Janna Rolland has served as lead facilitator and program director of the Northwest Conservation Philanthropy Fellowship since its inception in 2012. She has over twenty-five years of experience in building the capacity of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, as an executive director, organizational development consultant, and facilitator. Working with the first three cohorts of Fellows has been one of the greatest honors and joys of Janna’s professional life.
After starting her career in the late 1980s working for nonprofits on the intersection of environment, health and public policy in Washington, DC, Janna moved west – first to New Mexico and then to Seattle. In jobs ranging from legislative assistant to executive director, she dove into issues of nuclear arms control, hard rock mining, toxics, children’s environmental health, and conservation. Deeply passionate about the environment, Janna has made strengthening the leadership of environmental nonprofits and foundations the core of her consulting practice.
Janna serves as a Trustee of the Northwest Fund for the Environment, a regional foundation that makes grants to protect aquatic ecosystems and ensure good growth management policy and practice. In addition, Janna is a past Board Chair and longtime Board member of the Washington Toxics Coalition and the national Institute for Children’s Environmental Health.
Janna holds a Mid-Career Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, with an emphasis on leadership and management, and a B.A. in mathematics from Wellesley College. A Seattleite since 1996, Janna lives with her archaeologist husband, Philippe, and her amphibian- and insect-loving ten-year-old son, Cole.
Please feel free to contact Janna about the following:
- Learning more about the Northwest Conservation Philanthropy Fellowship
- Becoming a Northwest Conservation Philanthropy Fellow