Leadership

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Meet the people spearheading the work.


Dan Galpern

Founder, Executive Director & General Counsel

Dan is an environmental and climate attorney and policy analyst.

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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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Dev Noily

Board Treasurer

Dev serves as Senior Rabbi of Kehilla Community Synagogue in Oakland / Piedmont, CA (2017 to present).

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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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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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Dr. John Birks

Board Member

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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Tim Crosland

Board Member

Tim is Director of the charity
Plan B (planb.earth), which advances strategic legal action to tackle climate change.

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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

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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