Board of Directors

Barbara Burchfield
  • Co-founder of Conscious Commerce with actress, director and activist Olivia Wilde
  • Founding producer of action-rewarded music festival, Global Citizen Festival
  • Freelance creative direction and production for brands such as Lexus, CFDA, H&M

Frank Hicks
Board Member
  • Independent consultant focusing on sustainable rural development, environmental conservation and impact investing
  •  Worked for TechnoServe, the Biodiversity Conservation Network and the Ford Foundation
  •  Former board member of Root Capital and EcoEnterprises Fund

    ;current board member of a micro-finance institution and a conservation organization in Costa Rica

  • MA in Public Policy from Harvard, BS in Human Biology from Stanford University

Sebastian Galarza Suarez
Board Member
  • Program Manager, Centro Mario Molina Chile
  • Clean Transport, Climate Change and M&E expertise
  • Ex-IADB and ICCT (2006-2014)
  • BA University of Sussex, MPP University of Chicago

Jacob Olander
  • Co-Founder of EcoDecisión
  • Co-Founder of CanopyBridge.com
  • 25+ years’ experience in conservation finance and biodiversity enterprise

Tyler Gage
President
  • Co-Founder of Runa & Chairman of Runa Foundation
  • 12 years experience working with indigenous Amazonian communities
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur
  • BA from Brown University, Honors Graduate

Rebecca Ruf
  • Vice President of Programs, Global Banking Alliance for Women
  • 13+ years of experience in economic empowerment of women and low-income communities
  • Deep expertise in data analytics and M&E.
  • MA in International Development from SAIS, BS with distinction from Cornell University