Jeanne Sedgwick is the former director of the Conservation and Science Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Los Altos, California. She oversaw the program’s growth from an annual grants budget of $500,000 in 1989 to $100 million in 2000. Under her direction, the program launched the five-year, $175 million Conserving California Landscapes Initiative, which helped protect nearly 500,000 acres of California’s critical habitats, and created new national and international programs on coral reef conservation, energy efficiency in China, and marine fisheries conservation. Ms. Sedgwick has served in a variety of board positions, including chairman of the board of the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, the national affinity group of private foundations working on biodiversity conservation, and vice chairman of the Phillips Brooks School, an independent elementary school in Menlo Park, California. Currently, she is a member of three programs at Stanford University: the Advisory Council at the Bill Lane Center for the American West; the board of the Stanford Habitat Conservation Plan; and the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve Coordinating Committee. She is also vice chairman of WildAid, a San Francisco–based nonprofit organization working to reduce consumer demand in China for wildlife products.