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Our People

Meet the team that makes us great!

Founder, President
Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D.
Founder, Director of Finance for Change
Susan Burns
Communications Manager
Amanda Diep
Director, Mediterranean and MENA Regions
Alessandro Galli, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Laurel Hanscom
Research Economist
Katsunori Iha
Chief Science Officer
David Lin, Ph.D.
Director, Special Initiatives
Laetitia Mailhes
Research Scientist
Maria Serena Mancini, Ph.D.
Research Scientist / Project Manager
Adeline Murthy
Accounting Manager
Rachel Roberts
Office Manager, Geneva
Loredana Serban
Research Scientist
Jaime Speed
IT Manager
Robert Williams

Board of Directors

Board Chairman, Global Footprint Network; Founder & CEO, NEUW Ventures
Keith Tuffley
Founder, President, Global Footprint Network
Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D.
Founder, Director of Finance for Change
Susan Burns
Founder and CEO, Paperless Inc.
Daniel Goldscheider
President, Pacific Capital Management
Sarosh Kumana
Director General, MAVA Foundation,
Lynda Mansson
Former Director General, IUCN; Executive Fellow, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Julia Marton-Lefèvre
Co-founder, Atlas Unbound
Alexa Firmenich
Sandra Browne, MBA

Science and Policy Advisory Council

Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive Officer at Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Oscar Arias, Former President, Costa Rica
Rosalía Arteaga Serrano, Former President of the Republic of Ecuador
Lester Brown, Founder emeritus, Earth Policy Institute
Herman Daly, Intellectual Father of Ecological Economics
Fabio Feldmann, Former Minister of Environment, São Paulo
Eric Garcetti, Mayor, Los Angeles
Stephen Groff, Governor of the National Development Fund of Saudi Arabia, former Vice President, Asia Development Bank, Southeast Asia/Pacific
Tom Lovejoy, Professor at George Mason University, former World Bank’s chief biodiversity advisor, former President of the H. John Heinz III Center,
Daniel Pauly, Leading marine ecologist, University of British Columbia
Jorgen Randers, Professor of Climate Strategy, Norwegian School of Management
Peter Raven, Former President, Missouri Botanical Gardens
William E. Rees, Co-creator of the Ecological Footprint, University of British Columbia
Karl-Henrik Robèrt, Founder, The Natural Step
Emil Salim, Former Indonesian Minister of State
James Gustave Speth, Founder, World Resources Institute
Will Steffen, Former Director, Australian National University’s Climate Change Institute
Per Espen Stoknes, chair of the Center for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School
David Suzuki, Award-winning Scientist and Broadcaster
M.S. Swaminathan, India’s Leading Scientist on Sustainable Food Security
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Founding President of Wuppertal Institute
Dominique Voynet, Former Environment Minister, France, and Former Mayor, Montreuil
E.O. Wilson, Museum of Comparative Zoology Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, www.half-earthproject.org

Affiliates

Selen Altiok, Agricultural Economist
Veronica Arias,
Climate and City Specialist
Corinne Hanson, Sustainable Business Specialist
Sebastián Navarro, Climate Ambassador and Envoy
Kristine Jiao, Communications
Mikel Evans, Research Analyst
Evan Neill,
Research Analyst
Michelle Shaffer,
Database Manager
Michael Wang,
Front-end Designer
Jag Alexeyev,
Founder, Impactvesting LLC, New York, NY
Melita Elmore, Principal Consultant, British Standards Institution, Austin, Texas
Annabel Hertz, Grant Writer, Washington, DC
Robert Klijn, Managing Director and ESG Specialist, Fair Impact, Netherlands
Yoshihiko Wada, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ecological Economics, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, and Executive Director,  Ecological Footprint Japan

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