Nancy Stockford has been working at The John Merck Fund since 1992. She previously worked at the Winston Foundation for World Peace and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Nancy received a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. As Director of Operations, she oversees the daily operations of the Fund, including financial and grants management. She also serves as the program officer for the Developmental Disabilities Program.
Christine James came to The John Merck Fund in 2008, after 20+ years working for small, community-based human service and environmental nonprofit organizations in Maine and Massachusetts. She has a BA in art history from Bowdoin College and an MA in public policy from Tufts University’s Urban & Environmental Policy program. Just prior to coming to JMF, she was executive director of EarthWorks, a small urban greening organization based in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Her work in Maine included four years as executive director of an educational organic farm and two years working on clean energy and climate change issues. Prior to becoming Executive Director, she was JMF’s Director of Programs from 2008 to 2017, when she oversaw the foundation’s environmental grants programs: Clean Energy, Health and the Environment, and Regional Food Systems.