Ms. Leebron-Clay is a registered nurse and chief operating officer of Clay Senior Management, a small business specializing in innovative solutions in senior care that is “trying to create the world I want to live in when I'm even older than I am now.” Leebron-Clay is on the board of ForestEthics, Sustainable Connections, Northwest Straits, and Days for Girls. She is a founder and past board president of Project Education, Kenya, which provides secondary education for impoverished students in rural Kenya. She is also a trustee of Harvey Mudd College and holds a masters degree in Sustainable Community Development from Goddard College.
Length of service: six years
Ms. Kroeker is the co-president and co-founder, with her husband Richard Leeds, of the Wildlife Forever Fund and the Educational Legacy Fund. Kroeker works in environmental philanthropy with land trust and nature preservation organizations and in educational philanthropy, promoting equitable opportunities for underrepresented groups and subjects. Kroeker also believes that art and culture inspire the soul. She is a lifelong instigator of meaningful change, a cheerleader for equality and beauty, and a mother of three girls, each of whom are now changing the world for the better themselves.
Length of service: four years
Reverend williams is an author, activist, entrepreneur, master trainer, spiritual leader, teacher and priest in the Zen tradition. She is the founder of the Center for Transformative Change and Spiritual Director of the New Dharma Community. An early shaper and leading voice in the field of Transformative Social Change, Rev. william’s work bridges personal transformation and social change. Rev. williams is author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace, the critically-acclaimed book called “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 on the environment.
Length of service: ten years
Mr. Clay has been a successful entrepreneur for 40 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 Clay for Earth Productions to assist not-for-profit organizations produce quality visual promotion and education. They also founded the Clay Foundation to provide support for sustainable solutions for livable communities as a direct response to challenges they faced while attempting philanthropic projects in Kenya and the United States. Clay holds a masters degree in Sustainable Community Development from Goddard College.
Length of service: six years
The former President and CEO of King Pacific Lodge in the Great Bear Rainforest, Mr. Uehara was the executive in charge of operations of this floating resort in Northern British Columbia with offices in North Vancouver. He now serves as a consultant to a recreational development company working with First Nations in sustainable development and had the deep honor of being adopted by the Gitga’at Nation. Uehara was the founding vice president of the Wilderness Tourism Association. He brings a long history of marketing experience and ecotourism expertise to the ForestEthics board.
Length of service: twelve years
Mr. Sender is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, speaker and teacher whose credits include Academy Awards nominations for two of his documentary films. His work focuses on climate change and sustainability. Sender’s projects include working as a producer for the Emmy-award winning Showtime series Years of Living Dangerously. Sender wrote, produced, and directed Harmony, A New Way of Looking at Our World in collaboration with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles.) ForestEthics work is featured in the film. Sender is president of Balcony Films, a Los Angeles-based media production and consulting firm that focuses on the intersection between social issues and popular culture. Sender has spoken and screened his work at the United Nations, the Aspen Ideasfest, the Sundance Film Festival and presented a TED talk in Mumbai.
Length of service: eight years
Ms. Welborn is the co-executive director of the Mothers' Milk Bank of Montana. In 2011, Welborn completed a doctorate in Perinatal Psychology at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, with a focus on the psychological impact of donating breast milk following a perinatal loss. She wrote a toolkit based on her dissertation that provides healthcare providers with information about how to address lactation with bereaved mothers. Welborn worked for two years as the Donor Coordinator at the Mothers' Milk Bank in San Jose, CA. Welborn also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Women's Voices for the Earth. Welborn and her husband Brandt love exploring the outdoors with their son Wilder.
Length of service: two years