Allison Harvey Turner, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

TITLE: Program Director, Environment

FUNDING AREAS: Environment, water conservation, sustainable water management, land conservation in California

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PROFILE: Allison Harvey Turner serves as a program director at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, where her focus is the environment. Her foundation bio shares:

Allison joined the Foundation in 2003, and she oversees the Foundation’s Environment Program. Allison directs strategy, and manages program staff and grantmaking to advance water management and land stewardship in California. In this role, she develops efforts to support effective programs, build strong partnerships, and develop organizational capacity. Before moving into the role of Program Director, Allison led the development and implementation of the Foundation’s water and migratory bird strategies. Allison serves on the Board for Audubon California and the Advisory Board for Sustainable Conservation. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Claire Billett, William Penn Foundation

TITLE: Program Officer, Watershed Protection

FUNDING AREAS: Watershed conservation and protection

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PROFILE: Claire Billet serves as a program officer at the William Penn Foundation, which shares the following bio:

For most of her career, Clare has been invested in preserving, restoring and improving natural resources and ecological systems throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region—working across the conservation practitioner’s spectrum from ecological restoration, management and design to land protection, conservation planning and natural-resource prioritization. She led regional SmartConservation® efforts that resulted in the development of innovative site assessment and decision-support tools, and also generated a regional Greenspace network of conservation hubs and migration corridors that would create a sustainable, connected landscape throughout eastern Pennsylvania. She has worked for private consultants and national and regional conservation nonprofits, and recently directed the wildland-urban interface brush-management program for the City of San Diego. Clare holds an M.S. in landscape architecture from the University of Sheffield, UK and a bachelor’s degree in geography with a specialization in Biogeography from the University of Nottingham, UK.