The CESP Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the work of CESP. CESP's board members are government officials, environmentalists, and concerned citizens like you. Meet them!


Shirley Dean

Shirley Dean started her civic career in the late 1960s by working with Urban ...

Norman La Force

Norman La Force is Vice-President and a founding member of Citizens for East ...

Marge Atkinson

Recording Secretary
Marge Atkinson is the former Mayor and city council member for the City of ...

Alan Carlton

Alan Carlton is a lifelong resident of the East Bay, an avid hiker and biker on ...

Board of Directors

Teddi Baggins

Board of Directors
Teddi Baggins is a home CEO and gardener. Teddi has been an active member of ...

Ellen Barth

Board of Directors
Ellen Barth has been a member of local environmental groups for many years, ...

Helen Burke

Board of Directors
A 45-year resident of Berkeley, Helen moved here with her former husband John ...

Jeff Inglis

Board of Directors
Born in San Francisco and raised primarily in Berkeley, Jeff Inglis graduated ...

Doris Sloan

Board of Directors
Doris Sloan is a retired Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Earth and Planetary ...

Tony Sustak

Board of Directors
Tony is a longtime activist, who was recruited to join CESP in 2008, by former ...

Stephen Granholm

Board of Directors
Steve Granholm, Ph.D., is a wildlife biologist with 30 years of professional ...

Pam Stello

Board of Directors

Brennan Cox

Board of Directors
Brennan is a landscape architect and urban designer with 15 years of  experi...

Sally Tobin

Board of Directors

Kelly Hammargren

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Patty Donald

Advisory Board
Patty Donald is a member of the City of Berkeley Shorebird Park staff. In 1979, ...

Ken Bukowski

Advisory Board
Ken Bukowski has served in the Emeryville City Council since 1987, including ...

Robert Lieber

Advisory Board
Robert Lieber is former mayor and council member of Albany is a member of ...

Larry Kolb

Advisory Board
Larry Kolb is a civil engineer with a career focus on water. He served for many ...

David Lewis

Advisory Board
David Lewis returned to his native Bay Area to lead Save the Bay in 1998, after ...

Rich Walkling

Advisory Board
Rich Walkling is the CFO for Restoration Design Group in West Berkeley – a ...

Arthur Feinstein

Advisory Board
Arthur Feinstein has worked on wetland issues "local, state and federal" for ...

Mark Liolios

Advisory Board
Aquatic Park Mark Liolios has long been active in improving Berkeley's open ...

Tom Bates

Advisory Board Elected Official
Tom Bates Tom Bates has served as Vice-President of Citizens for East Shore ...

Advisory Board Elected Officials

Hon. Whitney Dotson

Advisory Board Elected Official
EBRPD Whitney Dotson is a lifelong advocate for preservation of the North ...

Hon. Rochelle Nason

Advisory Board Elected Official
Rochelle Nason served as the Executive Director of League to Save received the ...

Former Board and Advisory Board

Dwight Steele

Emeritus Co-Chair (1914-2002)

Sylvia McLaughlin

Emeritus Co-Chair Secretary (1916-2016)

Stana Hearne

Advisory Board (1926-2016)

Ed Bennett

Ed Bennett served as Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer of Citizens for East ...


Roberta Wyn

Roberta Wyn is a health policy researcher and data analyst whose work focuses ...

Robert Cheasty

Executive Director


Dorothy Lindheim