Speakers, 2020

Maurice M Sampson II

Maurice M Sampson II

The Evolving Consensus on EPR
Niche Recycling, Inc
Peter Mui

Peter Mui

Founder
Fixit Clinic
Shane Trimmer

Shane Trimmer

Senior Policy Advisor
Office of United States Representative Alan Lowenthal
Christie Keith

Christie Keith

International Coordinator and US Executive Director
GAIA
Alex Nichols-Vinueza

Alex Nichols-Vinueza

Manager, Food Loss & Waste
World Wildlife Fund
Dr. Dagny Tucker

Dr. Dagny Tucker

Founder
Vessel
Samantha Sommer

Samantha Sommer

Director of Business Innovation
UPSTREAM
Enzo Favoino

Enzo Favoino

Scientific Coordinator - Zero Waste Europe
Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza
Angela Howe

Angela Howe

Legal Director
Surfrider Foundation
Ashpreet Kaur

Ashpreet Kaur

PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Ecology
University of Florida
Nivi Achanta

Nivi Achanta

CEO & Community Leader
Soapbox Project
Evelyn Ferreira

Evelyn Ferreira

San Francisco International Airport: A Model for Zero Waste Airport Design and Operations
San Francisco International Airport
Brenda Platt

Brenda Platt

Director, Composting for Community Initiative
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Bret Biggers

Bret Biggers

Economist
ISRI
Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

Real Estate Portfolio Manager
Microsoft
Saskia van Gendt

Saskia van Gendt

Head of Sustainability
Rothy's
Alicia Culver

Alicia Culver

Executive Director
Responsible Purchasing Network
Josh Simpson

Josh Simpson

Vice President
Little Kamper, LP
Michelle Barton

Michelle Barton

Zero Waste Education Manager
Home ReSource
Chrise de Tournay Birkhahn

Chrise de Tournay Birkhahn

Zero Waste USA Associate, City of Berkeley Zero Waste Commission Chair
Zero Waste USA
Rebecca Graham

Rebecca Graham

Project Manager, Communications
MIG
Sara Fuentes

Sara Fuentes

Co Founder and President
Smart Waste
Angela A. Moore

Angela A. Moore

Facilities and Sustainability Coordinator
Missouri Historical Society
Joanie Burns

Joanie Burns

Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Manager
Amgen
Olivia Sanchez

Olivia Sanchez

Recycling & Community Outreach Program Coordinator
Riverside County - Department of Waste Resources
Hannah Johnson

Hannah Johnson

Founder
Human Eco Consulting
Richard Anthony

Richard Anthony

President
Zero Waste International Alliance
Heather Trim

Heather Trim

Executive Director
Zero Waste Washington
Miriam Gordon

Miriam Gordon

Indisposable Communities Director
UPSTREAM
Kelly Jaramillo

Kelly Jaramillo

Regional Sustainable Operations Specialist and National Greening Fire Team Chairperson
USDA Forest Service
Freddy Coronado

Freddy Coronado

Advisor
Zero Waste Youth USA
Hayden Sloan

Hayden Sloan

Director of Communications
Race to Zero Waste
Jesse Maxwell

Jesse Maxwell

Advocacy & Safety Senior Manager
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
Erin Meyer

Erin Meyer

Sustainable Food Programs Coordinator
University of California, Merced
Patrick Currier

Patrick Currier

Partner
S2CPacific
Clytie Binder

Clytie Binder

Community Composting Hubs in Brisbane Australia
Brisbane City Council, Australia
Ruth Abbe

Ruth Abbe

President and Co-Chair
Zero Waste USA and Global Recycling Council of CRRA
Mike Gable

Mike Gable

Executive Director
Construction Junction
Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Assistant Manager, Sustainability
SBM
Caroline Mitchell

Caroline Mitchell

Waste Reduction and Recycling Lead Specialist
City of Fort Collins
Lisa Pellegrino

Lisa Pellegrino

Strategic Partnerships Manager
TerraCycle
Heidi Solba

Heidi Solba

President and Head of global network
Let's Do It World
Greg Sawtell

Greg Sawtell

Zero Waste Just Transition Director
South Baltimore Community Land Trust
Alyson Schill

Alyson Schill

CEO
Careit
Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey

National Policy Coordinator
Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers (AMBR)
Celeste McMickle

Celeste McMickle

Director TRUE
USGBC
Amanda Kaminsky

Amanda Kaminsky

Founder + Principal
Building Product Ecosystems LLC
Sofi Armenakian

Sofi Armenakian

Director of Operations and Sustainability
Atlanta Hawks
Matt Prindiville

Matt Prindiville

CEO
Upstream
Lynn Hoffman

Lynn Hoffman

Co-President
Eureka Recycling
Manuel Medrano

Manuel Medrano

Environmental Services Manager
California Association of Market Development Zones / City of Chula Vista
Scott Cassel

Scott Cassel

Founder & CEO
Product Stewardship Institute
Crystal Dreisbach

Crystal Dreisbach

Founder & Director
Don't Waste Durham
Meleny Thomas

Meleny Thomas

Community Organizer
South Baltimore Community Land Trust Inc
Ryan McMullan

Ryan McMullan

Sustainability Director, MESM, TRUE Advisor
Mattress Recycling Council
David Krueger

David Krueger

Environmental Programs Manager
City of San Ramon
Marialyce Pedersen

Marialyce Pedersen

Moderator + panelist
TRUE Zero Waste
Nina Goodrich

Nina Goodrich

Executive Director
GreenBlue/SPC
Alejandra Warren

Alejandra Warren

Executive Director and Co-Founder
Plastic Free Future
Martin Bourque

Martin Bourque

Executive Director
Ecology Center
Adoma Addo

Adoma Addo

Population and Sustainability Intern
Center for Biological Diversity
Diane Cohen

Diane Cohen

The Future of Reuse, Materials Management and the Circular Economy
Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.
Garr Punnett

Garr Punnett

Chief of Staff
Rheaply
Natalie Lessa

Natalie Lessa

Founder, Consultant and Education and Outreach Specialist
ReCREATE Waste Collaborative
Angel Veza

Angel Veza

Senior Manager of Capital, Innovation, & Engagement
ReFED
Joseph Button

Joseph Button

Director of Sustainability
Straus Family Creamery
Lisa Skumatz

Lisa Skumatz

President / Principal
SERA
Stacy Savage

Stacy Savage

Founder & CEO
Zero Waste Strategies LLC
Alejandra Warren

Alejandra Warren

Co-Founder & Executive Director
Plastic Free Future
Daniel Hartsig

Daniel Hartsig

Executive Director
WasteCap Resource Solutions
Carlie Bullock-Jones

Carlie Bullock-Jones

Founder and Principal
Ecoworks Studio
Kevin Koertje

Kevin Koertje

Sales Leader
Boise Paper
Kate O'Neill

Kate O’Neill

Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California at Berkeley
Maggie Gainer

Maggie Gainer

ZERO WASTE HUMBOLDT Co-Founder
ZERO WASTE HUMBOLDT
Faye Christoforo

Faye Christoforo

Co-Executive Director
Post-Landfill Action Network
Sarah Goff

Sarah Goff

Executive Director & Co-founder
The Repurpose Project
Nicole Kenney

Nicole Kenney

Sustainability Manager
Lifelabs Design, Inc.
Jill Hamilton

Jill Hamilton

Legislative Assistant
Office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Bob Watts

Bob Watts

Executive Director
Chester County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA)
Barbara Larson

Barbara Larson

Environmental Educator, Waste Diversion Program Manager
BCK Programs
Laura Anthony

Laura Anthony

President
Zero Waste San Diego
Dave Bennink

Dave Bennink

Director
Building Deconstruction Institute
Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sue Beets-Atkinson

Global Vice President of Sustainability
SBM Management
Mathew Lubari

Mathew Lubari

Founder and Executive Director
Community Creativity For Development (CC4D-Uganda)
Carolina Leonhardt

Carolina Leonhardt

Sr. Manager, Environmental Responsibility
Clif Bar
Will Bakx

Will Bakx

Soil Scientist
Sonoma Compost/Renewable Sonoma
Susan Collins

Susan Collins

President
Container Recycling Institute
Daniella Menendez

Daniella Menendez

Outreach Coordinator
Race to Zero Waste
Jackie Suggitt

Jackie Suggitt

Director of Capital, Innovation & Engagement
ReFEC
Brian Balukonis

Brian Balukonis

Moderator for Recycling Market Development and Infrastructure
Independent Consultant
Laura Anthony

Laura Anthony

Program Coordinator
Save the Albatross
Raphaelo James D. Villavicencio

Raphaelo James D. Villavicencio

Program Manager
Mother Earth Foundation
Kelley Dennings

Kelley Dennings

Campaigner
Center for Biological Diversity
Donald Thomson

Donald Thomson

Founder & CEO
Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration/CRDC Global
Denise Braun

Denise Braun

Founder & Principal
All About Waste
Leah Tischler

Leah Tischler

Account Manager, Sustainability
SBM
Bruce Buchan

Bruce Buchan

CEO
CleanRiver Recycling Solutions
Mike Ewall

Mike Ewall

Executive Director
Energy Justice Network
Jeremy Drake

Jeremy Drake

Principal
Strategy Zero Waste Solutions
Sarah D OBrien

Sarah D OBrien

Director of Programs
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Alison Mountford

Alison Mountford

Founder/Chef
Ends+Stems
Erin Meyer

Erin Meyer

Sustainable Food Programs Coordinator
University of California, Merced
Daniel Sanchez

Daniel Sanchez

Co-Founder
Elica Avante
Charles Moore

Charles Moore

Research Director
Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research
Pål Mårtensson

Pål Mårtensson

Zero Waste in Amazonia
Let´s Do It World
Kira Stoll

Kira Stoll

Chief Sustainability & Carbon Solutions Officer
University of California, Berkeley
Amy Marpman

Amy Marpman

Director of Sustainability
SBM
Maricon Alvarez

Maricon Alvarez

Program Manager
Mother Earth Foundation
Kurt Bjorkman

Kurt Bjorkman

General Manager
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
Jordan Fengel

Jordan Fengel

Sustainability Manager
TetraPak
Julie Sands Tyne

Julie Sands Tyne

Supervising Recycling Specialist
City of San Diego
Yvette Arellano

Yvette Arellano

Founder
Fenceline Watch
Jason Litt

Jason Litt

Director of Innovation
Ingenium Group, LLC
Linda Norris-Waldt

Linda Norris-Waldt

Director of Advocacy and Chapter Relations
US Composting Council
Rob Watson

Rob Watson

Founder and President
SWEEP Standard
Dr. Anja Malawi Brandon

Dr. Anja Malawi Brandon

AGU/AAAS Congressional Science Fellow
Office of Senator Jeff Merkley
Jamie Kaminski

Jamie Kaminski

Director of Policy
Zero Waste Canada
Sue Pinera

Sue Pinera

Senior National Sustainability Manager
SBM
Enzo Favoino

Enzo Favoino

Scientific Coordinator
Zero Waste Europe and Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza
Kate M Davenport

Kate M Davenport

Co President
Eureka Recycling
Dan Noble

Dan Noble

Compost Renewable Carbon Management Collaboration at the Local Level
Association of Compost Producers
Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren

Founder/Owner
Zero Waste Family
Bergen Hubert

Bergen Hubert

Manager, Built Environment
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII)
Alec Cooley

Alec Cooley

Senior Advisor
Busch Systems
Adriana Velázquez

Adriana Velázquez

Senior Project Engineer
Metro Vancouver
Stephanie Barger

Stephanie Barger

Director - TRUE Zero Waste Program
U.S. Green Building Council
Ana Carvalho

Ana Carvalho

Board Member
Zero Waste International Alliance
Sophia Huda

Sophia Huda

Vice President
Ohio Recycling Coalition
Lindsey Hoell

Lindsey Hoell

CEO
Dispatch Goods
Joanie Burns

Joanie Burns

Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Manager
Amgen
Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson

President
RecycleWorlds Consulting
Gary Liss

Gary Liss

Co-Chair, NRC Conference Committee and Vice-President, Zero Waste USA
National Recycling Coalition
Esra Tat

Esra Tat

Associate Director
Zero Waste Europe
Mandi McKay

Mandi McKay

Sustainability Manager
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Jay Bassett

Jay Bassett

Former Principal and Policy Advisor
US EPA
Calvin Lakhan

Calvin Lakhan

Professor, Ph.D.
York University
Mardis Bagley

Mardis Bagley

Co-Founder & Creative Director
Nonfiction
Samantha Sommer

Samantha Sommer

Director of Business Innovation
Upstream
Liz Murphy

Liz Murphy

Co-Founder & President
Sustainability is Sexy
Krietta Marley

Krietta Marley

Director of Operations
Foodprint Group
Bob Gedert

Bob Gedert

President
NRC
Santosh Kumar Mishra

Santosh Kumar Mishra, PhD

Ph.D.
Population Education Resource Centre, Department of Lifelong Learning & Extension [previously known as Department of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension Work], S. N. D. T. Women’s University, Mumbai, India: Retired on June 30, 2020
Anna Dengler

Anna Dengler

Senior Sustainability Advisor
Great Forest
Elena Mateo

Elena Mateo

Director
Alianza Zero Waste Costa Rica
Susan Long

Susan Long

Sustainability Initiative Manager
REI Co-Op
Jessica Heiges

Jessica Heiges

PhD Candidate
UC Berkeley
Terry McDonald

Terry McDonald

Executive Director
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.
Casey Mahalik

Casey Mahalick

Senior Technical Associate - Environmental Sustainability
Colgate-Palmolive
Rory Bakke

Rory Bakke

Principal
Sustainable Concepts Studio
Jessica Heiges

Jessica Heiges

PhD Candidate
University of California, Berkeley
Brenda Platt

Brenda Platt

Director, Composting for Community Initiative
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Kristine Kubat

Kristine Kubat

Executive Director
Recycle Hawaii
Camille Sowinski

Camille Sowinski

Managing Member
BCK Programs, LLC
Sarah Peery

Sarah Peery

Legislative Assistant
Office of Senator Rob Portman
Mark Patti

Mark Patti

Senior Program Coordinator
Mattress Recycling Council
Amy Marpman

Amy Marpman

Director of Sustainability
SBM Management
Sophie Hahn

Sophie Hahn

Vice Mayor
City of Berkeley
Anthony Rossi

Anthony Rossi

EVP, Global Business Development
TerraCycle & Loop
Amanda Rice Waddle

Amanda Rice Waddle

Director of Zero Waste
The Repurpose Project & Zero Waste Gainesville
Clare Miflin

Clare Miflin

Founder
Center for Zero Waste Design
Sarah D OBrien

Sarah D OBrien

Director of Special Initiatives and Stakeholder Engagement
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Lin King

Lin King

Zero Waste Manager
University of California, Berkeley
Arley Owens

Arley Owens

Executive Director
Ohio Recycling Coalition
Stephanie Katsaros

Stephanie Katsaros

Founder and President
Bright Beat
Kaela Martins

Kaela Martins

Manager, Environmental Programs & Retail Compliance Center
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Gina Lee

Gina Lee

Founder
Upcyclers Network
Timonie Hood

Timonie Hood

Zero Waste & Green Building Coordinator
U.S. EPA
Jack McQuibban

Jack McQuibban

Cities Programme Coordinator
Zero Waste Europe
Nichole Dorr

Nichole Dorr

Central California Regional Coordinator
PaintCare
Terry McDonald

Terry McDonald

Executive Director
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.
Danner Doud-Martin

Danner Doud-Martin

Associate Director, International Business Development Program and Haas Staff lead for Zero Waste and Sustainability Task Force
Haas School of Business
Heidi Sanborn

Heidi Sanborn

Executive Director
National Stewardship Action Council
Clarissa Morawski

Clarissa Morawski

CEO
Reloop Platform
Nikhil Balachandran

Nikhil Balachandran

CEO
Zabble Inc.
Amity Lumper

Amity Lumper

Waste Composition MythsBusters: Pandemic Trends
Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc.
Sally Brown

Sally L. Brown

Research Professor
University of Washington
Kaity Robbins

Kaity Robbins

Zero Waste Manager
Boston University
Julie Sands Tyne

Julie Sands Tyne

Supervising Recycling Specialist
City of San Diego
Brittany Rosenberg

Brittany Rosenberg

Director
National Recycling Calendar
Elisa Seltzer

Elisa Seltzer

Senior Consultant
RRS
Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

Chair, Long Range Planning Committee
Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board
Julie Muir

Julie Muir

Zero Waste Manager
Stanford University
David Pinsky

David Pinsky

Senior Plastics Campaigner
Greenpeace USA
Bruce Buchan

Bruce Buchan

CEO & Founder
CleanRiver Recycling Solutions
Lauren Hibbert

Lauren Hibbert

TRUE intern
USGBC
Jasmine Johnson

Jasmine Johnson

Horticulturist and lead on BPCA's Zero Waste Advisory Community
Battery Park City Authority
Patrick Tierney

Patrick Tierney

CEO and Cofounder
Revolution Systems
Angela Moore

Angela A. Moore

Sustainability Coordinator
Missouri Historical Society
Mateus PeÇanha

Mateus PeÇanha

Executive Director
Instituto Lixo Zero Brasil
Joseph Button

Joseph Button

Director of Sustainability
Straus Family Creamery
Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman

Director
The Recycling Cornucopia Project, Zero Waste USA
Young Grguras

Young Grguras

Campaign Director
The Postlandfill Action Network
Heather Trim

Heather Trim

Executive Director
Zero Waste Washington
Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

Zero Waste Researcher
Zero Waste New York
Kevin Drew

Kevin Drew

Senior Zero Waste Specialist
City of San Francisco Department of Environment
Rachana Shah

Rachana Shah

Zero Waste Consultant
Common Ground Compost
Rachel Greer

Rachel Greer

Circular economy and transitions expert
Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) - Erasmus University Rotterdam
David Keeling

David Keeling

Board Member, Past President
National Recycling Coalition
Cecilia Allen

Cecilia Allen

Global Projects Advisor
GAIA
Mersy Maradiaga

Mersy Maradiaga

Sustainability Engineer
Turner Construction
Jack McQuibban

Jack McQuibban

Cities Programme Coordinator
Zero Waste Europe
Will Zurier

Will Zurier

Program Manager
SWEEP Standard
Dr. Paul Connett

Paul Connett

Author of “The Zero Waste Solution”, International Zero Waste Advocate and former chemistry Professor, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.
Zero Waste USA and Zero Waste International Alliance
Brett Rodgers

Brett Rodgers

Director of Communications
PaintCare
Michelle DeHaven

Michelle DeHaven

Program Manager
Environmental Finance Center at Wichita State University
Nadereh Afsharmanesh

Nadereh Afsharmanesh

Vice President of Sustainability and Education
Earth Friendly Products
Michael J. Sangiacomo

Michael J. Sangiacomo

President & Chief Executive Officer
Recology, Inc.
Kelley Dennings

Kelley Dennings

Campaigner
Center for Biological Diversity
Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sue Beets-Atkinson

Global VP, Sustainability
SBM Management Services
Leslie Lukacs

Leslie Lukacs

Executive Director
Zero Waste Sonoma
Scott J Morrison

Scott J Morrison

Reusables
DreamZero
Susan Green

Susan Green

Senior Sourcing Manager
Piper Aircraft Inc.
Bryan S Ukena

Bryan S Ukena

CEO
Recycle Ann Arbor
Meghna Dhawan

Meghna Dhawan

SH&E Manager
Nestle Health Sciences
Lori Mendez

Lori Mendez

Esq. , MAS-MBC
Save The Albatross Coalition
Jacky Brown

Jacky Brown

Vice President Of Retail
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
Nathan Proctor

Nathan Proctor

Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair
U.S. PIRG
Jill Donello

Jill Donello

Manager of Educational Programs
GreenEducation.US
Joshua Bradley

Joshua Bradley

Operations Manager
Compass
Neil Edgar

Neil Edgar

Executive Director
California Compost Coalition
Nina Bellucci Butler

Nina Bellucci Butler

CEO
Stina, Inc.
Portia Sinnott

Portia Sinnott

Program Director
Zero Waste USA
Steven Finn

Steven Finn

VP of Sustainability and Public Affairs
Leanpath
Leah Tischler

Leah Tischler

Site Manager
SBM Sustainability Team
Alice Koehler

Alice Koehler

SVP Marketing
WasteZero
Eric Winter

Eric Winter

Senior Manager, Product Marketing
CLYNK
Eric Ritz

Eric Ritz

Founder and Executive Director
Global Inheritance
Marvin Hayes

Marvin Hayes

Program Manager
Baltimore Compost Collective Program
Lael Giebel

Lael Giebel

Director of Global Sustainability
KnowBe4
Matthew Cotton

Matthew Cotton

Owner
Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC
Mary Curtiss

Mary Curtiss

Global Head of Energy and Sustainability
HP Inc.
Justin Stockdale

Justin Stockdale

Director of CHaRM and Business Operations
Eco-Cycle
Kourtnii Brown

Kourtnii Brown

Founder and Director
Common Compost
Shashawnda Campbell

Shashawnda Campbell

Community Organizer
South Baltimore Community Land Trust Inc