CELF's Board of Directors' expertise spans environmental and social sciences, education, marketing, finance, law and publishing. We strive to work together as systems thinkers to bring to education the kind of professional development and support necessary for creating critical thinkers and leaders for a sustainable future.
Katie I. Ginsberg
CELF Founder and Executive Director; Chair Emeritus
Nick Gutfreund, President
Principal, Long Run Media, LLC; Advisory Board Member, Bedford 2020; freelance marketing/ strategic planning and video/sound production on sustainability topics
Jon Koch, Treasurer
Co-founder and Venture Partner, US Renewables Group. Former: CEO and co-founder, Sundial.com; COO, Visible Path; Business Development Manager, General Electric Energy; Consultant, Booz, Allen & Hamilton
Maureen Brady Atinsky, Secretary
Founder and Director, Prodigy Recruiting. Member of Development and Public Relations Committee, NY Foundling/Elizabeth Seton Preschool. Sustainer Member, Junior League NYC; PTA Board, PS 6. Former: Director of Recruiting, Hudson Recruiting, and Products Liability Trial Coordinator, Skadden Arps
Philip M. Abelson, JD
Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, Corporate practice group: Business Solutions, Governance, Restructuring & Bankruptcy group. Phil’s practice focuses on debtors’ and creditors’ rights and corporate restructurings. He also represents asylum and refugee seekers on a pro bono basis.
Principal, The Dilenschneider Group; Founding Partner, Armstrong Associates; Board Member, New York School of Interior Design, Greenwich Land Trust, and Greenwich Garden Club. Former: Vice President, Doyle New York, Auctioneers & Appraisers, and Cataloguer, Sotheby’s.
Educator and Administrator, MS Neuropsychology and Education, Advanced Certified Educational Therapist, Conference Coordinator/Presenter/Consultant on best programs and practices on topics such as Learning and the Brain and Education for Sustainability. Former: Co-Director Learning Resource Center, The Allen-Stevenson School.
Vice President, Ketchum Corporate Practice, with focus on counseling clients on sustainability and social impact communications. Former: Communications Director, Environmental Defense Fund.
Founder and President of Salem Realty Capital, LLC. Speaker/moderator on numerous panels for Urban Land Institute, NYU Real Estate Institute and Columbia University’s Real Estate Development Program. Chairman of Fiscal Advisory Committee, North Salem School district.