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

Juliana Bongiorno

Local Currency Intern

Juliana is the Local Currency intern at the Schumacher Center. Her work includes promoting the local BerkShares currency and the merchants who accept it, as well as highlighting local currency initiatives worldwide. She is currently working on creating a digital implementation of Berkshares with the Neighborly Capital Company. Juliana is a student in the Dual … Continued

Billy Burns

Communications Intern

Billy Burns is the Communications Intern at the Schumacher Center. His work includes overseeing the center’s social media presence, coordinating and implementing outreach campaigns, and managing the organization’s database. Billy is a rising second-year student at the University of Chicago with an intended major of Public Policy, and a specialization in Environmental Policy. He has … 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

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