Kirk Jensen

SHV Board of Directors

Kirk Jensen

Kirk Jensen has transitioned from a successful 30+ year career in life sciences publishing to focus on long term care planning, which he regards as a much larger quality of life issue than most people realize. He divides his time between assisting members of the Baby Boom generation family by family, and working to encourage employers to make LTCI an employee benefit, to solve this problem at scale more efficiently. After a publishing career with such firms as Oxford, Pearson, Plenum, and the New York Academy of Sciences, he remains deeply engaged with science and scientific communities. He has worked closely with many of the best scientists in ecology, conservation, biodiversity, and the environmental sciences. He has been involved with diverse publications including Environmental Practice, the official journal of the National Association of Environmental Professionals, scholarly review series in ecology and conservation biology, ecological economics, Current Ornithology , Current Mammalogy, the Long Term Ecological Research Network series, and a couple of series in evolutionary biology. He worked on the Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution, the premier monographic series in these areas. He has edited textbooks and scholarly books including A Citizen’s Guide to Practical Ecology (Lawrence Slobodkin), Win-Win Ecology (Michael Rosenzweig), The Nature of Design (David Orr), Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the US (Bruce Stein and others at The Nature Conservancy), Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity (Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein), and several books each by Garrett Hardin, David Ehrenfeld, and Dan Botkin.

Our Team

Sustainable Hudson Valley
Board of Directors

David Dell, Ph.D. (Chairman)
thought leader in Sustainability

Perry Goldschein, J.D.
corporate sustainability consultant

Lucy Johnson
life consultant

Lee Anne Albritton
innovative community organizer

Jeffrey Domanski
multi-disciplined environmental professional

Kirk Jensen
30+ year career in life sciences

Victor-Pierre Melendez
environmental economics and community outreach

Staff and Consultants

Melissa Everett, Ph.D., Executive Director
Outreach and communications strategist

Seth Leitman
“The Green Living Guy”

John Wackman
Energy Outreach Program Manager

Hugo Jule–Quinntanilla
Promoter of energy savings

Hannah Karp
Communications Coordinator

Scott Lang
Certified Public Accountant