Our Team Members

The Climate Museum’s team includes extraordinary trustees, advisors, and volunteers.


Board of Trustees

      Dominique Browning, Founder and Director of Moms Clean Air Force, a program of Environmental Defense Fund

      Hector Gonzalez, Partner and Member of the Policy Committee at Dechert LLP

      Peter S. Knight, President of Generation Investment Management US LLP

      Miranda Massie, Director of the Climate Museum

      James Stewart Polshek, Founder of Polshek Partnership and former Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture

      Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist at NASA GISS/Earth Institute at Columbia University, and Co-Chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change

      Joel Towers, Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design


Advisory Council

      Nisha Agarwal, New York City Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs

      Margie Alt, Executive Director of Environment America

      James Balog, Founder of the Extreme Ice Survey and subject of the film "Chasing Ice"

      Eddie Bautista, Executive Director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute

      Frances Beinecke, Former President of the Natural Resources Defense Council

      Tom Bowman, climate communications expert and Founder of Bowman Design Group

      Jim Brainard, Co-Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Task Force on Energy Independence and Climate Protection and Member of the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

      Louis Casagrande, former Executive Director of Boston Children’s Museum and past Barr Foundation Fellow

      Christopher Cayten, Principal at CodeGreen Solutions 

      Betty Cremmins, CDP Senior Manager, International Supply Chain

  ●      Fung Tung, Associate Vice President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (housing the Hong Kong Museum of Climate Change)

●    Michael Gerrard, Professor and Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, and Chair of the Faculty of the Earth Institute

 ●      Peter Gluck, Principal at GLUCK+

      Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary in New York City

      Lesli Klainberg, Executive Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center

      James LaForce, CEO at LaForce

      Patrice Legro, Director of the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences

      Anthony Leiserowitz, Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

●    Colin Mahoney, President of Mahoney Communications Group

      Edward Maibach, Director of the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication

      Shantell Martin, artist, Adjunct Professor at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab fellow

      Bob Massie, corporate social responsibility leader, minister, and former Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

      Eve Mosher, artist, creator of HighWaterLine and former Artist-in-Residence at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

     Frank Niepold, Climate Education Coordinator for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Program Office and the Climate Education Interagency Working Group chair for the U.S. Global Change Research Program

      Alyssa Nitchun, Deputy Director of Creative Time

      Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University

      Carla Precht, Executive Director of the Bronx Children's Museum

      David Rabkin, Farinon Director of Current Science and Technology and Director of the Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science, Boston

      Chris Rapley, climatologist and former Executive Director of the Science Museum, London

      Patricia Scharlin, Principal of the Environment Group LLC, and Vice President of Sutton Place Parks Conservancy, Inc.

      Gus Speth, former Dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Founder of the World Resources Institute

      Benjamin Strauss, Vice President for Sea Level and Climate Impacts at Climate Central

      David Yarnold, President and CEO of the National Audubon Society

      Amy Weisser, Vice President for Exhibitions of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

      Tensie Whelan, Director of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and former President of the Rainforest Alliance

      Adam Wolfensohn, Co-managing partner of Encourage Capital



Our fiscal sponsor:



Our major volunteer and pro bono partners:


Intellectual Property: Karen Bromberg of Cohen & Gresser LLP

Environmental: Jeff Gracer of Sive, Paget, & Riesel PC

Labor and Employment: Nicolle Jacoby of Dechert LLP

Land Use: Rick Leland of Akerman LLP

Tax and Governance: John Sare of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP


Matt Dapolito of Non-Profit Fiscal Management

Government relations:

John Wright of The Wright Group


Max Whitney


Will Carlin

Alicia McCauley


Olafur Eliasson


Momatiuk Eastcott


The Board of Directors of our launch entity, the Climate Museum Launch Project:

Lawrence T. Gresser, Managing Partner at Cohen & Gresser LLP

Miranda Massie, Director of The Climate Museum

Joan Vermeulen, former Director of the Vance Center for International Justice


In our first year, we received substantial pro bono assistance from our then Deputy Executive Director Mihir Desai and Science Outreach Director Juanita Constible.


We also extend heartfelt thanks to our remarkably generous hosts at Cohen & Gresser LLP.