Nora Brereton has twelve plus years in the field of nonprofit and business management, in addition to spending a decade as an environmental educator. She loves helping small businesses and individuals clean up their finances with easy and empowering systems. She has a degree in Business Economics from the University of San Francisco and is a complete spreadsheet nerd. When not crunching numbers she still loves to dig in the garden and tool around on her sailboat in the bay.
Fraser Conrad is a project analyst with a laboratory research management background, a bachelor’s degree in health sciences, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration and interprofessional leadership. He is active in promoting social justice, equity, sustainability, and environmental protection, and he loves to cook, study languages, and play music.
Kelly Diggins works on the global philanthropy team at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors where she has worked on climate justice initiatives. Prior to RPA, she served as a Kiva Fellow collaborating with micro-finance institutions in Costa Rica and Guatemala. Kelly received a B.A. in Global Economics and Latin American Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and a Trans-Global Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California. Kelly has extensive experience in Latin America as an Amigos de las Américas volunteer implementing community service projects and focusing on sustainable development while living in Honduras, Paraguay, and Dominican Republic. She also serves on the board of the Amigos de las Américas San Francisco Chapter.
Meghan Elliott Ley has been a social justice activist and environmental educator for over 15 years, working primarily in the non-profit and public education realm. She is expert in composting, gardening, teaching and interdisciplinary curriculum design. Meghan has been an educator in San Francisco Unified School District for 11 years. She specializes in nutrition and garden based education and loves making green smoothies with her students!
Zan Levine has over 13 years of experience as an Art educator and advocate for social justice in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zan currently teaches Art and Ceramics at Capuchino High School in San Bruno. Zan is also a multimedia artist specializing in Ceramics, Printmaking, and most recently Weaving. She is a community organizer, and leader for youth movements and Zan is also an advisor for the San Mateo Activist Coalition (SMAC). In her free time she enjoys planting trees with CAN!, gardening at home, camping and hiking in our beautiful National Parks, and of course spending time with her doodle, Zowie Bowie.
Dr. Amy Wilson Morris
Dr. Amy Wilson Morris is a consultant focused on building community resilience through increasing equitable access to nature. She specializes in action-oriented research, strategic and community-based planning, and working with diverse partners to build consensus. Amy was previously the Associate Director of Planning at The Trust for Public Land and a Senior Associate at Aspen Environmental Group. She has over 20 years of experience with interdisciplinary environmental research and planning, particularly related to conservation and parks. For the past 8 years, Amy has also been a leader in building, maintaining, and advocating for green schoolyard spaces in San Francisco.
Rachel Pomerantz has been involved in the environmental education field for over 20 years. While earning her master’s degree in Anthropology & Social Change from the California Institute of Integral Studies, she co-founded and directed a wilderness adventure non-profit to engage youth in the outdoors. Rachel later applied her non-profit acumen and justice-oriented mindset to local government as the School Education Coordinator for the San Francisco Department of the Environment, where she worked for almost a decade. She has served on the boards of the Green Schoolyard Alliance and Recology’s Artist in Residence Program, and volunteers with various environmental and racial justice causes. Currently, Rachel uses her skills to raise her own children as nature-loving, equity-oriented earth stewards.