Ginger Cassady

Executive Director

Ginger Cassady is the Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network. She has over 20 years of experience securing transformational change with some of the world’s largest corporations and financiers through…

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Pallavi Phartiyal

Deputy Executive Director

Pallavi serves as the Deputy Executive Director at RAN. In this role, she oversees the overall management of the organization and guides RAN’s racial equity and justice commitment in its…

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Christopher J. Herrera

Director of Communications

Christopher has worked in social change communications for more than 20 years. He enjoyed seven years at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, eventually serving as the Director…

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Patrick McCully

Climate and Energy Director

Paddy joined RAN in 2017 after six years as Executive Director of Black Rock Solar, a non-profit that built solar projects for Native American tribes, non-profits and schools in Nevada….

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Marie Michelson

Digital Director

Marie is the Digital Director at Rainforest Action Network and has spent 25 years working in the environmental sector. In her five years as Vice President of Digital Strategy at…

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Scott Parkin

Organizing Director

Scott Parkin is a trainer, coordinator and organizer in social justice and environmental movements. He has worked with anti-corporate global justice, anti-war, labor, environmental and climate movements in North America,…

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Fitri Arianti

Indonesia Coordinator

Fitri is a Jakarta native and partially grew up in California. She works with RAN’s network of grassroots partners in Indonesia to profile the social impacts of the palm oil…

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Robin Averbeck

Forest Program Director

In 2009, Robin joined RAN where they are currently the Agribusiness Campaign Director. Robin has worked in RAN’s forest program for 10 years on its Conflict Palm Oil and Rainforest…

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Charlotte Biren

Grants Coordinator

Charlotte comes to RAN with experience in grassroots non-profit development, community-based rainforest conservation, environmental policy analysis, and freelance communications. She has lived in the Peruvian Amazon doing frontline resilience work…

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Akira Brathwaite

Membership Coordinator

Akira fell in love with the rainforests when still in elementary school and decided to make it her life’s mission to do everything she could to help protect them. She…

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Ruth Breech

Climate and Energy Senior Campaigner

Ruth brings 13 years of on the ground work with environmental justice frontline communities. She specializes in providing air monitoring, organizing, organizational capacity building, fundraising and media trainings. Ruth has…

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Margot Brennan

Digital Production Manager - Web Developer

Margot has been helping grassroots campaigns and non-profits kick-ass online for over a decade, with a focus on tools that help elevate and promote local actions onto the national and…

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Linda Capato Jr

Senior Digital Campaign Strategist

Linda Capato Jr brings over a decade of experience training, organizing, and campaigning across movements and issues. The focus of their work has primarily been to support communities in their…

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Jake Conroy

Digital Design Coordinator

Jake Conroy is a long-time activist, designer, and writer based in San Francisco, CA, USA. He has been involved in a wide range of grassroots activism since 1995. His dedication…

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Toben Dilworth

Art Director

Toben’s craft is visual communications, where he seeks to balance time in front of the screen with time spent drawing inspiration from natural landscapes and the laughter of children. As…

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Jason Disterhoft

Senior Campaigner, Finance Campaign

Jason is point person on RAN’s fossil fuel finance work, pressuring private banks to stop funding coal and extreme oil and gas. He was formerly digital campaigner for the climate…

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Eos de Feminis

Finance Director

Eos is a repeat offender when it comes to supporting RAN with her experience in the non profit finance, operations and HR world, having returned to the organization after a…

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Sarmishta Govindhan

NYC Organizer

Sarmishta’s work focuses on action planning and base building in New York City for both the Climate and Tropical Forest programs at Rainforest Action Network. Sarmishta comes to RAN as…

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Nathan Emerson Jones

Digital Campaign Strategist, Forest Program

Nathan comes to RAN with a background solving gnarly technology problems and enhancing folks’ relationships to anything with a screen. Graduating with a degree in Feminist Studies many moons ago,…

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Toyoyuki Kawakami

Japan Representative

Toyo joined RAN in 2005, with a background in Global Trade and Forestry, as well as environmental advocacy. His work includes the analysis of Japan’s role in campaigns to Japanese buyers…

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Alison Kirsch

Climate & Energy Lead Researcher

Alison came to RAN after graduating from Brown University with academic and activist experience in climate and energy policy. She provides up-to-date research and administrative support for the Climate and…

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Hana Heineken

Senior Campaigner, Responsible Finance

Hana works to hold banks and investors accountable for their impacts on rainforests, the climate, and human rights. Hana came to RAN with over 5 years of experience working on forest-risk…

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Grant Marr

Climate and Energy Research Associate

After studying at the University of California, Santa Cruz and gaining academic experience in climate and energy policy, Grant did research and communications work as part of various environmental, renewable…

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Leonor Melara

Finance & Administrative Associate

Challenging climate disruption and social injustice one spreadsheet at a time.

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Brihannala Morgan

Senior Forest Campaigner

Brihannala comes to RAN with over a decade of experience working to support the rights of grassroots communities in Indonesia and Malaysia. At RAN, Brihannala works to support communities impacted…

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Ethan Nuss

Organizing Strategist

Ethan brings over a decade of experience in climate and environmental justice organizing. He helped build the youth climate movement as the Field Director of Energy Action Coalition, worked in…

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Molly Prendergast

Development Operations Associate

Prior to joining RAN, Molly worked for the Norwegian Refugee Council, a humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee around the world. She switched over to environmental work based on…

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Emma Rae Lierley

Forests Communications Manager

Emma Rae comes to RAN with over eight years of experience in nonprofit communications. A long-time freelance journalist and poet, Emma Rae’s writing has appeared in numerous publications. She has…

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Leoni Rahmawati

Leuser Ecosystem Campaign Communications Coordinator

Leoni is Indonesian based RAN’s communication and campaign coordinator that works together with local partner and grassroots movement to protect a world-class wonderland intact rainforest in Aceh and North-Sumatra, called…

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Sarah Richter

Development Database Administrator at RAN

Sarah serves as the Development Database Administrator at RAN.  She works closely with the Development, Digital, and Finance teams to ensure our donor database is accurate and our gift entry…

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Monica Schrock

Digital Campaign Strategist - Climate and Energy

Monica is an introverted coffee and comics enthusiasts living in the Pacific Northwest with her partner and her two cats. When she’s not advocating for public health, animal rights, or…

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Elana Sulakshana

Energy Finance Campaigner

Sulakshana leads RAN’s campaign to stop the U.S. insurance industry from driving the climate crisis. She has been active in the climate justice movement for the last eight years, most…

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laurel sutherlin

Senior Communications Strategist

Laurel is a naturalist and environmental educator with an endless love for birds, forests and wild places. He is also a lifelong environmental and human rights activist with decades of…

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Yuki Sekimoto

Communications Coordinator, Japan Office

Yuki has 15 years of experience in public relations and campaign communications in business and NGOs. She works on the development of campaign communications at RAN’s Japan office as a…

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Emily Selzer

Individual Giving and Special Events Senior Manager

Emily comes to RAN with over 7 years of fundraising experience in the Arts and Education sectors. With a wide range of skills in individual fundraising, special events and community…

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Tracy Solum

Community Action Grants Program Officer

Tracy has over 10 years experience managing small grant programs that strengthen the capacity of Indigenous and frontline communities and help to support grassroots leadership. Tracy coordinates with the RAN…

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Angela Stoutenburgh

Digital Fundraising Strategist

Angela Stoutenburgh is the Digital Fundraising Strategist at Rainforest Action Network and has over six years experience in nonprofit fundraising. Before joining RAN, she worked in direct response, partnering with…

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Gemma Tillack

Forest Policy Director

In 2013, Gemma joined RAN to execute its corporate campaign focused on addressing deforestation, climate change and human and labor rights abuse associated with palm oil production. She now holds…

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Carine Terpanjian

Foundations Director

Carine brings rich experience in institutional fundraising, organizational development and management. As Foundations Director, she works with our foundation partners to ensure the sustainability of RAN’s programs and build their…

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Jennifer Wilson

Executive Assistant

Jennifer Wilson has a background in book publishing with a focus on the genres of personal growth, spirituality, and activism. She is a writer and recently co-authored the book Order…

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