Board Chair – Nicholas Tomb
Nicholas Tomb is the Program Manager for the Africa Program at the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR), US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Prior to managing the Africa Program, Mr. Tomb served as the Assistant Program Manager for the Collaborative & Adaptive Security Initiative (CASI) and the Prevention, Relief & Recovery (PR&R) program for three years, and as Program Coordinator for the Center for Stabilization & Reconstruction Studies, also at NPS, for eight years. His focus is on executive education, conflict management, conflict resolution, post-conflict recover, civil-military relations and civil society organizations.
Board Vice-Chair – Anjanette Adams
Anjanette Adams is the Owner and Chief Financial Officer of Monterey Signs, a full service sign shop serving Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. In 2013 Anjanette joined the board to pursue her interests in environmental preservation and waste reduction in business. After starting Monterey Signs and realizing the amount of waste in the sign industry, Anjanette has been working with organizations to create signage that can be reused. Anjanette holds a BS in Marine Biology and Zoology from Humbolt State University.
Treasurer – Haruno Ito
Haruno Ito, CPA is a partner of Tolkan & Ito, CPA’s, a local CPA firm in Monterey, CA serving individuals, small businesses and trusts. She’s a member of Society of California Accountants and served as a Board of Director from 2008 to 2012. She became a Rotarian in 2012, member of a brand new club in Cannery Row serving as a treasurer on the Board.
Secretary – Ann Gaglioti
Ann Gaglioti is the founder and CEO if GroundWork Renewables, a firm that provides full-service meteorological (“weather”) measurement equipment and services to the utility-scale solar and wind industry. Prior to GroundWork, Ann was an Executive Vice President with iCrossing, an interactive agency. In 2007, Ann was instrumental in the sale of Proxicom to iCrossing. Ann holds a BA in Economics and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
Founding Board Member – Jeannette Witten
Jeannette Witten is a founding board member of The Offset Project. She serves as managing partner of the law firm Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC. Jeannette is an alumni of Leadership Monterey Peninsula Class of 2008 and on the Board of Directors of several charities including Colleagues of the Arts (COTA) and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Monterey County (CASA).
Janine Chicourrat is general manager of the Portola Hotel & Spa, where she is spearheading a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) redesign of the 379-room property. Chicourrat serves on the board of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce and the Monterey County Hospitality Association. She also served as a hospitality representative for the United States Agency and International Development (USAID) program, working with the City of Monterey, Country of Croatia and The City of Dubrovnik on economic development.
Graseilah Coolidge is a management, communications, and sustainability expert, with over 10 years of experience. She’s an advocate of sustainable agriculture and has developed international programs on natural resource management for the UN Development Program and UN Environmental Program. She’s the founder of Antidotutm, a startup dedicating to branding medicinal beverages and bringing support local, organic, and sustainable agriculture. She’s former environmental consultant for Waste Management Inc., where she spearheaded waste prevention and waste reduction initiatives for university campuses in Northern California. Graseilah is LEED Accredited Professional for Commercial Interiors with the USGBC. She’s a Singularity University Alumna and co-founder of the C-Cool Project: a waste-to-fuel initiative at NASA-Ames. She’s a graduate from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She holds a Master Degree in International Policy Studies and BAs in Economics and International Relations. She has lived and studied in Europe, Latin America and the US, and speaks Italian, Spanish and English.
Graham Forbes is the Global Seafood Markets Project Lead with Greenpeace US. In this role, Graham leads a team working to protect our world’s oceans by engaging seafood producers and buyers to build a model for sustainable management of global resources. Prior to joining Greenpeace, Graham worked at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program. And before that, he spent 6 years advocating for workers’ rights in San Diego with UNITE HERE, a hotel workers union. Graham is a Monterey Peninsula native and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego and a master’s degree in sociology and political economy from San Diego State University.
Tucker Hirsch is a science and literacy editor with National Geographic Learning’s K-8 textbook division. A native of New Jersey, she has returned to Monterey time and again until finally calling it home in 2013. A passionate marine biologist and educator, she has developed science curriculum for a number of organizations including Aquarium of the Bay and Call of the Sea, both in San Francisco. Tucker still develops hands-on science curriculum through her company, Tucker Hirsch LLC. She is also an alternate member on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. Tucker works to inspire citizens to be stewards of the planet, through science and education.
Stacie Tarantino has been an employee of the Portola Hotel and Spa for the past 9 years, in the hospitality industry for over 25 years on the peninsula and is a former owner of a downtown Monterey restaurant. While working alongside The Offset Project Stacie was part of the Green Leadership at the hotel, where she helped establish conservation policies in line with LEED green building certifications. She has participated in training and education both inside and outside the industry. She served on the Monterey Regional Compost Coalition to help bring food scrap composting procedures to the Portola Hotel and Spa and the hospitality industry.