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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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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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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Dan Galpern

Founder

Executive Director & General Counsel

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

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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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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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Natalie Mangondo

Youth Fellow, United Nations Climate Change
High Level Champions Team

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Ilana Cohen
Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard & Fossil Free Research

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A Warm Welcome to

CPR Initiative’s Newest Member of the Team!

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Coral Muessig

Legal Research Extern

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