NRC Board Member Jay Bassett has 35 years of public service with over 14 years leading and working transforming EPA’s unfinished business of RCRA with EPA’s “Road Ahead” principles by accelerating the broad, ongoing public dialogue on sustainable materials management. He also served as an advisor for EPA’s community driven solutions to achieve meaningful outcomes … Read more
Senior Outreach, Education & Compliance Manager, RethinkWaste Julia Au has been on the board of the Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) since 2020 and served as the 2021 Co-Treasurer. She joined the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) at its inception in 2019, and she and Felisia Castañeda have served as DEI Co-Chairs since mid-2020. They were involved in … Read more
Associate Director, U.S. Market Transformation & Development, USGBC MaryEllen Etienne is the creator of “Women in Circularity.” MaryEllen works on the Market Transformation and Development team for the U.S. Green Building Council. She has over 20 years of experience in sustainability and is a champion of the circular economy. She is a LEED® Green Associate and TRUE Advisor.
Environmental Specialist, Ohio EPA My role at Ohio EPA is to oversee Ohio’s solid waste management districts who are partners with the State in implementing waste diversion programs and improving recycling infrastructure. I also serve as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Association of Ohio Recyclers, an NRC affiliate.
Founder & CEO, Soil Carbon Management Co. Darek Trowbridge is Farmer, Winemaker, Cidermaker, and Owner at Old World Winery, a natural winery and working farm founded in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, 23 years ago in 1998 as one of the first dedicated natural wineries in California. Darek’s training in Viticulture started … Read more
Dir. of Sustainability, Baltimore City Dept. of Planning Ava has over a decade of experience leading public health initiatives, advocating for environmental policies, and managing programs designed to address social, racial inequities and environmental justice. She previously served as the Sustainability Manager and a Food Matters Technical Advisor in the office, where she led the … Read more
Director of Community Infrastructure Programs, The Recycling Partnership With more than 10 years of managing and coordinating municipal and institutional recycling programs and a strong background in communications, Keysha brings knowledge balancing communications strategies and practical recycling program operations to The Recycling Partnership.
Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Guisela Latorre specializes in modern and contemporary U.S. Latina/o and Latin American art with a special emphasis on gender and women artists. Her first book titled Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals from California (U. of Texas Press 2008), explored the recurrence of indigenist motifs in Chicana/o community murals from … Read more
Policy Advisor, City of Seattle Public Utilities McKenna Morrigan is the waste prevention and product stewardship policy advisor for Seattle Public Utilities. In this role, she advocates for state and local policies to advance SPU’s vision of zero waste and support the development of a circular and inclusive economy. She is also part of the … Read more
VP, SCS Engineers Tracie Bills has over 27 years of materials management experience, including working for a hauler, a county government, and a non-profit; she also has over 16 years with materials management consulting firms. She has provided commercial sector materials flow assessments, organics processing research and analysis, waste characterization studies, and recycling, organics and … Read more