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  • Elizabeth Gilchrist

    Greenpeace Fund Board Chair

    1st Term (2018-2021)

    Liz is a progressive political activist who has spent her life working with cutting edge NGOs that are about creating social change. For the first 15 years of her professional life, she worked as a civil rights and legal services lawyer in Mississippi, primarily as a federal litigator. She joined… Read More

  • John Passacantando

    3rd Term (2018-2021)

    John Passacantando’s career has taken him from Wall Street to philanthropy to a leading role in the global fight to stop climate change. He worked for Jude Wanniski -the “high priest” of supply side economics in the US – and is a committed practitioner of non-violent civil disobedience as taught… Read More

  • Ellen Dorsey

    2nd Term (2018 - 2021)

    Ellen Dorsey is an impassioned advocate for international human rights and environmental sustainability. Under her leadership, the Fund adopted a new approach integrating grant making and investment strategies to promote its mission. Ellen came to the Fund from the Heinz Endowments, where she was the senior program officer in the… Read More

  • Deepa Isac

    1st Term (2018 - 2021)

    Deepa Isac has been a legal advocate for activists for over a decade. Ms. Isac currently serves as General Counsel at Indivisible, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating and lifting up a grassroots movement of local groups to realize bold progressive policies and elect progressive leaders. Prior to this position,… Read More

  • Karen Topakian

    1st Term (2019 - 2022)

    Karen Topakian, owner of Topakian Communications, is a writer, speaker, communications consultant and activist. Karen worked for more than 40 years in the nonprofit world, including 16 years, as the executive director at the Agape Foundation-Fund for Nonviolent Social Change. She served as board chair for Greenpeace, Inc from 2010-2018. Read More

All Greenpeace Fund, Inc. board members are independent voting members of the board.

No person may serve as a director for more than three (3) consecutive terms of office or nine (9) consecutive years. If a person’s service as a director is terminated for a period of at least one (1) year, such prior service as a director shall not be considered “consecutive” service for purposes of this Section 3.5.

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