Board of Advisors

Kathleen Finlay

President, USA

Kathleen has been a leader in the regenerative agriculture movement for most of her career. She has also been instrumental in organizing women who work for environmental progress. Since arriving at Glynwood in 2012, she has refined the organization’s mission and become a national figure in the world of progressive agricultural nonprofits. Under her leadership, Glynwood has become a premier learning hub for food and farming professionals.

Previously, Kathleen was a Director of Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, where she developed and shaped programs to educate communities about the correlation between human health and the global environment; created a farm-friendly food policy for dining services; and produced a comprehensive online guide to nutritional, seasonal eating and cooking in the Northeast. She also founded the Harvard Community Garden, the University’s first garden dedicated solely to the production of food, produced two award-winning documentaries (Once Upon a Tide and Healthy Humans, Healthy Oceans,) and co-authored the book Sustainable Healthcare (Wiley, 2013).

Kathleen also founded Pleiades, a membership organization working to advance women’s leadership in the sustainability movement. She holds a degree in Biology from UC Santa Cruz and a Master of Science in Science Journalism from Boston University. She has authored numerous reports and publications and acts as an advisor to various environmental and community organizations, including Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s Agricultural Advisory Board and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Agricultural Working Group.