George is the co-founder of the International Crane Foundation (ICF) and has served as the President of ICF for 27 years. Since 2000, he has devoted his time to the study and conservation of the Korean DMZ, the restoration of Siberian Cranes in west Asia, and building an endowment fund for ICF. He received his bachelor's degree from Dalhousie University and his doctorate from Cornell University.
Julie Bailey is a former executive coach/organizational consultant who began as a political and financial journalist in Latin America. Her board experience includes the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, East Harlem Tutorial Program and Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Since retirement, she has worked to preserve open space and working family farms in New Milford, make available farmer business/marketing training through the Litchfield-based Farmer’s Table and guided board development pro bono for several area non-profit start-ups. She is a Mount Holyoke College graduate with an MS degree in Organizational Development from New York City‐based New School.
Julie Tammenoms Bakjer
Juliet is the Founder and Managing Director of Longitude Capital, a life sciences venture capital firm. Previously, Juliet was a General Partner at Pequot Ventures and was responsible for investments in healthcare and biotechnology for the Pequot venture and private equity funds. She holds a M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University.