Lynne McGraw

Lynne Deegan-McGraw was born and educated in the U.K., joined a U.S. materials science company, headquartered in Menlo Park, California and was subsequently transferred to California in 1978. While working for that company (Raychem Corporation), she held various positions. Most notably as National Sales and Marketing Manager for a $500 million division, Site Manager with an organization of 800 people including Human Resources, Facilities and Corporate Real Estate, Procurement and Logistics, and… Read More

Anne Halsted

Anne Halsted was raised in the Midwest but has spent her adult life in San Francisco. While her working career was in Human Resources, her avocations have been building community, improving the environment, and advancing opportunities for women and minorities. Anne brings decades of open space and urban planning experience to the Greenbelt Alliance Board. She sat on the board of People for Open Space in the late 60’s, chaired San Francisco’s… Read More

Jon Harvey

Jon Harvey

Jon Harvey has served on the board of Greenbelt Alliance since 2008 and resides in East Alameda County. He is a retired Mechanical Engineer from the computer and networking industry, having worked through the explosive growth of networking technology that commercialized the internet in the 90’s. After leaving design and technology work in 2000, Jon became initially engaged in wildlife habitat conservation that led to being immersed in agricultural land conservation and… Read More

Robert Oxenburgh

Robert Oxenburgh, from Birmingham, England, has fond childhood memories of weekend days out in the long-established greenbelt around the UK’s largest industrial city. He has been a resident of Alamo since 1993. He graduated in chemical engineering from Cambridge University, and subsequently from INSEAD, France with an MBA. He has worked as an engineer, in finance, in software, and at The Athenian School. There, as the business manager, he focused on the… Read More

Elliot Evers

Elliot Evers

Elliot Evers is a fifth-generation San Franciscan. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, Hastings College of the Law and The Sorbonne. When he is working, his firm specializes in the purchase and sale of broadcast stations, cellular companies, and other telecom assets. When he is playing, Elliot is an avid outdoorsman who spends as much time as he can hiking, biking, and otherwise enjoying the open spaces, of which the Bay Area’s… Read More

Anu Natarajan

Anu Natarajan joined the Greenbelt Alliance Board in 2014. She was elected to the Fremont City Council and served for ten years. On Council, she was an advocate for sensible, sensitive and sustainable planning as the engine for economic growth and community building. She believes in the importance of placemaking. She represented Fremont on regional and national boards such as Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council, Boardmember of the Local Government Commission, Stopwaste… Read More

Michele Stratton

Michele Stratton

After an early career in city and regional planning, Michele Stratton practiced law for 30 years, advising clients on business, trusts, and property matters. She has been a Greenbelt Board member since 2002, serving as Vice President, Development from 2008 through 2010, and is currently a member of the Audit Committee. Michele is currently on the board of Sequoia Living (formerly NCPHS), serving as Vice-Chair and Chair of its Finance Committee. Sequoia… Read More

Larry Simi

Larry Simi guides the day to day operations of Greenbelt Alliance and has overall responsibility for carrying out our mission of protecting open space and promoting thriving neighborhoods in the Bay Area. He comes to the organization with a long history as an executive in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining Greenbelt Alliance, Larry was interim CEO of Build it Green and STAND! For Families Free of Violence. He had… Read More

Justin Probert

Justin Probert oversees the financial and administrative operations of Greenbelt Alliance. He arrives with over 20 years of nonprofit experience and equally important, an enthusiastic passion for the mission of Greenbelt Alliance. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Justin is committed to social justice, equity, smart growth, protection of the natural landscape, and the creation of affordable housing. A graduate of Cal Poly, he has retained the “learn by doing” philosophy of… Read More

Matt Vander Sluis

Matt Vander Sluis guides Greenbelt Alliance’s campaigns and projects that protect the Bay Area’s natural and agricultural landscapes and create thriving neighborhoods with homes affordable to all. Prior to joining Greenbelt Alliance in 2010, Matt managed the climate policy program for the Planning and Conservation League, a statewide environmental nonprofit in Sacramento, where he shaped state policies to shorten commutes through better land use planning. His work has been covered by a… Read More