Board Chair – Tucker Hirsch
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 curriculums 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 of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. Tucker works to inspire citizens to be stewards of the planet, through science and education.
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 on the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012. She became a Rotarian of the Cannery Row Chapter in 2012 and serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for The Offset Project.
Secretary – Ann Gaglioti
Ann Gaglioti is the founder and CEO of 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).
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 recovery, civil-military relations and civil society organizations.