Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Pamela Murphy

Former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, Island Press


Pamela Murphy has extensive experience in managing environmental non-profit organizations. Her background in business consulting and finance has been leveraged in her stewardship of diverse environmental organizations. She currently serves on boards and councils at the Woodwell Climate Research Center (formerly known as Woods Hole Research Center), the Conservation Finance Network, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and ReFED. She also served more than a decade on the governing board and as Chair at Island Press, an environmental publisher. A lifelong sailor and explorer of the natural world, Pamela has interests in environmental management of waters and coastlines, environmental justice, climate change, conservation finance and sustainable agriculture.