Taryn Sherman, Turner Foundation

TITLE: Program Officer, Sustainable Living

FUNDING AREAS: Conservation, sustainable living, environmental education

CONTACT: tarynm@turnerfoundaiton.org, (404) 681-9900

PROFILE: With 10 years of environmental grantmaking experience already under her belt, Taryn Sherman (then Taryn Murphy) joined the Turner Foundation as a program officer in 2010. Her official bio on the foundation's website states:

Taryn manages a portfolio that spans three of the foundation’s program areas including Creating Solutions for Sustainable Living, Healthy Planet, Healthy Communities, and Growing the Movement and includes work in reproductive health and family planning, environmental health, and environmental education. Taryn also manages the Turner Community Youth Development Initiative providing development and leadership opportunities for youth in priority communities. Prior to joining the Turner Foundation, Taryn was the Sr. Program Director at Captain Planet Foundation overseeing all aspects of the foundation’s program development and grantmaking. Taryn has a liberal arts degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.