Director of Institutional Relations
In my role at Point Blue, I manage funding relationships with our partners from foundations, corporations, and government agencies that advance our nature-based solutions to environmental challenges. A former park ranger and outdoor educator, I have a lifelong commitment to conservation, sustainability, and connecting people of all backgrounds with nature. Previously, I worked in development with the California Academy of Sciences and NatureBridge. I have also been a peer reviewer for grant applications to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Youth Outside. My education includes an M.S. in Environmental Education from Lesley College, a B.S. in Agriculture and Natural Resources Communication from Michigan State University, and training as a conflict resolution facilitator. I enjoy photographing birds and wildflowers, and I have a tendency to write spontaneous limericks.
Email: Beverly Cherner