Lisa Jaguzny named Oxbow’s executive director

Oxbow is thrilled to announce exciting new leadership. Lisa Jaguzny, a longtime environmental advocate and leader in biodiversity conservation, will be our next executive director.

Lisa comes from the Campion Foundation, where she served as CEO for nearly 10 years and created the Campion Advocacy Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit focused on protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, among other wilderness areas.

Lisa’s national experience with wilderness conservation policy and advocacy, along with preserving biodiversity and support for indigenous communities, will accelerate our impact on farming, land care and restoration, and environmental education. We are extremely fortunate to have such a remarkable leader who has demonstrated commitment to the causes that we hold dear.

It’s an inspiring time at Oxbow. We have launched a new membership program that redefines community supported agriculture and takes participants “beyond the veggie box.” We continue to provide hands-on learning experiences for more than 7,000 children annually to inspire future scientists, spur healthy eating, and build awareness of the importance of local ecosystems. We have been nurturing tens of thousands of native plants for installation at the beautiful New Burke Museum, set to open in 2019. And we have become a living laboratory, bringing together all the elements needed to make lasting change toward healthy food systems.

A healthy, resilient community depends on biodiversity and sustainable growing practices. Through partnership, education, research and advocacy, we are poised to make a meaningful difference.

Lisa starts her new role on July 9th, 2018. Welcome to Oxbow, Lisa!