In this role, Helen will be responsible for the design and implementation of a short-range and long-range strategy for raising increased philanthropic support for PEER’s groundbreaking approach to supporting and protecting environmental whistleblowers. She will have a particular focus on building the individual giving program and growing team capacity. Reporting to Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director of PEER, Helen will oversee the development department and partner closely with the senior leadership team and Board of Directors.
Helen brings more 10 years’ professional development experience focused on conservation and environment, and an academic background in environmental security and policy. She joins PEER after 7 years serving in a series of progressive positions with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Montana, where she focused on individual giving and campaign management. Prior to TNC, Helen served as the Development Manager for Seattle Audubon Society, and led the Montana Veterans Foundation first as the Director of Development and Marketing and then as the Executive Director. Helen brings well rounded expertise across individual, corporate, and foundation giving, and deep knowledge of the environmental issues and priorities PEER is focused on. PEER looks forward to welcoming Helen to the team beginning May 24, 2021.