Tony DeFalco (Co-Chair)

Tony DeFalco is the Living Cully Ecodistrict Coordinator at Verde, coordinating the nation’s first equity driven ecodistrict designed to re-interpret sustainability as an anti-poverty strategy. His expertise in community economic development, environmental protection and sustainability spans 15 years of working locally and nationally in environmental advocacy, coalition building and policy... Read More

Dr. Michael K. Dorsey (Co-Chair)

The Center for Environmental Health
Dr. Michael K. Dorsey is a recognized expert on global energy, environment, finance and sustainability matters. In 1997, in Glasgow, Scotland, Dorsey was bestowed Rotary International’s highest honor, The Paul Harris Medal for Distinguished Service to Humanity. Dr. Dorsey is a “Full member” of the Club of Rome and in... Read More

Tamara Toles O’Laughlin (Co-Chair)

Women's Voices for the Earth
Tamara is an environmental advocate focused on equity, access and justice issues at the local, regional and national level. She lives in Washington DC and hails from Brooklyn, New York. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from The City College, City University of New York, as well as a Masters in... Read More

Jose Aguto

U.S. Climate Action Network
Jose Aguto is the Associate Director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, seeking to further the mission of caring for creation and for our poor and vulnerable neighbors, consistent with the calls of Catholic Church expressed in recent times by Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict, and Pope Francis. As a... Read More

Dianne Dillon Ridgley

National Wildlife Federation, Center for International Environmental Law
Environmentalist and Human Rights Activist, Dianne Dillon-Ridgley has worked for thirty years on issues of the environment and sustainability, and gender and CSR, both domestically and internationally. Since 1997 she has been a director at Interface, Inc., global manufacturer of modular carpet and a leader in sustainable design. She was... Read More

Arturo Garcia-Costas

Friends of the Earth
Arturo manages the New York Community Trust’s national and New York City environmental grantmaking program. He came to the Trust from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, where he oversaw the environmental justice grant program and chaired the State’s Sea Level Rise Task Force Community Resilience Work Group.... Read More

Andres Jimenez

As Senior Director of Government Affairs, Andres Jimenez works with both the House and Senate to help expand the voice of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and advocate for relevant legislation. PreviouslyAndres served as the associate director of Government Relations at Ocean Conservancy with a focus on creating bipartisan solutions for critical issues like ocean... Read More

Pallavi Phartiyal

Midwest Pesticide Action Network
Pallavi Phartiyal serves as the Deputy Executive Director at Rainforest Action Network (RAN), a nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve forests, protect the climate and uphold human rights. RAN achieves its mission by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic corporate campaigns including research and public... Read More

Francella Chinchilla (Principal at The Raben Group)

With close to a decade of experience working in advocacy and government affairs, Francella has devoted her career to building movements that address issues of empowerment and progressive causes. She helps drive strategy and execute high-level decision making for long-term advocacy campaigns related to just representation in our national institutions.... Read More

Karen Driscoll (Director at The Raben Group)

Karen started at the Raben Group in 2016 as a Senior Associate. Karen supports clients through in-depth research, writing, and event coordination. Karen joins the Raben Group from Los Angeles. There she worked at Liberty Hill Foundation, a public foundation supporting community organizing and advocates at the frontlines of change.... Read More