Board

Distinguished Advisory Board

  • The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, President and Minister, Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ
  • Dr. Kerry Emanuel, Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT
  • Dr. Peter Huybers, Assistant Professor of Climate, Harvard University; former Tank Platoon Leader in the United States Army
  • Lawrence Lessig, Esq., Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School; Director of Harvard University Safra Center for Ethics
  • Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org
  • Greg Nickels, Mayor of Seattle, 2002-2009; former President, United States Conference of Mayors
  • Dr. Juliette Rooney-Varga, Director of Climate Change Initiative, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Dr. Juliet Schor, Economist; Professor of Sociology, Boston College
  • Kelsey Wirth, Co-Founder of Align Technology, Inc.
  • Junko Yoda, Managing Director, Shellingford Ltd.; former Asia Regional Treasurer, Deutsche Bank; former Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Board of Trustees

Juliet Schor, Chair

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Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women’s Studies. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Juliet received her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Massachusetts. Her most recent book is Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (The Penguin Press, 2010). She is also author of the national best-seller, The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (Basic Books, 1992) and The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don’t Need (Basic Books, 1998), among other publications. 

Sue Donaldson, Vice-Chair

Sue.jpgSue Donaldson, M.D., gave up practicing medicine in 2015 to become a full-time climate activist.  Formerly the Medical Director of Outpatient Psychiatry at Hallmark Health in Medford, she has been volunteering with 350MA in a variety of roles since 2013.  Her previous experience with nonprofits was in human services and mental health advocacy.   She is a graduate of Harvard College and completed her medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Bob Massie, Vice-Chair

Bob_Massie_May_2011-3.jpgBob Massie received his B.A. from Princeton University, M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and doctorate from Harvard Business School. He is the former president of the New Economy Coalition and has created or led three ground-breaking sustainability organizations, serving as the president of Ceres (the largest coalition of investors and environmental groups in the United States), the co-founder and first chair of the Global Reporting Initiative, and the initiator of the Investor Network on Climate Risk, which currently has over 100 members with combined assets of over $10 trillion. He was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts in 1994 and a candidate for the United States Senate in 2011. An ordained Episcopal minister, he taught and ran the Project on Business, Values, and the Economy at Harvard Divinity School from 1989 to 1996. His 1998 book, Loosing the Bonds: The United States and South Africa in the Apartheid Years, won the Lionel Gelber prize for the best book on international relations in the world. His autobiography, A Song in the Night: A Memoir of Resilience, was published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday in 2012.

Quinton Zondervan, Treasurer

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Quinton Zondervan is an environmental activist, a successful biotech entrepreneur, and an award-winning software engineer currently serving as the Executive Director of the Climate Action Liaison Coalition. Quinton is the co-founder and past CEO of Excelimmune, a biopharmaceutical company that develops human antibodies against infectious disease targets. Prior to founding Excelimmune, Quinton served as the CTO of software startup Clickmarks, developing innovative web and mobile software applications. Quinton began his career as a software engineer at IBM where he co-invented the SyncML data synchronization standard. In addition to his work at CALC, he serves as president of Green Cambridge, a nonprofit organization that promotes energy conservation, recycling, and other sustainability initiatives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Quinton holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and two bachelor’s degrees in the fields of mathematics and computer science from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Rajesh Kasturirangan, Secretary 

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A mathematician and cognitive scientist, Rajesh is a founder of MIT Alumni Climate Action Leadership and President of the South Asian Center of Boston. He is currently visiting the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT and is on extended leave from the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore where he is a faculty member. He's also a senior fellow at the Mind and Life Institute.  

Reverend Margaret Bullitt-Jonas 

MBJ__2014__by_Tipper_GoreEDIT.jpgThe Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Ph.D., is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. An ecumenical pioneer, Margaret serves the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and also Mass. Conference, United Church of Christ, as Missioner for Creation Care. She is a founding member of Massachusetts Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action (MAICCA), a leader in New England Environmental Ministries (NEREM), and active in Episcopalians for Fossil Fuel Divestment and Clean Energy Reinvestment. Her books include Joy of Heaven, to Earth Come Down (a collection of daily Advent/Christmas meditations on the sacredness of the natural world); Holy Hunger (a memoir about the spiritual longing behind addiction); and Christ’s Passion, Our Passions (meditations on forgiveness, compassion, and hope). One of the first to engage in civil disobedience to protest global warming, Margaret was arrested in 2001 with 21 other people in a prayer vigil outside the U.S. Dept. of Energy in Washington, D.C.  She was a lead organizer of the Interfaith Walk for Climate Rescue in 2007, and the Climate Revival in downtown Boston in 2013.  She received the 2016 Steward of God’s Creation award from National Religious Coalition on Creation Care.  Visit RevivingCreation.org.

Bonnie Cockman

BonnieEDIT.jpgBonnie has spent her career leading the finance and operations of entrepreneurial non-profit organizations whose missions align with her passions. Currently, Bonnie is the Managing Director at Mothers Out Front; building a diverse, national movement of mothers to call on our leaders to take bold action on climate change. In addition, she is treasurer of the board of Foundations of Success, and a member of the Conservation Law Foundation Finance Committee. From 2007 to 2013, Bonnie served as senior vice president of finance & operations at Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. Prior to Root Capital, she served as vice president of finance for Conservation International for nearly ten years. She also worked as director of finance for Georgetown University’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development for six years. Bonnie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a B.A. in business from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jon Grossman

JGpicture.jpgJon Grossman has been a lifelong labor movement activist.  After college, he worked as an aide in a state-run mental hospital in Boston and got involved with the union. Jon held various positions during his seventeen years there, finally serving as president of his small AFSCME Local. He moved on to a full-time job with SEIU 509 organizing state-funded private sector human service workers, where he still works today.  Most of Jon’s work at  SEIU 509 has involved organizing, representing and negotiating for union members who work in social services for state-funded private agencies.  Recently SEIU 509 became the first union in Massachusetts to endorse the campaign to divest the Massachusetts state retirement funds from fossil fuels. 

Aaron Labaree

aaron2.pngAaron Labaree is a journalist who writes about environmental and social issues for publications including SalonGuernica and The Atlantic. For the last ten years he has also served on the board of the Overbrook Foundation. Aaron lives in Brooklyn, NY, not to be confused with Brookline, MA, where he grew up.

 

 Maria Elena Letona

Eletona_(1).jpgCurrently the Executive Director of social justice organization Neighbor to Neighbor, Elena brings more than 20 years experience with grassroots organizations to the Better Future Project board. Her experience ranges from organizational development and public policy to fundraising, finances and developing grassroots boards. She recently served as Executive Director of Centro Presente, a Boston-based immigrant rights organization. Her leadership transformed Centro Presente from a direct service organization to a stable member-led immigrant rights force. Elena holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts and she is the author and co-author of numerous articles and reports on a variety of topics related to organizational and community capacity building.

Natalie Narotzky

Natalie_headshot_crop.jpgNatalie Narotzky works as the Communications and Member Services Coordinator for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), a peer-learning network for local government sustainability directors from the United States and Canada. In this capacity, she supports peer-to-peer connections, manages internal and external communications modes, oversees data analysis, and facilitates member programs on climate mitigation, building energy, climate change preparedness, food systems, and other topics. As a volunteer, Natalie co-coordinates the work of the 350 Mass Berkshires Node and serves on the 350 Mass Statewide Steering Team. Natalie received her M.S. in climate science and policy from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and her B.A. in environmental and urban studies from Bard College.

Mary Tauras

MTauras_photo.jpgMary Tauras holds her MA in Community Psychology from UMass Lowell with a Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict, focusing on community resilience, civic engagement, program development/evaluation, advocacy and public policy. She lives, works and volunteers in Lowell, Massachusetts for equity, resilience, and sustainability.