Pacific Environment’s diverse staff bring linguistic expertise and cultural fluency to local communities, many of which reside in remote regions and maintain traditional customs.

Our staff complement their cultural literacy with deep expertise in grassroots campaigning, leadership development, organizational capacity building and program design, often with a focus on ocean and river protection, energy and climate change issues.

Our board and advisors bring deep cultural and issue area expertise, as well as financial and organizational management experience.

 

Alex Levinson

Executive Director
Alex Levinson leads the team at Pacific Environment in seeking to engender broad, inclusive prosperity and healthy, resilient communities and ecosystems throughout the Pacific Rim. For 25 years, Alex...

Madeline Rose

Climate Campaign Director
Madeline Rose leads Pacific Environment’s climate campaigns, with an initial focus on getting ships off fossil fuels. A tenacious advocate and seasoned campaigner, Madeline joins Pacific Environment after a...

Antonio Santos

Federal Policy Director, Climate
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...

Teresa Bui

State Policy Director, Climate
Teresa Bui leads Pacific Environment’s state climate advocacy efforts, with an initial focus on ship decarbonization and the zero emission transition at ports. Before joining Pacific Environment, Teresa was...

Allyson Browne

Climate Campaign Manager, Ports
Allyson Browne serves as Pacific Environment’s Climate Campaign Manager, Ports, leading our efforts to get ships off fossil fuels and end ship pollution in ports. Allyson brings over ten...

Dawny’all Heydari

Campaign Lead, Ship It Zero
Dawny’all Heydari leads Pacific Environment’s Ship It Zero campaign to move the world’s largest retail companies to achieve zero-emission shipping by 2030. An accomplished, creative and relentless campaigner, Dawny’all...

Mandeera Wijetunga

Climate Campaigner, Clean Ports Southern California
Mandeera Wijetunga is a Climate Campaigner for Pacific Environment, supporting our efforts to get ships off fossil fuels and to end ship pollution in ports. An experienced organizer, Mandeera...

John “Bo” McClung

Climate Campaigner, Clean Ports Northwest
A Climate Campaigner, Clean Ports Northwest, John “Bo” McClung supports our efforts to get ships off fossil fuels. Bo brings significant organizing experience to our team, having served as...

Hyunju Kang

South Korea Climate Specialist
Hyunju Kang serves as Pacific Environment’s South Korea Climate Specialist, supporting our efforts to get ships off fossil fuels. Prior to joining Pacific Environment, Hyunju worked as an international...

Grace Healy

Climate Campaign Operations Director
Grace Healy serves as Pacific Environment’s Climate Campaign Operations Director. In this role, she supports the climate program’s workforce development, finances, operations, and overall strategy. Prior to joining Pacific Environment, Grace worked as...

Katarina van Alebeek

Program Assistant
Katarina van Alebeek serves as Pacific Environment’s Program Assistant, supporting the Climate team, Finance & Operations Team, and Executive Director. Prior to joining Pacific Environment, Katarina was a research...

Kristen McDonald

China Program Director
Kristen McDonald is leading Pacific Environment’s efforts to address pollution and build strong and effective grassroots environmental organizations in China. Under Kristen’s leadership, Pacific Environment added a rule of...

Deng Ping

China Program Coordinator
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...

Zhou Min

Office Manager, China Representative Office Chongqing
Zhou Min serves as Office Manager in Pacific Environment’s Chongqing, China Representative Office, supporting government relations, communications, and programs. Zhou Min has been active in environmental work in China...

Chen Yihui

China Program Fellow
Chen Yihui serves as Pacific Environment’s China Program Fellow, and her work focuses on plastic pollution reduction. She is passionate about leveraging corporate power to promote sustainability and a...

Jim Gamble

Arctic Program Director
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...

Kay Brown

Arctic Consultant
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...

Bria Morgan

Senior Arctic Campaigner
Brihannala (Bria) Morgan leads on stakeholder relations to protect Arctic wildlife and communities from shipping and other environmental threats. Bria has worked as a campaigner and land rights advocate...

Xuan Quach

Vietnam Consultant
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...

Hai Nguyen

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

Tuyen Tran

Marine Communications Officer
Tuyen Tran serves as Communications Officer, Marine Program, with a focus on plastic pollution. Prior to joining Pacific Environment, she served in a communications role for a network-coordinating organization...

Pham Phuong Thao

Marine Program Assistant
As Marine Program Assistant 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...

Gwen Dobbs

Senior Communications Manager
Gwen Dobbs brings more than a decade of experience in the environmental and nonprofit world to Pacific Environment as its Senior Communications Manager. At Pacific Environment, Gwen will focus...

Kevynn Gómez

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

Jes Wright

Digital Communications Associate
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...

Domenique Zuber

Advancement Director
Domenique Zuber is driven by her passion for social justice and a love of beautiful landscapes and animals. As Advancement Director, Domenique draws on rich experiences working in research,...

Cherry Ho

Interim Finance & Operations Director
Cherry Ho serves as Pacific Environment’s Interim Finance & Operations Director, providing leadership for the organization’s financial and administrative processes as the keystone for the team to achieve its...

Zareen Ahmed

Finance & Operations Associate
Zareen Ahmed is Pacific Environment’s Finance & Operations Associate. Zareen is helping ensure that smooth operations are helping our staff succeed. She has previous experience working in operations, marketing,...

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

Board
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...

Fanny Lam

Board
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...

Stuart Kaplan

Board
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...

Joanne Spalding

Board
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

Board
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...