Kali Akuno

Kali Akuno is co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson, a network of worker cooperatives and community-led programs that sustain and grow a democratic, just and sustainable economy in Jackson, MS. Among these programs is the Fannie Lou Hamer Community Land Trust, which allows community members to collectively steward the land and creates opportunities for affordable … Continued

Agatha Bacelar

Agatha Bacelar is a community advocate and part-time teacher. Most recently, Agatha led field operations for Curative, one of the largest COVID-19 testing and vaccination companies in the US. Founded at the start of 2020, the company processed 21 million PCR tests in its first year of operation. Agatha worked with cities, counties, and public … Continued

Jodie Evans

Jodie Evans is co-founder and board member of CODEPINK and has been a peace, environmental, women’s rights and social justice activist for fifty years. She has traveled extensively to war zones promoting and learning about peaceful resolution to conflict. She works locally to have governments, universities, churches and pension funds divest from war and to … Continued

Paul Fletcher-Hill

Paul Fletcher-Hill is an entrepreneur and engineer who is building electric heat pumps to decarbonize buildings. He believes we’ll need (and want) to replace every fossil fuel-powered machine with an electric alternative. On the side, he writes a blog on the Solarpunk aesthetic. Solarpunk is an optimistic, climate-focused, community-oriented genre of science fiction that stokes … Continued

Hildegarde Hannum

Hildegarde Hannum received a Ph.D. in German language and literature from Harvard, with a dissertation about the concept of the will in the early fiction of Thomas Mann. After teaching German language and literature at Hayward State University, UC Berkeley, and Connecticut College, she turned to a career as free-lance translator from German to English … Continued

Tony Hernandez

Tony Hernandez has over 20 years of experience of project management overlooking affordable housing and community land trust (CLT) portfolios. Tony spent 13 years managing projects for a national architectural firm tied to residential design in various and diversified communities. He spent over 7 years managing, stewarding and community organizing the portfolio for one of the … Continued

Brooke Lehman

Brooke Lehman is a co-founder of the Watershed Center, located on a farm in Columbia County, NY. She is a life-long activist with 15 years of radical program design and teaching experience. She is the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for The Yansa Group, an energy justice organization that has been working in Oaxaca, … Continued

Alice Maggio

Alice Maggio is a Brooklyn-born and Berkshire-raised advocate, educator, and organizer dedicated to building economic institutions that distribute power and create community wealth.  From 2012 to 2017 she worked at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, educating people in her own community and around the world about the potential of local currencies to serve … Continued

Jerry Mander

Jerry Mander founded and served as the former director, and distinguished fellow of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), a San Francisco “think tank” focused since 1994 on exposing the negative impacts of economic globalization, and the need for economic transitions toward sustainable local economies. He was also, until recently, program director of the Foundation … Continued

Matt Stinchcomb

Matt Stinchcomb is the co-founder of Partners for Climate Action Hudson Valley, a new initiative that offers financial, educational, social, and human capital support to communities in the Hudson Valley who are leading the work to repair our natural systems and cultivate local resilience. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director at the Good … Continued

Severine von Tscharner Fleming

Severine von Tscharner Fleming is an organic farmer, young farmers advocate, publisher and organizer based in Downeast Maine. She runs Smithereen Farm, a MOFGA certified organic wild blueberry, seaweed, and orchard operation. Looking out on Cobscook Bay, Smithereen farm hosts summer camps, camping, and educational workshops. Since 2008 Severine has served as director of the … Continued

Sebastian Wood

Sebastian Wood is the managing director of 110-strong engineering practice Whitby Wood, which he co-founded with Mark Whitby in February 2016. The practice is built around people, sustainability and technology. The company is diverse, with a rich culture created by the backgrounds, experience and aspirations of all the team members. Its ambitious goal is to … Continued