Environmental Volunteers Board & Staff
Board of Trustees, 2012 - 2013
Ellen Turbow, Co-Chair
Retired estate planning attorney. JD Santa Clara School of Law, MA and BA Stanford University. Currently serving on Jewish Family and Children's Services Public Issues Committee and Palo Alto Community Fund Board of Advisors. Former Board Member and Chair of Palo Alto Community Fund, former Board Member of Abilities United, and former Board Member of the Children's Health Council.
Barbara Carlitz, Co-Chair
Barbara is a self-employed architectural designer who has lived in Palo Alto for forty years. Her community / board involvement includes Avenidas, Palo Alto Community Child Care and the Palo Alto Community Fund. Weekends you will find her at a little cabin at Pt. Reyes, or out of the trails...She looks forward to expanding her community horizons with EV's.
B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Syracuse University & Treasurer: Retired from various senior management and entrepreneurial positions in the Silicon Valley high tech industry. EV docent since 1996.
Nina Brooks, Co-Vice Chair, Development and Community Outreach
Inactive Litigation Attorney. A.B., Politics and History, Mount Holyoke College; J.D., Columbia University School of Law. Filoli nature education docent since 2005; EV docent since 2006, former Peninsula Area Coordinator. Currently, secretary of the finance committee and member of the outreach commission of Church of the Epiphany Episcopal, San Carlos. Formerly, treasurer of the Central Middle School PTA; co-chair of both Millennium Development Goals and Companion Diocese taskforces of the Episcopal Diocese of California; president of the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae of Northern California.Julie Jerome, Co-Vice Chair, Development and Community Outreach
Julie Jerome is a longtime contributor to Palo Alto, where she has twice served as President of the Board of Trustees for the Palo Alto Unified School District. She has worked with Adolescent Counseling Services, the Palo Alto Women's Club, the Palo Alto Community Fund, the League of Women Voters, Palo Alto Community Child Care and a host of other organizations. She is a member of the Palo Alto Rotary club. Julie was the 2004 recipient of the “Outstanding Citizen/ Volunteer” Tall Tree award. She is delighted to have become a grandmother in 2007.
Sally Tomlinson, Vice Chair, Governance and Secretary
B.S. Biology, Stanford University; Ph.D. Neuro- and Bio-behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; M.Sc. Environmental Change and Management, Oxford University. Former Executive Director and Executive Vice President for Sustainable Silicon Valley, a non-profit partnership of governments, businesses and NGOs addressing the region's environmental issues. Served on the City of Palo Alto Green Ribbon Task Force to develop climate protection recommendations to the City. Chairs the Vocational Scholarship Committee of the Rotary Club of Palo Alto. Prior experience in public environmental education, landscape design, and neuroscience research. EV docent since 1991; former Board chair; former EV Board Vice Chair, Development.
Former staff member at the Environmental Volunteers, and volunteer since 2009. Positions in marketing, project management, and finance at Hewlett-Packard for 15 years. Service to nation and community as Army Officer for 6 years; Peace Corps Volunteer in Slovakia for 2 years; and, tutor at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto for 13 years. MBA from University of Washington and BS from United States Military Academy at West Point. Can be found hiking in the local foothills with his dogs several times a week.
Wanda was founder and principal of Windward Communications, a boutique public relations company that provided both strategic and tactical public relations for a range of domestic and international businesses. She is a past president and board member of the Woman’s Club of Palo Alto and served on the boards of Leadership Palo Alto/Midpeninsula, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Palo Alto History Museum Project where she remains an advisory board member. A former manager of US National Swimming teams, she is also proud of her 11 years as a teacher and many years as a swimming coach. She is a graduate of the University of Miami and Florida International University.
Davy has worn many hats in her career life. Most recently she ran her own organic vegetarian food company, VegTime. Prior to that she was a communications consultant to McKinsey & Co., and was an actress in NYC before that. She has served on several boards to help animals and the environment. Davy holds a BA from UMass in Education, and an MA in Spiritual Guidance from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University).
Member of Board on Science Education of the National Academy; Past Director of Partners for Student Success in Science.
Susan has a background in health care, art, and non-profit foundations. She was an occupational therapist at Langley Porter Institute of the UC Medical Center in San Francisco and in private practice and she founded a non-profit organization to serve psychiatric clients. With her husband, Susan founded a non-profit foundation to support environmental education and land conservation. She served as co-chair of the renovation of the Folger Estate Stable in Woodside, successfully completed in 2010. Susan holds a B.A. in Art, M.A. in Art Therapy, and MBA in Non-profit Health Management.
B.A. and M.A. Stanford University. President of Stoecker and Northway Architects. Member of the Board of Directors of Filoi, Channing House, Magic and Mid-Peninsula High School. Guest lecturer for Acterra’s Be The Change environmental leadership class.
B.A. in journalism from Purdue University. Extensive professional experience in communications as in-house staff for organizations including Levi Strauss, Syntex/Roche and Stanford University, and as a consultant for clients at Stanford. Co-founded Cafe Scientifique Silicon Valley, former board member of Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and Canopy. Currently an advisory board member and active volunteer for Canopy.
Beth has a broad background in finance both as a professional as well as a volunteer. Professionally, she is a Director with Credit Suisse, where she created and is the portfolio manager for two quantitative funds. She trains the firm’s summer associates and advises individual clients which include foundations and endowments. Previously Beth was the Founder/CEO of EAInvest, Inc. a software and brokerage platform for independent financial advisers. As a volunteer, Beth was the founding chair of the Nueva School’s Endowment as well as a member of the Nueva School’s Finance Committee from 1997–2007. She is currently the chair of the Bear Creek Investment Committee. For the past eighteen years, she has spent one morning a week teaching literature to youngsters. Beth holds a B.A. in Legal Studies from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters in Business Administration from the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business. She is also a Certified Financial Planner.
Retired Product Manager, TAB Products; Environmental Volunteers Docent.
Adminstration and Data Manager
Education & Training Director
Education & Training Assistant
Collaboration Projects Manager
School Programs Manager
Education Programs Coordinator
Summer Programs Director