Board of Directors
Lisa Woll, CEO
As our CEO, Lisa Woll leads US SIF and the US SIF Foundation's overall direction and sits, ex-officio, on all board committees and is a non-voting member of the board.
Lisa has been the CEO 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. For more information about Lisa Woll, click here.
Craig Metrick, Chair
Craig Metrick is Managing Director, Institutional Consulting and 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. 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.
Justin Conway, Vice-Chair
Justin Conway is Vice President of Investment Partnerships at Calvert Impact Capital, a nonprofit investment firm that has helped thousands of people and institutions channel over $1.5 billion in impact investments to social enterprises throughout the U.S. and around the world. He is also President of Calvert Impact Capital’s wholly-owned subsidiary Community Investment Partners that provides customized portfolio services to institutional impact investors. Justin manages the firm’s financial services and distribution relationships, leads the investor relations and marketing team, and works closely with the investors and financial advisors at the forefront of using investment capital for social impact.
Prior to Calvert Impact Capital, Justin managed the Community Investment Program of the Social Investment Forum (now US SIF) and Green America. Before that he worked on human and economic rights in both Asia and Central America. He received a Master’s in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Statistics from James Madison University.
He lives and plays in Washington DC with his wife and daughter.
Alyssa Greenspan, Treasurer
Alyssa Greenspan, President and COO at Community Capital Management (CCM), 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. 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. Most notably, 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 formerly mentored 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.
Diederik Timmer, Secretary
Diederik Timmer is the Executive Vice President of Institutional Relations at Sustainalytics. Over the past decade, Diederik has helped build Sustainalytics into the largest independent provider of ESG research and analysis for the global investment community. He acts as an advisor to senior executives, portfolio managers, and risk professionals on developing and implementing ESG, SRI and Impact strategies. Diederik directly manages the Institutional Relations team, whose members earned the top three positions in the Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) Survey for Best SRI Client Services representatives in 2012.
Prior to joining Sustainalytics, he managed research projects at Nyenrode University in The Netherlands, where he contributed to multiple academic publications. He's married to his long-term partner Sarah, has a 7-year-old son named Hugo and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Andrew Behar, At-Large Member
Andrew Behar 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 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 ran a media and technology company for 15 years that developed interactive technology and has directed and produced several feature length documentary films, one of which, “Tie-Died: Rock ‘n Roll’s Most Deadicated Fans," tracked 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 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.
As an active member of her community, Michelle is 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 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
Jonas Kron is Trillium’s Director of Shareholder Advocacy. With almost 20 years of experience in shareholder advocacy, Jonas is responsible for leading and coordinating Trillium’s extensive advocacy program, which works to engage companies on their environmental and social performance. His advocacy work includes direct communications with company leadership, investor education and awareness, filing shareholder proposals, and public policy advocacy at the municipal, state and federal levels. 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. and masters degrees from Vermont Law School.
Jackie VanderBrug, At-Large Member
Jackie VanderBrug 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.
Leslie Samuelrich 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, Leslie served as the Chief of Staff at Corporate Accountability International and Executive Director of Green Corps, leading significant expansion campaigns.
Leslie currently serves on the board of Voices for Progress, and as an Advisory Board member at the Business Ethics Network, and the Intentional Endowments Network. She earned a BA in economics from Boston College.
Bruce Kahn, At-Large Member
Bruce Kahn 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 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.
Steve Falci, At-Large Member
Steve Falci is the Chief Investment Officer at Pax World Management. There, 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 at Equities at Calvert Group, and was a Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager at Mellon Equity Associates. Steve 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.
Michael Kramer, At-Large Member
Michael Kramer is a Managing Partner at Natural Investments, a federally-registered investment advisory firm exclusively dedicated to sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investments since 1985 and the only SRI firm to have written three books on the field. He has been part of the SRI community for 27 years, teaching SRI through permaculture courses, becoming Natural Investments third advisor in 2000, and becoming a partner in the firm in 2007.
Michael is responsible for overseeing the operations, finances, and strategic direction of the firm and its 15 offices in 10 states. He manages shareholder and policy engagement for the firm, facilitates marketing and ESG research, oversees the NI Social Rating of SRI mutual funds (now in its 25th year), and serves on the firm’s investment committee. He has long been a voice for broader and deeper ESG standards within the SRI industry, regularly engaging money managers and institutions on how to improve their approaches to screening, advocacy, and community investing.
In 2015, Michael co-wrote “The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life, Not Just Your Money," has been lecturing worldwide about SRI, resilience, and sustainability for many years. He has written articles and columns for in Green Money Journal, Yes!, and GreenBiz.com.
Stephen Freedman, At-Large Member
Stephen Freedman is head of Sustainable Investing Solutions at UBS Wealth Management Americas and is responsible for growing the SRI business for US Wealth Management clients. After sixteen years as a research analyst and investment strategist, he first became involved with SRI four years ago within UBS’s Wealth Management Research team. There as head of thematic and sustainable investing strategy, he co-authored a series of foundational SRI white papers that established the current incarnation of the firm’s strategy, and continues to serve as the basis of ongoing education today. Stephen brings an international perspective to the table, having worked in Switzerland for nine years and being of South American heritage.