Leadership

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Meet the people spearheading the work.

Board of Directors

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Donn J. Viviani

Board President

Donn is a retired Environmental Protection Agency scientist, following 35 years of service.

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John M. Fitzgerald

Board Vice-President

John is a semi-retired, but not very retiring lawyer with extensive experience in litigation and legislation.

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Dr. Lise Van Susteren

Board Secretary

Dr. Susteran is a practicing general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC, and an expert on the physical and mental health effects of climate disruption.

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Dr. John Birks

Board Treasurer

John is Chief Scientist at 2B Technologies, a company he co-founded in 1998 that develops and manufactures new products for air quality measurements.

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Nelson Bonner

Board Member

Nelson is a retired artist, technical writer, and technology editor and educator, with four decades of computer applications experience.

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Stefanie Herrington

Board Member

Stefanie is an estate planning attorney and the founder of Montecito Law Group in Santa Barbara, California.

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cathy-orlando
Cathy Orlando

Board Member

Cathy is Program Director at Citizens’ Climate International where she directs programs that support volunteers in over 75 countries to build political will for a climate safe future.

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Daphne Wysham

Board Member

Daphne is Head of Methane Removal Policy Engagement at Spark Climate Solutions, where she is focused on building out the policy and governance roadmap for methane removal.

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Dan Galpern

General Counsel & Executive Director

Founder, Board Member

Dan is an environmental and climate attorney and policy analyst.

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Board of Advisors

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Dr. James E. Hansen
Director of Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions

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James-Baker
Dr. James Baker
Under Secretary of Commerce for Atmosphere and Oceans & Administrator of the U.S. NOAA

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Ocean & Climate Change Professor, Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra

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Richard-Heede
Richard Heede
Climate Accountability Institute

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Judy Giers
Attorney at Law

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Lisbeth Gronlund
Research Affiliate, Nuclear Security & Policy Lab, MIT Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering

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Wil-Burns
Wil Burns
Visiting Professor with Northwestern University’s Program in Environmental Policy and Culture

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Dev Noily
Senior Rabbi of Kehilla Community Synagogue

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Natalie Mangondo
Youth Fellow, United Nations Climate Change
High Level Champions Team

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Tim Crosland
Director, Plan B (planb.earth)

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Ilana Cohen
Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard & Fossil Free Research

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Tora Husar

Welcome Our New Legal Extern, Tora Husar!

Tora is a law student at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a board member of the Student Public Interest Network and an editor for the Journal of Constitutional Law. Her passion for climate action began in college, where she advocated for fossil fuel divestment as part of a Students for Climate Justice chapter. She hopes to advocate for environmental justice as a future litigator.