• Alan Spears

    Alan Spears uses real-life stories and a conversational style to connect with his audiences and engage them in park protection. A lobbyist and longtime member of NPCA’s Government Affairs department, he has helped ensure that important national stories are preserved for posterity. Alan has led, co-led or supported campaigns to add several new national monuments […]

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  • Mark Magaña

    Mark Magaña is the Founding President and CEO of GreenLatinos, a national network of Latino environmental, natural resources, and conservation advocates. Mark was also the founder and principal of the Hispanic Strategy Group consulting firm. Mr. Magaña was the first Latino to serve as senior staff at both the White House and in Congressional leadership […]

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  • Anthony Ciocco

    Anthony Ciocco, known to most as ‘Chako,’ joined SCC Ancestral Lands in 2012 leading ecological restoration crews on the Navajo rez. Chako is Mvskoke and calls Oklahoma and New Mexico home. After graduating from CU Boulder he worked in his local Mvskoke (Creek and Seminole) communities doing language revitalization and Indigenous food sovereignty work. Through […]

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  • Dr. Dianne Glave

    Rev. Dr. Dianne Glave is currently the Coordinator of Diversity Development and Inclusion in the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. Dianne completed her M.Div. at the Candler School of Theology focusing on Faith, Health, and Science at Emory University. After completing her degree, she served as a local pastor at Crafton United […]

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  • Rosalinda Guillen

    Rosalinda Guillen is a widely recognized farm worker and rural justice leader. The oldest of eight she was born in Texas and spent her first decade in Coahuila Mexico. Her family emigrated to LaConner, Washington in 1960 and she began working as a farm worker in the fields in Skagit County at the age of […]

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  • Michele Gee

    Michele Gee is the National Park Service Chief of Interpretation and Education at the most visited national park in the country, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Michele began her park career with the non-profit partner, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in 2000 where she played a key role in the launch and development […]

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  • Arturo Garcia-Costas

    Arturo is currently the New York Community Trust’s program officer for the environment. He is responsible for managing programs focused on national and international environmental issues, New York City, and Central Appalachia.  Before joining the Trust, Arturo worked for New York State, where he focused on environmental justice issues.  In the early 2000s, he ran […]

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  • Shantha Ready Alonso

    Shantha is the Executive Director of Creation Justice Ministries, a Christian organization with a mission to protect, restore, and rightly share God’s creation. Creation Justice Ministries convenes a membership of 38 Christian traditions and through its members, serves approximately 100,000 churches and 45 million people. Before her work at Creation Justice Ministries, Shantha worked with […]

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  • Dan Chu

    Dan joined the Sierra Club Foundation as the new Executive Director in November 2016.  Previously, he was the Senior Director of the Sierra Club’s Our Wild America campaign.  Dan also worked at the National Wildlife Federation and is a returned Peace Corps volunteer, where he lived with Panamanian  farmers practicing sustainable agriculture.  Dan is a […]

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  • Laurel Chun

    Laurel Chun is an Associate Director for Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at The Nature Conservancy. She is responsible for fundraising and creating practical resources for working with indigenous peoples and local communities. She co-facilitates Engaging Across Difference, a two-day workshop to build awareness and dialogue skills, and she was founding co-lead for the Conservancy’s […]

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