Gabby Alvira

Program Assistant, Ports (She/Her/Hers)
Gabby Alvira serves as Pacific Environment’s Program Assistant, Ports, supporting the management of the Ports for People campaign and assisting the campaign’s staff. Prior to joining Pacific Environment, Gabby...

Michael Atrigenio

Marine Consultant, Philippines
Dr. Michael Atrigenio supports Pacific Environment’s marine protection work in the Philippines as a consultant. He holds a Ph.D. in marine sciences. Dr. Atrigenio is currently an assistant professor...

Peter Bayuk

Senior Operations Manager (He/Him/His)
Peter Bayuk serves as Pacific Environment’s Senior Operations Manager. Previously, he spent two years as the Operations Manager at Rapid, a tech start-up where he helped to build out...

Janine Bobadilla

Marine Consultant, Philippines
Janine Bobadilla supports Pacific Environment’s marine protection work in the Philippines. She has worked as a Research Associate on coral reef protection and effective MPA management. Bobadilla also collaborated...

Silvia Bor

Senior Director, Marine Program
Silvia Bor serves as Senior Director of Pacific Environment’s Marine Program. Silvia brings over a decade of marine advocacy in the nonprofit arena, including most recently from WildAid, where...

Deanne Bray

Senior Director, Finance
Deanne Bray joins Pacific Environment as Sr. Finance Director. Deanne has 20 years of financial experience within the non-profit sector. In prior positions at Park And Rec SF and...

Kay Brown

Arctic Policy Director
Kay Brown develops Arctic policy with an Alaskan perspective. She is a former state official, political strategist and media specialist who has lived in Alaska since 1976.  Kay has...

Teresa Bui

Policy Director, Climate (She/Her/Hers)
Teresa Bui leads Pacific Environment’s climate advocacy efforts, with an initial focus on ship decarbonization and the zero-emission transition at ports. Before joining Pacific Environment, Teresa was appointed by...

Jonathan Butler

Climate Campaign Manager, Corporate (They/Them)
Jonathan Butler (they/them) serves as Pacific Environment’s Climate Campaign Manager, Corporate. Previously, they worked as Senior Campaigns Advisor at Oxfam America where they supported strategic planning, managed key campaign...

Jennifer Cajina Grigsby

Senior Advancement Manager (She/Her/Hers)
Jennifer Cajina Grigsby serves as Pacific Environment’s Senior Advancement Manager. Previously, she spent more than 2 years as the Foundation and Corporate Relationship Manager for CLEAR Global, a non-profit dedicated...

Jeanna Deforeit

Senior Advancement Manager
Jeanna Deforeit serves as Pacific Environment’s Senior Advancement Manager. Previously she worked at Hanford Challenge, an organization dedicated to the safe and effective cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Site,...

Deng Ping

Regional Director, China Representative Office Chongqing
Deng Ping provides hands-on program strategy, campaign planning, fundraising, and communications support, as well as daily and weekly one-on-one mentoring to grassroots partners across China. Deng Ping was previously...

Gwen Dobbs

Communications Director, Campaigns (She/Her/Hers)
Gwen Dobbs brings more than a decade of experience in the environmental and nonprofit world to Pacific Environment as its Communications Director, Campaigns. Gwen focuses on communications strategy and...

Leah Dunlevy

Digital Communications Associate (She/Her/Hers)
Leah Dunlevy serves as Pacific Environment’s Digital Communications Associate. Previously, she was a Communications Designer at Norrsken East Africa, where she developed the marketing strategy for the region by building...

Jim Gamble

Senior Director, Arctic Program
Born, raised, and educated in Alaska, James “Jim” Gamble directed the Aleut International Association (AIA) from 2007 to 2017, including six years as its executive director/CEO. Jim brings a...

Abigail Goh

Singapore Climate Specialist (She/Her/Hers)
Abigail Goh brings more than 5 years of government relations and policy experience to her role as Pacific Environment’s Singapore Climate Specialist. Prior to joining Pacific Environment, Abigail worked...

Kevynn Gómez

Communications Manager, Digital
Kevynn Gómez serves as Pacific Environment’s Communications Manager, Digital, supporting our efforts to engage diverse audiences and build strong support for our mission. Prior to joining Pacific Environment, Kevynn...

Grace Healy

Interim Senior Director, Climate Campaign/Climate Campaign Operations Director (She/Her/Hers)
Grace Healy serves as Pacific Environment’s Interim Senior Director, Climate Campaign/Climate Campaign Operations Director. In her current dual roles, she leads Pacific Environment’s climate campaign and manages its workforce...

Dawny’all Heydari

Climate Campaign Manager, Advocacy (She/Her/Hers)
Dawny’all Heydari serves as Climate Campaign Manager, Advocacy, supporting Pacific Environment’s strategic advocacy efforts and community power building for all climate campaigns, including Ports for People and Ship it Zero. Previously, for over a year, she...

Julian Hyde

Marine Consultant
Julian is CEO of Reef Check Malaysia (RCM), an NGO he helped establish in 2006. Its programs have since expanded to include a national annual coral reef survey program...

Haimei Jin

Program Coordinator, Plastics
Haimei serves as our Program Coordinator, Plastics in our Chongqing, China Representative Office. She facilitates capacity building on plastics issues, and communications and strategy coordination on solutions to plastic...

Hyunju Kang

Republic of Korea Country Director (She/Her/Hers)
Hyunju Kang serves as Pacific Environment’s Republic of Korea Country Director, supporting our efforts to get ships off fossil fuels. Prior to joining Pacific Environment, Hyunju worked as an...

Jeongmuk Kang

Renewable Energy Associate (He/Him/His)
Jeongmuk Kang serves as Pacific Environment’s Renewable Energy Associate. Previously, as a consultant, he managed the East Asia Clean Air Cities Network and participated in Climate-related projects at ERM Korea....

Eun Bi Kim

Shipping and Ports Associate (She/Her/Hers)
Eun Bi Kim serves as Pacific Environment’s Shipping and Ports Associate. Previously, she worked as a Senior Surveyor and approval engineer for DNV Korea, where she surveyed welding of hull...

Chenyang LI

Zero Waste Cities Officer
Chenyang Li serves as Zero Waste Cities Officer for Pacific Environment’s Chongqing Representative Office. Chenyang Li has been actively involved in environmental protection efforts in China since 2007. He...

Li Chunhua

Zero Waste Cities Manager
Li Chunhua serves as Zero Waste Cities Manager at Pacific Environment’s Chongqing Representative Office. In this role, she empowers local partners to tackle plastic issues through project support, policy...

Kristen McDonald

Senior Director, Plastics Program (She/Her/Hers)
Kristen McDonald is leading Pacific Environment’s efforts to address pollution and build strong and effective grassroots environmental organizations. Under Kristen’s leadership, Pacific Environment added a rule of law component...

Juliah Mora

Human Resources Generalist
Juliah Mora serves as Pacific Environment’s Human Resources Generalist. During her time in tech Juliah led the scaling of People Operations and established workforce management operations. Her passion and...

Hai Nguyen

Senior Marine Protected Areas Campaigner, Vietnam
Hai Nguyen serves as Senior Marine Protected Areas Campaigner for Vietnam. Hai brings expertise in fisheries, aquaculture, and marine protected area (MPA) creation and management to Pacific Environment’s team....

Tashia Owens

Senior Director of Human Resources
Tashia comes to Pacific Environment with 20+ years of experience supporting San Francisco Bay Area non-profit organizations. She specializes in leading pilot projects, executive coaching, crisis management, and building...

Pham Phuong Thao

Marine Program Associate
As Marine Program Associate based in Ho Chi Minh City, Pham Phuong Thao supports our efforts to reduce plastic pollution in Vietnam. Before joining us, Thao worked for the...

Xuan Quach

Vietnam Country Director (She/Her/Hers)
Xuan Quach brings two years of leadership experience with Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance (VZWA) and seven years of city government public policy experience with City of Da Nang to her...

Antonio Santos

Federal Policy Director, Climate (He/Him/His)
As Pacific Environment’s Federal Policy Director, Climate,  Antonio Santos brings over 20 years of federal and state regulatory experience. He spent most of his time with the Manufacturers of...

Jared Saylor

Senior Director, Communications
Jared Saylor is the Senior Director of Communications at Pacific Environment. He brings more than 20 years of communication advocacy experience to the position. A Northern California native, Jared...

Jayne Stevenson

Climate Policy Associate (She/Her/Hers)
As Climate Policy Associate, Jayne Stevenson supports Pacific Environment’s state climate advocacy efforts, with a focus on ship decarbonization and the zero-emission transition at ports. Prior to joining us,...

Wichin Suebpala

Marine Consultant, Thailand
Dr. Wichin Suebpala supports Pacific Environment’s marine protection work in Thailand as a consultant. Dr. Suebpala is a researcher at the Marine Biodiversity Research Group, Faculty of Science, Ramkhamhaeng...

Cristhian Tapia-Delgado

Climate Campaigner, Southern California (he/him)
Cristhian Tapia-Delgado (he/him) serves as Pacific Environment’s Climate Campaigner, Southern California. Previously, he was a 7-year member and advocate at East Yard Communities for Environment Justice, where he lobbied,...

Erika Thi Patterson

Senior Director, Climate Campaign
Erika (she/her) serves as Senior Director of Pacific Environment’s Climate Program. For over 13 years, she has led corporate and policy advocacy campaigns to advance racial, economic, and environmental...

Tuyen Tran

Communications Manager, Vietnam (She/Her/Hers)
Tuyen Tran serves as Communications Manager, Vietnam, with a focus on plastic pollution. Prior to joining Pacific Environment, she served in a communications role for a network-coordinating organization (VOHUN–Vietnam...

Fern Uennatornwaranggoon

Climate Campaign Director, Ports (she/her)
Fern Uennatornwaranggoon serves as Pacific Environment’s Climate Campaign Director, Ports. Previously, Fern spent the last seven years at EDF, where she was advocating on behalf of and in partnership...

Karla Vasquez

Administrative Assistant (She/Her/Hers)
Karla Vasquez serves as Pacific Environment’s Administrative Assistant. She brings more than 16 years of administrative experience across the non-profit sector. Prior to joining Pacific Environment, Karla has worked in...

Carolina Velasquez

Partnerships Manager (She/Her/Hers)
Carolina Velasquez serves as Pacific Environment’s Partnerships Manager. Previously, she spent three years as the Global Program and Operations Manager with Purpose, where she managed a wide range of internal...

Mandeera Wijetunga

Climate Campaigner, Ports (He/Him/His)
As Climate Campaigner, Ports, Mandeera Wijetunga supports the expansion of the Ports for People campaign across the West Coast and beyond. Previously, he supported our efforts to get ships off fossil...

Sophia Williams

Climate Program Assistant (She/Her/Hers)
Sophia Williams serves as Pacific Environment’s Program Assistant, Climate. Previously, she spent two years serving as an organizer and internal organizer for Service Employees International Union, where she supported...

Jes Wright

Communications Manager, Creative (She/Her/Hers)
Jes Wright produces digital communications and creative content for Pacific Environment’s campaigns. As a passionate content creator with a keen interest in social equity, she shares empowering and compelling...

Shannon Wright

Executive Director
Shannon Wright is the Executive Director of Pacific Environment. She was formerly the executive director of RE Sources, a dynamic regional environmental advocacy and education organization based in the...

Jamie Yates

Climate and Renewable Energy Analyst (She/Her/Hers)
Jamie Yates serves as Pacific Environment’s Climate and Renewable Energy Analyst. Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the Yale Center for Environmental Justice, where she prepared materials...

Thamasak Yeemin

Marine Consultant, Thailand
Dr. Thamasak Yeemin, a renowned MPA expert, supports Pacific Environment’s MPA work in Thailand as a consultant. He has worked at the Marine Biodiversity Research Group, Department of Biology,...

Ted Zhang

Climate Analyst (China Program) (He/Him/His)
Ted Zhang serves as Pacific Environment’s Climate Analyst (China Program). Ted brings years of experience in energy issues and market research to our zero-emissions shipping work in China. Previously,...

Zhou Min

Office and Climate Manager, China Representative Office Chongqing
Zhou Min serves as Office and Climate Manager in Pacific Environment’s Chongqing, China Representative Office, supporting government relations, communications, and programs, and leading our climate work. Zhou Min has...

Domenique Zuber

Senior Director, Advancement (She/Her/Hers)
Domenique Zuber is driven by her passion for social justice and a love of nature. As Senior Director, Advancement/Interim Haed of Administration, Domenique draws on rich experiences working in...

Peter Riggs

Board Chair
Peter Riggs has extensive philanthropy experience, including 10 years managing the East Asia and Russian Far East environment programs for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; as Program Officer for climate...

Yu Aiqun

Board Secretary
Yu Aiqun is a professional journalist, documentary filmmaker, and researcher. She has 16 years of experience working as a journalist and editor for social and environmental programs at China...

Vawter (Buck) Parker

Board Treasurer
Vawter “Buck” Parker has spent almost his entire career in environmental protection, including 37 years with Earthjustice and 10 as its CEO. Buck was instrumental in opening Earthjustice offices around...

James Angell

Director
Jim Angell is a board member of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation and Director of its environmental program where he focuses primarily on supporting efforts to protect and...

Stuart Kaplan

Director
Stuart Kaplan is a San Francisco-based attorney, acting frequently as a Court-appointed Receiver to operate businesses in dispute during the course of litigation. His work as a neutral manager...

Fanny Lam

Director
Fanny Lam was born and raised in Hong Kong and immigrated to San Francisco a decade ago. Fanny is passionate about contributing her 18-year business expertise and providing strategic...

Joanne Spalding

Director
Joanne Spalding is Deputy Legal Director and Chief Climate Counsel at the Sierra Club, where she has worked for 20 years. She directs the Sierra Club’s federal and state...

Jodie Van Horn

Director
Jodie Van Horn is a social change leader and advocate who runs innovative global campaigns for nonprofits, philanthropies, and values-driven businesses. As Senior Campaign Director at Purpose, she is...

Sun Shan

Environmental Consultant and Market Gardener
Sun Shan has over 15 years of experience in leadership positions in China’s environmental movement, where she organized major campaigns and civil society initiatives on species, protected areas, rivers,...

Alex Wang

UCLA Law Professor, Founder of NRDC Law Program in Beijing
Alex Wang is a leading expert on comparative environmental law and focuses on the social effects of law, and the interaction of law and institutions in China and the...

Deborah Williams

President of Alaska Conservation Solutions
Deborah Williams is currently an environmental consultant, and has dedicated over 35 years of service to advancing environmental protection in Alaska, California, and the nation. Deborah received her B.A....

Doug Norlen

Economics Policy Program Senior Manager of Friends of the Earth (U.S.)
Doug’s work at Friends of the Earth advances the organization’s campaigns to reform international trade rules, get big money out of politics, and promote sustainable finance policies at public...

Herb Hammond

Founder and President, Silva Ecosystem Consultants Ltd.
Herb Hammond is a Registered Professional Forester and forest ecologist with 30 years of experience in research, industry, teaching and consulting. Together with his wife Susan, he founded the...

Michelle Chan

Director of Economic Policy Program of Friends of the Earth (U.S.)
As VP of Programs at Friends of the Earth-U.S., Michelle Chan plays a crucial role in leading program and campaign planning and developing major organizational strategies at a time...

Nick Guroff

Deputy Director of Corporate Accountability International
Nick directs Corporate Accountability International’s foundations program, media outreach, online communications, and publications work. He began his work in advocacy as a field organizer for Green Corps, field manager...

Sanjay Narayan

Senior Managing Attorney of Sierra Club
As Managing Attorney of the Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Sanjay Narayan plays a senior role in decisions involving the clean air and water campaigns and policy issues. Before...

Sun Qingwei

Director of China Program of National Geographic Society
Sun Qingwei currently Directs National Geographic Society’s China Program, which provides grants for science and exploration to protect air and water resources across China. An energy policy and campaign...

Guo Hanyuan

Attorney, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Hanyuan Guo is currently an attorney at the Zhong Lun Law Firm, Shanghai office. She has been practicing law since 2012 in the area of, among others, dispute resolution and EHS...

Dr. Liu Hungto (“Howard”)

Dr. Liu worked at Oxfam for 17 years as the China Program Director, and he successfully registered four representative offices in mainland China for Oxfam, including a national office....