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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Eos de Feminis

Chief Financial Officer

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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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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Aditi Sen

Climate and Energy Program Director

Aditi joined RAN in 2022 as the Climate and Energy Program Director and guides the overall strategy and day-to-day management of RAN’s climate and energy program. This program focuses on…

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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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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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Charlotte Biren

Grants Manager

Charlotte is a bilingual Ecuadorian-American non-profit development professional, bringing over five years of experience in fundraising and communications. She has lived in the Peruvian Amazon doing frontline resilience work with…

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Sabrina Bonventre

People & Culture Generalist

Sabrina was raised in a family enriched in volunteer opportunities on the local community level and taking part in peaceful activism for human rights. Upon entering the workforce, Sabrina elaborated…

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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

Senior 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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Daniel Carrillo

Forest Campaign Director

Daniel grew up in Los Angeles in a large mixed-status Mexican family. He got their start as a youth organizing against anti-immigrant Prop 187 and successfully defeating a proposed power…

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Jake Conroy

Digital Creative Manager

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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Danielle Farrell

Development Assistant

Danielle is a former educator with a deep belief in the power of communication. She taught music in rural Appalachia as a member of Teach For America, and brings loads…

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Bree Flory

Climate & Energy Digital Campaign Strategist

Bree is a Los Angeles-based campaign and communication strategist. They have a BA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from California State University, Long Beach, and have been involved in…

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Shawna Foster

Climate & Energy Communications Manager

Shawna Foster started organizing in the anti-war movement in 2006. Since then she’s done direct action and communications work for many causes, because the military is often the enforceable violent…

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Charlee Gorham

Organizing Fellow

Charlee is a recent graduate of Macalester College in St Paul, MN where they studied Geography. They were brought to RAN through Quaker Voluntary Service, a fellowship connecting young professionals…

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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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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

Policy and Research Manager, Climate and Energy

Alison oversees the research underpinning the Climate and Energy team’s bold campaigns, and represents RAN in policy negotiations. Alison came to RAN after graduating from Brown University with academic and activist…

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Minjae Lee

Digital Production Associate

Minjae studied mathematics and music at UC Berkeley and now works as RAN’s Digital Production Associate. Prior to RAN, she has dedicated her time as an organizer to movements fighting…

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Emma Rae Lierley

Senior 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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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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Maggie Martin

Senior Forest Campaigner

Maggie Martin works on RAN’s Keep Forests Standing campaign holding corporations accountable for contributing to climate change and deforestation and pushing major brands to transform their operations. With a focus…

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Leonor Melara

Finance Analyst

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

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John Merlino

Gift and Data Assistant

John got his love for the environment from his parents, who took him to many National and State Parks when he was young. John now uses his experience from a…

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Samantha Smart Merritt

Institutional Giving Director

Samantha serves as Director of Institutional Giving at RAN. A lifelong social justice activist, Samantha learned the ropes of community organizing with the legendary Mel King and the Rainbow Coalition…

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Mariko Middleton

Executive Assistant

Mariko is a half Ryukyuan-American who is deeply interested in indigenous identity and the cultural reclamation, decolonization, and language revitalization of her mother’s people in Ryukyu Islands, now known as…

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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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Irina Pekareva

Senior Staff Accountant

Irina is Senior Staff Accountant at RAN. She has been working as an accountant for many years. She joined RAN in 1998. She works closely with all departments, always ready…

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Sarah Richter

Development Operations Manager

Sarah serves as the Development Operations Manager 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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Kalyxa Roman

Social Media Coordinator

Kalyxa is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied Marketing. She was brought to RAN through the RAY Diversity Fellowship, a program for young BIPOC professionals…

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Monica Schrock

Digital Campaign Manager

Monica is an introverted coffee and comics enthusiast 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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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 Director

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

Senior Digital Fundraising Strategist

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

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Elana Sulakshana

Climate and Energy Senior 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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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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Jennifer Wilson

Development Communications Specialist

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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Tim Workman

Forest Digital Campaign Strategist

Tim discovered his passion for environmental advocacy after working alongside many amazing indigenous activists in Indonesia, Nicaragua, and the American Southwest while at James E. Rogers College of Law and…

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