Andrea Leebron-Clay (Board Chair)
Ms. Leebron-Clay is a businesswoman and registered nurse. She is a producer, director, and writer for Clay for Earth Productions, which she and her husband, Jim, founded to assist not-for-profit organizations in producing quality visual promotion and education. Andy Leebron-Clay and Jim Clay are completing Masters’ work in Sustainable Community Development at Goddard College. Length of service: 3 years
Jim Clay (Treasurer)
Mr. Clay has been a successful entrepreneur for forty years specializing in providing long-term health and rehabilitation care to rural communities. Jim and Andy Leebron-Clay, his wife and fellow ForestEthics Board member, founded the Clay for Earth Foundation to support sustainable solutions for livable communities. Length of service: 3 years
As President and CEO of King Pacific Lodge in the Great Bear Rainforest Mr. Uehara is the Executive in charge of complete operations of this floating resort in Northern British Columbia with offices in North Vancouver. He is Recreational Property Development Manager for the Morita Company of Honolulu and brings a long history of marketing experience and ecotourism expertise to our board. Length of service: 4 years
Ms. Holmgren is the founder and lead event producer of Organic Events, a boutique event production firm specializing in sustainable event production for progressive organizations. She also produces the annual Goldman Environmental Prize Ceremony, the largest environmental prize program in the country. Ms. Holmgren graduated from the Green Corps Field School for Environmental Organizing, and has worked at several Bay Area nonprofit organizations, including Rainforest Action Network. She is also a Level II certified snowboard instructor, the team leader of Team LUNAChix Bay Area Mountain Bike team, and a Huffington Post blogger. Length of service: 7 years
Neal Gorenflo is Project Director of CommonSource, a Tides Center project that publishes Shareable, an online magazine about sharing. Learn more about Neal Gorenflo. Length of service: 8 years
Mrs. Kroeker is the Co-President and Co-Founder of the Wildlife Forever Fund and has worked for the past 13 years in environmental philanthropy with organizations like Cascade Land Conservancy, Hoh River Trust, Columbia Land Trust, Audubon, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Ecotrust Alaska and Ecoviva. In addition to her extensive environmental work, Anne pursues many avenues of educational philanthropy as Co-President and Co-Founder of the Educational Legacy Fund, where she focuses on fair treatment for underrepresented groups in education and society. Anne is a huge proponent for the Arts and is a Trustee at the Tacoma, WA based Museum of Glass where, among other roles, she works to support at-risk youth through art-based education.
Mr. Sender is an award-winning broadcast journalist and war correspondent, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated documentary producer and director. His credits include the acclaimed feature documentary Prisoner of Paradise (nominated for both an Academy Award and a Directors Guild Award), the weekly PBS series South Africa Now (recipient of a New York Emmy Award for best news magazine and a Polk Award for excellence in journalism), and the first exclusive interview with Nelson Mandela following President Mandela’s release from prison.
He also writes, produces and directs–with his wife and partner Julie Bergman Sender through their company Balcony Films, a media consulting firm and film production company, specializing in media messaging, merging storytelling with policy and state-of-the-art distribution strategies for social issue campaigns, as well as dramatic and documentary films. Mr. Sender has a degree in politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University. Length of service: 3 years
Angel Kyodo Williams
Ms. Kyodo Williams is a writer, artist, business-woman, spiritual leader, and community activist. She is the acting Executive Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project, the Spiritual Director of the New Dharma Meditation Center for Urban Peace, the Founder of urbanPEACE, and a Senior Teacher of the Lineage Project. She is an ordained Zen Priest and Interfaith Minister, and is currently studying to become a certified Yoga Teacher. In the past, Ms. Kyodo Williams served on the board of the MBA Project, YES!: Youth for Environmental Sanity, and Vision Youth, and was also the Co-Creator & Managing Partner of Kokobar: Internet Café; Founder/Operations Manager of Spy Management: Entertainment Management; and Chief Financial Officer of Flavor Unit Management & Records. She is currently working on two non-fiction works on the relevance of Spirituality in Activism. Length of service: 4 years