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Ceres Staff

Learn about the staff members who make Ceres work.
Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

President

Mindy S. Lubber is the president of Ceres and a founding board member of the organization. She also directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 institutional investors managing nearly $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change. Mindy regularly speaks about corporate and investor sustainability issues to high-level leaders at the New York Stock Exchange, United Nations, World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, American Accounting Association, American Bar Association and more than 100 Fortune 500 firms. She has led negotiating teams of investors, NGOs and Fortune 500 company CEOs who have taken far-reaching positions on corporate practices to minimize carbon emissions, water use and other environmental impacts. She has briefed powerful corporate boards, from Nike to American Electric Power, on how climate change affects shareholder value.

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Lance Pierce

Lance Pierce

Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer

Lance Pierce is Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Ceres, overseeing programs, operations and strategic planning. He previously served with the Union of Concerned Scientists as Director of the Climate & Energy Program, UCS’s largest program, and Harvard Business School where he was Project Director in the launch of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative.

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Gordon MacFarland

Gordon MacFarland

Chief Financial Officer

Gordon MacFarland serves as Chief Financial Officer and joined Ceres in 2007. Gordon supports the President, ED/COO, and program directors in developing and implementing strategic and operating financial plans and oversees the finance and operations team.

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Susan Sayers

Susan Sayers

Chief Development Officer

Susan Sayers joined Ceres in August 2012 as the organization’s first Chief Development Officer. In this capacity, she oversees resource development activities at Ceres, including individual giving, grants from foundations and corporations, and government funding.

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Mark Allegrini

Mark Allegrini

Manager, Corporate Program

Mark works with Ceres company members in the food and beverage sector, advising them on sustainability strategy and reporting, and coordinating dialogues between companies and their investor, NGO and labor union stakeholders.

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Amy Augustine

Amy Augustine

Director, Corporate Program

Amy is a Director in the Corporate Program, advising Ceres member companies on sustainability strategy, reporting and stakeholder engagement. With more than 10 years of experience in sustainability, Amy works directly with company leadership to strengthen and implement environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies, directly engaging companies in the airline, apparel, automobile, healthcare and media sectors. Amy also leads specific initiatives and projects related to The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability.

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Dan Bakal

Dan Bakal

Director, Electric Power Program

Dan oversees Ceres’ electric power and coal research, shareholder engagement, and furthers the understanding of environmental risks, with a particular focus on climate risk. He works closely with Ceres coalition members, including environmental, investor, labor and public interest groups, to engage in dialogues with electric power companies, which often involve a comprehensive review of environmental policies, performance, and disclosure practices.

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Rebecca Bar

Rebecca Bar

Coordinator, Investor Program

Rebecca Bar joined Ceres in 2013 as a Coordinator for the Investor Program. She is responsible for providing both administrative and research assistance to the group, while supporting key projects such as supporting shareholder engagement on climate and sustainability issues and helping to build the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR).

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Brooke Barton

Brooke Barton

Director, Water Program

Brooke leads Ceres’ water program, directing the organization’s research and corporate and investor engagement on the risks and opportunities related to growing water scarcity.

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Rob Berridge

Rob Berridge

Director, Investor Engagement

Rob is a Senior Manager of Investor Programs at Ceres, where he leads shareholder engagement with companies on climate change, sustainability and governance issues, as well as various projects for the Investor Network on Climate Risk.

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Nina Birger

Nina Birger

Senior Associate, Foundations, Development

Nina Birger joined Ceres in 2012 as an Associate in Development. In this role, Nina writes foundation reports and proposals, manages grants, and oversees foundation relationships.

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Joel Carlton-Gysan

Joel Carlton-Gysan

Senior Development Manager

Joel Carlton-Gysan joined Ceres in May 2013 as the senior development manager. He is eager to engage individuals to further Ceres’ mission of building a sustainable global economy.

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Brittany Cipriano

Brittany Cipriano

Coordinator, Events and Sponsorship

As the Coordinator of Events and Sponsorship, Brittany primarily works on planning major events at Ceres, such as the annual Conference and bi-annual Investor Summit. She also assists with sponsorship outreach and other event-related correspondence.

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Jim Coburn

Jim Coburn

Senior Manager, Investor Programs

Jim Coburn directs Ceres’ efforts to improve mandatory climate and sustainability risk disclosure by corporations. Drawing from his legal background, Jim helps to develop rules and guidance on reporting that strengthen corporate risk management practices and improve investor decisions. He most recently played an integral role in leading the initiative that resulted in the SEC’s issuance of groundbreaking climate disclosure guidance for corporations in 2010.

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Siobhan Collins

Siobhan Collins

Associate, Water Program

Siobhan works as an Associate for the Water Program, where she coordinates team management, supports key projects, conducts research, and assists in investor and company engagement. In this role she works with Ceres stakeholders to support dialogues and advance water best practices.

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Ellen Daly

Ellen Daly

Senior Associate, Finance

Ellen Daly joined Ceres in the spring of 2012 as the Senior Finance Associate. As part of the Finance team, she assists in various accounting functions including preparing invoices for Ceres company members, managing accounts receivable and working with the Foundation team on grant documentation and grant projections.

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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Director, Investor Programs

Chris Davis directs the Ceres Investor Programs, leading the investor team and working with institutional investors and asset managers on climate change and other sustainability issues.

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Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

Senior Associate, Communications

Working closely with the Director, Online Communications, Megan helps manage and develop Ceres’ online communications. Megan assists with updating and maintaining the organization’s three websites (Ceres, INCR, and BICEP) and provides support to the Communications and Events teams.

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Peter Ellsworth

Peter Ellsworth

Senior Manager, Investor Programs

Peter is responsible for strengthening and expanding the participation of asset owners and asset managers in INCR, the investor group committed to more rigorous sustainability policies and practices, including improved management of water and energy resources and green house gas emissions.

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Brianna Esteves

Brianna Esteves

Coordinator, Policy Program

Brianna joined Ceres in 2014 as Coordinator for the Policy Program. She is responsible for providing both administrative and research assistance to the Policy Team and works closely with Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP).

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Peyton Fleming

Peyton Fleming

Senior Director, Strategic Communications

Peyton Fleming oversees external communications, media relations, outreach materials and the web site at Ceres. He joined Ceres in fall 2004, after working for six years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's New England Office in Boston.

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Hilary A. Forbes

Hilary A. Forbes

Director, Human Resources and Operations

Hilary oversees human resources and facilities management at Ceres. She joined Ceres in the spring of 2008 after working for five years at the Junior League of Boston as their Managing Director.

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Eleanor Fort

Eleanor Fort

Associate, Policy Program

Eleanor joined Ceres in 2012 as an Associate with the Policy Program. She provides support for Ceres’ initiatives engaging businesses and investors to advocate for state and federal climate and energy policy.

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Christopher N. Fox

Christopher N. Fox

Director, Special Projects

Christopher is Director, Special Projects, leading the development of cross-program initiatives on climate change, clean energy and sustainability. Previously, Christopher was founding co-director the Ceres policy program and founding director of the Ceres investor program. Among his other accomplishments, Christopher was a co-founder of the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) project of Ceres in 2003, and a founding staff member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) project of Ceres in 1997.

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Monika Freyman

Monika Freyman

Senior Manager, Water Program

Monika works on the Water Program researching and conducting corporate and investor engagement on the risks and opportunities related to growing water scarcity and water quality issues.

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Mark Fulton

Mark Fulton

Senior Fellow

Mark Fulton has had 35 years experience in financial markets spanning three continents in London, New York and Sydney. As a recognized economist and market strategist at leading financial institutions including Citigroup , Salomon Bros and County Natwest. he has researched international economies, currencies, fixed income and equity markets. Mark has also held corporate strategy, finance and management roles. Mark is currently advising on sustainability issues and is an advisor to the Carbon Tracker Initiative and Senior Fellow at Ceres.

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Gabriela Goff

Gabriela Goff

Senior Manager, Finance

Gabriela Goff joined Ceres in January 2007. As Senior Finance Manager, Gabriela oversees the financial and administrative aspects of the organization. She also provides grant accounting services, and produces grant budgets and financial reports.

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Alli Gold Roberts

Alli Gold Roberts

Associate, Policy Program

Alli joined Ceres in 2014 as an Associate with the Policy Program. She helps manage state level policy outreach on climate and energy policies with investors and businesses. Alli works on the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) policy project and is a member of the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) project team.

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Anne Kelly

Anne Kelly

Director of Public Policy

Anne L. Kelly is Director of Public Policy at Ceres, a non-profit coalition of investors and companies, which seeks to promote leadership and best practices in sustainability. Anne also directs Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) a coalition of twenty-three leading consumer-facing companies including Nike, Starbucks and eBay seeking to advocate for meaningful climate and energy policy at the federal level. She is a registered lobbyist and is actively engaged on Capitol Hill on behalf of Ceres and BICEP member companies.

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Noah Klein-Markman

Noah Klein-Markman

Coordinator, Investor Program

As a Coordinator for the Investor Program, Noah provides research and administrative support for Ceres' shareholder engagement and stock exchange disclosure initiatives.

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Kristen Lang

Kristen Lang

Senior Manager, Corporate Program

Kristen Lang is a Senior Manager in the Corporate Program at Ceres, advising Ceres member companies on sustainability strategy, reporting and stakeholder engagement. Since 2006, Kristen has worked with companies to strengthen and implement sustainability strategies, directly engaging companies in the consumer product, footwear and apparel, and technology sectors.

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Sharlene Leurig

Sharlene Leurig

Director, Water Program

Sharlene directs the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Program at Ceres, a national nonprofit helping institutional investors to integrate sustainability into the capital markets. With Ceres, she works with water service providers to build business models that are resilient to weather extremes, climate change and resource depletion.

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Andrew Logan

Andrew Logan

Director, Oil & Gas and Insurance Programs

Since joining Ceres in 2002, Andrew has launched and directs two program areas for the organization. The first focuses on working with investors to engage the oil sector on key sustainability issues including climate change, biodiversity and water. Andrew's second area of focus is the insurance sector, particularly the role that insurers could play in encouraging solutions to climate change.

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Kevin Maley

Kevin Maley

Senior Associate, Corporate Program

Kevin Maley is a Senior Associate for the Corporate Program, where he coordinates team management, supports key projects and assists in company engagement. Kevin is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts - Boston's McCormack School’s master in Public Affairs/International Relations track, having received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Government at Syracuse University.

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Cynthia McHale

Cynthia McHale

Director, Insurance Program

Cynthia McHale is the Director of Ceres Insurance Program. She brings over twenty years of sector expertise working with many of the leading North American and European insurers, re-insurers and industry brokers. In her current role, Cynthia is leading a campaign to promote the insurance industry’s understanding and leadership on climate risks and opportunities. As risk managers, risk carriers and major institutional investors, insurers have a vital interest, and play an important role in fostering society’s response to global warming. Stronger insurance industry leadership on climate change issues will strengthen and accelerate our nation’s transition to a clean energy future while helping to build a resilient and sustainable society.

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Andrea Moffat

Andrea Moffat

Vice President, Corporate Program

Andrea Moffat is the Vice President of the Corporate Program and leads Ceres work with business on sustainability issues such as climate, energy, water, and supply chains. With more than 18 years of experience, Andrea leads the corporate advisory team, engaging with more than 80 companies to help them meet sustainability commitments and achieve greater performance results.

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Alba Muñoz Saiz

Alba Muñoz Saiz

Associate, Corporate Program

Alba Munoz is an Associate on the Corporate Program. In this role, she provides administrative and research support to the program as well as supporting engagement with companies.

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Karen Patterson Greene

Karen Patterson Greene

Foundations Manager

Karen Patterson Greene joined Ceres in February 2013 as Foundation Manager with the Development Team. She writes foundation reports and proposals, cultivates foundation relationships, and manages a portfolio of foundation grants.

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Aaron Pickering

Aaron Pickering

Senior Manager, Communications

As Ceres' Senior Manager for Communications, Aaron handles media relations and external communications projects, working with staff to raise awareness about the importance of environmental and social responsibility.

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Jackie Pomposelli

Jackie Pomposelli

Coodinator, Development

Jackie Pomposelli joined Ceres in October 2013 as the Coordinator for the Development team. She is responsible for assisting the Chief Development Officer, gift processing and revenue tracking, database management, and other development administrative tasks as needed.

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Veena Ramani

Veena Ramani

Director, Corporate Program

Since July 2006, Veena has managed the relationships with a portfolio of Ceres companies, primarily from the electric utility and financial services sectors. She works with these companies on a variety of ESG strategy, performance and disclosure issues including policy and program development, sustainability reporting, stakeholder engagement processes etc. Veena is also responsible for the oversight and management of the Ceres coalition.

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Carol Lee Rawn

Carol Lee Rawn

Director, Transportation Program

Carol Lee Rawn directs the Transportation Program at Ceres. She is an environmental attorney with over twenty years of experience working with federal and state regulatory agencies, companies, and nonprofit organizations on a wide variety of environmental issues.

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Tracey Rembert

Tracey Rembert

Senior Manager, Investor Engagement

Tracey is the Senior Manager for Investor Engagement at Ceres, and is responsible for network-building within INCR. She works closely with pension funds, foundations and endowments, union funds, asset managers, and sustainable investment funds to improve their investment practices on climate and sustainability issues, and to help investors better promote ESG practices at global corporations through shareholder engagement, regulatory advocacy, and strategic joint initiatives.

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Ryan Salmon

Ryan Salmon

Senior Manager, Oil & Gas Program

Ryan is Manager of the Oil & Gas Program at Ceres, where he works with investors, companies and policy-makers to address the oil and gas industry's impacts on climate change, air and water quality, biodiversity and communities.

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Brian Sant

Brian Sant

Director, Online Communications

Brian leads Ceres' online communications work including overseeing the organization's three websites (Ceres, INCR and BICEP), engaging audiences through social media platforms as well as developing podcasts, videos and other multimedia material. Brian is also responsible for arranging media partnerships for the annual Ceres Conference and manages the production of the Ceres Annual Report.

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Katie Schweizer

Katie Schweizer

Senior Associate and Assistant to the President

Katie is the Senior Associate and Assistant to the President at Ceres. She is responsible for providing logistical support to the President of Ceres. Katie also acts as the staff liaison to the Ceres Board of Directors.

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Natasha Scotnicki

Natasha Scotnicki

Director, Corporate Program

Natasha is a Director in the Corporate Program at Ceres. In this role, she is responsible for corporate outreach, special partnerships and managing relationships with a portfolio of Ceres network companies, primarily from the technology sector. Natasha works directly with member companies to facilitate ongoing stakeholder engagement and help strengthen their sustainability disclosure and performance.

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Barbara Seymour

Barbara Seymour

Manager, Development

As part of the Development Team, Barbara works to build and diversify the base of funding supporting Ceres’ vital work.

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Brandon Smithwood

Brandon Smithwood

Senior Manager, Policy Program

Brandon is a Manager in the Policy Program, where he works with investors and business on climate change and energy policy issues on the state, national, and international levels. He manages the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) policy project and is a member of the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) project team.

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Rowan Spivey

Rowan Spivey

Associate, Insurance Program

Rowan joined Ceres in 2012 as an Associate in the Insurance Program. In this role, she supports the Insurance Program team in engaging with a range of insurance industry actors, including large insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance regulators, catastrophe modelers, and climate scientists on climate change and insured losses. She also assists with team coordination, logistics, and various research projects.

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Katrina Stanislaw

Katrina Stanislaw

Manager, Corporate Program

Katrina Stanislaw is a Manager in the Ceres Corporate program, where she works with companies in the financial services sector. Katrina advises Ceres member companies on sustainability strategy including performance, disclosure, program development and stakeholder engagement processes.

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Kirra Stutchbury

Kirra Stutchbury

Coordinator, Corporate Program

Kirra Stutchbury joined Ceres in November 2013 as the Coordinator for the Corporate Program. She is responsible for providing both administrative and research assistance to the Corporate Team and more specifically coordinating the activities of the Vice President who leads the program.

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Stacy Thompson

Stacy Thompson

Director, Events and Sponsorship

Stacy organizes major events for Ceres including the annual Ceres conference and coordinates event sponsorship.

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Katina Tsongas

Katina Tsongas

Senior Manager, Policy Program

Katina oversees the policy work of Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), and other business leaders on a range of public policy issues including climate and energy legislation at regional, national and global levels.

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John Weiss

John Weiss

Senior Manager, Corporate Program

As a Senior Manager in the Corporate Program, John Weiss advocates for sustainability leadership among companies in the energy and energy-related sectors, including electric power utilities, oil and gas producers, and automobile manufacturers, advising Ceres member companies in these industries on sustainability strategy, disclosure, and stakeholder engagement.

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Lindsey White

Lindsey White

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships

As Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Lindsey leads a new effort to develop public-private partnerships in support of Ceres' mission and programs. In this capacity she manages multiple projects, including Ceres' annual involvement with the Clinton Global Initiative. Lindsey also works to build and strengthen Ceres' partnerships with family foundations and family offices.

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Meg Wilcox

Meg Wilcox

Senior Manager, Communications

Meg rejoined Ceres as a senior manager of Communications in January 2014, after a two-year hiatus as senior manager of Communications at Root Capital. Meg first began working for Ceres’ communications team in 2008. She handles media relations and external communications projects, focusing especially on BICEP communications and climate and energy policy.

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Emily Williams

Emily Williams

Associate, Human Resources & Operations

Emily joined Ceres in the spring of 2013 as an Associate working in Human Resources and Operations. She serves as the receptionist for the organization and provides facilities management and human resources support.

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Rob Wittenberg

Rob Wittenberg

Senior Associate, Database & Applications

Rob joined Ceres in 2010. As Senior Associate, Database & Applications, he is responsible for managing Ceres' central database and other information systems, and for ongoing staff training and support of these systems.

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Ana Zacapa

Ana Zacapa

Director, Ceres California

Ana has 15 years of experience in the business and non-profit sectors. She currently leads Ceres’ California office, responsible for expanding Ceres’ programmatic work, visibility and partnerships in the West Coast.

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David Ziv-Kreger MD

David Ziv-Kreger MD

Director, Government and Foundation Development

David Ziv-Kreger has more than two decades of experience in the start-up and development of innovative not-for-profit initiatives. David came to Ceres in 2006, where he serves as Director of Development, working with the development team to secure the resources needed to fuel Ceres' initiatives from foundation, corporate and government sources, as well as from a growing numbers of generous and forward-thinking individuals.

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