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BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Richard L. Oram, Chairman
Englewood, New Jersey

(Richard@Enviro-Urban.org)

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
Berkeley, California

(Stuart@Enviro-Urban.org)
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

(Mitchell@Enviro-Urban.org)
Mr. Pines is an attorney with 35 years experience, including the management of small businesses, non-profits and foundations.

ADVISORY BOARD:


Al Cormier
Toronto, Canada
(Al@Enviro-Urban.org)
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.

Pamela Frank
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

(Pam@Enviro-Urban.org)
Ms. Frank is currently Vice President for Business Development of  Sun Farm Ventures, Inc., a New Jersey company that redefined how solar energy is marketed, financed and installed. Prior to that she worked for over a decade on public policy and advocacy for MetroWest United Jewish Communities in New Jersey. Working with the interfaith community on quality of life, climate change and related issues, she organized the independent, not for profit GreenFaith (formally Partners for Environmental Quality/PEQ), and was its first Executive Director. Today she volunteers with the Sustainable State Institute of New Jersey and with numerous other community organizations. Her education includes Philosophy, Public/Environmental Health, and Law. She is a spouse, mom and step-mom. Her work has been inspired by Tikkun Olam, the Jewish imperative to repair the world, reflecting the values of justice, compassion and peace.

Rev. Fletcher Harper
Hackensack, New Jersey

(Fletcher@Enviro-Urban.org)
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.

Berkeley, California

(Robert@Enviro-Urban.org)
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.

George Klein
Ossining , New York

(George@Enviro-Urban.org)
After a 30-year career as an entrepreneur in the field of information technology and software development, Mr. Klein became an early investor in Sun Farm Network, an innovative firm in photovoltaic systems in New Jersey, and is now Chairman of the Board. Mr. Klein works as a representative for a distributor of solar thermal systems in New York's Hudson Valley. Additionally, he spends much of his time working as a volunteer with the Sierra Club in southern New York State, with a focus on conservation and politics as it relates to the environment.

Guenter Schlusche
Berlin, Germany

(Gunter@Enviro-Urban.org)
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.

Martin Stott
Oxford, England

(Martin@Enviro-Urban.org)
Mr. Stott manages environment and resources at Warwickshire County Council, and leads sustainable development for the Environment and Economy Directorate and Council. He is responsible for resources management, environmental management, and services including waste minimization and disposal, countryside and rural services including the council's farms, and climate change. He has worked in English local government for 20 years, and has advised the UK Local Government Association, and UK Sustainable Development Commission. 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

(Scott@Enviro-Urban.org)
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.


SPECIAL ADVISORS:

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.

Jessica Oram
New York, NY and Melbourne, Australia

Ms. Oram, a 2007 graduate of Oberlin College, majored in geology. She now attends the University of Melbourne, where she recently began a master's program in elementary teaching.

Brendan Oram
New York, New York

Mr. Oram is an urbanite. He graduated in 2009 with a degree in geography and urban studies from Temple University. His interests include world politics, political activism, city life, urban transport, criminology, urban economic development, energy and the environment. He is an avid bike rider.



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Richard L. Oram
spacerEnglewood, NJ

Stuart M. Baker
spacerBerkeley, CA

Al Cormier

spacerToronto, Canada

Pamela Frank
spacerLawrenceville, NJ

Rev. Fletcher Harper
spacerHackensack, NJ

Robert T.P. Huang

spacerBerkeley, CA

George Klein

spacerOssening, NY

Guenter Schlusche

spacerBerlin, Germany

Martin Stott
spacerOxford, England

J. Scott Weaver

spacerSan Francisco, CA

Steven H. Oram
spacerChevy Chase, MD

Jessica Oram
spacerNew York and Melbourne, AU

Brendan Oram
spacerNew York, NY
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