Founding Board of Directors


Carlene Taggart Bahler

Carlene Taggart Bahler is President of JT&A, Inc. and has led programs drawing together diverse stakeholders and creating education and outreach products for more than 30 years.  She has served as a leader in the mitigation and ecosystem banking industry since its beginning as the host of the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference , the well-known and respected independent and balanced annual forum convening  more than 500 attendees at various locations within the United States.  


Kymberly McElgunn Wolff

Kymberly McElgunn Wolff

Nonprofit Executive

 Kymberly McElgunn Wolff is an executive with more than 25 years of successful leadership and management experience serving the global and national nonprofit sector. She is a recognized expert in creating strategic partnerships for complex organizations at the intersection of business, philanthropy, and stakeholder engagement.  Kymberly has successful experience leading venture philanthropy, building diverse philanthropic investment 


Stuart A. Haney

Former General Counsel, Jack Kent Cooke Incorporated and

Founding Board Member, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Stuart Haney previously served as in-house counsel to Jack Kent Cooke and his companies including The Washington Redskins, The Chrysler Building (New York), Cooke CableVision, The Los Angeles Daily News, and Elmendorf Farm (a thoroughbred racing and breeding operation located in Lexington, Kentucky). Stuart served as Co-Executor of Jack Kent Cooke’s estate and formerly served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Salamander