143+ Path to Positive LA Leadership Circle Members

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The Path to Positive: Los Angeles campaign, jointly organized by the nonprofits Climate Resolve and ecoAmerica, is empowering local leaders to enable them to reduce their emissions and engage Angelenos in climate solutions that will make a difference now and in the future.
Sheila Kuehl , LA County Supervisor
John Yi , Director of Advocacy, American Lung Association in California
Chris Holden , California State Assembly Member
Emily Castor , Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
Richard Jackson , UCLA School of Public Health
Mia Lehrer , President, Mia Lerher & Assoc.
Mitch Englander , LA City Councilmember
Hilary Godwin , UCLA School of Public Health
Ed Begley, Jr. , Actor
Danny Kennedy , Co-founder, Sungevity
Nurit Katz , Chief Sustainability Officer, UCLA
Paul Koretz , LA City Councilmember
Paul Junger Witt , TV and Film Producer
Ron Galperin , Controller City of Los Angeles
Ali Tweini , Teamsters Local
Casandra Rauser , Director, UCLA's Sustainable LA Grand Challenges Project
David Levitus , Director, Climate Cents
Diane Schrader , CEO, Thirdact
Duane Muller , President, The Playa Group
Hadley Greswold , Project Manager, Climate Solidarity
Holli Fajack , Sustainability Coordinator, Cal State Long Beach
Joan Harper , Executive Director, Fair Trade LA
Joel Reynolds , Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Juan Matute , UCLA Lewis Center and the Institute of Transportation Studies
Katharine Reich , UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions
Lee Wallach , President, Faith2Green
Linda Escalante , Natural Resources Defense Council
Ranlyn Tilley Hill , President, Benevolent Vision
Ruth Broyde-Sharone , So Cal Parliament of the World's Religions
Tom Bowman , President, Bowman Change, Inc.
Sonia Guggenheim , Director of Media, Climate Solidarity
Alex Hall , UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Joel Epstein , Joel Epstein Communications Strategy
Joshua Paget , New Urbanism Film Festival
Colleen Callahan , UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Gary Gero , Chief Sustainability Officer, County of Los Angeles
Will Wright , Director of Government and Public Affairs, AIA Los Angeles
Eugene Shirley , Co-Founder, Pando Populus
Tom Buttgenbach , President, Eight Minute Energy
Cara Horowitz , Executive Director, UCLA Emmett Institute
Kent Minault , Sierra Club Representative
Andy Shrader , Director of Environmental Affairs, Water Policy & Sustainability, Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz
Albert Cohen , Reverend, So Cal Ecumenical Council
Beth Steckler , Deputy Director, MoveLA
James Waterhouse , Citizens Climate Lobby
Chin Ho Liao , Mayor, City of San Gabriel
Daniel Barry , Director, Path to Positive Communities
Charles Brunk , Permaculture Consultant
Amanda Pyle
Meghan Sahli-Wells
Jimmy H. Hara, MD, FAAFP , Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
Jane Paul , Head of the Bachelor of Arts Urban Studies Concentration, Antioch University
Louise Sandhaus , Faculty, California Institute of the Arts
Adam R. Smith , Program Manager, Climate Policy, Southern California Edison
John Mirisch , Mayor, Beverly Hills
Mike Bonin , Councilmember, City of Los Angeles, District 11
Helen Cox , Director, Institute for Sustainability, CSUN
Steve LaDochy , Professor of Geosciences & Environment
Brinda Sarathy , Director, Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College
Paul Krekorian , Councilmember, City of Los Angeles, District 2
David Rosenstein , President, Intex Solutions, Inc.
Dennis Rodriguez , Chief City Executive – LA/SF/SD, Siemens
Mike McAdam , Director of Purchasing, Fullerton School District
Jeff Duclos
Allen Schuman , Chairman, Green Business Council of Southern California
Rob Lempert , Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School & Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition
Joe Lyou , Governor's Appointee, South Coast AQMD
David Haake , Professor (UCLA), West LA Group Chair (Sierra Club)
Kelly Middleton , Director of Community Affairs, Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District
Alexis Reyes , Assistant Director of Sustainability, Pomona College
Adlai Wertman
Stephanie Williams
Nancy Pearlman , Trustee, Los Angeles Community College District
Stuart Cooley , Professor, Renewable Energies, SMC
Luis Ayala , Councilmember, City of Alhambra
Moe Stavnezer
Justin Luedy , Environmental Specialist, Port of Long Beach
Karen Bacolod , Planning Commissioner, City of Artesia
Nancy Rae Stone , Program Manager, Film & TV Tax Credit Program
David Eisenman , Professor and Director, UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters
Patricia Castellanos , LA Harbor Commissioner
James Stone , Professor of Political Science, Mt. San Antonio College
Thomas Wong , President, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Bonnie Reiss , Global Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy
RL Miller , Cofounder, Climate Hawks Vote
Cinzia Fissore , Assistant Professor, Biology & Environmental Science, Whittier College
Kevin James , President, Board of Public Works
Kit Cole , Principal and Owner, Kit Cole Consulting
Lou La Monte , Mayor, City of Malibu
David Arian , Vice President, Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners
Mona Telega
Jeremy Kagan
Natasha Roland
Diana Mahmud , Councilmember, City of South Pasadena
Keith Malone , Public Affairs Consultant, California Fuel Cell Partnership (BKi)
Jessica Duboff , Vice-President, Public Policy, LA Chamber of Commerce
Jacki Bacharach , Executive Director, South Bay Cities Council of Governments
Robert Pullen-Miles , Mayor, City of Lawndale
Katie Means
Juana Torres , Advancement Director, Southwest Region, Sierra Club
Peggy Knudson , VP, Health
Ian O’Connor , Business
Matt Adams , Local Government
Edward Huang , Principal, Business
Grieg Asher , Green Region Program Manager, Local Government
Daniel Mabe , Founder/President, Business
Elizabeth Rhoades , Climate Change Lead, Health
Clare Weber , Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs and Development, Business
Heather Hockenberry , , Business
Lorena Palacios , Climate Action Fellow, Higher Education
Dana Coffman , Development Associate, Business
Douglas Sereno , Member, Local Government
Sarah Callaghan , Marketing Director, Business
Dennis Keeley , Chair of the Photography and Imaging Dept, Higher Education
Ron Milam , Principal, Business
Mathieu Pons , Health
Justin Massey , Mayor Pro Tem, Local Government
Amanda Landry
Ashley Hefner , Senior Planner, Michael Baker International
Anita Landecker , Executive Director, ExEd
Debrah Friedland-vanZyl , Co-Director, All Paths Divinity School - interfaith/interspiritual
Andre van Zijl , Rev, All Paths Divinity School
Aaron Paley , President, Community Arts Resources
Juli Schulz , Consultant
Lisa Cahan Davis , Community Engagement Officer
Paula Daniels , Co-founder, Center for Good Food Purchasing
Ryan Stolley , Program Manager, Utah Climate Action Network
Steve LePore
Lisa Watson , Director, Laspa Center for Leadership, Scripps College
Madelyn Glickfeld , Director of Partnerships, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Elsie Sims , Artist
Omar Brownson , Executive Director, River LA
Connor Murphy-Boyd , Designer, Abode Communities
Dylan Gasperik , Video Production Manager, Media Strategist, Tigercomm
Anna Pearson , Music manager, Red Light Management
Jessica Schumer , The Children's Clinic
Maria Sipin , Student Fellow, Multicultural Communities for Mobility / PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions
Sayra Moran , Brand Manager
Amity Balbutin-Burnham , Project Development Manager, EDF Renewable Energy
Ross Zelen , Policy Manager, VerdeXchange
Peggy Kellen , Director of Policy, The Climate Registry
Garrett Wong , City of Santa Monica
Alison Simard , Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW)

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Path to Positive Los Angeles is a strategic organizing initiative that inspires and empowers Angelenos to support climate solutions.


Social change happens when people follow trusted leaders that are part of their daily lives—where they live, work, learn, and pray.

Path to Positive: Los Angeles builds coalitions of leaders in five key community sectors: local government, faith, health, higher ed, and business, and provides them with the rationale and the resources they need to engage their diverse stakeholders in local climate solutions.


Collective action means we are more powerful when we work together -- within and across sectors. Path to Positive Los Angeles makes climate impacts local and relevant, and provides tangible solutions at the local and state level. These solutions prepare for and reduce climate threats and build new constituencies who will feel more personally connected to the issue, more hopeful, and empowered to act.

We are working to build deep and lasting support for climate action in Los Angeles, and across Southern California.

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