Sustainable Conservation thanks our tremendous committee members and volunteers for their myriad contributions that advance environmental solutions that make economic sense.

San Joaquin Valley Regional Committee

Charles Ahlem
Owner, Charles Ahlem Ranch and Hilmar Cheese Company

Paul Betancourt
Managing Partner, VF Farms

John Bidart
Owner and Operator, Bidart Dairies

Philip Bowles
Chairman, Bowles Farming Company

Emmy Cattani
Vice President, Cattani Farming

Greg Coleman
Vice President of Grower Relations, E. & J. Gallo Winery

John Diener
Owner, Red Rock Ranch

Dan Dooley
Of Counsel, Bolen Fransen Sawyers LLP

Michael Frantz
CEO, Frantz Wholesale Nursery

Dino Giacomazzi
Owner, Giacomazzi Dairy

David Villarino-Gonzalez
President and CEO, Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development

Joseph MacIlvaine
President, Paramount Farming Company

Kathy Wood McLaughlin
Principal, TKM Consulting

Soapy Mulholland
Executive Director, Sequoia Riverlands Trust

Chuck Nichols
President, Nichols Farms and Nichols Pistachio; Owner, Sierra View Farms

David Orth
General Manager, Kings River Conservation District

Stuart Woolf
President and CEO, Woolf Farming Company

Southern California Regional Committee

Portia Cohen
Strategic Market Liaison, UCLA Health System

Victoria Seaver Dean
President, The Seaver Institute

A.G. Kawamura
Owner/Partner, Orange County Produce, LLC

Sarah Ketterer
Chief Executive Officer, Causeway Capital Management LLC

Peggy Lauer
Southern California Coordinator, Resource Renewal Institute

Randall Martinez
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Cordoba Corporation

Adán Ortega, Jr.
Principal, AOA (Adán Ortega Associates)

Tina Quinn
Co-Founder, Industrial Property Manager and Broker, Oppenheim Properties; Co-Founder, Sustainable Conservation

Wendy Wachtell
President, Joseph Drown Foundation

Making Big Ideas Work Campaign Leadership Committee

Charles Ahlem
Owner, Charles Ahlem Ranch and Hilmar Cheese Company

Chris Buchbinder
Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President, Capital Group Companies

Sally Falkenhagen
Community Volunteer

Corny Gallagher
Senior Vice President – Food, Agriculture and Wine Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Charlene Harvey
Co-Chair, Campaign for the Presidio and the Golden Gate National Parks; Board Member, Presidio Trust

Cynthia Hunter Lang
Director of Business Development for Brazil, Urban Innovation Exchange

Steve McCormick
Co-Founder, Earth Genome Project

Craig McNamara
President and Owner, Sierra Orchards; President, California Board of Food and Agriculture

Tina Quinn
Co-Founder, Industrial Property Manager and Broker, Oppenheim Properties; Co-Founder, Sustainable Conservation

Jennifer Sokolove
Program Director, Compton Foundation

Paul Wenger
President, California Farm Bureau Federation

California Horticultural Invasives Prevention (Cal-HIP) Steering Committee

Bethallyn Black
Contra Costa Resource Conservation District; Diablo Valley College Horticulture Program

Elizabeth Brusati
California Invasive Plant Council

Maureen Decombe
Landscape Consultant and Educator

Joe DiTomaso
University of California, Davis

Janet Enright
Association of Professional Landscape Designers, California Chapter

Jim Folsom
Huntington Botanical Gardens

Andrea Fox
California Farm Bureau Federation

Angel Guerzon
California Native Plant Society, Santa Cruz County Chapter; Landscape Designer

Vince Guise
Contra Costa County Agricultural Commissioner

Doug Johnson
California Invasive Plant Council

Dean Kelch
California Department of Food and Agriculture

Joshua Kress
California Department of Food and Agriculture

Betsy Peterson
California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers; California Seed Association

Mary Pfeiffer
California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association

Ron Ramsey
Village Nurseries

John Randall
The Nature Conservancy

Jon Reelhorn
Belmont Nursery

Craig Regelbrugge

Sarah Reichard
University of Washington

Nicholas Staddon
Monrovia Growers

Carolyn Villa-Scott
Yamagami’s Nursery; Horticultural Consultant

Marketing and Communications Volunteers

Joe Bagley
Retired, Cupertino Union School District

Ann Iverson
Founder and Principal, Iverson Marketing Communications