Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director
Jonathan Parfrey is executive director of Climate Resolve
. Parfrey served as a commissioner at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power from 2008-2013. Parfrey is immediate past-president of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters
. He is a founder and Vice Chair of CicLAvia
, the popular street event. He is also a founder of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability
and the statewide Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation
. From 2007-2011, Parfrey served as director of the GREEN LA Coalition
. From 1994 to 2007, he served as Los Angeles director of Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility
. From 1987-1993, he founded and directed the Orange County Catholic Worker
. In 1992, Parfrey received the Paul S. Delp Award for Outstanding Service, Peace and Social Justice. In 2003, Mr. Parfrey was appointed to Governor Schwarzenegger’s Environmental Policy Team. In 2002 he was awarded a Durfee Foundation Fellowship
. In 2010, he received a Stanton Fellowship. In 2011, he was appointed a Senior Fellow at the USC Marshall School of Business
, and is currently a fellow at the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities.
David Fink, Director of Campaigns
David Fink began in 2003 working as an organizer and then consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog, working on a range of issues from health care reform to ending discriminatory banking and insurance practices. After leaving there he spent the next eighteen months helping run campaigns in Ohio, Oregon and California, including raising the minimum wage in Ohio. After returning to Los Angeles, David worked as communications and legislative deputy to a Los Angeles City councilmember. He then went to work for Global Green USA as the policy and legislative affairs associate before working independently as a policy consultant.
Kevin Madden, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Kevin Madden is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Climate Resolve. From 2011 to 2014 he was the Editor of The Planning Report—a publication where the region’s leaders engage in debate about urban planning, growth, urban design, and public infrastructure investment—and produced the VerdeXchange Conference in Los Angeles. In 2010 he interned with the City of Houston Department of Finance, working on a fleet consolidation plan as well as a plan for electric vehicles. Kevin has a Masters in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, focused on Transportation and Infrastructure and Urban Design.
Stef McDonald, Director of Communications
Stef McDonald is Director of Communications for Climate Resolve. She is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor specializing in work with nonprofits and good businesses on content, communications, and social media.
Bryn Lindblad, Climate Program Manager
Bryn Lindblad is the Climate Program Manager at Climate Resolve. Before moving to Los Angeles, she worked as a policy analyst/consultant in Copenhagen, Denmark, where her primary focus was on life cycle-oriented governance mechanisms and integrated natural resource management. Prior to the COP15 climate conference bringing her to Europe’s green capital, Bryn fostered new forms of civic engagement to inform public policy decisions as part of Citizens League’s team, a non-partisan Twin Cities non-profit. Bryn was on Capital Hill before that, working on U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s environmental policy team, helping the freshman senator prepare for committee hearings and draft legislation with bipartisan appeal. Bryn has also worked on the regulatory side of environmental protection in the Bureau of Intergovernmental Affairs at NYC’s Dept. of Env. Protection, where water supply and wastewater management were the main foci. She has a Masters in Technological and Socio-Economic Planning from Roskilde University (Denmark), and a BA in Political Science, Public Policy, and Environmental Studies from Swarthmore College.
Cristy Stiles, Administrative Director
Cristy Stiles graduated from UC Berkeley in 2013 with a BA in French. She has previously been an intern in the education departments at San Francisco Opera and Pacific Symphony, in addition to teaching English in France, counseling at Idyllwild Arts, and translating science fiction comic books. She is a Southern California native who loves almost nothing more than a good burrito and Joshua Tree National Park.
Jacob Cooper is the co-developer of Climate Resolve’s website. He also developed and designed C-CHANGE.LA
, a project of Climate Resolve. After relocating to Los Angeles from Tucson, AZ in 2008, Jacob established himself as a full-time freelance graphic designer, web developer, and marketing strategist for several organizations, businesses and bands. He’s also a musician.
Colleen Corcoran is a graphic designer and design educator in Los Angeles. She has collaborated with a variety of non-profits, public agencies, and artists in the Los Angeles area. Her work focuses on the use of design as a tool for education and positive change within the urban environment. She is also a board member of CicLAvia, an organization that opens LA’s streets as a public space for cyclists and pedestrians on Sunday mornings. She graduated from the CalArts Graphic Design MFA program in 2008.