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Sarah Acquah

Position: Water Research Associate
Email: sacquah@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team
Sarah Acquah is a Water Resource Analyst with significant interdisciplinary research experience in the areas of water economics, water security, drinking water quality, and social justice issues of water quality. Sarah earned her Ph.D. in Water Science and Management with concentrations in Water Economics and Policy from New Mexico State University. At the Institute of Ecological Civilization, Sarah serves as the Water Research Associate. She has a keen interest in improving water resource management through the integration of analytical research, community engagement, and water policies that seek to address issues of water security. Sarah enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking.

Sarah Acquah

Water Research Associate

Sarah Acquah is a Water Resource Analyst with significant interdisciplinary…

Arturo Angeles

Position: Communications and Marketing Associate
Email: aangeles@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Arturo Angeles is the Social Media and Development Associate at the Institute for Ecological Civilization. He has more than ten years of experience in environmental conservation in the non-profit sector, specializing in environmental communications. He is passionate about using multimedia and social media to educate, inspire and empower others to take an active role in natural resources preservation and environmental conservation.

Arturo earned a B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University and a M.S. in Resilient and Sustainable Communities from Prescott College, Arizona. When taking a break from work, you will find him somewhere in San Diego, California, at a park with his son, hiking, or at the beach.

Arturo Angeles

Communications and Marketing Associate

Arturo Angeles is the Social Media and Development Associate at the…

Juliana Arnold

Position: Communications and Writing Assistant
Email: jarnold@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Juliana Arnold is the Communications and Writing Assistant at EcoCiv. She started as a Social Media Intern and continues her work as a part-time employee. Juliana is from Dallas, TX but is currently based in Honolulu, HI. As an undergraduate student, she studied Social Justice and Sustainability and minored in French at Franklin University Switzerland. She is currently a Master’s student in Linguistics at the University of Hawai’i at Manōa, focusing on endangered language protection.
She focuses her studies and research on biocultural diversity studies, examining the link between bio-, cultural and linguistic diversity on the globe. She hopes to become a researcher in this field after her Master’s degree. Outside of her work with us and being a student, Juliana enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite thing to do is travel and she has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Latin America.

Juliana Arnold

Communications and Writing Assistant

Juliana Arnold is the Communications and Writing Assistant at EcoCiv….

Tom Broad

Position: Principal Technology Consultant
Email: tbroad@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Tom Broad is a technology generalist who enjoys working with and hearing story with folks from all walks of life. He is a technology researcher, educator, CTO, and is passionate about making technology simple. He enjoys making order out of chaos!

Since working for Apple, Inc (for the data nerds out there: way back when Steve Jobs was still with us), Tom enjoys keeping up-to-date on the latest technology trends and the latest technology risks. For more than 20 years, Tom has consulted in technology for a variety of different companies, non-profits, churches and entrepreneurs, working through their common technology issues in very methodical and simple, yet, collaborative ways.

Tom enjoys all subjects outdoors and has a deep passion for preserving our world for many generations to come. He can often be found out hiking beautiful Ohio trails or camping with his family, and retired racing greyhound, while taking in some rest and relaxation amidst our beautiful Earth.

Tom Broad

Principal Technology Consultant

Tom Broad is a technology generalist who enjoys working with…

Caisa Charleston

Position: Video Production Consultant
Email: ccharleston@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Caisa Charleston is a filmmaker and video editor that wants to use her skills to help educate the people around her. As a video production assistant at Ecological Civilization, she puts her skills to work on EcoCiv project and helps articulate the connection between social and environmental constructs.

Caisa earned her B.A. in Media Arts at the University of North Texas. When she’s not on set or working behind the scenes, you can find her watching movies, playing video games, and playing with her dog.

Caisa Charleston

Video Production Consultant

Caisa Charleston is a filmmaker and video editor that wants…

Philip Clayton

Position: President
Email: pclayton@ecociv.org
Categories: Board of Directors, EcoCiv Team

Philip Clayton is the president of the Institute for Ecological Civilization. As a visionary thinker, Philip leads EcoCiv in expanding and deepening its mission at the intersections of environment and humanity. With his experience as Ingraham Professor (at CST at Willamette University) and researcher, Philip is involved in the conceptual development of all EcoCiv’s projects and ensures mission fit. In particular, he helps project leaders think about intersectional societal changes relevant for their particular projects. Philip holds the PhD from Yale University; has held guest professorships at Harvard, University of Cambridge, and University of Munich; and is the author or editor of several dozen books and some 300 articles on science, ethics, and religion.

Philip Clayton

President

Philip Clayton is the president of the Institute for Ecological…

Jeremy Fackenthal

Position: Managing Director
Email: jfackenthal@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Jeremy Fackenthal is the Managing Director of the Institute for Ecological Civilization. Prior to joining EcoCiv, Jeremy focused on teaching, filmmaking, and event production, working with a number of non-profit organizations. He continues to explore the intersection of arts, philosophy, and social change as a means of communicating what an Ecological Civilization could become. He earned a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in 2012. Jeremy leads EcoCiv’s work with WEAll. He has extensive experience conceptualizing and supporting multi-year projects and providing managerial overhead for projects led by other team members. Jeremy’s core role is ensuring all EcoCiv projects are mission-centric and effectively managed and financed.

Jeremy Fackenthal

Managing Director

Jeremy Fackenthal is the Managing Director of the Institute for Ecological…

Jessie Green

Position: Strategic Projects Development Coordinator
Email: jgreen@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Jessie Green is the Strategic Projects Development Coordinator at the Institute for Ecological Civilization. Her goal is to help build local and global communities that find strength in cooperation, reciprocity and mutuality with each other and the environment. Jessie’s interdisciplinary background includes expertise in Indigenous land rights, community-based conservation, agroecology, climate resiliency, wellbeing economies, and responsible tourism. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environment & Development, International Development, and Social Entrepreneurship from McGill University.

Jessie Green

Strategic Projects Development Coordinator

Jessie Green is the Strategic Projects Development Coordinator at the Institute for…

Yunjeong Han

Position: EcoCiv Korea Project Director
Email: yhan@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Yunjeong Han is journalist, scholar, and organizer. She had worked as staff writer and cultural desk of the Kyunghyang Daily News in Korea for 25 years. She earned her Ph. D in comparative literature from Yonsei University. Her areas of expertise includes literature, film, cultural studies, postcolonialism, and environmental humanities. She is co-organizer of the Green Transition toward Ecological Civilization: A Korea-US Dialogue(Claremont, 2017) and the International Conference for Ecozoic Culture(Seoul, 2018).

Yunjeong Han

EcoCiv Korea Project Director

Yunjeong Han is journalist, scholar, and organizer. She had worked as…

Nesma Hassan

Position: Program Analyst
Email: nhassan@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Nesma Hassan is a Program Analyst for the W12+ Program at the Institute for Ecological Civilization. She is a sustainability professional and researcher with a special interest in water and urbanism. She has a diverse professional background, having worked on and led projects in Canada, Kenya, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia in the sustainability, water, construction and design industries. With a Master of Development Practice from the University of Waterloo, Nesma recognizes the importance of systems thinking and a grassroots level approach for successful sustainability interventions, and aspires to bridge the gap between high-level concepts and local, on-the-ground solutions.

Nesma Hassan

Program Analyst

Nesma Hassan is a Program Analyst for the W12+ Program…

Judy Jiang

Position: Water Communications Associate
Email: jjiang@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Judy Jiang is the Water Communications Associate for Institute for Ecological Civilization. After several years supporting technical water programs for the US Navy and USAID, Judy now focuses on telling stories to better communicate the challenges, solutions, and importance of water to individuals and communities around the world. She is passionate about telling honest stories, listening deeply, and working empathetically.

Judy earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University with a minor in humanitarian engineering. She has worked on a variety of projects in the past from stormwater pollution prevention plans in Washington state to conducting key informant interviews with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) stakeholders in Malawi. She is a freelance writer, runner, hiker, and more.

Judy Jiang

Water Communications Associate

Judy Jiang is the Water Communications Associate for Institute for…

Heeyoung Jung

Position: EcoCiv Korea Project Assistant
Email: hjung@ctr4process.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Heeyoung Jung is currently a Ph.D. student in Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology. She received an S.T. M from Union Theological Seminary in New York and an M.Div from Drew University in New Jersey. She also holds a Th.M in systematic theology from Yonsei University and a B.A in Theology from Methodist Theological University in Seoul. Her academic interests and researches in Process studies are eco-theology, eco-feminist theology, feminist studies, religious philosophies, postmodern studies, comparative studies, and educations from a Korean woman perspective. Her research is highly cross-cultural, interreligious, and intersecting Western philosophy, theology, and Asian philosophies and religions, including Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism. She is currently an assistant to Ecological Civilization in Korea project and works on researching and translating books, articles, and newspapers to support the Korea project.

Heeyoung Jung

EcoCiv Korea Project Assistant

Heeyoung Jung is currently a Ph.D. student in Process Studies…

Sheri Kling

Position: Director of the John Cobb Legacy Fund
Email: skling@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Sheri D. Kling serves as Director of the John Cobb Legacy Fund, a planned giving effort of EcoCiv, the Cobb Institute and the Center for Process Studies. Sheri earned her Ph.D. in Religion: Process Studies from CST. In her work as a writer, teacher, and coach, Sheri draws from wisdom and mystical traditions, relational worldviews, depth psychology, and the intersection of spirituality and science to help people transform their lives. She is the creator of Deeper Rhythm and Transforming Women as well as a faculty member of the Haden Institute. Sheri also serves as director of Process and Faith with the Center for Process Studies at the Claremont School of Theology (CST).

Sheri Kling

Director of the John Cobb Legacy Fund

Sheri D. Kling serves as Director of the John Cobb…

Jesse Knapp

Position: Washington, D.C. Director
Email: jknapp@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Jesse Knapp leads EcoCiv’s operations in the nation’s capital, connecting with partner organizations, coordinating media strategy with the EcoCiv publicity team, and setting goals and strategies for events around the world. He has a background in politics as well as media. He served as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson before studying film at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he earned a master’s degree. Before joining EcoCiv, he worked as an independent film producer in Los Angeles. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Jesse Knapp

Washington, D.C. Director

Jesse Knapp leads EcoCiv’s operations in the nation’s capital, connecting with…

Ellie Leaning

Position: Projects Director
Email: eleaning@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Ellie Leaning is the Projects Director at EcoCiv — the Institute for Ecological Civilization. Ellie leads EcoCiv’s water division – W12+ Programs – and sits on EcoCiv’s administrative and programmatic leadership teams, where she helps shape and direct the organization’s program and fundraising priorities and activities. Ellie has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Franklin University Switzerland and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Antioch University. She has lived in Switzerland and South Africa; has traveled extensively; and has previous professional research and management experience in international affordable housing, wildlife conservation, food systems, and non-profit development.

Ellie Leaning

Projects Director

Ellie Leaning is the Projects Director at EcoCiv — the…

Dongwoo Lee

Position: EcoCiv Korea Director
Email: dlee@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Dongwoo Lee is Director of the EcoCiv Korea project of the Center for Process Studies, and pastor of Pasadena Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). He got his Masters degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary and completed doctoral coursework at Claremont School of Theology.

Dongwoo Lee

EcoCiv Korea Director

Dongwoo Lee is Director of the EcoCiv Korea project of the…

Jessica Mardock

Position: Director Finance and Human Resources
Email: jmardock@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Jessica Mardock is a researcher, educator, and numbers guru, who is passionate about bridging the gap between research and practice by instituting social science and statistical best practices into real-life application. Jessica directs budgetary analysis and business development for the Institute for Ecological Civilization and financial business operations and compliance for ViviFi Planning, LLC. She earned a Master of Science from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin College. Jessica is a dedicated steward of the environment and can often be found educating her daughter on the finer points of gardening, baking/cooking, and finding the best tree to hug whilst recharging in nature.

Jessica Mardock

Director Finance and Human Resources

Jessica Mardock is a researcher, educator, and numbers guru, who is…

Kate Munden-Dixon

Position: Project Manager
Email: kmundendixon@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Kate Munden-Dixon is an applied social scientist with expertise in socio-ecological transitions and food system governance. For over 15 years she has been developing and managing community-driven projects in the US, Honduras, and Thailand, that support the creation of equitable and ecologically resilient food systems. She received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Environmental Planning and Design from the University of Georgia. Whenever able, Kate enjoys traveling and introducing her toddler to delicious food, and exploring the outdoors.

Kate Munden-Dixon

Project Manager

Kate Munden-Dixon is an applied social scientist with expertise in…

Grace Okafor

Position: Strategic Events Coordinator and Development Associate
Email: gokafor@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Grace Okafor is the Strategic Events Coordinator and Development Associate for Institute for Ecological Civilization. Grace has experience in grassroots organizing in sustainability with a focus on racial health equity and food justice. She has also worked on health equity in a global context by supporting initiatives that improve resource availability for clinics in rural India. She received her Bachelor’s in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is skilled in conducting research to evaluate how built environments and communities influence human behavior.

Grace Okafor

Strategic Events Coordinator and Development Associate

Grace Okafor is the Strategic Events Coordinator and Development Associate…

Austin Roberts

Position: Podcast Consultant
Email: aroberts@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Austin Roberts holds a PhD from Drew University in the Graduate Division of Religion. His dissertation was on political theology, process thought, and the Anthropocene. After joining EcoCiv as a project manager in 2018, he collaborated with other team members to produce the EcoCiv Podcast. He now lives in Northern California where he teaches college courses in religion and philosophy.

Austin Roberts

Podcast Consultant

Austin Roberts holds a PhD from Drew University in the…

Andrew Schwartz

Position: Co-Founder and Executive Vice President
Email: aschwartz@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Wm. Andrew Schwartz is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of EcoCiv. He is a scholar, organizer, and non-profit administrator. Andrew is also the Executive Director of the Center for Process Studies and Assistant Professor of Process and Comparative Theology at Claremont School of Theology. His recent work involves the role of “big ideas” in the transition toward ecological civilization.

Andrew Schwartz

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President

Wm. Andrew Schwartz is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of…

Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova

Position: Assistant Project Manager for the Water Programs
Email: dsplichalova@ecociv.org
Categories: EcoCiv Team

Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova has worked in various roles as a community-based researcher, facilitator, and science journalist for nearly a decade and has contributed to and co-developed diverse community-led water projects with experience in international transboundary water cooperation, collaborative water governance, household water insecurity, river basin management, and ocean-water policy program development in Central America, North America, Southern Africa, and Western Europe.

Dacotah is presently a doctoral candidate and researcher at the University of British Columbia. She received her Master’s degree in water resources, policy, and management and her Bachelor’s degree in philosophy, journalism, and peace studies at Oregon State University. She is a dedicated surfer and surfing instructor; she also enjoys exploring the many hidden-away rivers of the Cenotes– large underground ancient caves surrounding her home in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova

Assistant Project Manager for the Water Programs

Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova has worked in various roles as a community-based…

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