Josephine FlemingFOUNDER/CEO, SCIENTIST, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CA GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK
Jo has over 20 years experience in the environmental and sustainability realm in a wide breadth of scientific research, environmental remediation, commercial & industrial pollution prevention, environmental outcome data and community-based programs. She has worked for large environmental consulting firms, for technology companies, for learning institutions and for local government. She has worked to establish numerous Green Business Programs, establish ground-breaking materials management programs, and serves as the Executive Director of the California Green Business Network.
Julianne RhodesDIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS, SCIENTIST
Julianne gained extensive project, personnel, and contract management experience during her 12 years as engineering manager at Cruzio.com and subsequently earned a Masters in Applied Marine and Watershed Science. Her focus on water quality and conservation efforts has led to projects working for the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, Coastal Watershed Council, Farmers for Water Quality, the Watershed Institute and Campus Planning at CSUMB, the Greater Monterey Integrated Regional Water Management Group, City of Scotts Valley, and the City of Salinas.
Shawn Orgel-OlsonDIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY AND MARKETING
Shawn has over 13 years of enterprise and government sustainability experience. He started his career at Disney Consumer Products where he worked in the Sustainable Business Practices and International Labor Standards groups. In 2015 he joined the City of Santa Cruz where he ran the City’s successful Green Business Program. Since 2017 he has led marketing and sustainability projects for numerous clients including the City/County of San Francisco, County of San Mateo, and the California Green Business Network.
Lawrence NussbaumSENIOR CONSULTANT
Lawrence has over 20 years of experience working with environmental certification and market-based sustainability programs. Lawrence was a leader in the development of Forest Stewardship (FSC) certification, he also created the regional Salmon-Safe certification program, and managed several market-based sustainability initiatives for clients in food and agriculture, textiles, furniture, manufacturing, and green building. He also led business strategy in the organic food sector for Full Circle Organics and managed client services for 25 certification and Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) offerings for the international sustainability firm, SCS Global Services.
Maria CoronaBILINGUAL SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT AND EQUITY CHAIR
Corona is a bilingual sustainability professional with social media marketing, design, and environmental justice expertise. She oversees social media marketing and the Equity Committee for the California Green Business Network and is the City of Watsonville Program Director where she works with English and Spanish-speaking businesses. She is also the recycling coordinator at CSU Monterey Bay. Before joining EI, Corona was part of a team at Ecology Action working with underrepresented communities.
Brooke WrightDIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND STRATEGY
Brooke has more than 10 years of experience developing communications, marketing, and outreach solutions for mission-driven organizations. She brings substantial program, product, and team management experience to EI. Brooke manages the regional Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program and supports our business development and strategic initiatives.
Paul MayBILINGUAL SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT
Paul is a bilingual sustainability professional. He previously worked for the San Francisco Department of the Environment where he assisted businesses to become certified "green" through one of the most robust Green Business Programs in the State. As part of SFE's Outreach Team, he helped the City achieve its Climate Action Plan goals by engaging with businesses and community groups. Paul also has a background in renewable/solar energy sales.
Anna HirstSENIOR MARKETING PRODUCTION MANAGER
Anna is a seasoned Project and Marketing Manager with over 20 years of experience in the environmental non-profit sector. Anna effortlessly shifts between numerous roles, including marketing communications, program management and implementation, and digital production. Prior to joining EI, Anna worked at Ecology Action, a statewide environmental nonprofit specializing in energy efficiency consulting for businesses and sustainability programs for the local community.
Timaree NelsonSUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT
Timaree is the Director of the Carlsbad Green Business Program in San Diego County. Prior to joining EI, she worked with the County of San Diego's Recycling Section. She also has extensive experience with food recovery through her work with the non-profit ProduceGood.
Saburi SaiSUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT
Saburi is a Green Business Consultant with digital marketing, graphic design, and project management expertise. Prior to joining EI full time, she gained extensive experience in sustainability with the Green Business program at Ecology Action and as a Digital Marketing Specialist at EI. She works to support and certify businesses enrolled in the regional Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program while assisting with events and marketing efforts.
Jakki Castorena-DavilaBILINGUAL SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT
Jakki is a bilingual sustainability consultant with a background in many industries and experience in sales, social media marketing, design and outreach in low income communities. She brings the passion, determination and understanding she gained while working with local resource-constrained communities to any project she is a part of. Before joining EI, Jakki worked with the City of Watsonville on water pollution prevention strategies and neighborhood cleanup programs.
Luis VizcardoBILINGUAL SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT
Luis Vizcardo comes to Environmental Innovations from El Concilio of San Mateo County. Since 2020 Luis worked with E.I. and El Concilio to expand Green Business Certification and small business COVID Protocols. He has more than 20 years of experience working to support San Mateo County businesses in Spanish and English. He is a valued team member with on-air media experience publicizing programs, events and initiatives. His focus on interpersonal relationships has enhanced E.I. programs, establishing connections with numerous small businesses and Mexican Consulates, from San Francisco to San José, to Fresno and beyond.
Rilynn MisaSUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT
Rilynn is a coordinator and sustainability outreach professional for Alameda County Green Business. Her passion for sustainability comes from her experiences with restoration projects, in-field data collection, agricultural practices using permaculture methodology. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a focus on Sustainable communities from California State University Monterey Bay.
Nancy RoblesBILINGUAL SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT
Nancy is a bilingual sustainability consultant and outreach professional in Kern and Fresno County where she runs two Green Business Programs. She comes to EI with experience in LEED certification, technical account management, sales, and environmental education. Her love for nature and passion for sustainability drives her to help make her community a more sustainable place to live and work.
Liz SullivanFINANCE DIRECTOR
Liz has a rich and varied 20+ year history of helping small businesses, startups, and nonprofits, to thrive and grow, sustainably. With a background in the public sector as well as Fortune 500 multinationals, she has brought financial best practices and a solid and sustainable business model to support strategic planning and decision making in senior management teams.
Sharon GreenOFFICE MANAGER
Sharon has had 20+ years experience supporting executives. She aims to make their lives easier, brighter and more efficient. She has enjoyed supporting and volunteering for many nonprofits over the years.