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Daniela Ades

Daniela Ades

Daniela (she/her) has experience in journalistic newsrooms, covering media, international politics, and entertainment at Thomson Reuters. She has also developed strategic communications in the nonprofit sector, working with sustainability and democracy agendas for the past 7 years at political think-tanks and global organizations such as ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in South America. She’s […]

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Profile of Paris Badat

Paris Badat

Paris (she/her) brings over ten years of experience working for international nonprofits, with a focus on strategic partnerships, fundraising, project management, and operations. She holds a B.A. in Modern Languages and Literature from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Hertie School in Berlin, Germany. As Greenbelt

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Amanda Brown-Stevens

Amanda (she/her) brings a strategic vision for Greenbelt Alliance and the Bay Area informed by her experience in advocating for well-planned cities and towns and the protection of our region’s iconic greenbelt lands for over two decades. As Executive Director, Amanda has overseen an updated mission and vision for the organization to build on Greenbelt

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Sarah Cardona Deputy Director Greenbelt Alliance

Sarah Cardona

Sarah (she/her) enjoys managing and leading programmatic, operational and fundraising initiatives that result in compelling communications, financial sustainability, and impactful climate solutions that improve people’s quality of life, connection to nature, and ecosystem health. Sarah brings prior experience planning and implementing climate mitigation and adaptation solutions for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and a

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Nora Cullinen

Nora Cullinen

Nora (she/her) has over 10 years of fundraising experience at leading conservation organizations. Prior to joining Greenbelt Alliance, she worked in Development at World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C. and at Save the Redwoods League in San Francisco. As a sixth generation Bay Area resident, Nora is passionate about regional land conservation and smart growth

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Justin Ebrahemi

Justin (he/they) brings seven years of experience in nonprofit leadership, environmental policy research, and journalism to Greenbelt Alliance. Here, he leads the organization’s media strategy, bolsters community outreach, and directs digital marketing campaigns. Justin is passionate about diversifying the field of environmental advocacy to protect our ecosystems for future generations of the Bay Area’s disproportionately

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Ann Hamilton

Ann has a unique background in consulting and public health. She has worked as a consultant on fire resiliency issues with land stewardship organizations and affordable housing issues with City and County units as well as citizen advocacy groups. Prior to that, as a full-time Department Analyst for Sonoma County, she worked across six different

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Nate Huntington

Nate started at Greenbelt Alliance as a CivicSpark Fellow. During that time he supported on Resilience Hotspots project through data analysis, profile production, and partnership building and engagement in Suisun City. Before that, he served as a California Climate Action Corps Fellow for the NorCal Resilience Network, worked on several campaigns, and conducted research fellowships

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Chance Kawar

Chance (he/him) brings a passion for social justice and environmental advocacy to his job at Greenbelt Alliance, where he leads efforts to ensure the organization is running smoothly across all departments and internal systems. He has over five years of experience in the nonprofit sector specializing in operations management. Before starting his current role, Chance

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Ken Lavin

Ken Lavin

Prior to coming to Greenbelt Alliance, Ken worked as a national park ranger in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and as an instructor for Diablo Nature Adventures, teaching environmental science to school groups in Mount Diablo State Park. He served both as president and longtime board member of the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association (MDIA).

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Devin Murphy

As Greenbelt Alliance’s Leadership Development Coordinator, Devin designs and executes the curriculum of Greenbelt’s premiere leadership development program, Resilient Roots, which empowers residents to collaborate on impactful local climate solutions. A collaborative leader and democracy entrepreneur, Devin (he/him) is focused on building a regenerative economy that engenders increasing prosperity, while maintaining the natural systems that

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Mariah Padilla

Mariah Padilla (she/her) is passionate about environmental justice and climate resilience, and is dedicated to helping create a more inclusive and intersectional climate movement. She brings this dedication to her role at Greenbelt Alliance, where she has been working with our community partners in Gilroy to foster equitable climate resilience through community engagement and outreach,

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Deja Perry

Deja (she/her)’s interest in environmentalism was sparked while growing up surrounded by the beauty of Northern California. She is especially interested in philanthropy’s powerful role in shaping a better climate future. At Greenbelt Alliance, she supports fundraising efforts by facilitating donor communications, coordinating special events, and managing all gift processing. Deja is passionate about environmental

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Rishika Rawat

Rishika Rawat (she/her) currently lives in the Bay Area, where she was born and raised. She recently graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in political science. During her time in college, she participated in several organizations on and off campus. She served on the Political Team and acted as Publicity Director for the College

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Tallulah Shepard

Over the last six years, Tallulah (they/she) has developed a profound appreciation for the transformative power of storytelling. Talulah’s journey into advocacy began during the September climate strikes of 2019, igniting a passion for bold climate action and a shift toward a regenerative economy. Their background in digital media, research and community organizing has equipped

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