ForestEthics Board of Directors

 

Andrea Leebron-Clay (Board Chair)

Ms. Leebron-Clay is a businesswoman and registered nurse. She is a producer, director, and writer for Clay for Earth Productions, which she and her husband, Jim, founded to assist not-for-profit organizations in producing quality visual promotion and education. Andy Leebron-Clay and Jim Clay are completing Masters’ work in Sustainable Community Development at Goddard College. Length of service: 3 years

Jim Clay (Treasurer)

Mr. Clay has been a successful entrepreneur for forty years specializing in providing long-term health and rehabilitation care to rural communities. Jim and Andy Leebron-Clay, his wife and fellow ForestEthics Board member, founded the Clay for Earth Foundation to support sustainable solutions for livable communities. Length of service: 3 years

Michael Uehara (Secretary)

As President and CEO of King Pacific Lodge in the Great Bear Rainforest Mr. Uehara is the Executive in charge of complete operations of this floating resort in Northern British Columbia with offices in North Vancouver. He is Recreational Property Development Manager for the Morita Company of Honolulu and brings a long history of marketing experience and ecotourism expertise to our board. Length of service: 4 years

Anne Kroeker

Mrs. Kroeker is the Co-President and Co-Founder of the Wildlife Forever Fund and has worked for the past 13 years in environmental philanthropy with organizations like Cascade Land Conservancy, Hoh River Trust, Columbia Land Trust, Audubon, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Ecotrust Alaska and Ecoviva.  In addition to her extensive environmental work, Anne pursues many avenues of educational philanthropy as Co-President and Co-Founder of the Educational Legacy Fund, where she focuses on fair treatment for underrepresented groups in education and society.  Anne is a huge proponent for the Arts and is a Trustee at the Tacoma, WA based Museum of Glass where, among other roles, she works to support at-risk youth through art-based education.

Stuart Sender

Mr. Sender is an award-winning broadcast journalist and war correspondent, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated documentary producer and director. His credits include the acclaimed feature documentary Prisoner of Paradise (nominated for both an Academy Award and a Directors Guild Award), the weekly PBS series South Africa Now (recipient of a New York Emmy Award for best news magazine and a Polk Award for excellence in journalism), and the first exclusive interview with Nelson Mandela following President Mandela's release from prison.

He also writes, produces and directs--with his wife and partner Julie Bergman Sender through their company Balcony Films, a media consulting firm and film production company, specializing in media messaging, merging storytelling with policy and state-of-the-art distribution strategies for social issue campaigns, as well as dramatic and documentary films. Mr. Sender has a degree in politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University. Length of service: 3 years

angel Kyodo williams

Ms. Rev. williams is an author, activist, entrepreneur, master trainer, spiritual leader and priest in Zen tradition. She is the founder of the Center for Transformative Change and Spiritual Director of the newDharma Community. An early shaper and leading voice in the field of Transformative Social Change, Rev. williams' work bridges personal transformation and social change. She has worked with youth in prisons and built business from the ground up. She is author of the critically-acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace, which was hailed as "an act of love" by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker, and "a classic" by Buddhist pioneer Jack Kornfield. She brings a lens of justice for marginalized and impacted communities to her work for the environment and love for the planet. Length of service: 10 years