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January / 2016

Karen R. Harris

Karen R. Harris manages the Clean Energy Program at The John Merck Fund.  In addition to her work with JMF, Karen provides strategic planning, evaluation, and facilitation services to foundations and nonprofit organizations. She has worked on a range of issues including climate and clean energy, land conservation, food systems and international security. Other clients have included Doris Duke Foundation, Rockefeller Family Fund, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Land Trust Alliance and Alaskans for Energy Freedom. Karen was the executive director of the Ploughshares Fund, a foundation that supports international security and nonproliferation policy.  She was a program officer in the Conservation Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Karen has a degree in environmental policy, with a focus on energy and land conservation, from the University of California at Berkeley.  She lives in Norwich, Vermont.