Henry Whittemore '74
Henry has more than 25 years of timberland management experience, with a particular focus on North America, Australia, New Zealand, China, and Eastern Europe. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Maine TREE (Timber Research and Environmental Education) Foundation, an organization that educates and advocates for the sustainable use of the forest and the ecological, economic, and social health of Maine’s forest community.
Prior to joining Maine TREE, he served as senior director of an international timberland investment fund based in Boston and Northeast Regional Manager of a Boston-based TIMO that managed lands in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. Henry has served on many non-profit Boards in Maine – including the Maine Farmland Trust, Forest Society of Maine, Center for Woodland Education, the Northern Forest Center, Kennebec Land Trust, and the Maine Forest Products Council.
From 1978-1981, Henry served in the United States Peace Corps in the Kingdom of Tonga as an agroforestry volunteer. He holds a BA from Williams College and a Masters in Forestry from Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
John Jacob '84
John is a partner in the Washington DC office of legal firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. His practice includes counseling, compliance, reimbursement, and litigation regarding Medicare and Medicaid regulatory and policy matters. He advises hospitals, device manufacturers and other health industry entities on the numerous regulatory and policy issues that they face in their daily operations.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and his J.D from American University, Washington College of Law, cum laude.
Professionally, John has been nationally ranked as a top healthcare lawyer in the 2008-2019 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and recognized by Super Lawyers in the health care practice area from 2012-2018. He is involved with several civic and community organizations, including the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution and the DC Bar Association.