Jeremy Madsen

As CEO, Jeremy Madsen sets and implements the organization’s strategic goals and manages its operations. He is the leader of Greenbelt Alliance’s policy and advocacy efforts to keep and improve what’s special about the Bay Area. Jeremy came to Greenbelt Alliance from The San Francisco Foundation, where he helped launch the Great Communities Collaborative and supported social equity, affordable housing, and smart growth efforts around the Bay Area. From 2001 to 2005, Jeremy… Read More

Matt Vander Sluis

Matt Vander Sluis 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. Prior to joining Greenbelt Alliance in 2010, Matt managed the climate policy program for the Planning and Conservation League, a statewide environmental non-profit in Sacramento, where he shaped state policies to shorten commutes through better land use planning. He’s been quoted by… Read More

Amy Henson

Overseeing the Marketing and Communications Department, Amy Henson is her best self when caffeinated and working for a great cause. Over the past 10 years she’s driven growth strategies for non-profit organizations and higher education. At Greenbelt Alliance, Amy works across the organization to foster unified, creative, and data-backed marketing efforts. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Amy lived and worked Chicago, IL where she marketed engineering education and served as an adjunct professor, specializing in digital media… Read More

Ed Lee

Ed Lee has extensive experience in non-profit management, most recently at Public Advocates Inc., which works on a variety of equity issues including affordable housing and public transit. Over his 19-year career, he has worked with social justice organizations including Californians for Justice, the Center for Third World Organizing, and the Korean Community Center of the East Bay, as well as the Tides Foundation and the Contra Costa Child Care Council. In 2003,… Read More

Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt leads Greenbelt Alliance’s Natural Landscapes and Farms & Ranches Forever initiatives. He guides team development of policy and advocacy to protect our region’s 3.6 million-acre greenbelt of natural and agricultural landscapes. Prior to joining Greenbelt Alliance, Brian ran an environmental consulting practice and was elected to public office as a director and vice chair of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. An environmental lawyer, Brian’s background include work for Committee for… Read More

Luisa Siravo

Luisa Siravo brings nearly 14 years of fundraising experience to lead Greenbelt Alliance’s talented and dedicated advancement team in securing the resources needed to meet our annual budget, provide long-term stability, and support the mission of the organization. Prior to joining Greenbelt Alliance, Luisa plied her trade at UC Berkeley School of Law, working with major and principal level donors during a successfully completed $125 million campaign. In addition to working with major donors, she also… Read More

Jessie Brennan

Jessie’s passion for the environment and nature motivates her to use her marketing skills to work strategically to develop and implement marketing initiatives that drive the mission and vision of Greenbelt Alliance. Collaborating across departments, Jessie executes digital marketing tasks for the organization to achieve online fundraising and advocacy goals, recruit new activists and donors, and uphold Greenbelt Alliance’s brand. Originally from Idaho, Jessie moved to San Francisco from Ireland where she… Read More

Joel Devalcourt

Joel Devalcourt

As a Santa Cruz-greater Bay Area native, Joel Devalcourt 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. An… Read More

Nick Fisher

Nick Fisher manages Greenbelt Alliance’s advancement projects, database strategy, and institutional funder relationships. He is a passionate environmentalist and is working to build Greenbelt Alliance’s capacity to create a more sustainable Bay Area. Prior to joining Greenbelt Alliance, Nick managed a robust grants portfolio for the Big Sur Land Trust in Monterey, CA. Nick holds an M.B.A. and M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Before coming… Read More

Adam Garcia

Adam Garcia brings a diverse background rooted in environmental and city planning to the Greenbelt Alliance team. His background allows him to lead cutting-edge research initiatives, public policy analysis, and mapping services. As a devoted hiker and bicyclist, he knows what is at stake to ensure the Bay Area continues to be the best place to enjoy both the great outdoors and the local communities. He brings experience learning from and helping… Read More

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