Donella Meadows Leadership Fellows

  • Abigail Corso

    Elevate Energy, Chief Strategy Officer

    Chicago, Illinois

    Abigail is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Elevate Energy, located in Chicago, Illinois. In this role, she oversees Elevate’s strategy in developing new programs [...]

  • Agnieszka Rawa

    Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Managing Director

    Washington, DC

    Agnieszka Rawa is a vision-driven collaborative leader with a 26-year track record delivering programs that generate value, inclusion and social good while breaking new ground [...]

  • Andrea Athanas

    African Wildlife Foundation, Europe Director

    Gland, Switzerland

    Andrea is the African Wildlife Foundation’s Director in Europe, responsible for engaging Africa’s strategic partners to build a future in which human development includes thriving [...]

  • Anna Jones-Crabtree

    Vilicus Farms, Owner/Farmer, Vilicus Farms & Executive Director, Vilicus Training Institute

    Helena, Montana

    Anna and her husband Doug own and manage Vilicus Farms, a first generation, organic, 9,600 acre dryland crop farm in Northern Hill County, Montana. They [...]

  • Brooke Simler Smith

    Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS), Executive Director

    Corvallis, Oregon

    At COMPASS (Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea), Brooke has helped build a non-traditional bridging organization that connects ocean scientists and science to the media, [...]

  • Catharina Any Sulistyowati

    Kuncup Padang Ilalang (KAIL), Coordinator for Youth Program and Sustainable Community Initiative

    Bandung, Indonesia

    Any is a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow and a  LEAD Indonesia Fellow (1998-2000). She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Bandung Institute of [...]

  • Christina Page

    Climate Interactive, Business Partnerships

    San Francisco, California

    A seasoned and respected leader in sustainability, Chris Page is a systems thinker with experience in government, inside two Fortune 500 companies, and in the nonprofit [...]

  • Christine Negra

    Versant Vision LLC, Principal

    New York City, New York

    Dr. Christine Negra partners with scientists and public and private sector decision makers to address agricultural sustainability and food security in the context of climate [...]

  • Dana Lanza

    Confluence Philanthropy, Co Founder, President, and CEO

    Pound Ridge, New York

    Dana founded Confluence Philanthropy in 2009. Confluence is a membership based investor network of over 200 foundations, family offices, and investment firms representing $3.5 trillion [...]

  • Dayna Baumeister

    Biomimicry 3.8, Keystone and Co-Founder

    Helena, Montana

    Dr. Dayna Baumeister is the Co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8. With a devotion to applied natural history and a passion for sharing the genius of nature, [...]

  • Ellen Wolfe

    Resero Consulting, President

    Granite Bay, California

    Ellen is President of Resero offers transformational consulting to experts, leaders, and organizations. Her predominant technical focus has been on climate change and the electric [...]

  • Evelyn Arce

    Coastal Escape HMB, Founder

    Half Moon Bay, California

      Evelyn Arce Erickson, is of Colombian Indigenous Muisca descent and is the Founder of a new business called Coastal Escape HMB (coastalescapehmb.com). She works with high tech companies [...]

  • Gabriela Anaya Reyna

    Mexico City, Mexico

    Gabriela is an independent consultant providing services to individual donors, foundations, donor agencies, and donor networks to develop collaboration-oriented and culturally sensitive strategies to address [...]

  • Jed Davis

    Cabot Creamery Co-operative, Director of Sustainability

    Waitsfield, Vermont

    Jed has been involved in dairy agriculture and cooperatives his entire life. Raised on a seven-generation family dairy farm in New England, since 1991 he [...]

  • Jennifer Fletcher

    Trust for Public Land, Program Director

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Jenna leads the open space/greenways collaborative, “Embrace Open Space,” that brings together local officials, staff, soil and watershed district leaders, non-profits, agency staff and environmental [...]

  • Jennifer Mayer

    King County Metro, Program Manager, Equity and Social Justice Capital Implementation

    Seattle, WA

    Jen Mayer is currently an Equity and Social Justice Capital Implementation Program Manager for King County Metro in the greater Seattle area. This role combines [...]

  • John Mlade

    Wight & Company, Senior Project Manager, Sustainable and Healthy Environments

    Chicago, Illinois

    Since 2001, John has supported clients in shaping sustainability and health strategies that benefit the environment, people, and the bottom line. Pushing design innovation through [...]

  • Josephine Brennan

    Sustainable Value Creation Ltd., Founding Director

    East Twickenham, United Kingdom

    Josephine is a Sustainable Business Consultant and Executive Coach with 15 years senior level experience across renewable energy, cleantech project and sector development, top tier [...]

  • Julia Novy-Hildesley

    Independent, Entrepreneur

    Portland, Oregon

    Julia Novy-Hildesley is Professor of the Practice and Executive Director of Stanford’s Change Leadership for Sustainability Program, which includes the Sustainability Science and Practice Interdisciplinary [...]

  • Kathy Tibbits

    Formerly Cherokee Nation, Artist & Attorney

    Park Hill, Oklahoma

    Kathy is a Cherokee artist and semi-retired attorney.  She writes a weekly opinion editorial for the Tahlequah Daily Press.  In 2019, she co-founded a 20+ artist-member [...]

  • Laura Freeman

    Mt. Folly Farm & Laura’s Lean Beef Company, Founder, Farmer, and Entrepreneur

    Winchester, Kentucky and Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

    Founder of Laura’s Lean Beef Company and Mt. Folly Enterprises, Laura Freeman is part of the regenerative agriculture movement, wedded to the local food and [...]

  • Lena Hansen

    Rocky Mountain Institute, Principal, Electricity Practice

    Boulder, Colorado

    Lena is a Principal with Rocky Mountain Institute’s electricity practice, where she specializes in energy and carbon strategy as well as design innovation for electric [...]

  • Lynn Stoddard

    Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, Executive Director

    Willimantic, Connecticut

    Lynn Stoddard has served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University since 2014.  Under Lynn’s leadership the Institute [...]

  • Maria Carvajal

    SuMar, Choices for Nature, Founder

    Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico

    For more than 15 years Maria has worked in conservation and management of fishing resources, natural protected areas and wetlands in the Gulf of California [...]

  • Mark Spalding

    The Ocean Foundation, President

    Washington, DC

    Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation is a member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine [...]

  • Matt Roman

    Varroc Lighting Corporation, Global Plant Engineering and Construction Manager

    Beverly Hills, Michigan

    Matt currently works for Varroc Lighting Corporation, an automotive supplier, as the Global Plant Engineering and Construction Manager.   He is responsible for all new [...]

  • Michelle Erickson

    Erickson Strategies, Principal

    New York City, New York

    Michelle is a thought leader working at the intersection of sustainability, technology, and innovation. She speaks regularly at industry conferences and is frequently interviewed by [...]

  • Natalie Starr

    DSM Environmental Services, Inc., Principal

    Windsor, Vermont

    Natalie has nearly thirty years of experience in sustainable materials management including twenty five years with DSM Environmental where she is a Principal. Natalie has [...]

  • Sally McGee

    The Nature Conservancy, Project Manager, Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition and Northeast Marine Program Director

    Mystic, Connecticut

    Sally McGee works for the Nature Conservancy where she is the project manager for the Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition, a growing partnership of 140+ shellfish [...]

  • Tim Brown

    Tradewater, LLC, President

    Chicago, Illinois

    Tim is a founder and the CEO of Tradewater, a company that collects and destroys greenhouse gases.  To date, Tradewater has destroyed over 4,100,000 metric [...]

  • Trista Patterson

    USFS Pacific North West Research Station, Ecological Economist

    Sitka, Alaska

    In her role as Ecological Economist with the US Forest Service, Trista has been a key player in mainstreaming the concept of ecosystem services in [...]

  • Tse-Sung Wu

    Nektar Therapeutics, Director, Research Program Management

    San Francisco, California

    Tse-Sung has a longstanding interest in helping corporations reduce their ecological footprint by improving decision making and promoting innovation to minimize or eliminate environmental impact. [...]

  • Valerie Langer

    Canopy, Consultant, Fiber Solutions Strategist

    Vancouver, Canada

    Valerie Langer has been engaged in forest conservation campaigns in Canada for over 30 years. She pioneered the international market campaign strategy of influencing logging [...]