Actor and Musician
Paul Adelstein is an actor and musician. After attending Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, he became a founding member of New Crime Productions, a theatre company in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, whose productions focused on social inequalities. After working with the Steppenwolf Theatre for a number of years, Paul started working primarily in television and film. Credits include the Coen brothers' Intolerable Cruelty, Memoirs of a Geisha, Be Cool, Bedazzled, Prison Break and Grey's Anatomy spinoff, Private Practice. Paul is also a composer and songwriter. His band, Doris, has released two well received albums. In addition, Paul composed the score for the HBO short film Mullitt, as well as scoring television spots for Emily's List and Organ Donors of Illinois, among others.
Kirsten Steward Beckwith
Kirsten serves on the Advisory Board of a multicultural program for youth and co-chairs an environmental committee at a local school. Most recently, she worked for SeaChange (now Social Enterprise Alliance), a national nonprofit that connects social entrepreneurs with resources. She has served as a founding Advisory Board Member for the Taproot Foundation as well as for a grant-making foundation dedicated to literacy, journalism and education. She also directed a national educational AmeriCorps program and has product marketing experience for The Learning Company/Mattel and an online education company. Kirsten received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BS from the University of Illinois.
Cecil Corbin-Mark is the director of programs for WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT). Founded in 1988, WE ACT was New York's first environmental justice organization created to improve environmental health and quality of life in communities of color. He works on campaigns that seek to: remove carcinogenic diesel soot from school bus cabins, bring fresh locally grown food into NYC public schools, combat global warming, and build market-based and legislative solutions to protect New York communities from toxic chemicals. Cecil comes from a family that is no stranger to the pursuit of social justice. He is the great nephew of Louis E. Burnham, a co-editor with Paul Robeson of the journal Freedom and a leader of the Alabama-based Southern Negro Youth Congress in the 1940's. Cecil continues the work of his great uncle and several other family members today as he helps to lead WE ACT in its work with residents and the political establishment to create a more just and sustainable future. A lifelong resident of Harlem's Hamilton Heights Historic District (aka Sugar Hill), Cecil holds a BA from Hunter College and a MPhil from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Philanthropic and Nonprofit Consultant
Tina is Senior Program Advisor to the Women’s Foundation of California and consults on Women's Environmental Health and Justice issues for other foundations. She has led the Women’s Foundation's environmental health and justice program since its inception in 2002. She is the author of "Confronting Toxic Contamination in Our Communities: Women’s Health and California's Future," a seminal report on women's environmental health in California. Tina has a background in public health, social marketing, immigrant and refugee health and environmental justice. Tina is currently a member of the steering committee for the Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN), co-chairs its Women’s Environmental Health working group, and serves on the HEFN-CA advisory board. Tina’s passion about the intersection of environmental and reproductive justice is fueled by her two young children.
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Roger Kim is the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). APEN organizes and builds the leadership of Asian immigrant and refugee communities to achieve environmental and social justice. APEN has successfully developed cutting-edge community organizing models in the Laotian refugee community in Richmond and the Chinese immigrant community in Oakland. APEN's grassroots members have won several significant environmental justice campaigns and, through APEN's Vote Action program, have educated and turned-out several thousand Chinese and Laotian voters in their native languages on key ballot issues. Mr. Kim brings his background in the social justice, environmental, and philanthropic sectors to the environmental justice mission APEN. Before joining APEN, he worked at the San Francisco Foundation as the Environment Program Fellow and at Global Green USA on advancing energy-efficient and green building practices in affordable housing developments. In addition, Mr. Kim is on the board of the Center for Environmental Health, the Public Policy Committee of the Greenbelt Alliance, and the Advisory Committee to Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Partner, TAO Capital
Chris is a partner at TAO Capital, a family partnership that invests in private equity and venture capital funds focused on technology. Chris serves as an adviser to a family office on investment strategy, succession planning, and governance. Previously Chris worked in various marketing roles in emerging software companies. Chris has a BA in Economics from Stanford University.
Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy, Yahoo! Inc.
Christina Page is Global Director of Energy and Sustainability Strategy for Yahoo!, where she is responsible for shaping the company’s corporate environmental activities. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Chris was at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a Colorado-based “think-and-do tank” led by energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins. She has also been a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and a writer/editor for the public radio environmental program "Living on Earth.” While living in Colorado, Chris was a member of the all-volunteer Mountain Rescue Aspen team, providing aid to lost and injured parties in the Rocky Mountains. She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies from Brown University and a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Senior Director of Programs and External Relations, Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
As part of the executive team of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Arlene serves as Senior Director of Programs and External Relations. She is responsible for the leadership, marketing and management of GLSEN's core program areas (Communications, Public Policy, Community Initiatives and Training and Curriculum Development. In addition she manages GLSEN’s key relationships - identifying partnership opportunities, and coordinating GLSEN's fulfillment of partnership activities. Prior to GLSEN, Arlene oversaw Living Cities' knowledge management and evaluation work, and led the organization's external relationships, communications and public relations. Arlene also directed the Environment program for The San Francisco Foundation for eight years. In addition, Arlene was the Director of the Foundation’s Organizational Sustainability and Leadership Development programs, providing oversight to various foundation-led initiatives building community leadership and organizational resilience with nonprofits across the Bay Area. She has extensive experience in organizational development, program planning, and building partnerships and collaborative efforts. She has served as senior program officer for the environment at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, was the Director of Community Programs and founding director of the Crissy Field Environmental Center with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and served as Urban Program Director for the Western Region of The Trust for Public Land. Arlene has volunteered on many boards and was a commissioner for the city of San Francisco's environment department for six years. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Horticulture and completed Masters’ level training in Landscape Architecture, with a minor in Urban Planning, at North Carolina State University.
Executive Director, Jenifer Altman Foundation (JAF)
Marni Rosen is the Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation (JAF), a private foundation focused on environmental health and justice and mind-body health work. As part of her portfolio at JAF, Marni manages the Barbara Smith Fund, a private foundation dedicated to health, healing, and the healing arts. Marni has advised numerous other foundations and donors on their environmental health and justice giving. In 2005, in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Marni co-founded the Gulf Coast Fund, a fund working towards sustainable and just recovery of the region. In partnership with the Global Greengrants Fund and four international NGO networks, she initiated the Global South + Program to support environmental health and justice work globally. Marni is also is a board member of Clean Production Action, and an “Eggspert” Advisor to Chicken & Egg Pictures, a hybrid film fund and non-profit production company supporting women filmmakers focused on social justice, environmental and human rights issues. Previous board service includes Environmental Grantmakers Association, the Funders Network on Trade and Globalization (now EDGE Funders Alliance), and the American Public Health Association (Environment Section Council).
Lawrence Smith, CPA
Smith and Company CPAs
Lawrence Smith, CPA, is the founder and principal at Smith and Company CPAs. He provides fiscal and managerial oversight to CEH's operations. He is currently serving in his second stint on the CEH board, having first joined in 1997.