Speaker Bios

These speakers were confirmed for the Spring 2020 event. We’re in the process of re-confirming many of them for the virtual conference.

Meleny Thomas

Meleny Thomas

Community Organizer
South Baltimore Community Land Trust Inc
Bob Gedert

Bob Gedert

President
NRC
Nathan Proctor

Nathan Proctor

Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair
U.S. PIRG
Greg Sawtell

Greg Sawtell

Zero Waste Just Transition Director
South Baltimore Community Land Trust
Martin Bourque

Martin Bourque

Executive Director
Ecology Center
Samantha Sommer

Samantha Sommer

Director of Business Innovation
UPSTREAM
Kaity Robbins

Kaity Robbins

Zero Waste Manager
Boston University
Brett Rodgers

Brett Rodgers

Director of Communications
PaintCare
Scott Cassel

Scott Cassel

Founder & CEO
Product Stewardship Institute
Christienne de Tournay Birkhahn

Christienne de Tournay Birkhahn

Vice-Chair/Outgoing Chair
City of Berkeley Zero Waste Commission
Alice Koehler

Alice Koehler

SVP Marketing
WasteZero
Kourtnii Brown

Kourtnii Brown

Founder and Director
Common Compost
Jacky Brown

Jacky Brown

Vice President Of Retail
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
Faye Christoforo

Faye Christoforo

Co-Executive Director
Post-Landfill Action Network
Gary Liss

Gary Liss

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

Stephanie Barger

Director - TRUE Zero Waste Program
U.S. Green Building Council
Lisa Skumatz

Lisa Skumatz

President / Principal
SERA
Clarissa Morawski

Clarissa Morawski

CEO
Reloop Platform
Jack McQuibban

Jack McQuibban

Cities Programme Coordinator
Zero Waste Europe
Julie Muir

Julie Muir

Zero Waste Manager
Stanford University
Matthew Cotton

Matthew Cotton

Owner
Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC
Marvin Hayes

Marvin Hayes

Program Manager
Baltimore Compost Collective Program
Pal Martensson

Pal Martensson

Zero Waste in Amazonia
Let´s Do It World
Sophia Huda

Sophia Huda

Vice President
Ohio Recycling Coalition
Nichole Dorr

Nichole Dorr

Central California Regional Coordinator
PaintCare
Clare Miflin

Clare Miflin

Founder
Center for Zero Waste Design
Nina Goodrich

Nina Goodrich

Executive Director
GreenBlue/SPC
Joseph Button

Joseph Button

Director of Sustainability
Straus Family Creamery
Sarah Peery

Sarah Peery

Legislative Assistant
Office of Senator Rob Portman
Leah Tischler

Leah Tischler

Site Manager
SBM Sustainability Team
Cecilia Allen

Cecilia Allen

Global Projects Advisor
GAIA
Ana Carvalho

Ana Carvalho

Board Member
Zero Waste International Alliance
Miriam Gordon

Miriam Gordon

Indisposable Communities Director
UPSTREAM
Sarah D OBrien

Sarah D OBrien

Director of Special Initiatives and Stakeholder Engagement
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Mary Curtiss

Mary Curtiss

Director of Energy and Sustainability
HP
Julie Sands Tyne

Julie Sands Tyne

Supervising Recycling Specialist
City of San Diego
Terry McDonald

Terry McDonald

Executive Director
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.
Mandi McKay

Mandi McKay

Sustainability Manager
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Anthony Rossi

Anthony Rossi

EVP, Global Business Development
TerraCycle & Loop
Richard Anthony

Richard Anthony

President
Zero Waste International Alliance
Michael J. Sangiacomo

Michael J. Sangiacomo

President & Chief Executive Officer
Recology, 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
Susan Collins

Susan Collins

President
Container Recycling Institute
David Krueger

David Krueger

Environmental Programs Manager
City of San Ramon
Esra Tat

Esra Tat

Associate Director
Zero Waste Europe
Nina Bellucci Butler

Nina Bellucci Butler

CEO
More Recycling
Will Bakx

Will Bakx

Soil Scientist
Sonoma Compost/Renewable Sonoma
Sophie Hahn

Sophie Hahn

Vice Mayor
City of Berkeley
Portia Sinnott 2016

Portia Sinnott

Program Director
Zero Waste USA
Lin King

Lin King

Zero Waste Manager
University of California, Berkeley
Caroline Mitchell

Caroline Mitchell

Waste Reduction and Recycling Lead Specialist
City of Fort Collins
Angela A. Moore

Angela A. Moore

Facilities and Sustainability Coordinator
Missouri Historical Society
Julie Sands Tyne

Julie Sands Tyne

Supervising Recycling Specialist
City of San Diego
Jill Hamilton

Jill Hamilton

Legislative Assistant
Office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Kate M Davenport

Kate M Davenport

Co President
Eureka Recycling
Clare Miflin

Clare Miflin

Founder
Center for Zero Waste Design
Patrick Currier

Patrick Currier

Partner
S2CPacific
Sarah D OBrien

Sarah D OBrien

Director of Programs
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Lisa Pellegrino

Lisa Pellegrino

Strategic Partnerships Manager
TerraCycle
Neil Edgar

Neil Edgar

Executive Director
California Compost Coalition
Patrick Tierney

Patrick Tierney

CEO and Cofounder
Revolution Systems
Kira Stoll

Kira Stoll

Chief Sustainability & Carbon Solutions Officer
University of California, Berkeley
Arley Owens

Arley Owens

Executive Director
Ohio Recycling Coalition
Laura Anthony

Laura Anthony

Program Coordinator
Save the Albatross
Timonie Hood

Timonie Hood

Zero Waste & Green Building Coordinator
U.S. EPA
David Pinsky

David Pinsky

Senior Plastics Campaigner
Greenpeace USA
Kelley Dennings

Kelley Dennings

Campaigner
Center for Biological Diversity
Christie Keith

Christie Keith

International Coordinator and US Executive Director
GAIA
Shane Trimmer

Shane Trimmer

Senior Policy Advisor
Office of United States Representative Alan Lowenthal
Heidi Sanborn

Heidi Sanborn

Executive Director
National Stewardship Action Council
Leslie Lukacs

Leslie Lukacs

Executive Director
Zero Waste Sonoma
Enzo Favoino

Enzo Favoino

Scientific Coordinator
Zero Waste Europe and Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza
Manuel Medrano

Manuel Medrano

Environmental Services Manager
California Association of Market Development Zones / City of Chula Vista
Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

Zero Waste Researcher
Zero Waste New York
Dr. Anja Malawi Brandon

Dr. Anja Malawi Brandon

AGU/AAAS Congressional Science Fellow
Office of Senator Jeff Merkley
Elisa Seltzer

Elisa Seltzer

Senior Consultant
RRS
Bret Biggers

Bret Biggers

Economist
ISRI
Dave Bennink

Dave Bennink

Director
Building Deconstruction Institute
Maggie Clarke

Maggie Clarke

Zero Waste Researcher
Maggie Clarke Environmental
Clytie Binder

Clytie Binder

Community Composting Hubs in Brisbane Australia
Brisbane City Council, Australia
Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman

Director of Waste to Wealth Initiative
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Shashawnda Campbell

Shashawnda Campbell

Community Organizer
South Baltimore Community Land Trust Inc
Jamie Kaminski

Jamie Kaminski

Director of Policy
Zero Waste Canada
Kate O'Neill

Kate O’Neill

Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California at Berkeley
Ruth Abbe

Ruth Abbe

President/Co-Chair
Zero Waste USA/Global Recycling Council of CRRA
Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey

Policy & Research Director
Eco-Cycle
Alec Cooley

Alec Cooley

Senior Advisor
Busch Systems
Joseph Button

Joseph Button

Director of Sustainability
Straus Family Creamery
Rory Bakke

Rory Bakke

Principal
Sustainable Concepts Studio
Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sue Beets-Atkinson

Senior Director of Sustainability
SBM Management
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