Jim Berry      

 Jim Berry is President/CEO ​emeritus of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) in Jamestown, New York. RTPI is a national nature education organization specializing in providing formal and informal educators with training and other resources to accomplish their goals effectively. RTPI's other role is to curate the lifetime body of work of America's great naturalist, Roger Tory Peterson. Prior to his 17 years at RTPI, Jim was the executive director of the Cincinnati Nature Center for 10 years and before that spent 14 years with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources including a 10-year stint managing Malabar Farm in Lucas, Ohio. Today, Jim serves as the Immediate Past-president of the Association of Nature Center Administrators and volunteers with several agencies including the New York Natural Heritage Program, New York State  Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Forest Service in Allegheny National Forest. Jim holds a B.S. degree in Natural History Interpretation from The Ohio State University.