Director

Brooke Lehman

Brooke is a life-long activist with 15 years of radical program design and teaching experience. Brooke has been teaching and designing programs for the Institute for Social Ecology since 2000. The programs she designs are 9-14 day intensives focused on radical politics, strategic visioning, direct democracy, climate justice, alternatives to capitalism, organizational development, and radical pedagogy. She is on the board of The Yansa Foundation, an energy justice organization that has been working in Oaxaca, Mexico to create the first indigenous-owned utility scale wind farm.

Kate Poole

Kate Poole is a leader of Regenerative Finance, a collective of young people with wealth working to shift control of capital to communities most affected by racial, economic and climate injustices. Regenerative Finance is framing investments as reparations, moving investors to shift both capital and power to radically-inclusive, non-extractive, community-controlled funds. Kate is also a member-leader of Resource Generation, working with the Philadelphia chapter to redistribute land, wealth and power. 
 

Nwamaka Agbo

 
Nwamaka is excited to bring over 10 years of experience in working on social and economic justice issues and campaigns that help support the sustainable and equitable development of thriving and prosperous communities as the Innovation Fellow for the Movement Strategy Center. 

Matt Stinchcomb

Matt Stinchcomb is Executive Director at Etsy.org - a nonprofit organization building entrepreneurial education programs that foster the human capacity, wisdom, insights, and community needed to create regenerative businesses. This is an extension of Etsy.com's mission to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. 

Caroline Woolard

Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer based in Brooklyn, New York. Making sculptures, furniture, and events, Woolard co-creates spaces for critical exchange, forgotten histories, and plausible futures. Her practice is research-based and collaborative.

Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes is an entrepreneur and writer who has co-founded and led several successful businesses and written numerous articles and books about capitalism, the commons and other topics.  His latest book, With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don't Pay Enough, proposes universal dividends from shared wealth as a practical solution to economic inequality.

Anne MacDonald

Anne MacDonald is a business executive and marketer.  She has been the Chief Marketing Officer at four different Fortune 100 Companies over the past 30+ years.  Those companies were global in nature spanning the financial services, retail, insurance, and consumer products industries.   She built common brands, consistency of image and values, launched products, built organizations and grew businesses across borders and cultures.

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is the Executive Director of the Berry Center and a leader in the movement for sustainable agriculture. The Berry Center focuses on issues confronting small farming families in Kentucky and around the country, encouraging and conducting study into where we have been, where we are, and where we are going in the rural landscapes.
 

Jerry Mander

Jerry Mander is the founder, former director, and presently distinguished fellow of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), a San Francisco “think tank” focused since 1994 on exposing the negative impacts of economic globalization, and the need for economic transitions toward sustainable local economies.

Gordon Thorne

 
Gordon Thorne is a visual artist. He is the Director of Available Potential Enterprises (A.P.E.) which he founded in 1977 and the Open Field Foundation (OFF), created in 1996 to purchase and renovate Bramble Hill Farm. A.P.E. and OFF have at their core the shared mission of providing accessible and affordable space in the center of community for the imagination to create the images and the dreams which will become our sustainable future.
 

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