Members of the Advisory Board

Claire Goodrich ’15

Director of Activism & Campaigns for Patagonia

Thomas McHenry

Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, LLP

Allison Rose

Founder of Rose Culinary 

About Claire

Claire Goodrich is currently the Director of Activism & Campaigns for Patagonia based in Ventura, California, on the lands of the Chumash peoples. Her current work focuses on tools and strategies that bring democratic power to a diverse set of voters, activists, and stakeholders. 

About Thomas

Thomas McHenry served as Dean and President of Vermont Law School from 2017 to 2021 where he directed a variety of initiatives to make the school financially stronger and enhance its educational programs.  Tom previously worked as an attorney in Los Angeles for thirty years, the last twenty as a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he practiced general environmental law.  Tom also served as an Adjunct Professor at Claremont McKenna College from 1992 to 2017 where he taught environmental law and policy and environmental leadership. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence Karlton, Chief United States District Judge of the Eastern District of California, in Sacramento in 1984-86 and as a research fellow in the National Park Department of Taiwan in 1983-1984. Tom continues to teach environmental classes at Claremont McKenna and Pomona Colleges.  He currently serves as the chair of the Leadership Council at the Yale School of the Environment, as vice-chair of the Advisory Council for the Roberts Environmental Center at Claremont McKenna College, as chair of the Conservation Committee of the National Forest Foundation, as chair of the finance committee on the board of the Open Space Institute and on the board of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation in Bozeman, Montana. He is researching and drafting a book on environmental leadership, a chapter on forest law in the United States and consulting to several environmental organizations. Tom graduated from New York University Law School in 1983 where he served on the Journal of International Law and Politics. He received a Master of Forest Science Degree from the Yale School of the Environment (formerly the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies) in 1980 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Yale College in 1977.

About Allison

Allison Rose is a venture capitalist in the culinary world, having financially backed and championed some of the West Coast’s most celebrated restaurants and culinary innovations of the past decade. She is known for her ability to judge character and her passion for food and cooking, and her investments are based on her personal tastes, with an emphasis on empowering female entrepreneurs. 

Allson’s portfolio includes some of the Bay Area’s and Hawaii’s most innovative restaurants and culinary enterprises, including Birdsong, Protégé, Selby’s, Bar Crenn, Che Fico, Merriman’s, Casa Dragones, Good Eggs and Maui Nui (to see her full portfolio, visit  She is dedicated to providing talented entrepreneurs with the support they need to succeed, including financial backing and networking as well as intangibles such as moral support and advice. Rose’s investments are based on her personal tastes and she is proud to champion innovative chefs and entrepreneurs.

Allison has been passionate about food and cooking since she was young, hosting a dinner party for 20 family members on her 13th birthday. She and her husband Dan, who is currently chairman of Coatue Ventures after working at Amazon and Facebook, now split their time between Hawaii’s Big Island and the Colorado Rockies where regenerative farming and ranching have become a passion.  

Philanthropy and community are some of her top priorities. She has served on the board of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, FoodCorps of America, Kukio Golf and Beach Club, and Aloha Hui Kiholo with The Nature Conservancy partnership. 

Recently an empty nester, Allison is excited to continue her commitment to supporting the ever-evolving food and farming industry. To view her portfolio and learn more about Allison, visit

Branwen Williams, Director, Roberts Environmental Center

Richard C. Adams, Jr. ’62, President, Crest Resources

Sedina Banks 00′, Environmental Law Partner at Greenberg Glusker

Dale Burger & Suzanne Maltby-Burger (Life Members) Advanced Electrical Materials/Devices Section Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Ben Conte ’92, Director of Commercialization, LO3 Energy

Roger Dale ’88, Principal, The Natelson Dale Group

Terry D. Evans ’59 (Life Member), Senior Director/Broker, Cushman and Wakefield

Michael G. Graber ’74, Owner, Michael Graber Productions

Brent F. Howell ’62 (Chair), Senior Vice President, CBRE Global Brokerage Services, Advisory & Transaction Group

David Ossentjuk ’83, Ossentjuk & Botti

George R. Roberts ’66,  Founder, Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)

Jil Stark ’58 GP’11 

Elizabeth Thomas ’07,  Adventure Conservationist, Speaker, Writer, and Environmental Consultant

Cam Tredennick ’88,  Consultant

Megan Wargo 00′,  Director of Land Protection, Pacific Crest Trail Association 

Rachel S. Wilson ’03