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BCGC Board

Sara Beckman

Haas School of Business

Dr. Sara Beckman has spent her years as a boundary spanner at UC Berkeley where she has held faculty appointments in both the Haas School of Business and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She served as Chief Learning Officer for the newly formed Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation and facilitated the creation of a multi-disciplinary Certificate in Design Innovation. She teaches courses such as Collaborative Innovation which integrates Art Practice, Theater and Dance Performance Studies and Business perspectives on both collaboration and innovation....

Ann Blake

Dr. Ann Blake is an independent consultant with nearly 30 years of experience finding safer alternatives to industrial chemicals and materials in global manufacturing. Her work has included creating criteria for environmentally preferable purchasing, ecolabels and product rating systems as well as local, national and international chemicals policy reform. Clients include the Garfield Foundation’s Cancer-Free Economy Network, In 2018, Dr. Blake worked with the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry advising Costco Wholesale, the second largest global retailer, on their...

Amanda Cattermole

Amanda Cattermole leads Cattermole Consulting, a consultancy that helps organisations develop chemical management, circular and sustainability strategies that result in safer products made in cleaner supply chains.

Through her work, education and experience, she has significant expertise about hazardous chemicals and how they are used in textile and leather manufacturing.

She works with a variety of stakeholders including NGO’s, trade associations, governments, fortune 500 companies, small mission-based brands,...

Ronald Cohen

Executive Associate Dean, Division of Computing, Data Science and Society
College of Chemistry
College of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Ronald C. Cohen is Executive Associate Dean in the College of Computing, Data Science, and Society and Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley. Cohen recently served as Vice Chair and then Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate (2020-2022). A fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he has served as Director of the Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center (2006-2016), Vice Chair of the Department of Chemistry (2007-2015), and Associate Dean for...

Billy Hart-Cooper

Associate Director

Dr. Billy Hart-Cooper is a Research Chemical Engineer in the Byproducts Research section at the Western Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Albany, California; co-instructor, Greener Solutions graduate course, and board member, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry.

Alastair Iles

Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Dr. Alastair Iles is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Division of Society & Environment. He is an environmental policy and social science scholar whose research focuses on the intersections of science, technology, and environment, predominantly around industrial chemicals and sustainable food systems. In the food and agriculture domain, Iles has researched and published in the areas of sustainable seafood, aquaculture sustainability standards, public policies for...

Marty Mulvihill

Dr. Marty Mulvihill is the co-founder and a managing partner in Safer Made, a mission-driven venture capital fund investing company and technologies that reduce human exposure to harmful chemicals. Safer Made invests in teams that bring safer products and technologies to market, tell a unique story, have the potential to change their sectors, and protect our health and natural world. Marty’s experience as a chemist showed him that safer product solutions already exist and need attention and capital to get to market.

Marty is also an advisor at...

Bill Orts

Research Leader at USDA-ARS

Christine Rosen

Haas School of Business

Dr. Christine Rosen is an Associate Professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of CA Berkeley, where she teaches courses in American business history, sustainable business, political, economic, business, and societal strategies for fighting climate change while continuing to provide the benefits of modern energy systems in the developed world while extending those benefits to the people of the developing world. She is an Associate Director of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, and on the Board of the Berkeley Faculty Association....

Meg Schwarzman

Associate Director
School of Public Health

Dr. Meg Schwarzman is a physician and Environmental Health Scientist in UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. She also serves as Associate Director of Health and Environment for the interdisciplinary Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry. Her research and teaching focuses on environmental contributors to breast cancer, chemicals policy, and strategies for applying environmental health knowledge to the design and selection of safer materials. Dr. Schwarzman also trains Family Medicine residents in reproductive health care.

After studying history at Haverford College, Dr. Schwarzman...