Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director
kchatterjee [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org
Keya Chatterjee is Executive Director of USCAN, and author of the book The Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby. Her work focuses on building an inclusive movement in support of climate action. Keya's commentary on climate change policy and sustainability issues has been quoted in dozens of media outlets including USA Today, the New York Times, Fox News, the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and NBC Nightly News. Prior to joining USCAN, Keya served as Senior Director for Renewable Energy and Footprint Outreach at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), where she worked for eight years. Before that, Keya was a Climate Change Specialist at USAID. Keya also worked at NASA headquarters for four years, communicating research results on climate change. Keya was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 1998 to 2000. She currently serves on the board of the Washington Area Bicycling Association. Keya received her Master's degree in Environmental Science, and her Bachelor's in Environmental Science and Spanish from the University of Virginia. Photo © Erica Flock.
Ishmael Buckner, Network Engagement Coordinator
ibuckner [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 301-752-8236
Ishmael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience dating back over a decade to his time at Oxon Hill High School, where he co-founded the Sierra Student Coalition(SSC) chapter and worked with students to push Prince Georges County to sign on to the Cool Counties Plan. During his university days at Franklin & Marshall College he stayed active in a range of economic, environmental and social justice causes including organizing students to oppose dangerous fossil fuel pipelines and pushing for inclusion of custodial and food service workers in F&M College staff benefits. Since graduation he has worked to help bring DC and Maryland residents 100% renewable energy, succeeded in campaigning for a multi-modal ballot initiative in Fairfax, Virginia, and supported economic liberation of Black folks and freedom from state sponsored police oppression through his work with BYP100. He enjoys spending time with friends, family and comrades as well as a host of other things you'll just have to ask him about.
Carrie Clayton, Senior Network Systems Director
cclayton [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 541-218-4587
Carrie and her team administer the internal organization and infrastructure necessary to run an effective network. Please reach out to Carrie with questions about: international coordination of work between Climate Action Network Nodes; interest in joining the USCAN Board; connectivity mapping of the network; United Nations Climate Change Conference (aka COP); Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) work; USCAN Member Empowerment Grants; and anything to do with accounting.
Carrie is an experienced non-profit administrator and director. She has 15+ years of experience and a strong history of success in a wide range of execution and administration of organizational policies, finance, grant management, logistics and processes. With a degree in Environmental Studies/Biology, she brings a unique mix of education and experience to her position at USCAN. Carrie lives in Sandpoint, Idaho with her 12 year-old daughter. Recently returning to the West Coast, she enjoys spending her free time exploring many places near her new (again) home.
Lindsay Harper | Arm in Arm National Core Support Team Coordinator
lharper [at] arminarm4climate [dot] org | 404-919-4862
Lindsay Harper began her work in environmental, economic and social justice in 2013 with the launch of her flagship global initiative GreenGoingForward. She recognized then that there is a need to engage diverse communities through various collaborations including new media, small businesses, and the nonprofit sector. One of the most successful outcomes of her efforts was a Go 4 Green Sustainability Tour held at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in 2014. Lindsay believes that in seeking economic development, utilizing a community-lead approach to business education can facilitate strong #InKind economies, create multi-generational wealth, and build leadership and capacity. Applying these principles will directly address the systemic economic issues perpetuating the climate crisis.
Lindsay was appointed to the position of Executive Director for Georgia WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions) in 2018; the first African-American woman to hold the position. Lindsay is a native of Atlanta, GA, and a second-generation graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC. She also holds dual Masters of Business Administration degrees from Georgia State University and the Paris-Sorbonne University.
Jamiere Folmar, Network Systems Director
jfolmar [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 202-495-3046
As part of the Systems Team, Jamiere is the fundraising, grant expert. His work is essential to allowing USCAN to fulfill it's mission. Please reach out to Jamiere with question in regards donation and grants.
Jamiere is originally from Durham, North Carolina and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He previously worked as a political organizing and fundraising professional on campaigns in North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, and Indiana. Jamiere enjoys watching movies, running, and cooking.
Ife Kilimanjaro, Senior Network Engagement Director
Ikilimanjaro [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 252-266-2456
Dr. Ife's experiences as a director, author, connector, researcher, administrator, teacher, activist and healer both inform and are informed by her deep commitment to justice and a better world. Prior to joining USCAN staff as Senior Director of Network Engagement, Ife worked for and volunteered with many environmental, climate and social justice initiatives and organizations, providing leadership in planning and evaluation, grant writing and management, curricular design and implementation, organizational development, relationship-building and more. Ife received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Howard University with a dual focus in Research Methods and Race, Class and Gender and a minor in Philosophy.
Stephanie Ready, Network Systems Coordinator
sready [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org
Stephanie is our data management and administrative guru. Please reach out to Stephanie with question about the USCAN Member Center, social media, and meeting requests/logistics.
Stephanie recently moved from Indiana to Washington, DC to join USCAN as the Network Systems Coordinator.
She has previously used her degrees in Political Science and Gender Studies by working on political campaigns that aimed to elect minority candidates that sought to bring much needed diversity to Indiana politics. Stephanie enjoys talking endlessly about her niece, hiking, knitting, and sci-fi/fantasy in her free time.
Marie Risalvato, Network Engagement Director
mrisalvato [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 352-514-3217
Marie is currently Network Engagement Director at USCAN. For the past five years, Marie worked as the Communications Director, improving the Network's online resources, expanding its social media presence, and building out other communications' infrastructure and processes. Whether it was engaging in the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change or jumping in to help with the People's Climate Movement, Marie has both learned from and contributed a great deal by collaborating with others on different Network issue areas. Before joining USCAN, Marie worked for several online businesses improving their online presence and managing other administrative aspects of business. Marie received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida with an emphasis on sustainability. Her passion for environmental justice and determination to work towards a sustainable future led her to move from her home state of Florida to Washington, D.C. in 2010.