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 CoronaMEDIA AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Corona is a bilingual sustainability professional with social media marketing, design, and environmental justice expertise. She conducts marketing efforts for the 40 programs in the California Green Business Network and is the City of Watsonville Program Director where she works with English and Spanish speaking businesses. Before joining EI, Corona was part of a team at Ecology Action working with underrepresented communities.
Brooke WrightSTRATEGIC INITIATIVES MANAGER
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.
Timaree NelsonPROGRAM AND PERFORMANCE MANAGER
Timaree is 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 the nonprofit sector in the area of food-recovery through her work with ProduceGood.
Paul MayBILINGUAL SUSTAINABILITY SPECIALIST
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.