Team

Mobilizing Team

The Mobilizing Team is a platform for youth and young adults to take tangible, collective climate action to bring about social change in a fight we have a clear stake in. Youth and young adults fill out this form to join.

All ages are also welcome and encouraged to join our monthly call: Last Tuesdays Power ZapRSVP here!

Art Team

The Art Team is a space for creatives to come together and make art for the climate movement. We meet every first Thursday from 5:30 – 6:30pm. 

Creatives please fill out this form and the Art Team will follow up with you!

Parents Taking Action (PTA)

Parents: We’re calling on you to take climate action with 350 Bay Area! We’ve made a special space for parents to connect and take action in real time. RSVP to the upcoming PTA meeting.

Employees

Every worker can be a climate champion. Learn more at CARL.eco  CARL is a place to find resources and inspiration for climate action within your community and workplace.

Workplace giving and volunteering is also super helpful! Email info@350bayarea.org for more information.

Donor Team

Donating is another impactful way to be part of the team. Donate online or by check to “350 Bay Area”  PO Box 18762 Oakland, CA 94619.

There are lots of other ways to give as well! You can even donate your car and go solar to benefit 350 Bay Area.

Climate Speakers

We provide presentations about the causes of the climate crisis and its solutions. Our talks can be tailored to suit the age, interests and knowledge of your particular audience. Our speakers can work with or without slides, depending on your venue and preference. To request a speaker on a range of climate topics, email to Jan Kirsch, Speakers’ Bureau Coordinator jan@350bayarea.org.

Governing Board

We are actively recruiting for more Governing Board members. To apply, please send your resume or Linkedin to info@350bayarea.org

Governing Board

Roopak Kandasamy (he/him)

Roopak is President of the Governing Board of 350 Bay Area, and also leads the Business Engagement Program: an initiative to engage businesses & corporations on taking action around climate change, and build resilience to climate risks. He brings corporate finance and operations from both a large corporation and start-up perspective to help improve 350 BA operations.

Governing Board

Nan Parks (she/her)

Nan is a retired non profit administrator, a global leader and long-time activist for the rights of children in-need and their families. In 2013 she was honored by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for her dedication and service as an advocate for the transformational power of childhood enrichment. She became involved in the climate crisis movement because she was deeply concerned that the children of the world would have a healthy, safe and livable future.

Governing Board

Laura Neish (she/her)

Laura is the Executive Director of 350 Bay Area and 350 Bay Area Action. After a long career providing strategy and marketing consulting to large corporations and startups, Laura left the corporate world to pursue her passion: addressing injustice. Because the changing climate amplifies injustice everywhere, it was a natural fit to work with the 350 Bay Area family to work on getting real climate solutions passed. Laura has long volunteered with community organizations, and in her spare time, she spends time outdoors, frequently with her adult daughter.

Governing Board

Jack Fleck (he/him)

Jack is a retired transportation engineer/planner with about 30 years experience. Jack was also a bookkeeper, child care worker, community organizer, and truck assembler for a total of about 10 years. He works hard to put an end to fossil fuel vehicles by leading the Transportation Program of 350 Bay Area and also participating in the organization’s fundraising as treasurer and organizing mobilizations.

Governing Board

Nan Farley (she/her)

As the Development and Communications Director of 350 Bay Area, Nan is focused on growing the climate movement and deeply engaging the 350 Bay Area community to be part of effective climate solutions. Nan is an honors graduate from UC Berkeley and recently gave a TEDx Talk titled: From Guilt to Connection: A New Roadmap for Climate Action which you can find on YouTube. With the majority of her life to face the consequences of climate catastrophe, Nan is called to prevent the multiplicative compounding ramifications we will endure the longer we allow climate change to go unabated.

Governing Board

Robert (Bob) Zdenek (he/him)

Bob served as president of the National Congress for Community Economic Development, executive director of the Alliance for Healthy Homes, and VP for Community Building at United Way of America. He has also served on The Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council, visiting scholar at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and has been a consultant to over 40 organizations. Currently, Bob is an independent consultant and principal investigator at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA working to align investment strategies among health care institutions, CDCs, CDFIs, and financial institutions.

Staff and Contractors

Staff

Laura Neish, Executive Director (she/her)

Laura is the Executive Director of 350 Bay Area and 350 Bay Area Action. After a long career providing strategy and marketing consulting to large corporations and startups, Laura left the corporate world to pursue her passion: addressing injustice. Because the changing climate amplifies injustice everywhere, it was a natural fit to work with the 350 Bay Area family to work on getting real climate solutions passed. Laura has long volunteered with community organizations, and in her spare time, she spends time outdoors, frequently with her adult daughter.

Staff

Nan Farley, Development and Communications Director (she/her)

As the Development and Communications Director of 350 Bay Area, Nan is focused on growing the climate movement and deeply engaging the 350 Bay Area community to be part of effective climate solutions. Nan is an honors graduate from UC Berkeley and recently gave a TEDx Talk titled: From Guilt to Connection: A New Roadmap for Climate Action which you can find on YouTube. With the majority of her life to face the consequences of climate catastrophe, Nan is called to prevent the multiplicative compounding ramifications we will endure the longer we allow climate change to go unabated.

Staff

Nik Evasco, Youth Climate Organizer and Program Manager (they/them)

Nik they/them is the Youth Climate Organizer and Program Manager. As YCO, Nik coordinates the youth-led Mobilizing Team around our fossil fuel resistance campaigns, nonviolent direct action and digital action. As Program Manager, Nik works with activists across organization teams including 350 BA, 350 BAA and local groups on specific content/policy areas starting with our first initiative around Building Electrification.

Staff

Lily Cohen, Program Coordinator (she/her)

Lily works as the lead program coordinator alongside Nik to implement actions and create connections among the community. Lily is also a junior environmental engineering student at Cal Poly Humboldt. Her main project focus currently is fighting a gas station from being built in her town that would contaminate wetlands. She lives in Arcata, but when in the bay, she lives with her dad where one will find her doing archery, hiking, and working all day on different project managing jobs. Her work is constantly changing, but is also currently helping to implement sustainability projects with TSF Group and web

Staff

Isabel Reodica, Graphic Designer (she/they)

Isabel graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.S. in Visual Communication Design. As a graphic designer, they work alongside the administrative and art teams to create visuals that promote action and coincide with 350 Bay Area’s goals. On her days off, she enjoys illustrating and spending time with her family.

Staff

Zoe Jonick, People vs Fossil Fuels Organizer (she/her)

As People vs. Fossil Fuels Organizer, Zoe coordinates local action and collaboration for the national People vs. Fossil Fuels campaign, dedicated to ending harmful and exploitative fossil fuel projects and keeping them in the ground. Zoe is an Oakland native and a graduate of Wellesley College, where she studied Political Science and Spanish, and was particularly focused on the power of people and community-based movements. She is committed to addressing environmental injustices at their roots and building community capacity to create a green, equitable future.

Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Andrés Soto

Richmond Organizer at Communities for a Better Environment

Advisory Council

Cheryl Davila

Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force Founder and Former Berkeley City Council Member

Advisory Council

Vanessa Warheit

Sr. Program Advisor, EV Charging for All with Plug In America and Strategic Partnerships Director for Atmos Financial

Advisory Council

Cate Leger

Co-Founder of Leger Wanaselja Architecture

Advisory Council

Margaret Gordon

Founding Member & Co-Director of West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

Advisory Council

Mark Jacobson

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University

Advisory Council

Steve Kinsey

Partner at CivicKnit, Past Chair of the California Coastal Commission and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and Former Member of Marin Board of Supervisors

Advisory Council

Ava Mohsenin

Climate Solutions Analyst at Spark Climate Solutions

Advisory Council

Cathi Tactaquin

Former Executive Director, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights