Staff and Consultants

  • Aram Armstrong, Mapping and Visualization
  • Kirk Bergstrom, Executive Director
  • Elizabeth Charnas, Program Manager
  • Harriette Brainard, Partnerships and Development
  • Ming Wei Koh, Education for Sustainability
  • Melody Ling, Interaction Designer
  • Larry ‘Otis’ McCort, Web Development
  • Paul Mussa, Graphic Designer
  • Kelly Mackura, Curriculum Designer
  • Jean Orlebeke, Identity Design
  • Marshall Clemens, Systems Mapping
  • Félix Pharand-Deschênes, Geovisualization Artist

Board and Advisors


  • Kirk Bergstrom
    President, WorldLink
  • Faye Sahai
    Managing Partner, Telosity Ventures
  • Gurpreet Singh
    Senior Program Manager, Roddenberry Foundation
  • Ronna Tanenbaum
    Former Chief Creative Officer, Alexa Internet


  • Dr. Nadine Burke
    Former Surgeon General of California
  • Dr. Cheryl Charles
    Executive Director, Nature Based Leadership Institute
  • Dr. Milton Chen
    Senior Fellow, George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Dr. James Dator
    Former Director, Hawai'i Research Center for Future Studies; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science
  • Radia Funna
    Special Advisor, United Nations
  • Anna Lappé
    Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food
  • Michael Pollan
    Author, The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food
  • Dr. Madeline Tyson
    Former Manager, Strategic Insights Team, RMI


Our work is made possible by a deep wellspring of support.
  • Apple Computer
  • CAA Foundation
  • California Science Center
  • California Department of Public Health
  • CDC
  • Chabot Space and Science Center
  • Cisco Foundation
  • David B. Gold Foundation
  • EARTH University
  • EcoFund
  • Google
  • International Youth Foundation
  • Internews
  • Jewish Communal Fund
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Livingry Foundation
  • Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
  • NOAA
  • NRTA
  • PBS
  • Philadelphia Foundation
  • PowerLight
  • Skoll Foundation
  • State of the World Forum
  • Tides Foundation
  • TomKat Charitable Trust
  • United Nations Environment Program
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Hawai’i
  • US-Japan Foundation
  • US Navy
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • World Resources Institute


We celebrate our network of partners and collaborators.