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 served on the board of the Washington Area Bicycling Association from 2013 to 2021. 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.
Rosita Scarborough, Senior Network Engagement Director
rscarborough [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org
Rosita Scarborough has 20 years of experience including numerous roles with The Nature Conservancy. She started her career as an Office Manager with a field-based program in Florida, eventually becoming the first Conservancy employee to be permanently stationed in Africa and responsible for establishing the organization’s infrastructure on the continent, and rising the ranks to become one of TNC’s Executive Council members, where she served as interim Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
Rosita is excited to be with US CAN now as it brings her back full circle to her ‘roots’ in conservation based on her life and experiences growing up in Kenya where her mom and aunt established a grassroots conservation movement centered around human rights, environmental advocacy and civic empowerment. Her current role with US CAN as the Senior Director of Network Engagement will entail building relationships, trust and alignment between US CAN members, and also moving them towards reaching US CAN’s vision by facilitating work that they co-create together.
Carrie Clayton, Senior Network Systems Director
cclayton [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org |
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. 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.
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.
Sharon Phillip, Arm in Arm Digital Engagement Manager
sphillip [at] arminarm4climate [dot] org | 470-288-6700
Sharon is an Editor/Motion Media Designer with an extensive background in the TV Broadcast & New Media Industries which includes editing, directing, writing and producing. She received her M.F.A. in Motion Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. In her spare time she produces a podcast called "Speak Out World: Arts, Activism & More!" which explores the connections between the creative arts, activism, and community engagement while building a global community.
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.
Sydney Mosier, Network Coordinator
smosier [at] usclimatenetwork [dot] org | 949-573-0899
Sydney is the Network Coordinator at USCAN and has been with the network in various roles since 2017, with the exception of a short break to study for her LSATs in pursuit of becoming an environmental justice attorney. She works to support both the Systems and Arm in Arm teams. Please reach out to Sydney regarding USCAN and Arm in Arm logistics and operations.
Sydney is a Southern California native currently residing in Washington, DC, where she is still adjusting to the cold. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2016 with a degree in Physical Geography, where she discovered her passion for intersectional environmental justice, food systems justice, and fighting climate change. In her free time, Sydney loves everything outdoorsy (especially hiking and snowboarding), collecting an almost concerning amount of houseplants, dismantling the patriarchy, baking vegan sweets, and talking an overwhelming amount about her cat, Lilly.