Alex Bernhardt is Principal and Head of Responsible Investment (RI) for Mercer in the US. He is a noted expert in catastrophe, weather, and financial risk management with a track record of leading large, complex, and innovative multinational projects. In his role as US RI leader, Alex works with institutional investors to address ever-evolving sustainability challenges. Prior to joining Mercer, Alex was a senior vice president at Guy Carpenter where he founded and ran the firm's GC Micro Risk Solutions® division.
David Cosman has a B.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from Pennsylvania State University. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, M.D., he joined Immunex where he held several positions in discovery research, including Vice President and Director of Molecular Biology. He has published more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is listed as one of the Institute for Scientific Information’s highly cited scientists in Immunology.
Elizabeth Hendrix is an experienced, proven leader in strategic communications, branding, and design. She has experience in a wide range of business sectors and has worked with teams to meet their communications needs including comprehensive and integrated branding strategies; web site strategies, execution, and management; collateral materials; and campaigns. Elizabeth understands the importance of blending sound strategies with state-of-the-art technologies and opportunities, and brings this innovative thinking and expertise to the Earth Economics board.
Greg Forge is Of Counsel at Gordon Thomas Honeywell with broad experience and proven skills as an innovative problem solver, creative and insightful synthesizer of complex information and circumstances, and experienced leader of multi-disciplinary teams. Greg's unique combination of public and private sector experience is invaluable in providing innovative advice on investments in the complex areas of climate risk assessment and related policy development.
Ingrid Rasch, Chair of the Board of Directors, brings over 25 years of experience in human resources management and corporate strategy in a variety of industries and institutions. She has extensive experience with clients in biotechnology, computer technology, industry, and retail. She also completed a stint at EPEA headquarters in Germany with Michael Braungart to learn first-hand about the "cradle-to-cradle" process. Ingrid is also a member of the WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife Advisory Committee and a board member of the SeaDoc Society.
Joshua Farley is Associate Professor of Community Development & Applied Economics and Public Administration and a fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. Josh earned a B.S. in biology from Grinnell College, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural, Resource and Managerial Economics from Cornell University. He is a renowned ecological economist who works to integrate social, human, and natural capital. Josh continues to advance the field of ecological economics and foster the next generation of economists and community development professionals.
Molly Seaverns is the Director of Market Strategy for the Garrigan Lyman Group and Strategic Marketing professor in the Seattle University Leadership Executive MBA program. Prior to joining GLG, Molly founded and led Natural Affinity, a strategic marketing firm that provides market planning, communications, and channel marketing expertise to a wide range of emerging and established technology clients. Before owning her own firm, Molly served as a senior marketing executive for Attachmate and Interleaf, opening new markets and growing international sales to become a significant percentage of corporate revenues. A strategic, yet pragmatic thinker, Molly enjoys helping organizations formulate and refine their market strategy and brand communications.
Sherry Richardson, Board Secretary and Board Governance Officer, has been an engaged environmental philanthropist for the past 15 years, focused on helping non-profits advocate for environmental sustainability. She is a Partner at Social Venture Partners and has served on SVP’s Environmental Grant Committee, Environmental Collective Action Team and completed SVP’s 2014 Northwest Conservation Philanthropy Fellowship Program. Sherry served on the Board of Directors of Groundwire (formally ONE/Northwest) and served as Board Chair 2010-2012. In her professional career, she worked at Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation in a variety of Technical Marketing roles. She has a BS in Computer Science from University of Central Florida.
Emeritus Board Member
Trained as a planner, architect, and engineer, Joshua has focused most of his career on endeavors that shift investment towards greater societal resilience and sustainable business practices. He has 15 years of executive-level experience with consulting firms in California and Washington, has executed complex planning projects, and has directed capital projects up to $300 million in scale. He has recently been engaged with natural capital economics and resilience projects in Colorado, New York, the Midwest, the Gulf Coast, and California.