison, Wisconsin. The Board welcomes Mark Reed and Cris Stainbrook to serve three-year terms.

Mark Reed of New York City is founder and manager of Contact Fund a private investment fund focused on high-impact community development in the city. He is also a director of fourth-generation, family-owned Simpson Investment Company based in Seattle, Washington. Prior to moving to New York, Mark managed an after-school program for public housing residents in San Francisco’s Mission District and managed a community youth center. He currently serves on the board of SeaChange Capital Partners and is former Chair of the Board of the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan. He holds a bachelor of arts in Anthropology from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Management at NYU.

Cris Stainbrook of Little Canada, Minnesota, is President of the Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) where he has served since its inception in 2002. Cris, Oglala Lakota, spent 13 years at Northwest Area Foundation. During his final four years there he served as the community activities lead, overseeing a rapidly growing staff and implementing new programs aimed at developing community-directed plans. He was a founding member of Native Americans in Philanthropy and of the Two Feathers Endowment of the Saint Paul Foundation. He currently serves as the board chair of the Native Governance Center. Stainbrook holds a bachelor of science from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in fisheries science from Oregon State University.

Rachel Jacobson of Washington, DC and Mark Emmerson of Redding, CA were re-elected to three-year Board terms.

Judith Stockdale of Chicago was elected as Vice Chair and Kevin Schuyler of Charlottesville, VA was elected Treasurer. Colin Moseley of Seattle, WA continues as Chairman for a final year.

Board and staff expressed appreciation to and celebrated outstanding service by outgoing members Tamar Datan of Leesburg, Virginia, and Jon Voigtman of Nassau, The Bahamas.


For more information contact:
Carlton N. Owen, President & CEO, 864-233-7646,

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) is a not-for-profit public charity working collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative, and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities –

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