Environmental Volunteers Board & Staff

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Joyce Friedrichs, Co-Chair
Retired educator with career focus on curriculum development, product management and non-profit administration

Jan Hustler, Co-Chair
Retired Director of Partnership for Student Success in Science

Dudley Andersen, Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer
Financial Advisor, Corporate Executive and Business Founder

Julie Jerome, Vice-Chair, Development
Former President of the Board of Trustees for the Palo Alto Unified School District

Debra McLaughlin, Secretary
Senior Manager of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec Corporation

Wanda Cavanaugh
Founder and Principal at Windward Communications

Pier Di Stella
Public Health Education Leader and Consultant
Partner to public education through prevention, health promotion and program oversight

Kate Godfrey
Former Program Officer, Walter and Elise Haas Fund and Northern California Grantmakers

Marion Krause
Formerly the Transition Specialist for Special Needs students, Palo Alto Alto Unified School District

Larry Spivak
Retired Product Manager, TAB Products; Environmental Volunteer Docent

Allan Berkowitz
Executive Director, ex officio

On May 17, 2017, Allan announced that he will be leaving his post as Executive Director as of June 30, 2017. Environmental Volunteers has begun the search for an Interim Executive Director.


Executive Director

Allan Berkowitz


ext. 333

Administration and Data Manager

Arlene Mitchell


ext. 335





Marketing and Communications Director

Kristi Wilson

650-493-8000 ext. 340





Education and Training Director

Brittany Sabol


ext. 338

Community Programs Coordinator

Sergio Martinez

ext. 343

Materials Coordinator

Christine Zack

408-244-2449 ext. 103

Volunteer Programs Manager

Nikki Rowe

408-244-2449 ext. 102

School Programs Manager

Toby Goldberg

650-493-8000 ext. 339