Our Steering Committee & Staff

 

The People and Pollinators Action Network’s staff and leaders bring deep knowledge of and experience with pollinator protection, community development, environmental policy, sustainable agriculture, and habitat management. Staff and steering committee members work closely to forge strategic wins for people, pollinators, and the state of Colorado.

 

JOYCE KENNEDY
Chief Coordinator
People and Pollinators Action NetworkSpectacular bio coming soon!
SUE ANDERSON
Chair
People and Pollinators Action NetworkSpectacular bio coming soon!
BETH CONREY
President
Colorado State Beekeepers AssociationSpectacular bio coming soon!
RELLA ABERNATHY
Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
City of BoulderSpectacular bio coming soon!
LOUISE TURNER CHAWLA, PHD

Professor, College of Architecture and Planning
University of Colorado

Louise Chawla is Professor Emerita in the Program in Environmental Design at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work focuses on the benefits of access to nature for children, the development of active care for the natural world, and participatory methods for engaging children and youth in design and planning, as a means of civic development and education for sustainability, and to create communities that support the well-being of all ages. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Children and Nature Network, which works to document the benefits of access to nature in spaces of everyday life and promote city greening. She finds common cause in creating green spaces for people and pollinators, and in ensuring that people as well as pollinators are protected from toxic pesticides.

AMY LEWIS
Vice President of Communications & Development
The WILD FoundationAmy Lewis has spent the last 15 years researching the building blocks of collective action. She has brought this knowledge to bear in her own work as an award-winning nonprofit leader and as a scholar of environmental policy. Her research explores the relationship between democratic decision-making and policies that benefit the environment. Nothing inspires Amy more than a good mystery, and she delights in uncovering the deep forces that determine a society’s political and ecological future. Recently, she has employed her knowledge and skills at the WILD Foundation, aligning her personal goals with WILD’s mission to activate an international ethic of care for our wild planet. In addition to lending her support to a growing community of people taking action to keep our Earth wild, Amy is also finishing the last two chapters of her doctoral dissertation, something she has resolved will be completed before the conclusion of this decade.
JESSICA GOLDSTROHM
Founder and Director
The Bees WaggleSpectacular bio coming soon!
REBECCA DICKSON
Queen Bee
Hive UnknownSpectacular bio coming soon!
AMY FONTENOT
Librarian
Longmont Public LibrarySpectacular bio coming soon!
TIM PLASS, J.D.
Former City Council Member
City of BoulderSpectacular bio coming soon!
KIMBERLY RICKARDS
Queen
Hive UnknownSpectacular bio coming soon!
REGINA COWLES
Queen
Hive UnknownSpectacular bio coming soon!