At the American Forest Foundation, we’re passionate about empowering family forest owners to increase the conservation impact of their land—and it's our people who make it happen.

Our leaders and staff hail from diverse backgrounds—and bring a breadth of experience, expertise, problem-solving skills and creativity to our work.

If you would like to reach any member of our team, please send your inquiry to and we'll make sure it reaches the right person.

Leadership Team


Tom Martin

President & CEO

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Rita Hite

Executive Vice President, External Relations & Policy

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Will Martin

Executive Vice President, Operations

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Glynnis Breen

Vice President, Communications

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Alastair Jarvis

Vice President, Entrepreneurship & Technology Strategy

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Monica Poveda

Vice President, Finance & Administration

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Michael Reed

Vice President, Policy & Advocacy

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Dawn Simmons

Vice President, People & Culture

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Nathan Truitt

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

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Board of Trustees

Kathryn Fernholz, Chair

President & CEO, Dovetail Partners

Tom Beall, Past Chair


Jameson S. French, Vice Chair

President & CEO, Northland Forest Products, Inc.

Fred Clark, Vice Chair, Woodland Operating Committee

Executive Director, Wisconsin's Green Fire

Mack Hogans, Treasurer

CEO, Mack Hogans Consulting

Dr. Salem Saloom, Secretary

President, Saloom Properties, LLC

Alex Alvarez, At-Large Member

SVP, Chief Production & Sustainability Office, Brown-Forman

John W. Burke, At-Large Member


Scott Deitz, At-Large Member

Founder & President, Convene Communication Strategies, LLC

Kedren Dillard, At-Large Member

SVP, Client Success Shipley Associates

Paige Goff, At-Large Member

SVP of Sustainability, Domtar Paper

Roje S. Gootee, PhD, At-Large Member

Landowner, Rush Creek Ranch, LLC

W. Dale Greene, At-Large Member

Dean, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia

Nicole St. Clair Knobloch, At-Large Member

Principal, Olifant

James B. Porter III, At-Large Member


Tim Punke, At-Large Member

Partner, Monument Advocacy

Eileen Morgan Johnson, Counsel

Partner, Whiteford Taylor & Preston, LLP


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American Forest Foundation Announces Retirement of Forward-Thinking President & CEO Tom Martin

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