Staff

Liam Forland

Liam Forland is an intern at the Schumacher Center, where he supports the operational staff and maintains our directory of local currencies from around the world. Born in Gobardanga, India, Liam is a senior at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, where he has undertaken coursework and independent study in economics. He is active in the BerkShare Ambassadors program, and passionate about the ways in which economics shape and sustain communities. Liam will attend college in the fall.

Aaron Fernando

Aaron Fernando is the Development and Communications Director at the Schumacher Center. He creates print and online materials for the Center, assists with event coordination, and works on program development. Aaron also helps in fundraising for ongoing and upcoming programs, including the development of an online new economics curriculum and a reader on decentralist thinking.

David Bollier

David Bollier is Director of the Schumacher Center’s Reinventing the Commons Program. He is an American activist, author, and blogger whose work focuses on the commons as a new paradigm of economics, politics, and culture.

Amelia Holmes

Amelia Holmes is the Librarian at the Schumacher Center. Under Amelia’s care the physical collections and the online library cataloging system have been reorganized, making the content more easily accessible to students, researchers, educators, and activists. She is expanding the educational outreach programs of the Library to draw new attention to the resources there.

Greg Watson

As the Schumacher Center’s Director of Policy and Systems Design, Greg Watson will introduce new programs while linking together the various educational and applied community economics programs of the Center. He will draw on his nearly 40 years of work in the new economics field and his understanding of systems thinking as inspired by Buckminster Fuller, whom he names as a mentor.

Susan Witt

Susan Witt is the Executive Director of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, which she co-founded with Robert Swann in 1980. She has led the development of the Schumacher Center's highly regarded publications, library, seminars, and other educational programs, which established the Center as a pioneering voice for a new economics shaped by social and ecological principles. Deeply engaged with the history and theory of a new economics and its implications for the transformation of our relationship to land, labor, and capital, she has simultaneously worked t

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