Board of Advisors

Jason K. Babbie

Senior Director for Strategy and Operations, USA

Jason K. Babbie is the Senior Director for Strategy and Operations of Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which works to ensure clean air and water, healthy homes and food, green spaces and infrastructure, efficient buildings and transportation, and empowerment for all. His core responsibilities are leading strategic integration efforts for the program, new project development, and creation of performance metrics to meet the strategic goals. He also oversees the program budget and staffing, and supports programmatic fundraising efforts.

Before joining NRDC, Jason designed and managed the Vibrant Oceans Initiative and developed and managed the domestic components of the Sustainable Cities Initiative at Bloomberg Philanthropies, representing half of its environmental giving at the time. He also served as the Membership Services Program Director at the Environmental Grantmakers Association and directed a variety of successful environmental issue campaigns as the Senior Environmental Policy Analyst for the New York Public Interest Research Group and Air and Energy Program Director for Environmental Advocates of New York. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Pace University and consultant to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council of The Ocean Foundation. Jason holds a BS in Environmental Studies, concentrating on Policy and Management from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry/Syracuse University and an MA in Environmental Policy from Brown University.