Speakers, 2022

Annette Poliwka

Annette Poliwka

Executive Committee
Global Recycling Council
Alyson Schill

Alyson Schill

CEO
Careit
Brenda Platt

Brenda Platt

Director, Composting for Community Initiative
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Joanie Burns

Joanie Burns

Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Manager
Amgen
Kyle Wiens

Kyle Wiens

CEO
iFixit
Jamie Rhodes

Jamie Rhodes

Policy Director
Upstream
Gary Liss

Gary Liss

Vice-President, Zero Waste USA
Zero Waste USA
Kendall Vanderhoof

Kendall Vanderhoof

Sustainability Analyst
Niagara Bottling
Bob Watts

Bob Watts

Executive Director
Chester County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA)
Nivi Achanta

Nivi Achanta

CEO & Community Leader
Soapbox Project
Jay Bassett

Jay Bassett

Former Principal and Policy Advisor
US EPA
Lael Giebel

Lael Giebel

Director of Global Sustainability
KnowBe4
Amy Marpman

Amy Marpman

Director of Sustainability
SBM Management
Whitney Amaya

Whitney Amaya

Incinerator Organizer
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
Grace Liao

Grace Liao

Senior Associate
Food Works Group
Adriana Velázquez

Adriana Velázquez

Senior Project Engineer
Metro Vancouver
Patricia Lloyd

Patricia Lloyd

Director of Sustainability
Leopardo Companies, Inc.
Paulina Rivera

Paulina Rivera

Sustainable Operations Leader
JLL Mexico
Mardis Bagley

Mardis Bagley

Co-Founder & Creative Director
Nonfiction
Richard Anthony

Richard Anthony

President
Zero Waste International Alliance
Celeste McMickle

Celeste McMickle

Director, Client Solutions
TRUE Certification for Zero Waste
Jeremy Drake

Jeremy Drake

Principal
Strategy Zero Waste Solutions
Stacy Savage

Stacy Savage

Founder & CEO
Zero Waste Strategies LLC
Mike Ewall

Mike Ewall

Executive Director
Energy Justice Network
Alina Bekkerman

Alina Bekkerman

Zero Waste Consultant, Board Member NCRA
NCRA - Northern California Recycling Association
Eve Richer

Eve Richer

Environment Lead, Supply Chain Sustainability
Cisco
Laura Anthony

Laura Anthony

President
Zero Waste San Diego
Xenia Dolovova

Xenia Dolovova

Waste Reduction Programs Director
Zero Waste Washington
Bruce Buchan

Bruce Buchan

CEO & Founder
CleanRiver Recycling Solutions
Ruth Abbe

Ruth Abbe

President
Zero Waste USA
Maurice Sampson

Maurice Sampson

Eastern Pennsylvania Director
Clean Water Action
Heather Trim

Heather Trim

Executive Director
Zero Waste Washington
Mathew Lubari

Mathew Lubari

Co-Founder and Executive Director
Community Creativity For Development (CC4D-Uganda)
Ross Gibby

Ross Gibby

Chief Operating Officer
CRDC Global
Nicole Kenney

Nicole Kenney

Program Manager for Sustainable Packaging
Cisco Systems
Dennis Uyat

Dennis Uyat

Program Committee
Zero Waste USA
Anna Dengler

Anna Dengler

Senior Sustainability Advisor
Great Forest
Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren

Founder/Owner
Zero Waste Family
Lori Mendez

Lori Mendez

Esq. , MAS-MBC
Save The Albatross Coalition
Steven Finn

Steven Finn

VP of Sustainability and Public Affairs
Leanpath
Chrise de Tournay Birkhahn

Chrise de Tournay Birkhahn

Zero Waste USA Associate, City of Berkeley Zero Waste Commission Chair
Zero Waste USA
Michelle Barton

Michelle Barton

Zero Waste Education Manager
Home ReSource
Pål Mårtensson

Pål Mårtensson

World Ambassador & World Mapper
Let's Do It World
Jessica Heiges

Jessica Heiges

PhD Candidate
University of California, Berkeley
Natalie Lessa

Natalie Lessa

Founder, Consultant and Education and Outreach Specialist
ReCREATE Waste Collaborative
Bonnie Betts

Bonnie Betts

Lead Programming & Volunteer Coordinator
Zero Waste Youth USA
Freddy Coronado

Freddy Coronado

Advisor
Zero Waste Youth USA
Alejandra Warren

Alejandra Warren

Executive Director and Co-Founder
Plastic Free Future
Celia Ristow

Celia Ristow

Certification Manager
TRUE Certification for Zero Waste
Alison Mountford

Alison Mountford

Founder/Chef
Ends+Stems
Holly Griffith

Holly Griffith

Certification Program Manager
TRUE Certification for Zero Waste
Steven Sherman

Steven Sherman

Resource Economist & Planner
Independent Consultant
Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sue Beets-Atkinson

Global VP, Sustainability
SBM Management Services
Stephanie Regni

Stephanie Regni

Founder & Owner
Fillgood
Raphaelo James D. Villavicencio

Raphaelo James D. Villavicencio

Program Manager
Mother Earth Foundation
Daniella Menendez

Daniella Menendez

Outreach Coordinator
Race to Zero Waste
Max Wechsler

Max Wechsler

Operations Manager
Urban Ore
Santosh Kumar Mishra

Santosh Kumar Mishra, Ph.D.

S. N. D. T. Women’s University, Mumbai, India
Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.

Chair, Long Range Planning Committee
Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board
Joanne Shafer

Joanne Shafer

Deputy Director/Recycling Coordinator
Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority
Aditi Varshneya

Aditi (Adi) Varshneya

US/Canada Membership Coordinator
GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives)
Peter Mui

Peter Mui

Founder
Fixit Clinic
Matthew Senesky

Matthew Senesky

Founder & CEO
Iterant
Nikhil Balachandran

Nikhil Balachandran

CEO
Zabble Inc.
Adoma Addo

Adoma Addo

Population and Sustainability Intern
Center for Biological Diversity
Portia Sinnott

Portia Sinnott

Program Director
Zero Waste USA
Terry McDonald

Terry McDonald

Executive Director
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.
Michelle DeHaven

Michelle DeHaven

Program Manager
Environmental Finance Center at Wichita State University
Ruth Corona

Ruth Corona

Energy & Sustainability Services Director
JLL Mexico
Ryan McMullan

Ryan McMullan

Sustainability Director, MESM, TRUE Advisor
Mattress Recycling Council
Kelley Dennings

Kelley Dennings

Campaigner
Center for Biological Diversity
Dan Matsch

Dan Matsch

Compost Department Director
Eco-Cycle
Rob Watson

Rob Watson

Founder and President
SWEEP Standard
Natasha Dyer

Natasha Dyer

Community Programs Manager
City of Atlanta
Evelyn Ferreira

Evelyn Ferreira

San Francisco International Airport: A Model for Zero Waste Airport Design and Operations
San Francisco International Airport
Jackie Suggitt

Jackie Suggitt

Director of Capital, Innovation & Engagement
ReFEC
Josh Simpson

Josh Simpson

Vice President
Little Kamper, LP
Amy King

Amy King

Co-Founder
Good Coworking
Erin Meyer

Erin Meyer

Sustainable Food Programs Coordinator
University of California, Merced
Amanda Rice Waddle

Amanda Rice Waddle

Director of Zero Waste
The Repurpose Project & Zero Waste Gainesville
Sara Fuentes

Sara Fuentes

Co Founder and President
Smart Waste
Rachel Greer

Rachel Greer

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

Neil Seldman

Director
The Recycling Cornucopia Project, Zero Waste USA
Kearni Warren

Kearni Warren

Organizer
Energy Justice Network
Jessica Regan

Jessica Regan

CEO and Founder
FoodMesh
<strong>Elida Castillo</strong>

Elida Castillo

Program Director
Chispa Texas
Deandra Sanchez

Deandra Sanchez

Organizer
Indigenous Peoples of the Coastal Bend
Gay Gordon-Byrne

Gay Gordon-Byrne

Executive Director
Digital Right to Repair Coalition (aka "repair.org")
Stephanie Barger

Stephanie Barger

Director - TRUE Zero Waste Program
U.S. Green Building Council
Rachana Shah

Rachana Shah

Zero Waste Consultant
Common Ground Compost
Mary Lou Van Deventer

Mary Lou Van Deventer

Co-Owner
Urban Ore
Win Cowger, PhD

Win Cowger, PhD

Environmental Scientist
Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research
Sarah Baillie

Sarah Baillie

Population and Sustainability Organizer
Center for Biological Diversity
Sal Evola

Sal Evola

Director of Environmental & Regulatory Affairs
Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery
Liz Murphy

Liz Murphy

Co-Founder, Sustainability is Sexy
Owner, Santosha Nutrition
Bart Miller

Bart Miller

Director of EH&S
Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery
Adoma- Addo

Adoma Addo

Population and Sustainability Associate
Center for Biological Diversity
Alex Danovitch

Alex Danovitch

Principal
Nothing Left to Waste