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.
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.
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.
Nan McKay is a Governor's appointee to the Northwest Straits Commission and former chair. She lives in Seattle where she is a Senior Advisor for 501 Commons Service Corps--orienting and supporting volunteers who help build the capacity of nonprofits throughout Washington State. She had her own consulting practice and has worked with nonprofits, foundations and local governments. Nan previously managed the Environmental Sustainability Program for The Russell Family Foundation. From 1985 to 2002, she served three Washington Governors, first as deputy director and executive director of the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority and later as chair of the Puget Sound Action Team. Prior to that, Nan worked as Energy Project Coordinator for the Washington State associations of cities and counties. She also worked for the League of Oregon Cities on issues ranging from land use and growth management to energy policy and election law. Nan has served on a variety of public and nonprofit boards. She was a founding member of the Association of National Estuary Programs and is a past president of the Environmental Education Association of Washington. She currently chairs the board of the Sustainable Path Foundation and serves on the boards of North Cascades Institute and Western River Conservancy. She is also a member of advisory boards to Curriculum for the Bioregion, the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, and Washington Maritime Blue.