Executive Board Members
Martine Amita Algier
Consultant, Educator, Mediator; Workshop leader and Trainer with the Center for Non-Violent Communications (NVC).
San Francisco, CA
Mary Beth Brangan - Executive Board Position: Secretary
Filmmaker, educator, journalist
James M. Heddle - Executive Board Position: President
Filmmaker, educator, journalist,
Rachel Gertrude Johnson
Activist, Artist, photographer, Mother and Entrepreneur; co-founder of Kaleidoscope Womens' Crafts Collective and Coastal Artisans; Founding Board Member, Bay Area Nuclear (BAN) Waste Coalition. See her work here.
Betsy E. Lehrfeld
Attorney specializing in progressive advocacy groups, environmental and health issues,
partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Swankin and Turner.
James Turner - Executive Board Position: Chief Financial Officer
Attorney specializing in alternative health issues and organizations, Chairman of the Board of Citizen's for Health, co-author with A. Lawrence Chickering of VOICE OF THE PEOPLE: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life and partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm
Swankin and Turner.
Founding Board Members (Now deceased)
Writer, Founder/Director of Zero Breast Cancer (formerly Marin Breast Cancer Watch)
San Anselmo, CA
Author: "Doing Democracy." Social movement theorist, author, international workshop leader on non-violent communication for organizations and on creating peaceful relationships. View our video of his final lecture here.
San Francisco, CA & Australia