board and staff list
Noyes Board and Staff - October, 2010
2012 Board of Directors
1. Dorothy Anderson is a great granddaughter of Jessie Smith Noyes. She has worked in publishing for more than 25 years and runs an editorial services firm in Connecticut.
Term ends 12/31/2017
Chair of the Nominating Committee, Member of the Audit and Executive Committees
2. Rachel Anderson is a great, great-granddaughter of Jessie Smith Noyes and the daughter of Dorothy Anderson, a board member. Rachel is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a degree in economics and management. In 2011, she studied abroad and traveled to five countries within Europe and the United Kingdom. Rachel has competed in Connecticut as an amateur equestrian rider, placing first in her division for a number of years. Rachel is also a shift supervisor at Starbucks where she has worked for five years.
Term ends 12/31/2017
Member of the Communications and Grants Committees
3. Nikhil Aziz is the Executive Director of Grassroots International. Before joining Grassroots, Nikhil was Associate Director at Political Research Associates, where he led a team that studied the conservative movement and the political right in the United States. As a progressive, immigrant, gay man of color, Nikhil continues to speak, teach and write on human rights, international development and social change. He has served on the Boards of Africa Today Associates, Resist, Massachusetts Asians & Pacific Islanders for Health, and MASALA; and currently serves on the steering committee of the International Human Rights Funders Group and the Funders Network on Transforming the Global Economy.
Term ends 12/31/14
Member of the Nominating and Personnel Committees
4. George Beardsley, a family member, has spent over 25 years in various technical and business leadership positions, working with government, nonprofit organizations and businesses. He lives in northern California.
Term ends 12/31/16
Chair of the Fund Development Committee, Member of the Grants, Nominating and Executive Committees
5. Betty Emarita is an ideation and strategic change consultant. Her company, Development and Training Resources, a firm she established in 1986, works with nonprofit institutions, foundations, educational institutions, government agencies and businesses to help them absorb new information, manage change, and move concepts to action. Betty helps clients attain targeted outcomes in a changing economic environment with increasingly diverse populations. She and her associates work with organizations to design and launch bold initiatives, build inclusive environments, design curricula, conduct evaluations and assessments, and develop and implement strategic plans. She infuses local action with global thinking in her national and international work. A native of North Carolina, Betty lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Term ends 12/31/12
Chair of the Grants Committee, Member of the Finance and Executive Committees
6. Jim Enote is a Zuni farmer and interrupted artist, who has explored to a large degree such varied subjects as, cultural pattern languages, Zuni ceramics, Japanese art after 1945, and map art of indigenous peoples. Born in Zuni, New Mexico Jim considers his career an odyssey of hitchhiking, watermelon picking, writing, and advocacy for indigenous peoples. Besides currently serving as Director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center he is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Grand Canyon Trust, a Senior Advisor for Mountain Cultures at the Mountain Institute, a New Mexico Community Luminaria, an E.F. Schumacher Society Fellow, and in 2010 Jim was awarded the Ames Prize for Innovative Museum Anthropology. He is now camped out at his work-in-progress home in Zuni.
Term ends 12/31/2015
Member of the Finance, Grants and Personnel Committees
Term ends 12/31/2012
9. Nick Jacangelo is a managing partner of McGrath, Doyle & Phair, CPA, which has been the Foundation’s accounting firm since its beginning. Nick’s firm does extensive work in the not-for-profit field, and he is a board member of several private foundations. He is a tenured member of the Noyes Board, having served since 1982. Nick lives in New Jersey.
Treasurer, Member of the Finance and Executive Committees
10. Bruce M. Kahn, Ph.D., is Director and Senior Investment Analyst at Deutsche Asset Management, where he advises portfolio managers and product developers on the thematic trends of climate change in both traditional and alternative investments. Previously Bruce was a sustainability consultant with Cameron-Cole, an engineering firm in Boulder, CO. There he worked with Fortune 500 companies on strategies to improve their financial and environmental performance and reporting. Bruce received his doctorate in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was awarded a J. William Fulbright Scholarship and a National Science Foundation Fellowship. A former Peace Corps Volunteer who served in the Republic of Cameroon, Bruce lives in Brooklyn.
Term ends 12/31/13
Member of the Finance, Fund Development and Nominating Committees
11. Joan Lisi is a family member. She is a founding member of Protect Our Wetlands, Water & Woods, a 25 year old grassroots non profit land trust, whose mission is to protect wetlands from degradation through acquisition and stewardship. She lives in New Jersey.
Term ends 12/31/2016
Member of the Communications, Fund Development and Grants Committees
12. Ben Lovell is vice-president at Zevin Asset Management LLC, a socially responsible investment advisor in Boston. He has been managing socially responsible investments since 1985, when he founded Clean Yield Asset Management with two partners. He has been involved with a number of nonprofits, including Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility, Maine Initiatives Fund, the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League, and the endowment committee of York Hospital. He holds a BS degree in Environmental Conservation, an MBA, and is a Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive) as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Term ends 12/31/12
Chair of the Finance Committee, Member of the Audit, Fund Development and Executive Committees
13. Martha Matsuoka is an Assistant Professor in the Urban and Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She teaches courses in environmental justice, community development and organizing, and community-based research. Her current research focuses on ports, freight transport, toxics and land use. Martha serves on the board of Human Impact Partners and is a founding member of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network and the East Asia –U.S. – Puerto Rico Women’s Network Against Militarism. She previously worked for the Urban Habitat Program, an environmental justice organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA.
Term ends 12/31/15
Vice-Chair of the Board, Member of the Personnel and Executive Committees
14. Arlene Rodriguez is the Senior Director of Programs and External Relations of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN). She is responsible for the leadership, marketing and management of GLSEN's core program areas. Prior to GLSEN, Arlene oversaw Living Cities' knowledge management and evaluation work, and led the organization's external relationships, communications and public relations. Arlene worked for The San Francisco Foundation for eight years. She directed the environment program and was the Director of the Foundation’s Organizational Sustainability and Leadership Development programs. Additionally, Arlene was a senior program officer for the environment at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Director of Community Programs and founding director of the Crissy Field Environmental Center with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and Urban Program Director for the Western Region of The Trust for Public Land. Born in Cuba, Arlene has lived in Chicago, North Carolina and California and is now in Brooklyn.
Term ends 12/31/17
15. Belvie Rooks is a writer, educator and producer whose work weaves the worlds of spirituality, feminism, ecology and social justice with a passion for engaged dialogue as way of bridging various divides. She is the host of ConverZations that Matter: Exploring the Boundaries of Race, Class and Gender in the 21st Century, an ongoing dialogue series offered through the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)’ Public Programs that features global thought-leaders in conversation about relevant issues facing contemporary society. The dialogues have featured a number of people including: Cornell West, Matthew Fox, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Brian Swimme, Riane Eisler and civil rights historian, Vincent Harding. She is the creator of, Hey Listen Up: Race, Cosmology and The Environment, a ground-breaking multi-media based, urban eco-literacy project and curriculum which will be featured in the upcoming documentary, “Journey of the Universe.” She is also one of the producers with Danny Glover of a feature film (a work-in-progress) about the relationship between Paul Robeson and Albert Einstein during the McCarthy era. Her most recently published works include: A Tribute to Thomas Berry: Reflections on Life in the Ecological Age (Center for Ecozoic Studies); 100 WORDS: Two Hundred Visionaries Share Their Hope for the Future and Moonrise: The Power of Women: Leading from the Heart.
Term ends 12/31/12
Chair of the Communications Committee, Member of the Executive Committee
16. Ann Wiener is a granddaughter of Charles F. Noyes. She has been connected to the Foundation since childhood and remembers discussing scholarship applications with her mother and father. Ann is an activist, and has been a community organizer, teacher, and was principal of a small, diverse public New York City middle school which she founded and led for 15 years. She now coaches and mentors new principals at the New York City Leadership Academy. She also serves on the Planning Committee of the North Dakota Study Group, a diverse network of progressive educators dedicated to advocacy for useful, fair, and democratic education. A New York City resident, Ann joined the Noyes Board in 1962 and is a tenured member.
Chair of the Personnel Committee, Member of the Fund Development and Nominating Committees
1. Millie Buchanan, Program Officer for Toxics and Environmental Justice
Millie came to the Noyes Foundation in August 1994 after directing a statewide non-profit environmental organization, the Clean Water Fund of North Carolina, a former Noyes grantee. She was a member of the Management Board of the Environmental Grantmakers Association for three years, serving as chair in 1998. Before entering the non-profit world, Millie was city editor for an eastern North Carolina daily newspaper and had lived all her life in the South. After nine years as a Manhattan resident, she moved back to her Asheville, NC, mountain home in late 2002, where she continues to work for the Foundation.
2. Pat Carozzo, Administrative Assistant
Pat provides support for the staff and president on Board books, Noyes News, special projects, and logistics for Board meetings, in addition to other work necessary for the functioning of the Foundation. She also acts as a liaison for those seeking to use the Foundation's conference room. It is her interest in a fairly and equitably shared, healthy world that keeps her working at the Foundation. Pat lives in Woodside, NY.
3. Victor De Luca, President
Vic joined the Foundation in 1991 as a program officer and became its president in 2000. Vic is a board member of Philanthropy New York and on the Council on Foundations Committee on Family Philanthropy. He served on the board of the Funders Network for Population, Reproductive Health and Rights and the Advisory Board for the Diversity in Philanthropy Project. A former VISTA Volunteer, Vic spent 15 years as director of the Ironbound Community Corporation, a Newark community-based organization. He is a founding and current board member of New Jersey Citizen Action. Vic is serving his fourth, three-year term on the Maplewood Township Committee (NJ), currently serving his sixth year as Mayor.
4. Wilma Montañez, Program Officer for Reproductive Rights
Since 1974, Wilma has been a reproductive health and rights advocate, community organizer, educator, doula and administrator in Rhode Island, New York City and California. She joined the Foundation in 1996 after serving as Executive Director of the Latina Roundtable on Health and Reproductive Rights, a former Noyes grantee. Wilma has served on the boards of the Women’s Funding Network, Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights, and Women and Philanthropy.
5. Margaret Segall, Director of Administration
Margaret is a long-time resident of Greenwich Village. She serves on the Board of Directors of Citizen Action of New York, working on state and national electoral and issue campaigns, and is a graduate of the Camp Wellstone training for citizen activists. Since 2001, she has studied and practiced Zen with Bonnie Myotai Treace of Hermitage Heart in Cold Spring, NY. In spring and fall, she can often be found in the wilds of Central Park enjoying the bird life.
6. Kolu Zigbi, Program Officer for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Kolu joined the Foundation in 2000 and has been an active member of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders group, co-chairing its steering committee in 2005 and 2006. She currently serves on the Increasing Diversity in Philanthropy Committee of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers and the Retreat Planning Committee of the Environmental Grantmakers Association.
Her prior experience includes serving as a group therapist, coordinating peer-education programs for community organizers, advocating for affordable housing and designing training and grants programs for small non-profits. She also did a year-long fellowship at Columbia University through the Charles H. Revson Fellows Program on the Future of New York.
Kolu completed coursework for a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and has an undergraduate degree in Rural Development Studies with a focus on West Africa from Stanford University. As much as her formal education and work experience, Kolu is influenced by her grandfather, Leh Leh Crawford, an upland rice farmer and traditional town chief who organized clan members to take control over the local development process rather than allow outside investors to dictate land use decisions. Kolu grew up in the Bronx, and now resides in Central Harlem with her family.