Our Staff

Meet the passionate, dynamic staff of California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) fighting to solve the climate crisis and advance justice!

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Matt Abularach-Macias

Deputy Campaigns Director
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Yolanda Aguilar Candelario

Youth Advocacy Coordinator

Blake Ballard

Philanthropy Associate

Veda Banerjee

Communications Director

Kim Beavers

Membership Representative

Janet Cambra

Membership Representative

Tammy Chan

Finance Director

Mary Creasman

Chief Executive Officer
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Andrew Escamilla

Regional Coordinator for the Central Valley
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Charlotte Fall

Senior Grant Writer
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Ainslie Faust

Senior Administrative Assistant

Danielle Graham

Executive Assistant
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Erika Guzman Cornejo

Press Associate

Tami Harmon

Human Resources Generalist

Cayman Hunter

Development Manager

Oliver Ignacio

Senior Social Media Manager

Fatima Iqbal-Zubair

Legislative Affairs Manager

Shanil Jiwani

Deputy Director, Strategic Growth

Jonathan Kuperberg

Email and Web Senior Manager
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Theresa Landis

Human Resources Generalist

Annquenetta Lawrence

Administration and HR Senior Manager
Lucas Lineback

Lucas Lineback

Development Manager- Annual Giving
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Madison Luzar

Digital Associate
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Sarah Lyons

Development Associate
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Marquis Mason

Advocacy Partnership Coordinator
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Aaron McCall

Federal Advocacy Coordinator
Lucia Munoz

Lucia Muñoz

Legislative Affairs Intern

Santiago M. Rodriguez

Legislative Affairs Assistant
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Melissa Romero

Deputy Legislative Director
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Jason Smith

Digital Content Producer
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Logan Smith

Communications Manager
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Gina Stovall

Deputy Director of Institutional Giving
Ciara Thrower

Ciara Thrower

Inland Empire Regional Organizer
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Kristina von Hoffmann

Managing Director
John Xydis

John Xydis

Membership Representative
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Mike Young

Senior Political and Organizing Director
Matt Abularach-Macias is EnviroVoters’ Deputy Campaign Director. Originally focused in San Bernardino and Riverside, Matt has expanded to also work on our statewide organizing efforts. In this role, Matt has been able to build partnerships and amplify community concerns about the impacts of climate change, the local benefits from investments in clean energy, and the critical need to conserve and protect our environment. Outside of EnviroVoters, he chairs the Board of the Inland Region Equality Network an Inland Empire based LGBTQ Advocacy & Education Org. His work with EnviroVoters(EF) and IREN is an extension of his previous organizing on educational access, LGBT rights, and anti-racism issues. He got his start in the professional organizing and political world as a regional field director on the successful campaign to elect Pete Aguilar to US Congress. Prior, Matt graduated from UCLA with a degree in Chicana/o Studies. Contact Matt at: mattam@envirovoters.org

Yolanda Aguilar Candelario is EnviroVoter’s Youth Advocacy Coordinator. In her work, Yolanda leads the Ambassador Program where she supports the empowerment of young leaders to champion in organizing and political power among key climate crisis issues. Yolanda graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Master in Public Policy with a research focus on youth civic engagement throughout the Inland Empire. She previously worked with The Outreach Team where she worked on quality control metrics to ensure equity across voter registration and voter contact on the ground in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, Yolanda served as an intern with County of Riverside and a Fellow with the Western Riverside Council of Governments where she worked closely with their Government Affairs team to support internship/fellowship programs equipped for our future leaders. Yolanda’s goal is to mobilize young people, especially BIPOC. In her free time, Yolanda enjoys trying new coffee shops, spending time with her adorable nephews and nieces, and learning ways to get involved in her community. Contact Yolanda at: yolanda@envirovoters.org

Blake Ballard is EnviroVoters’ Philanthropy Associate. In this role, he is responsible for fundraising administration, data management and event coordination. Blake has previously worked as an Organizing Fellow with People for the American Way and Business Development Representative at EveryAction/NGPVAN where he assisted various nonprofits and campaigns with database management and fundraising strategies. He is originally from Boulder, Colorado and graduated Pepperdine University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Contact Blake at: blake@envirovoters.org

Veda Banerjee is EnviroVoters’ Communications Director. She manages overall communications and marketing strategy, thought leadership, press relations, and digital marketing at EnviroVoters that impact bold climate policy. She has extensive experience in corporate communications, public-private partnerships, online marketing, and the ability to forge productive relationships with diverse stakeholders and build community. Prior to joining EnviroVoters, she worked at San Francisco Goodwill and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy managing media, digital marketing, and social media strategy. She has a graduate degree in journalism, public relations, and marketing, and been an invited speaker at SXSW, NTEN (Nonprofit Technology), and PR News Big 4 conferences. Contact Veda at veda@envirovoters.org
Kim Beavers is Envirovoters’ Membership Representative. She has worked at Envirovoters since 2012, phone canvassing and emailing members for updates, renewals, and special gifts. Prior to working in the non-profit world, she was a news reporter (both print and radio). She studied social work at Morgan State in Baltimore, and is originally from Atlanta. In her spare time, she moonlights as an event photographer and cat sitter, and enjoys cuddling with her own cat, Moe Barry Jones. Contact Kim at: kim@envirovoters.org
Janet Cambra is EnviroVoters’ Membership Representative. She has been calling for California Environmental Voters, formerly California League of Conservation Voters, since 1998. Janet has worked with many national nonprofits and was also previously a bookkeeper. She enjoys cooking and museums. Contact Janet at janet@envirovoters.org
Tammy Chan is EnviroVoters’ Finance Director. She has a multidisciplinary background, including over 13+ years in Finance and Informational Technology. Her passion is in making a difference by building out the operational foundation, business processes and systems for nonprofits to grow and become financially sustainable. She transitioned from the private sector and co-founded a nonprofit, Conversations for Good, that provides opportunities for ordinary people to help students and job seekers to share about their careers and provide mentorship. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and volunteering. Contact Tammy at: tammy@envirovoters.org
Mary Creasman is California Environmental Voters’ (EnviroVoters) Chief Executive Officer. Since taking over EnviroVoters in 2018, Mary has focused the organization on building power to solve the climate crisis, advancing climate justice, and creating the global roadmap for action. Under her leadership, EnviroVoters has more than doubled in size, launching three new local league PAC entities to expand organizing efforts in battleground regions across the state. During the 2020 election cycle, EnviroVoters PAC entities and partners stopped Big Oil’s top three candidates from advancing in the primary election and unseated two anti-environmental state senators in the general election. In addition, EnviroVoters led efforts in 2020 to expand mail ballots to every voter, protect in-person and drop box polling options, and lower the voting age. While passing numerous climate policies statewide, EnviroVoters led an accountability effort to oust a pro-oil and gas Assembly Transportation Chair and ensured California’s congressional delegation delivered a historic win federally by securing permanent conservation funding through the Great American Outdoors Act. Prior to EnviroVoters, Mary served as the California Director of Government Affairs for The Trust for Public Land where she led the effort to pass the largest parks tax measure in the nation, spearheaded the state’s biggest single investment in underserved communities in California’s history, and created an urban greening program marking the first time green infrastructure was included in California’s climate policy. Mary has a long and successful track record of leading campaigns and initiatives at regional, statewide, and national levels as the Chief Strategy Officer of Green For All, the Associate Director of the Partnership for Children & Youth, and the Political and Organizing Director of the AFL-CIO Labor Council in Silicon Valley. She has advised organizations across the country as an organizational development and effectiveness consultant. Mary has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Hill, Politico, the Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, and more.
Andrew Escamilla is EnviroVoters’ Regional Coordinator for the Central Valley. Andrew supports EnviroVoters’ Organizing work in Fresno and other parts of the Central Valley. Originally focused on building equity and organizing students and families in California K-12 schools, Andrew will continue to Organize marginalized communities, ensuring their voices are centered and uplifted in the climate crisis movement. Andrew in his role as the Regional Organizer will help shape the public narrative, educate lawmakers, cultivate environmental and environmental justice leaders, drive policy change, and expand regional partnerships and action in the Central Valley. He graduated from Fresno State University with an M.A. in Education with the option in Higher Education Leadership. He is passionate about higher education access and equity for all, making sure front line communities are at the forefront of solutions when it comes to climate change, and the solutions put forth. When not working, you can find him enjoying the outdoors, family time, supporting his partner Mayra, and enjoying their little pupper, Appa. Contact Andrew at: andrew@envirovoters.org

Charlotte Fall is EnviroVoters’ Senior Grant Writer. In this role, she supports the management of our grants portfolio by developing proposals and reports to secure funding for our programs. She is passionate about creating lasting change for our future generations by advancing an inclusive environmental movement. Prior to joining EnviroVoters, Charlotte participated in AmeriCorps’ American Conservation Experience in Arizona, worked at the Environmental League of Massachusetts’ with the development team, and at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center with the residential clean energy team. Charlotte graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Human Services and International Affairs. In her free time, she can be found outdoors hiking, camping, reading at the beach, and traveling.  Contact Charlotte at: charlotte@envirovoters.org

Ainslie Faust is EnviroVoters’ Senior Administrative Assistant. She has many years experience in the yoga world where she served as Executive Administrator at USA Yoga Federation, a nonprofit that organized and promoted yoga as a sport. A life-long learner, Ainslie used a feminist methodology in her PhD dissertation, focusing on the need for a feminist cosmology in the genesis of female artists. Living in Los Angeles, Ainslie loves combining astrology with activism, reading mysteries and literary fiction, and practicing meditation and yoga. Contact Ainslie at: ainslie@envirovoters.org


Danielle Graham is EnviroVoters’ Executive Assistant. Danielle is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 20 years of experience in this field. She is known for her capability to supply high-quality work products, exceptional communication skills, and ability to support C-Suite Executives. Her earlier experience as Executive Assistant at FirstService Residential and HR Administrator Specialist at Crystal Stairs Inc have prepared her for this role at EnviroVoters. In her current position, Danielle works closely with the Managing Director to supply comprehensive support to the CEO. Danielle’s inspiration is her son Nolan. She also enjoys spending time with family, listening to music, traveling, and outdoor activities. Contact Danielle at: danielle@envirovoters.org


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Erika Guzman Cornejo is EnviroVoters’ Press Associate. They are a first-generation Salvadoran immigrant raised in Los Angeles and have spent their professional career working towards immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and anti-racist children’s advocacy; Erika is thrilled to promote equity for these communities through environmental justice. She graduated from UCLA Law School with a Master of Legal Studies and a specialization in Public Interest. In her spare time, Erika enjoys hanging out with cats and lifting weights. Contact Erika at: erika@envirovoters.org
Tami Harmon is EnviroVoters’ Human Resources Generalist. She brings over 15 years of diverse human resources and benefits administration experience to the team. Her areas of subject matter include benefit administration, payroll, employee relations, HR compliance, policy, and handbook development. Contact Tami at: tami@envirovoters.org
Cayman Hunter is our Development Manager in the Los Angeles area, and is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects to make gifts at a four (4) to six (6) figure level. She brings experience in leadership, direction, and expertise in building internal and external strategic partnerships and collaboration. Growing up in Los Angeles and seeing the structural issues that face people of color, she is passionate about creating a better environment and standard of living for all. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and wholeheartedly believes that through teamwork and passion, we can all contribute to making the world a more equitable place. Contact Cayman at: cayman@envirovoters.org
Oliver Ignacio is EnviroVoters’ Senior Social Media Manager, where he oversees all of EnviroVoters’ social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok). Upon graduating from UC Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in Society and Environment, Oliver launched his career in social media management for non-profits in the Bay Area. Oliver has managed social media campaigns and platforms focused on public health issues such as COVID-19 vaccination, health equity for California’s most vulnerable population, and extreme heat within the Central Valley. He is passionate about communications in public and environmental health as it affects disenfranchised communities, particularly within the Central Valley and the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. His favorite social media platform is TikTok or BeReal and prefers Instagram Stories over Feed posts! Oliver is a huge fan of RnB/Soul music, a music festival connoisseur, loves to play tennis and gym, and last but certainly not least a dog dad! Contact Oliver at oliver@envirovoters.org
Fatima Iqbal-Zubair is EnviroVoters’ Legislative Affairs Manager. In this role, she works with our elected leaders and stakeholders in the Capitol to pass transformative climate policy that will meet the urgency of this moment. Living in a frontline community in South Los Angeles, Fatima brings with her lived experiences and intersectional advocacy in a frontline community that has struggled with the impacts of environmental racism for far too long. Her activism stemmed from her work as a high school Science teacher in Watts working in a school that has contaminated water and land. Since then, she has grown to be part of numerous local and statewide coalitions and is excited to use her experiences and focus on youth to create communities all across our state that are healthy, livable, and thriving. In her free time, she loves supporting her South LA Robotics team that she founded, crossfitting, watching her favorite TV shows, and spending time with her family, especially her 8-year son. Contact Fatima at: fatima@envirovoters.org
Shanil Jiwani is EnviroVoters’ Deputy Director, Strategic Growth. Prior to joining EnviroVoters, Shanil worked for the Democratic Governors Association, where he cultivated the organization’s fundraising and new donor programs while raising millions of dollars during the 2020 election cycle. Shanil’s political fundraising experience stems from his work with Hillary for America, Center for American Progress, and the GW Annual Giving Program. In addition, Shanil volunteered to organize Muslim and Asian American & Pacific Islander voters with Ismailis Rise Up and Texas AAPIs for Biden. Shanil graduated from The George Washington University with a BA in Political Communication and a minor in Sociology. Contact Shanil at: shanil@envirovoters.org
Jonathan Kuperberg is EnviroVoters’ Email and Web Senior Manager. He has extensive experience running email programs, websites, digital strategy, and messaging for nonprofits and political campaigns. He previously served as Email Director for the Jon Ossoff for Senate campaign, raising tens of millions of dollars to flip the Senate in 2020, and also ran the expansive email program at Need to Impeach. He has worked on dozens of ballot measure campaigns in California and throughout the country, including passing Ranked Choice Voting in New York City in 2019. Jonathan grew up in California and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. He enjoys cooking, reading, and writing. Contact Jonathan at: jonathan@envirovoters.org
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Theresa Landis is EnviroVoters’ Human Resources Generalist. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she brings five years of diverse human resources experience to the team. Theresa’s areas of subject matter include recruitment, onboarding, project management, and HRIS system administration. She graduated from University of Southern California with a Master of Human Resource Management. She loves to spend time with her daughter, cook, listen to music, attend festivals, and travel. Contact Theresa at: theresa@envirovoters.org

Annquenetta Lawrence is EnviroVoters’ Administration & HR Senior Manager. She brings with her experience in both the corporate and non-profit worlds. Annquenetta has over 25 years of experience in providing comprehensive executive support and has particular strengths in office organization, project management, and computer proficiency. Previously, Annquenetta served as Executive Assistant to the President/CEO of Partnership for Children & Youth and was later promoted to the Administrative Manager. A native of California, Annquenetta resides in the City of Oakland with her daughter, grandson, and poodle. Contact Annquenetta at: annquenetta@envirovoters.org
Lucas Lineback is EnviroVoters’ Development Manager- Annual Giving. He’s worked at EnviroVoters since 2008. His work focuses on database administration; data management and analysis; grassroots fundraising program management, with a focus on phone canvassing, direct mail and online fundraising; coding and targeting for communications; general data support for the organization, and copyediting. Lucas grew up in Indiana and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism. Outside of EnviroVoters, he enjoys teaching and training Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. Contact Lucas at: lucas@envirovoters.org
Madison Luzar is EnviroVoters’ Digital Associate. In her role, she supports EnviroVoters’ external and internal communications by writing and designing digital content. She recently graduated from UC Berkeley in 2022 with a degree in Molecular Environmental Biology and a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. During her undergraduate, she worked for the California Trade Justice Coalition and the Trade Justice Education Fund to organize and advocate for pressing global issues in digital trade, public health, and climate change. She was also a peer advisor for her minor program and directed a 50-person dance team. In her free time, she enjoys petting other people’s dogs at dog parks and exploring new places in California with her friends. Contact Madison at: madison@envirovoters.org
Sarah Lyons is EnviroVoters’ Development Associate, making sure donor info is up-to-date and where it should be, and helping with any questions or queries our members have. Sarah has been at EnviroVoters since 2011, and working in the nonprofit world since graduating from Radford University in 2005. Contact Sarah at: slyons@envirovoters.org
Marquis Mason is EnviroVoter’s Advocacy Partnership Coordinator. He is a Pacific Northwesterner at heart, having grown up in Oregon and Washington most of his life. Marquis moved to California in 2022 to join EnviroVoters to ensure economic empowerment and social justice is at the heart of climate policy, hoping to bring lessons learned from his years of coalitional work. Prior to his time with EnviroVoters, Marquis worked in Tacoma Washington, to stop the expansion of corporate polluters and ensure that the second largest metro area in Washington which is the state’s economic engine invests in a low carbon economy. Marquis and allies were successful in passing one of the strongest fossil fuel bans in America, ensuring that corporate polluters were making the switch to low carbon fuels. Prior to that, Marquis was working for the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, a fellow member of the Conversation Voter Movement alongside EnviroVoters. Marquis’ background is in youth organizing, with groups like Sunrise Movement and 350.org. Marquis went to college in Bellingham Washington near the Canadian border, where he studied Population Health and Advocacy, approaching climate work from a public health and environmental justice perspective. Marquis has family all along the west coast, in Washington, Oregon, Montana, California, Nevada, and Arizona. In his free time, he loves all things nerdy, language learning (French, Spanish, and Portuguese), karaoke, staying active, playing video games, and traveling. Contact Marquis at: marquis@envirovoters.org
Aaron McCall is EnviroVoters’ Federal Advocacy Coordinator. For the first time in a decade, we have a chance to pass strong federal climate legislation; and Aaron will be EnviroVoters’ primary climate and clean energy advocate to congressmembers and will ensure we do everything we can to meet this moment with California leading the way. Aaron got his start as a young grassroots activist based out of Orange County, California serving as the chairman of Indivisible OC 48 in California’s 48th congressional district! Aaron works actively in Orange County to advance conservation and climate action and was the 2019 OC League of Conservation Voters Activist of the Year. Before becoming an “accidental activist” Aaron was a cognitive psychology student, earning a BA in Psychology from UC Irvine, and an MSc in Psychiatric Research from King’s College London in the UK. When Aaron isn’t building power with young people as the OCYD Political Director, he is tweeting about Star Trek and Grey’s Anatomy. Contact Aaron at: aaron@envirovoters.org

Lucia Muñoz is EnviroVoters’ Legislative Affairs Intern. In this role, she supports the legislative teams’ efforts to pass and support meaningful climate legislation. Her work includes tracking bills, helping coordinate events and learning about policy. She is currently a student at the University of California, Davis majoring in International Relations with an emphasis on the Global Environment. Prior to EnviroVoters she interned in Washington D.C at the National Hispanic Medical Association, working around environmental health and BIPOC health. She is passionate about ensuring environmental policy and solutions are intersectional and just for all. In her free time, she loves to explore new coffee shops, listen to podcasts and walk amongst flowers. Contact Lucia at: lucia@envirovoters.org 

Santiago M. Rodriguez is the Legislative Affairs Assistant at EnviroVoters and one of the first people to go through our new internship process. In this role, Santiago conducts policy research and supports the legislative staff by tracking bills, representing the organization in committee hearings, and drafting official position letters for legislation. Santiago graduated from the University of Redlands with a degree in public policy and has dedicated his career to better understanding injustice and how the legislative process can be leveraged for change. In their free time Santiago enjoys practicing new skills, meeting new people, and learning more about the world. Contact Santiago at: santiago@envirovoters.org
Melissa Romero is EnviroVoters’ Deputy Legislative Director. In this role, Melissa represents the organization in the state’s capitol, lobbying for strong environmental policies and working with partner organizations on advancing priority legislation. Her work includes tracking and prioritizing legislation, representing EnviroVoters on a variety of coalitions and networks, working with state legislators and their staff, and being the organization’s voice in the capitol. Prior to EnviroVoters, Melissa worked with Californians Against Waste on advancing waste reduction and recycling legislation and at Cal State Long Beach, Associated Students Inc. advocating for sustainability and zero waste policies and practices on campus. Melissa’s interest in policy began with an interest in environmental sciences and developed with strong sense of urgency to address the need to shift away from fossil fuel use and other extractive industry practices. Contact Melissa at: melissa@envirovoters.org
Jason Smith is EnviroVoters’ Digital Content Producer, where he produces infographics, videos, animations, and everything in between. Since graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2015, Jason has freelanced as an animator and commercial director, creating content that featured fruit, underwear, and microphones. He is beyond thrilled to finally put his visual talents to use for his greatest passion: fighting climate change and promoting green technology/legislation. Contact Jason at: jason@envirovoters.org
Logan Smith is EnviroVoters’ Communications Manager. Logan’s first forays into the world of environmental justice began with fights to protect vulnerable communities from pollution in the Santa Clarita Valley, and he’s since developed his skills as an organizer and public policy professional with more than six years of experience. In 2017, Logan helped lead the statewide effort to pass the California DISCLOSE Act, the strongest campaign finance disclosure legislation in the nation. Following that success, he joined NextGen America’s campus organizing efforts in key battleground districts to help deliver historic victories in the 2018 Congressional midterm election. In addition to his campaign background, Logan served voters in the San Fernando Valley as a field representative to the State Legislature, where his work focused on providing exceptional constituent service and communications, as well as Southern California environmental policy. Logan is an avid writer of sci-fi and weird fiction in his free time, and reportedly enjoys climbing big rocks. Contact Logan at: logan@envirovoters.org
Gina Stovall is EnviroVoters’ Deputy Director of Institutional Giving. In this role she works across the organization to develop a portfolio of grants, manage reporting, and compliance, and support the development of EnviroVoters’ programs and initiatives. Over the past decade working on climate change, Gina has become particularly cognizant of the importance of sustainable funding to power movements and finance innovative solutions. Prior to joining EnviroVoters, Gina worked on climate resilience planning and implementation in New York State’s Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery where she led strategic managed retreat and resilience efforts after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region. Gina also has a background in coalition building and cross-sector climate action, bringing together cities, states, academia, NGOs, and other decisionmakers to build data-driven, justice-oriented climate programs. Gina holds a Master’s from Columbia University in Climate & Society and a Bachelor’s in Geology from The City College of New York – CUNY. In her free time, she loves reading on the beach, traveling, and putting together Wysocki puzzles. Contact Gina at: gina@envirovoters.org

Ciara Thrower is EnviroVoters’ Regional Organizer for the Inland Empire. With a passion for organizing around Environmental Justice issues, Ciara seeks to build power in marginalized communities and fight for community resilience. Being an Inland Empire native, Ciara hopes to bring resources and solutions to a region she calls her forever home and works to make the IE a place where young people can live and thrive. When she isn’t organizing around Environmental Justice issues, Ciara can be found boxing at UFC gym, buying too many books at a used bookstore or drinking an iced matcha latte from a coffee shop downtown. Contact Ciara at: ciara@envirovoters.org

Kristina von Hoffmann is California Environmental Voters’ Managing Director. She partners closely with CEO Mary Creasman to chart and implement EnviroVoters’s strategic response to organizational opportunities and challenges. Her responsibilities center around fostering deep engagement, learning, collaboration, and planning opportunities with staff and board members as the frontline point of contact for day-to-day operations. In this capacity, Kristina provides direct oversight of administration and human resources, finance, information technology, and organizational development, while centering racial justice and equity across the work of the organization. Prior to EnviroVoters, KvH served as the Senior Operations Director at Climate Resolve, implementing the strategic vision of the organization in support of the Executive Director and Board, while tripling the organization’s operational, financial, and programmatic impact. A holistic health advocate, Kristina has also maintained a private yoga instruction practice for the past 10+ years primarily serving elders and corporate teams. She imbues this experience into her work as a professional leader, seeking to create a welcoming, inclusive, and transformative workplace for all staff and associates. KvH graduated from Scripps College with a Dual BA in Environmental Policy and French Language. She is a devotee of hip hop, deep house, and dance, finds inspiration in the works of Toni Morrison and Neil Gaiman, and serves as the Board President of the Venice Heritage Foundation where she is actively working to open the first-ever museum for her internationally renowned hometown of Venice, California. Contact Kristina at: kristina@envirovoters.org
John Xydis is EnviroVoter’s Membership Representative. He has been working for EnviroVoters since 2023 and is a passionate advocate for social justice and the fight against
climate change. His other passions include music, movies, hiking, and comedy. Contact John at: john@envirovoters.org
Mike Young is EnviroVoters’ Senior Political and Organizing Director. He has nearly two decades of experience working on electoral campaigns and organizing with key political and grassroots community partners to build strategic relationships that have helped both identify and support environmental leaders, as well as hold legislators accountable to their community’s concerns. In 2013, he received the Carroll Inspiration Award by the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats, and in 2020 was listed on the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs. He’s a graduate of Pepperdine University where he earned B.A.s in Political Science and Philosophy, as well as an Undergraduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Contact Mike at: mike@envirovoters.org