Board of Directors
Ann C. Chan, Director of the California Program at the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), has 15 years of legal and public policy experience. Ann's experience includes significant expertise in the fields of finance, environmental law and policy, public and private international law, comparative law and climate change.
Prior to joining CCAP, Ann served as the California Policy Director of The Pacific Forest Trust where she worked to strengthen the role of forests in compliance and voluntary climate change measures. Ann spent five years as an assistant regional counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency - Region IX office in San Francisco. She also worked as a securities and finance attorney for the Los Angeles-based, multinational firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP where she served as counsel on a wide variety of domestic and international corporate transactions. Ann holds a J.D. from the Yale Law School and a B.S. in Economics from Stanford University.
Prior to her election as Director of the Water Replenishment District (Los Angeles Basin), Lillian Kawasaki served as Assistant General Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where she oversaw department-wide environmental issues including the Department's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan.
In 2006, Ms. Kawasaki was elected to the Water Replenishment District which manages the groundwater for nearly 4 million people in 43 cities in southern California. Prior to her tenure at LADWP, Ms. Kawasaki served as General Manager of the Community Development Department for the City of Los Angeles and, previous to that, was General Manager of the Environmental Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles for ten years. Ms. Kawasaki is a member of the California Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee, is co-chair of the Friends of Manzanar, and serves on the Women's Foundation Donor Circle and the Enterprise Foundation. Lillian holds a B.S. in Zoology and an M.S. in Biology from the California State University, Los Angeles.
For the past decade, Harriet Moss served as the President and CEO of Antenna Audio Inc., NA. She was instrumental in growing Antenna Audio (AA) from a fledgling $1million start-up to a $15 million company that is now the world's largest and best-known producer of audio tours for museums and visitor attractions.
Harriet has a 25-year background in media and organizational management and for a decade assisted cities and organizations around the country in utilizing telecommunication technologies. Over the years she has founded, run and/or served on the Boards of numerous profit and nonprofit organizations, including Museumshop.com (Board), the San Francisco Community Television Corporation (Executive Director), Friends of the River (Board Chair), the Bay Area Video Collective (Board), the Coastal Health Alliance (Board) and the Independent Video Group (CEO).
Luther Propst founded and directs the Sonoran Institute, with ten offices around the Intermountain West and Northwest Mexico. The Sonoran Institute's mission is to inspire and enable community decisions and public policies that respect the land and people of the West. The Institute focuses on conserving public lands, promoting "smart growth," better managing water, reforming local and state energy and climate change policies - the core issues that define how the West is growing and changing.
Mr. Propst has co-authored three books, including Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities
, published by Island Press, and frequently speaks and writes on Western conservation, land use, economic development, and state trust lands. In addition, he serves on the boards of the National Conservation System Foundation, High Country News, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University, the Murie Center, and the Rincon Institute.
Johanna Wald is a Senior Attorney in the Natural Resource Defense Council's San Francisco office and the Director of the organization's Land Program. In her last 25 years at NRDC, she has become a recognized expert on management of federal lands and resources, including land use planning, national parks and on- and off-shore energy development, as well as cross-cutting issues such as takings.
Ms. Wald is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and chairs the Board of the Campaign for America's Wilderness. She has been a member of Exloco's Board since 2001, when the organization was founded. In 2003, she began a four-year term as a member of San Francisco's Commission on the Environment.
Kimery Wiltshire is CEO & President of Exloco as well as Director of the Carpe Diem - Western Water & Climate Change Project
. For over twenty years, she has been recognized for her expertise and skill in developing strategic, solution-focused partnerships. She is the former Director of the Kenney Foundation, where she worked on initiatives to protect and restore river systems in the western United States.
During her time with Exloco, a nonprofit that incubates new approaches to sustainability challenges, Kimery has led development of a number of innovative projects. These include the Diversity Network Project, supporting social justice and housing in the context of urban environmental health; the Sustainable Business Ratings System, the first comprehensive system with a market-based, broadly applicable, and transparent means of assessing a company's environmental, economic and social performance; and, Girl Scouts Save the Bay, which grew to involve the 100,000-strong Northern California Girl Scout community. A bred, born and raised daughter of the American West, Kimery has to be reminded that occasionally important things do happen east of the 100th meridian.