David Bollier

Reinventing the Commons Program Director

David Bollier is the Schumacher Center’s Reinventing the Commons Program Director. He is an author, activist, blogger and independent scholar with a primary focus on the commons as a new paradigm of economics, politics and culture.  He is a co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group, an advocacy/consulting project that assists the international commons movement.  Bollier’s … Continued

Maxine Gunther-Segal

Reinventing the Commons Researcher

Maxine Gunther-Segal is a Researcher and Writer at the Schumacher Center. She is working with David Bollier to create a federated wiki documenting numerous commoning projects worldwide, which will act as a comprehensive and accessible reference for commons scholars and practitioners as well as the larger public. Maxine is a senior undergraduate student majoring in … Continued

Natasha Hulst

European Land Commons Program Director

Natasha Hulst is the Schumacher Center’s Program Director for European Land Commons Natasha’s role is to support international and national collaboration for land commons. Raising awareness of Community Land Trusts as a proven vehicle to broaden access to land in a fair, place-based, democratic, and voluntary manner. Together with a group of organisations she recently … Continued

Bryana Malloy

Northern Berkshire Outreach Coordinator

Bryana was born and raised in Northern Berkshire County. She worked closely with the Schumacher Center for a New Economics as Communications Intern in 2016-2017. After spending the last four years living and working in Maui, Hawaii, she has returned to the Berkshires and has taken on the position of North County Outreach Coordinator for … Continued

Rachel Moriarty

Director of Operations

Rachel Moriarty is the Director of Operations at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. She manages the organization so it can effectively house both its national and local programs. She helps implement the Schumacher Center’s practical applications of new economic thinking in the Berkshire region of Western Massachusetts. Born and raised in the Berkshires, … Continued

Jared Spears

Director of Communications and Resources

Jared Spears is the Director of Communications and Resources at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. As a writer and communications strategist interested in cultural and economic transformation, Jared is committed to work which advances collective solutions to the climate and ecological crisis. Having joined the organization in 2021, Jared brings a keen academic … Continued

Fennie Wang

Digital BerkShares Consultant

Fennie Wang is a lawyer and entrepreneur in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. She is the founder of Humanity Cash, whose mission is to create a circular economy powered by Universal Basic Income (UBI) and community currencies, which ensure that every dollar strengthens local economies. As the founder of Dionysus Labs, a legal and technology … Continued

Greg Watson

Director of Policy and Systems Design

Greg Watson is Director of Policy and Systems Design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. His work currently focuses on community food systems and the dynamics between local and geo-economic systems. Watson has spent nearly 40 years learning to understand systems thinking as inspired by Buckminster Fuller and to apply that understanding to … Continued

Abby Whittier

Reinventing the Commons Intern

Abigail Whittier is an intern with the Schumacher Center and a Master of Public Policy candidate at UMass Amherst. A world traveler and Massachusetts native, her interests include sustainability, climate change and conservation, the commons, community land trusts, and the intersection of public policy and new economic strategies. Among other projects, she assists with the … Continued

Susan Witt

Executive Director

Susan Witt is the Executive Director of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, which she co-founded with Robert Swann in 1980. She has led the development of the Schumacher Center’s highly regarded publications, library, seminars, and other educational programs, which established the Center as a pioneering voice for an economics shaped by social and ecological principles. Deeply engaged … Continued