Board of Directors
Lisa Woll, CEO
As our CEO, Lisa leads US SIF and the US SIF Foundation's overall direction and sits, ex-officio, on all board committees. If you would like to suggest a possible partnership or alliance for US SIF, request a staff member to speak at your event, or become more involved in the organization's activities, contact Lisa.
Lisa has been the CEO of US SIF and the US SIF Foundation since 2006, and has been responsible for strategic planning, developing a robust policy presence, expansion and diversification of funding, launching our national conference and creating the Center for Sustainable Investment Education.
Prior to US SIF, Lisa was executive director of the International Women's Media Foundation, an organization focused on press freedom and expansion of women’s role in the media. During her tenure, the IWMF played a significant role in re-orienting the way journalism training was carried out on the issues of HIV-AIDS, malaria and TB in several African media organizations. Lisa also spent a decade working on children’s human rights. She was the director of the first international study to look at the impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and directed the Washington, DC office of Save the Children. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch.
Lisa's early career focused on domestic social policy and began in the New York City Human Resources Administration as an Urban Fellow and the US Congress as a legislative assistant. Lisa is the founder of Suited for Change, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that provides professional clothing and ongoing career education to low-income women who have completed job training programs and are seeking employment. She was a founding board member and former president of the board of The Women's Alliance, a national membership organization of community organizations that increase the employability of low-income women. She was also Board President of Women’s Voices for the Earth, a national environmental health organization based in Montana. She has written and spoken widely on human rights and development, as well as leadership. She is a board member of the Children's Environmental Health Network and the founder, with her teenage son, of Advantage Ethiopia: Kids' Tennis and Education Initiative.
In 2001, Lisa was named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine in recognition of her pioneering role with Suited for Change. She has received numerous other awards and has volunteered on other nonprofit boards and commissions. Lisa holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in public policy and women's studies from George Washington University. She spent 1990 – 1991 in Melbourne, Australia, as a Fulbright Fellow.
Lisa is energized daily by the opportunity to be part of the leadership team advancing the vital work of sustainable and responsible investors.
Craig Metrick, Chair
Craig Metrick is Director, Manager Due Diligence and Thematic Research at Cornerstone Capital Group, where he oversees the firm’s investment manager review process, supporting Cornerstone’s investment advisory business and working with a variety of institutional clients. Previously, Craig was Principal and US Head of Responsible Investment at Mercer, working with a variety of clients — from multibillion dollar pension plans to smaller institutions and family foundations. For 16 years, he has consulted on implementing responsible investment principles and mandates. Craig’s work has included portfolio construction, manager selection and monitoring, and the development of intellectual capital across issues and asset classes.
Craig is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and a member of the CAIA Association. In addition, Craig was elected to two terms to the Board of Directors of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment where he served on the Executive,Membership and Education Committees and was a Trustee of the staff-defined contribution plan. Craig graduated with a degree incorporating international relations, economics and environmental science from Bradley University and has a Master’s degree in environmental science and public policy from George Mason University.
Darragh Gallant, Vice Chair
Darragh Gallant is Managing Director, US and Director of Institutional Relations, North America for Sustainalytics. In her role, Darragh is responsible for managing operations in the US, and for directing business development, sales, marketing and client relations in North America.
Darragh has 14 years of experience within the responsible investment industry in the US. Prior to joining Sustainalytics, Darragh directed marketing and client relations for KLD Research & Analytics, Inc., and also has over seven years of experience as an ESG analyst on both the sell side and buy side. Darragh serves on the Steering Committee of SIRAN and board of directors for US SIF and US SIF Foundation. Darragh graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Economics and International Affairs.
Mark Regier, Secretary
Mark A. Regier is Vice President of Stewardship Investing for Praxis Mutual Funds and Everence Financial, a leading provider of faith-based financial products in the United States and a ministry of Mennonite Church USA. Mark has been involved in the field of ethical and socially responsible investing at Everence for more than 17 years. He oversees the company’s work in socially responsible investing (including investment screening, proxy voting and corporate engagement and impact investments). In addition, Mark works with products and programs throughout Everence to strengthen their creative integration of faith and finances.
Justin Conway, Treasurer, Chair US SIF Foundation
Justin Conway is the Senior Director of Investment Partnerships at Calvert Foundation, a national nonprofit managing over $400 million in community development, microfinance, and social enterprise investments. He is responsible for business and industry development, manages the firm’s financial services and distribution relationships, and works closely with the investors and financial advisors that are at the forefront of using investment capital for social impact.
Prior to Calvert Foundation, Justin managed the Community Investment Program of the Social Investment Forum and Green America, where he was instrumental in growing the overall demand for community investing among financial professionals. Before that he worked on economic and legal issues in both Asia and Central America. Justin serves on the board of US SIF and numerous other advisory boards and committees in the sustainable and impact investing industries. He received a Bachelors in Sociology and Statistics from James Madison University and a Masters in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Andrew Behar, At-Large Member
Andrew is currently the CEO of As You Sow, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing environmental and social corporate responsibility. Founded in 1992, As You Sow envisions a safe, just, and sustainable world in which environmental health and human rights are central to corporate decision making. The Energy, Environmental Health, Waste, Proxy Power, and Human Rights programs create industry-wide change through corporate dialogue, shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. Andrew was brought into As You Sow five years ago (in 2009) to develop a strategic plan, after which he was asked to lead the organization in its implementation.
Andrew brings over 30 years of experience as a Senior Executive and strategist in the clean-tech, communications, and life science sectors. Prior to As You Sow, he founded a clean-tech start-up to develop innovative fuel cell technologies for grid-scale energy storage, a biofuel start-up, and a medical device start-up. He also has experience in media, running a media and technology company for 15 years that developed interactive technology as well as directing and producing several feature length documentary films, one of which, which called, “Tie-Died: Rock ‘n Roll’s Most Deadicated Fans” followed the followers of the Grateful Dead and premiered at Sundance.
Michelle Clayman, At-Large Member
Michelle Clayman, CFA, is the Founder, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer of New Amsterdam Partners LLC, an institutional money management firm in New York. Michelle has been published in the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Investing and NYSSA Financial Professionals' Post, and is a frequent commentator on Bloomberg and other financial media. In addition, she sits on the Boards of US SIF, the Society of Quantitative Analysts (of which she is a past President), and The Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance, and is a volunteer for the CFA Institute.
An active volunteer in her community, Michelle serves as a Director of Children of Bellevue, a charity providing services to children at New York's Bellevue Hospital. She was a Girl Scout Leader for 17 years and has acted as a Course Director in Finance and Entrepreneurship for the East Harlem Tutorial Program. She is a member of the Dean’s Council at the Harvard Divinity School. Michelle is also Chair of the Advisory Council of Stanford University’s Institute for Gender Research. Michelle received a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, England (MA (Oxon)), and an MBA from Stanford University, California.
Jonas Kron, At-Large Member
As a recognized legal expert in the field and a leader in shareholder advocacy, Jonas regularly represents Trillium in the media, at public events, and with clients.
Prior to joining Trillium, Jonas was an environmental attorney and public defender as well as outside counsel to many socially responsible investment organizations. Jonas holds J.D. andmasters degrees from Vermont Law School.
Jackie VanderBrug, At-Large Member
Jackie is a managing director and investment strategist at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. She is responsible for defining and executing investment strategies focusing on U.S. Trust® Impact Investing initiatives across all asset classes. Jackie is a member of the CIO’s thought leadership team and co-chair of the Impact Investing Council for the Global Wealth and Investment Management division of Bank of America.
Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Jackie was managing director at Criterion Ventures, a hybrid consulting firm where she led the development of the field of gender lens investing and was instrumental in the establishment of the pioneering social investing fund, Good Capital. Jackie also led the Business Development of the start-up team at iBasis; and, co-founded WORK IN PROGRESS, a non-profit social enterprise focused on career development for underprivileged youth.
Jackie’s career began as a domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Congress and as a strategy consultant for Fortune 500 firms. Jackie has an M.B.A from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Mathematics from Calvin College.
Nancy joined Parnassus Investments in 2005 and serves as the Director of Advisor Relations. As Director of Advisor Relations, she oversees communications with investment advisors and family offices and manage fund distribution via the wirehouse, RIA, bank trust and independent broker dealer channels. She works closely to communicate the value of ESG criteria to investors and is a primary point of contact for Parnassus’ involvement with the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. She has over fifteen years of experience in the field of responsible investing.
Leslie leads Green Century Capital Management, focusing on the firm’s current and emerging investment strategies, business development, and impact investing program. She is a frequent speaker on fossil fuel free investing and impact investing and serves as the firm’s primary media spokesperson. Prior to joining Green Century, Ms. Samuelrich served as the Chief of Staff at Corporate Accountability International and Executive Director of Green Corps, leading significant expansion campaigns.
Leslie earned a BA in economics from Boston College and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Business Ethics Network and the Intentional Endowments Network.
Bruce Kahn, At-Large Member
Bruce has over 25 years of experience in environmental and investment research and management. Currently, Bruce serves as a Portfolio Manager at Sustainable Insight Capital Management (SICM), a global investment management firm that combines a disciplined alpha-generating process with sustainable investing principles. As PM, Bruce oversees fundamental equity and ESG research processes, portfolio construction and implementation activities and client reporting and communications.
Previously, Bruce was a Director and Investment Strategist for Deutsche Asset Management, which managed over $750 billion, conducting research on sustainable investing including clean tech, water, agriculture and ESG/SRI strategies across several asset classes. Prior to that, he managed assets as a Financial Advisor at Smith Barney in sustainable investments including for Foundation/Endowment, HNWI and Institutional clients.
Currently, Bruce serves as a Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation and previously served as Trustee of the Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation. Bruce holds a BA in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, an MS in Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures from Auburn University and PhD in Land Resources from University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Alyssa Greenspan, At-Large Member
Alyssa Greenspan joined CCM in 2003 and has helped grow its assets under management to more than $2 billion. She has been involved in the creation of detailed impact metrics and customized reporting, working closely with clients to understand both their impact and investment goals. In 2014, Alyssa was elected to the board of directors of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment Board and has been an active member of the organization for many years. She began her investment career at Northern Trust as an investment officer and was a senior equity analyst at Morningstar.
Alyssa is also involved in giving back to her community. She volunteered her time as a Reading Pal through the United Way of Broward County's ReadingPals program, an early literacy initiative for children in kindergarten through third grade. Alyssa is a past mentor for Take Stock in Children, a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships for low-income and at-risk students in Florida as well as other volunteer opportunities.
Alyssa holds a BSM in Finance from Tulane University, an MBA from the University of Miami, and is a CFA charter holder. Alyssa is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of South Florida. Alyssa holds her FINRA Licenses: Series 6, 7, 24, 26 & 63.
Steve Falci, At-Large Member
Steve Falci is the Chief Investment Officer at Pax World Management, where he oversees the investment management of Pax World Funds and the collaboration between investment analysis and environmental, social and governance research to enhance the firm’s sustainable investing strategy.
Steve has 30 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining Pax World, he served as Head of Strategy Development, Sustainable Investment at Kleinwort Benson Investors, where his duties included strategic direction, product development and identifying new market opportunities in the sustainable investment business. Steve previously served as Chief Investment Officer, Equities at Calvert Group and was a Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager at Mellon Equity Associates. Steve also currently serves on the Investment Committee of Mercy Investment Services.
Over the course of his investment career, Steve completed a seminary degree and has been involved in campus ministry at a large university and in Jesuit ministries in the US and Dublin. Steve has a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Master’s of Arts from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is a CFA® charter holder.