BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Richard L. Oram, Chairman
Englewood, New Jersey
Mr. Oram has worked in the urban transportation field for 35 years, with
Federal and local agencies, as a consultant and as a business owner. In
1990 he formed Commuter Check Services Corp., a national marketing and
financial service for the public transit industry, to facilitate use of employer-provided tax-free “transit
benefits.” He has a degree in economics and business administration
from Lehigh University, a master's degree in urban planning from the London
School of Economics, and published doctoral work. He received a US Department
of Transportation Outstanding Public Service Award in 1980. Richard lived
in New York City from 1980 to 2000 and now lives in Englewood, NJ where
he is a Board Member of Flat Rock Brook Nature Association. He is also a Board Member of the New York non-profit Regional Plan Association.
In 2003 he
co-founded Sun Farm Network, an innovative New Jersey solar energy company.
His son and daughter — environmentalists and political activists
— are both in college. His wife, Leslie Knowlton, is a widely-published journalist.
Stuart M. Baker, Executive Director
Mr. Baker has dedicated his career to environmental work: urban transportation,
recycling, alternative fuels, and environmental education. Since 1993
he has promoted alternative commute options, including the role as president
of Commuter Benefits Management, Inc. He also managed an alternative fuel
vanpool fleet for the San Francisco Bay Area and coordinated alternative
fuel projects for the City and County of San Francisco. For East Bay Conservation
Corps, Stuart developed a bilingual environmental curriculum and managed
a recycling internship program for at-risk youth. Before his professional
career, he taught environmental education on schooner boat on Puget Sound
and volunteered for four years in Latin America with Amigos de las Americas on public health projects such as rabies vaccination and latrine building.
He has served on the local chapter board
of the Sierra Club and volunteers at senior care facilities. He lives in Berkeley, CA.
Mitchell Pines, Secretary
Leonia, New Jersey
Mr. Pines is an attorney with 35 years experience, including the management of small businesses, non-profits and foundations.
Mr. Cormier is the Founder and Executive Director of Electric Mobility
Canada, an organization dedicated to promoting
electric mobility in Canada. Al also founded the Centre for Sustainable
Transportation, a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving sustainable
transportation in Canada. He is a former President and CEO of the Canadian
Urban Transit Association. Al also
worked in the Ontario Ministry of Transportation of Ontario as a manager of transit
programs. He has extensive contacts across Canada and internationally
and has advocated for alternate transportation programs for many years. Al is a member of various Boards of Directors of non-profit organizations dealing with sustainability issues and of several advisory committees to policy makers at the national and local levels.
Rev. Fletcher Harper
Hackensack, New Jersey
Rev. Harper is Executive Director of GreenFaith, an interfaith environmental
coalition in New Jersey. Under his leadership, GreenFaith has become a
national leader in mobilizing people of diverse religious backgrounds
for environmental stewardship through innovative programs that help religious
institutions integrate environmental concerns into worship, education,
facility management and outreach. A graduate of Princeton University and
Union Theological Seminary in New York, Fletcher speaks to religious and
secular audiences in New Jersey and nationally on the moral and religious
basis for protection of the earth. An Episcopal priest, he served as a
rector of two New Jersey Episcopal churches and in Episcopal Church leadership
positions for ten years before joining GreenFaith. Father of two, he loves
to fly fish and camp.
Robert T.P. Huang, Ph.D.
Dr. Huang has over 30 years of professional experience in environmental, urban
and transportation planning which includes: environmental impacts, air and water quality; local and regional planning; mass transit, and making public transportation more accessible to the elderly and disabled. He retired five years ago. Current he serves on the advisory council of the regional air quality management agency in the Bay Area and volunteers teaching Tai Chi. His personal interest include creating art, camping, and hiking in the wilderness, reading, cooking and listening to music. He believes that those who can, should devote their mature years of life to help
make our world a better place for future generations.
Ossining , New York
Continuing a decades-long career as a successful entrepreneur in the field of information technology and software development, Mr. Klein is engaged in his fourth startup, a Business Intelligence software-and-services firm headquartered in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City. Mr. Klein also spends time working as a volunteer with the Sierra Club in the Hudson Valley, with a focus on conservation and politics as it relates to the environment.
Mr. Schlusche, an architect and urban planner, has worked on architecture,
planning and environmental projects for over 33 years. After the fall
of the Berlin Wall, he managed the implementation of the Berlin redevelopment
plan. From 1996 until 2005 he was head planner for the Federal Memorial
to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Central Berlin; completed after 17 years
of controversy, it has been internationally acclaimed and drawn millions
of German and international visitors. He is now responsible for the Berlin
Wall Memorial, which will recall the division of Berlin, Germany and Europe
during the Cold War, and its successful ending and the peaceful revolution
of the East German people. Guenter studied architecture in Berlin, completed
a master's degree in Urban Planning at the London School of Economics,
and received a PhD in Urban Development at Technical University Berlin.
He has long volunteered his skills for national and community activities
on numerous environmental and social topics.
Mr. Stott has had a 30 year career in sustainable development in the UK. He worked for over 25 years in local government both as an elected member (including as Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Countryside/leisure) and as a senior official, most recently at Warwickshire County Council from which he retired as Head of Environment and Resources at the end of 2011. He is now an independent sustainability consultant at www.martin-stott.com.
He has a long commitment to community and social enterprises, as a
trustee of allotment, mental health charities and other community groups.
His experience includes being a non-executive director of the Phone Co-op,
the fastest growing Co-op in Britain. He has authored and edited books and
articles on economic and environmental issues (The Nuclear Controversy,
City Fields, Country Gardens, Allotment Essays) and
is a columnist for Town & Country Planning magazine. He has
degrees from Oxford University and London School of Economics.
J. Scott Weaver
San Francisco, California
Mr. Weaver is an attorney whose three-attorney firm, founded in 1981,
focuses on housing rights and real estate law. He has been active in a
range of community and social justice issues for over 30 years, including
housing rights, neighborhood conciliation, and political and cultural
issues as they pertain to the predominantly Latino Mission neighborhood
in San Francisco. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Accion Latina,
a long-standing political and cultural organization that sponsors cultural
events, produces a bi-weekly newspaper and involves youth in community-based
activities. Scott received his B.A. from Northeastern University, and
became an attorney after a four-year course of self-study. He has two
adult children, both engaged in political activism.
Steven H. Oram, Esq.
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Mr. Oram, an attorney with over 35 years experience, has expertise in the creation and management of private foundations.
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