A resident of San Jose, Megan joined Committee for Green Foothills as Executive Director in November 2013. In her role, she develops and implements the organization’s strategic goals and manages its operations. Prior to joining Committee for Green Foothills, she managed the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter's conservation programs and fundraising efforts. Megan has 15 years of experience organizing people on local and state environmental issues.
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. Megan lives in downtown San Jose. She enjoys running, hiking, and reading.
Legislative Advocate, San Mateo Countylennie@greenfoothills.org
For more than 30 years, Lennie Roberts has been the voice of Committee for Green Foothills in San Mateo County. One of the Bay Area’s most respected environmental leaders, Lennie has led CGF in a number of critical open space battles on the San Mateo Coast and along Skyline. She is a vigilant and attentive watchdog of the County Board of Supervisors, and helped found the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in 1972.
Lennie has received a number of honors and awards, including the Carla Bard Award from the Planning and Conservation League, Conservationist of the Year from the Peninsula Conservation Center, the Josephine Duveneck Award from the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Greenbelt Alliance's Greenbelt Champion Award for her work to preserve the San Mateo County coastside. She was elected to the San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame in 2003, and has been honored as a Coastal Champion on the 25th Anniversary of the California Coastal Act. In 2009 she was named the San Francisco Bay Area's Cox Conserves Hero, which noted her thousands of hours of volunteer work towards coastal protection.
She holds a BA in Art from Stanford University. Lennie continues to work for protection of our irreplaceable natural resources and open space lands, from the farm fields and scenic vistas of the San Mateo coastside, to the forests of the Skyline area and along the shores of San Francisco Bay.
Legislative Advocacy Director, San Mateo & Santa Clara Countiesalice@greenfoothills.org
Associate Director of Marketing
Leslie, a recent San Jose resident, is a graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Design and Economics. Exploring the intersection of visuals and analytics, she proceeded to pursue digital marketing, designing and marketing brands across different channels.
Passionate about people and giving back to our earth, Leslie comes to Committee for Green Foothills with visions of instilling passion and learning in our local communities in order to protect our open spaces. You can find her traveling with her husband (best friend), trying new ways to go low waste, or eating some good food.
Legislative Advocate, Santa Clara Countypaul@greenfoothills.org
After leaving local government, Paul’s passion for the environment led him to Save The Bay where he successfully led their campaign to have the City of Oakland commit greater resources to reduce trash. Paul holds a BA in Economics with a minor in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University and currently lives in Campbell with Pam, his wife of 23 years. Paul enjoys exploring the valley on bike and foot and also enjoys cooking, photography, and playing guitar.
Legislative Advocate, San Mateo Countyhelen@greenfoothills.org
Helen Wolter joins the Committee for Green Foothills as the San Mateo County Legislative Advocate, after managing Anna Eshoo’s Congressional campaigns. While with Congresswoman Eshoo, Helen did outreach in three counties, worked with Democratic Central Committees, and led efforts to support Democratic candidates up and down ticket.
A former 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 in-lieu fees assessed on new developments more just and equitable, as well as economically viable.
You can often find Helen hiking in the mountains, reading, or chasing her son. A west coast native, she has lived in the Bay Area for over 30 years.
Development and Communications Manageramanda@greenfoothills.org
A resident of San Jose, Amanda is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara’s environmental studies program, and holds a master’s degree in sustainable development and policy advocacy from SIT Graduate School. Amanda oversees Committee for Green Foothills marketing efforts, working across the organization to create and implement a unified communications strategy through printed and online materials. In addition to her dedication to preserving nature, she brings a passion for social and environmental justice from her past experiences as a teacher abroad in China, as a racial justice intern with the Applied Research Center, and as a fellow with the Green-Collar Jobs Campaign at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Before joining Committee for Green Foothills, Amanda was working as an advocate for underserved women and children survivors of violence in Santa Cruz County.
Community Engagement Managerjustyne@greenfoothills.org
A resident of San Jose, Justyne is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, and holds a Psychology degree with a minor in Business Administration. Justyne manages Committee for Green Foothills' outreach and educational programming. She is responsible for a wide range of programs and events to educate the community on our current work and to support fundraising for the organization. Justyne has always enjoyed exploring natural open spaces and took her first step in environmental field, working for the Environmental Volunteers where children learn through hands-on science and nature education. She enjoys roaming the world with her husband and two sons.
As an immigrant from Shanghai, China, Shawn has been living in Bay Area for 10 years. He joined Committee for Green Foothills as an intern in spring 2017 and became an on-site graphic design intern in autumn. Before that, he worked for Chain Lab LLC as an intern to design logo, poster, and user-interface.
In CGF, his role is to design printing graphic items, creating videos, and updating social media and blog content for marketing and outreach purposes. He graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. Graphic Design diploma during summer. He is interested and passionate to join CGF to protect nature in his own way.
He is a huge fan of Golden State Warriors.
Community Outreach Intern
A resident of Belmont, Chris is passionate about community outreach and civic engagement. He's worked for a number of non-profits across the Bay Area on issues ranging from urban forestry to fair housing. At CGF, Chris is excited to learn about land-use and open space preservation, and to put his community outreach skills to work for the Protect Coyote Valley campaign. Before CGF, Chris served as a CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow for the Utilities and Environmental Services Department at the City of Hayward where he completed a community-wide greenhouse gas emissions inventory. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 2016 with a degree in Environmental Studies.
Land Use Policy Intern
A resident of Belmont, Kamilah is a graduate of UC San Diego and the University of San Francisco School of law. Her passion for environmental stewardship began several years ago while volunteering as a program director with the Pescadero Conservation Alliance. In her role there, she enjoyed educating youth and the general public about the importance of conservation and protection of our natural resources. As Program Coordinator at Peninsula Volunteers Little House Activity Center, Kamilah plans fieldtrips for seniors in the many open spaces parks and preserves on the Peninsula. At CGF, she looks forward to assisting the Legislative Advocates in their work on land use and environmental issues in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
Kamilah is the mother of 2 children, and enjoys hiking, kayaking and skiing her in spare time