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KENT WOMMACK
Kent joined the Liz Claiborne & Art Ortenberg Foundation as Executive Director in September 2016.

Prior to joining LCAOF, Kent worked for 34 years with The Nature Conservancy, where he was one of the organization's most respected and accomplished conservation leaders. He led three of TNC's most successful state and country programs -- in Maine, Australia and Canada.  During his tenure, each program undertook groundbreaking projects and campaigns that changed the scope and scale of conservation in those places. Kent then led the Conservancy’s Global Lands Strategy Team, which advised TNC field programs on emerging trends and strategies.  He is one of just nine TNC leaders featured in the book "Nature's Keepers", a profile of TNC's extraordinary growth and success over its first half century.

Kent is on the Board of the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, a large Maine-based foundation that supports integrated conservation and human well-being projects with a strong focus on equity and underserved communities.  He is also an investor, advisor or board member to several start-up and privately-held natural resource companies.

 
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LILLIAN CHENG
Lillian joined the Liz Claiborne & Art Ortenberg Foundation as Program Officer in April 2018. She comes to the Foundation from the Helmsley Charitable Trust in New York City, where she was a Program Officer working on a global scale to address environmental and biodiversity threats in ways that ensure the well-being of local communities.

Before joining Helmsley, Lillian was a senior project manager at an environmental consulting and engineering firm, and has developed energy efficiency retrofit projects as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. Lillian holds an MS in Sustainability Management from The Earth Institute at Columbia University and a BS in Marine Science from the University of Connecticut.

 
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LORI COHEN
Lori is the Program & Administrative Coordinator for the Liz Claiborne & Art Ortenberg Foundation and is a native of Nashville, Tennessee.  She has a degree in History and moved to New York in 2002 to continue her education at Columbia University studying conservation biology.  She worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society in their Exhibits and Graphics Arts Department and later their Global Africa Program before coming to the Foundation in 2007.