Palmetto Bay, Florida – Dr. Diana Barrett, President and Founder of The Fledgling Fund, has been appointed to the board of directors of Everglades Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting America’s Everglades.
“I am extremely pleased to join the Everglades Foundation board which has become an important voice in advocating for America’s Everglades,” said Barrett. “During my career I have worked to explore complex issues and ignite change. I have been impressed with the fact that the Foundation takes a similar approach in its ongoing effort to restore the Everglades.”
In 2005, Barrett founded The Fledgling Fund which is driven by the passionate belief that film can inspire a better world and the challenges of well executed solutions. Fledgling provides grants, training, advice and networking opportunities to help documentary filmmakers.
A resident of Palm Beach, Barrett founded Fledgling after a 25 year career at Harvard University where she taught in both the Harvard Business School and the School of Public Health. She was a member of the Social Enterprise core group teaching Business Leadership in the Social Sector as well as various executive programs.
Her areas of interest included the use of public private partnerships for global poverty reduction and specifically, in addressing the social and personal burden of disease such as HIV/AIDS.
Barrett received both her Masters in Business Administration and her Doctorate in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. In addition to leading Fledgling, Barrett serves on the Boards of the Social Change Film Forum at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Advisory Board of the Acumen Fund, and Advisory Board of Earthwatch.
About Florida’s Relationship with America’s Everglades
More than seven million people and millions of visitors depend on America’s Everglades for its daily drinking water supply. America’s Everglades is a World Heritage site and one of the most unique natural ecosystems. Florida’s agricultural, boating, tourism, real estate, recreational and commercial fishing industries all depend on a healthy Everglades ecosystem, supporting tens of thousands of jobs and contributing billions to our economy.
About the Everglades Foundation
The Everglades Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, science based organization that uses scientific research, education, legal, advocacy and communications teams to advance the cause of restoring and protecting America’s Everglades.
For more information please visit evergladesfoundation.org.
Brian E. Crowley