Megan joined Committee for Green Foothills as Executive Director in November 2013, doubling the size of the organization since with a focus on impact, ethics, and collaboration. Megan is a community organizer at heart and fiercely believes in the power of people and grassroots action.
Prior to joining Committee for Green Foothills, she managed the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter's conservation programs and fundraising efforts. A year prior she served as Community Director for GenerationEngage Silicon Valley, an organization later acquired by Mobilize.org. While at San Jose State University pursuing an environmental studies degree, she worked with the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy and directed the university's Environmental Resource Center. She’s a graduate of Community Leadership San Jose, a member of the HiPower women's executive network, and a member of the American Leadership Forum's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Liberation Affinity Group. Megan is honored to have received the Greenbelt Alliance Champion Award in 2017.
Megan lives in downtown San Jose. She enjoys running, hiking, reading, camping, and adventures with her daughter.
Legislative Advocate, San Mateo Countylennie@greenfoothills.org
Director of Impactjulie@greenfoothills.org
Julie is responsible for bridging Committee for Green Foothills’ advocacy and marketing and communications efforts through strategic campaign planning and implementation. A staff alumni, Julie is excited to return to CGF to help in increasing the organization’s impact.
Starting off with CGF in 2008 on a part-time contract as the Organizational Coordinator for the South Valley Environmental Collaborative, Julie joined full-time staff as a Legislative Advocate in September 2010. She served in that capacity until May 2017, when she left for a year to be the External Affairs Manager for the San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School. There she focused on strategic partnerships, marketing and communications, project management, fundraising, and increasing the effectiveness of the Board of Directors as their staff liaison.
Julie is a Board Member of the Friends of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency, and serves on a number of committees related to CGF’s mission including the Habitat Agency Public Advisory Committee, the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Independent Monitoring Committee for Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program, the Santa Clara County Food System Alliance, and San Jose Food Works Advisory Committee.
Julie holds a M.A. in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Virginia.
Legislative Advocacy Director, San Mateo & Santa Clara Countiesalice@greenfoothills.org
Legislative Advocate, San Mateo Countyhelen@greenfoothills.org
As one of CGF’s San Mateo County Legislative Advocates, Helen Wolter has been able to combine her love of the outdoors with her passion for the public process. Prior to joining CGF, Helen managed Congresswoman Anna Eshoo’s re-election campaign, where she assisted with outreach in three counties, worked with Democratic Central Committees, and led efforts to support Democratic candidates up and down ticket.
Additionally, while Chair of the City of Mountain View Parks and Recreation Commission, Helen assisted in overseeing parkland use in the densest city in Silicon Valley. During her tenure with the Commission, she guided Mountain View’s updated canopy policy, and worked to make the parks' in-lieu fees assessed on new developments more just and equitable, as well as economically viable.
You can often find Helen hiking in our local parks, reading, or chasing her son. She has a BA in Government from Scripps College, and a MPA from the University of Colorado. A west coast native, she has lived in the Bay Area for over 35 years.
As a Development Manager, Shwetha oversees fundraising campaigns, member stewardship, and donor relationships. Being born into a community that respected and worshiped nature in one of the biodiversity hot-spots in India, Shwetha is passionate about conservation, human well-being, and sustainable development.
Leslie Lopez Holder
Community Engagement Manager (on maternity leave)email@example.com
Outreach and Administrative Coordinatormoises@greenfoothills.org
As the Outreach and Administrative Coordinator, Moises is responsible for providing a clear and visible presence for Green Foothills in the community through several media platforms, and maintaining fiscal soundness in the organization. Having grown up in South San Jose along Coyote Creek, the conservation of Coyote Valley and the foothills resonates personally with him.
Before coming to Committee for Green Foothills, Moises worked with PCFMA managing farmers’ markets in Santa Clara County. There he worked with small farmers and learned about sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and the importance of supporting local small-scale agriculture. He also launched grassroots outreach campaigns for new and existing markets in San Jose.
Moises lives in the Evergreen foothills in East San Jose, is an active user of the many hiking and biking trails in the Bay Area, and dabbles in wood working in his spare time.