Christine James, The John Merck Fund

TITLE: Director of Programs

FUNDING AREAS: Environmental health, clean energy, food systems, and developmental disabilities

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PROFILE: Christine James serves as Director of Programs at the John Merck Fund. Her foundation bio shares:

Christine James came to The John Merck Fund in 2008, after 20+ years working for small, community-based human service and environmental nonprofit organizations in Maine and Massachusetts. She has a BA in art history from Bowdoin College and an MA in public policy from Tufts University’s Urban & Environmental Policy program. Just prior to coming to JMF, she was executive director of EarthWorks, a small urban greening organization based in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Her work in Maine included four years as executive director of an educational organic farm and two years working on clean energy and climate change issues. As Director of Programs for JMF, she oversees the foundation’s environmental grants programs: Clean Energy, Health and the Environment, and Regional Food Systems.