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.
Marc Caswell, Development Director
Marc Caswell has worked as an advocate for resilient communities in South Florida, the SF Bay Area and Los Angeles. After working on political campaigns to promote worker rights and environmental sustainability in Miami, he served as the Legislative Assistant to Honorable Senator Eleanor Sobel during her final two years in the Florida House of Representatives. In California, Marc worked as an Associate with Urban Habitat, a region-wide environmental justice organization focused on educating and empowering low-income communities on issues of health, equity, and environment. In 2008, Marc took a position as Program Manager for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the nation’s largest city-based bicycle advocacy group. At the SF Bicycle Coalition, Marc worked with a wide coalition of neighborhood leaders, elected and appointed officials, and staff to pass city-wide policies to encourage bicycling, increase ridership, and improve safety for everyone.
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.
Cristy Stiles, Administrative Assistant
Cristy Stiles graduated from UC Berkeley in 2013 with a BA in French. Last year, she was an English teacher in France, a camp counselor at Idyllwild Arts, and a comic book translator. She has previously been an intern in the education departments at San Francisco Opera and Pacific Symphony. 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.
Stef McDonald handles communications, content, and social media 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.