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

Nicole Ferroux

Scaling Local Currencies Researcher

Nicole Ferroux is a legal intern at the Schumacher Center for New Economics. She works in the Local Currency program, exploring the modernization and scaling of local currencies. Nicole is a 3L at Harvard Law School with a background in financial regulation and investment law. Through her previous internships and coursework, she has worked to … Continued

David Fix

Communications and Library Assistant

David Fix is the communications and library assistant at the Schumacher Center. In his role, he manages the Schumacher Center’s various social media accounts to increase awareness of the Center’s work and the work of related organizations. In the library, he assists in organizing the extensive archival collections and works to make material accessible in … 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

Oscar Heanue

Scaling Local Currencies Researcher

Oscar Heanue is a legal intern at the Schumacher Center for New Economics working in the Local Currencies program. Oscar works with BerkShares, Inc. to help develop legal frameworks for the scaling and modernization of local currency. He is currently a 2L at Harvard Law School, where his primary focuses have been on promoting just … 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

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

Fennie Wang

Digital BerkShares Consultant

Fennie Wang is a lawyer and entrepreneur in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. She is the founder of Dionysus Labs, a legal and technology consultancy, working with organizations like the Red Cross and United Nations Development Programme on the application of blockchain to humanitarian applications. Her current projects focus on digital identity and credentials for … 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

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