Tamsen Ann Ziff
Board of Directors, World Science Festival
Tamsen Ann Ziff is managing director and co-chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Opera and a vice chairman on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall and is the founding chairman of the Board of Directors of The Smile Train, an international organization that provides free cleft lip and palate surgery for underprivileged children. Ziff was chairman of the Board of the Rainforest Alliance for six years and currently serves on the Boards of the American Museum of Natural History, Conservation International, the New York Restoration Project, the World Science Festival, and the Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami. She is also a member of the National Council of the Aspen Music Festival. She is a founder and producer of the Caribbean Community Theater, St.Croix, U.S.V.I.
Ziff studied music therapy in the Masters program at New York University, where she received a Master’s of Social Work degree. She was a psychiatric social worker in the New York City system for many years.