Executive Committee

The BFI Executive Committee provides oversight, advice, guidance, and support to the BFI staff/leaders about the general direction, strategies, and programs of the Institute.

Executive Committee Members 

Chair: Henry Brady: Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy; Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor, Political Science and Public Policy

Charisma Acey: Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning

David Ackerly: Dean, College of Natural Resources; Professor, Integrative Biology

Sarah Bell: Program Manager, 11th Hour Project, Schmidt Family Foundation

Andrés Cediel: Professor, Visual Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism

Maria Echaveste: Senior Scholar, Center for Latin American Studies

Elsadig Elsheikh: Director, Global Justice Program, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Bob Epstein: Co-founder, E2; Co-founder and Former EVP, Sybase; Chairman, NRDC Action Fund; Advisory Board, Goldman School of Public Policy

Christy Getz: Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Prachi Jha: Undergraduate Student, Molecular Environmental Biology

Kristine Madsen: Associate Professor, Joint Medical Program and Public Health Nutrition; Faculty Director, Berkeley Food Institute

Priya Mehta: Assistant Dean, Strategic Planning and Development, School of Public Health

Kathryn Moriarty Baldwin: Assistant Dean, Development and Public Information, College of Natural Resources

Mindy Price: Graduate Student, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Will Rosenzweig: Social Impact Fellow and Lecturer, Business

Maura Smith: Assistant Dean for External Relations and Development, Goldman School of Public Policy

Stephen Sugarman: Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

Edward Wasserman: Dean, Graduate School of Journalism; Professor, Journalism

Jennifer Wolch: William W. Wurster Dean, College of Environmental Design; Professor of City and Regional Planning

All Executive Committee members are at UC Berkeley except Sarah Bell and Bob Epstein.

Emeritus/Ex-officio Members:

Alastair Iles: Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Founding Faculty Co-director, Berkeley Food Institute

Michael Pollan: John S. and James L. Knight Professor, Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism; Director, Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism