Staff

Jeremy Madsen

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Jeremy Madsen sets and implements the organization’s strategic goals and manages its operations. He frequently speaks on land conservation and smart growth. Continue reading

Amy Henson

Marketing & Communications Director

Amy oversees the Marketing & Communications Department, working across the organization to foster unified, creative, and data-backed marketing efforts for Greenbelt Alliance. Prior to joining Greenbelt, Amy worked in marketing sustainable engineering and higher education in Chicago, IL. Her past experience also includes … Continue reading

Melissa Hippard

Program Director

Melissa is a native San Franciscan who has been fortunate to live in many parts of the Bay Area over her life. She frequently speaks on agriculture and open space conservation. Continue reading

Edward Lee

Director of Finance and Administration

Ed Lee has over 19 years of experience in the nonprofit sector primarily in management or board roles with social justice organizations such as Public Advocates Inc., Californians for Justice, and the Center for Third World Organizing. Continue reading

Stephanie Reyes

Senior Program Strategist

Stephanie guides Greenbelt Alliance’s campaigns and projects that protect the Bay Area’s natural and working landscapes and create thriving neighborhoods with homes affordable to all. Continue reading

Matt Vander Sluis

Program Director

Matt heads Greenbelt Alliance’s Homes and Neighborhoods initiative. He leads our regional policy development and advocacy and oversees local campaigns to ensure the right development happens in the right places. Continue reading

Michele Beasley

Regional Director

Michele is a San Mateo County native and has been working to protect open space lands and create livable communities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties since 2004. She often speaks on affordable housing and smart growth. Continue reading

Alex Chen

Marketing & Communications Associate

Alex joined the Greenbelt Alliance team way back in 2011 as a lowly unpaid intern. He started showing up every day and has since conned his way into his current position as Marketing & Communications Associate. Continue reading

Dani Clark

Database Assistant

Dani supports the Advancement team by processing and acknowledging gifts, performing database clean up, and maintaining event records, among other database duties. Continue reading

Joel Devalcourt

Regional Representative

As a Santa Cruz-greater Bay Area native, Joel has worked passionately for environmental conservation and social equity much of his life. He continued building on his skills while earning a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Film from Hampshire College. Most recently, he served as the Community Engagement and Outreach Manager for the Louisiana Housing Alliance after receiving a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of New Orleans. Continue reading

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