our Board

Directors & Advisors

board of directors



Janet is a brand development and consumer insights specialist, with over 25 years experience in consumer marketing, innovation and brand strategy.

Lisa Gautier

President & Board Secretary

In 1998, Lisa co-founded Matter of Trust with her husband, Patrice Gautier. She has run the ecological public charity as the pro-bono President ever since. 




Patrice joined Apple in 1997, and is currently VP of Engineering Internet Software & Services, Apple, Inc.



Board Member

Maria Surricchio is VP Brand Strategy & Innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Laura Adkins

Board Member

Laura is a funds manager for the Foster to Care Foundation and has been an environmental justice activist for over 30 years.


Terry Craig PhD

Board Member

Terry is a retired instructional designer specializing in large systems flow and training.

Serena Mcilwain

Board Member

Serena is Undersecretary  CalEPA and served in the legislative and executive branches of the  Federal Government 1989-2018.

Travis Cripps

Board Member

Travis is a software engineer in the iTunes department at Apple, Inc. Advising Matter of Trust since 2000.

Peter de Vries

Vice Chair

Peter is a philanthropist, patron of the arts and entrepreneur, primarily in the software and FTP business.

Alex O'Cinneide

Board Member

Alex O’Cinneide is the founder and CEO of Gore Street Capital.

Todd Ditto

Board Member

Todd is the teacher you always remember. Science, Math & Grade Level Coordinator at Hamlin School.

advisory board

For an extensive list of eco-topic experts, please visit our global platform TheHumSum.net

Executive Advisors

Janine Benyus, Biomimicry.org

Debbie Raphael, Director, City of San Francisco Department of the Environment

Lisa Jackson, VP Government Affairs, Apple, Inc.

Carlos Paya, MD, PhD

Renewable Resources Advisors

John Wick, The Marin Carbon Project

Reinhard Hohlwein, CalRecycle

Jeff Creque, PhD, Optimal Grazing and Sustainable Farming

Whendee Silver, PhD, Lawrence Labs UC Berkeley

Cyril  Kormos, Old Growth Forests


Surplus & Needs Advisors

Linda Levitsky, East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

Maryann Francis, St. Vincent de Pauls Oregon

Kevin Drew, ZeroWaste SFEnvironment.org

June Michaels, Sonoma Food Runners

Eco-Education Advisors

 Gary Andersen, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

David Vasquez, Ed.D, Public Vision Research LLC

Eco-Sites Advisors

Alan Wong, AW Construction

Jeanine Cotter, Luminalt Solar

Dany Macchiarini, SF Metalworks