The Center for Northern Woodlands Education is pleased to announce that Elise Tillinghast of Thetford Center, Vermont, has been selected as our new executive director. She will begin her duties on September 10.
An enthusiastic supporter of the Center’s mission, Elise has been an occasional contributor to Northern Woodlands. Her experience in public sector and nonprofit leadership, strategic planning, resource development, writing and public relations will be assets in her new role.
Elise graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. She’s affiliated with Audubon Vermont, the Upper Valley Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Coverts, and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. She is a member of the Thetford Town School District Board and serves as the Vice Chair of Vital Communities.
Among a number of great organizations working on forest stewardship issues, the Center stands out for Elise for cultivating diverse stakeholders and interests. She appreciates the Center’s inclusive, collaborative approach. Creative writing, land conservation and wildlife habitat restoration, education policy, community service, and her young family keep her active and engaged.