Team

We're growing.

If you would like to contribute to our mission to help vulnerable communities address the impact of climate change as a senior advisor or with our advisory/mentorship program, please reach out to Hank Cauley on LinkedIn.

Kevin Bryan

Co-Founder and Managing Director - Equity and Partnerships

Kevin Bryan has 20 years of experience building coalitions, developing organizational strategy, and fostering collaboration between organizations to support the growth of promising organizations and opportunities for people of color. He currently advises national organizations and coalitions as they shift their program frameworks to incorporate equity and justice.

Hank Cauley

Co-Founder and Managing Director - Strategy and Resources

Hank has a mix of corporate, academic, and NGO experiences over his 35-year career.  He has started or turned around seven organizations and major projects. Typically, he has worked to find common ground on social, environmental, and business issues.  He thrives in situations requiring urgent and thoughtful action that create results.

Frank Hicks

Co-Founder and Managing Director - Finance and Innovation

Frank has over 30 years of broad expertise in international development as a senior manager, board member, and consultant with leading NGOs, foundations, and impact investing funds. He is based in Costa Rica, formerly in West Africa, Asia, and the US.

Kate Thompson

Founder Advisor

Kate is a transformational leader, an international development expert, a former management consultant, and a thought-leader on business strategies that deliver triple bottom line results — such that businesses are more profitable, governments are more effective, and civil society organizations are able to scale services more efficiently.

Melissa Dann

Board Member
Melissa has 25 years of experience in international environmental policy and program strategy. She currently advises foundations, NGOs and the private sector on strategies to achieve transformative and effective change. She has served on many boards and has deep governance expertise.

Leavy Matthews

Board Member

Leavy has a science background and is a highly skilled attorney with 20+ years of experience that includes expertise with commercial law and complex litigation.  A proud graduate of Howard University Law School, he has adopted the school’s mantra that a lawyer is a “social engineer” who uses their training to promote social justice and equality worldwide.

Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

Board Member

Lisa has over 25 years of project and operations management experience working in corporate America. She is passionate about eradicating adverse issues affecting the African American community.

Debbie Cohen

Board Member

Debbie has over 35 years of broad experience in finance, management, marketing, communications, and personnel at for-profit and nonprofit organizations and as an independent consultant and a real estate agent. Her current and past Board and other volunteer positions are consistent with her interests in environmental and social issues.

Steven Nitah

Senior Advisor - Indigenous Engagements

Steven is a specialist in Aboriginal and Treaty Constitutional Rights, Negotiations, and Relationship Building with indigenous peoples.

Ganesan ‘Bala’ Balachander

Senior Advisor

Bala has over three decades of experience at the global, regional and national levels in corporate banking, international development, applied ecological research and social enterprises. He brings an interdisciplinary perspectives to addressing challenges at the intersection of ecology, economy and equity. He has lived and worked in Europe, US, Asia-Pacific and India, where he is currently based.

Lisa Cloete

Creative Director

As the Creative Advisor and Lead Storyteller, Lisa comes to N4J passionate about restoring and protecting our natural world and with a wide range of experience in the creative world of storytelling. She has worked in the art industry, publishing, education and literary fields. She has also worked in Communications for an ocean-based NGO and run’s her own small social media campaign for beach clean ups in her city in South Africa.

Luis Miguel Ormeno

Senior Advisor
Luis Miguel has over 20 years of professional expertise working in international development, conservation and finance initiatives for leading NGOs, research centers, government and impact investing funds. He is currently based in Peru, having worked all across Latin America with special emphasis in the Amazon.
Edith Mebiama
Finance Systems Advisor

Edith has 24 years of non-profit financial and operations management experience. Her specialty is in management of financial systems and in creating business processes that fit to purpose.

Missy Rosen

Chief People Advisor
Results driven HR professional in leading tactical and strategic consulting to create organizational development strategies to support key business objectives.  Background includes leadership and development of globally positioned teams. 

Barlin Hassan Ali

Impact Advisor
Barlin has more than two decades of experience in dealing with international development and global international disaster response. In 2018, she received the Humanitarian Ambassador for International Women Achievers Award.
Mohamed Hassan Nur
Impact Advisor

Mohamed is a civil and environmental engineer with 30 years of professional experience in energy conservation, environmental impact assessment, management, and sustainability. He has managed multimillion-dollar projects, and directed and supervised multidisciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, analysts, and senior project managers that provided supervisory, technical support, policy and regulatory analysis to various US Government agencies, private industries, and international organizations.

Isabelle Blanco
Philanthropy Advisor
Isabelle provides research consulting services to non-profits in the development of fundraising and strategic plans. She currently consults with Focus Fundraising and for the development team at Center for Policing Equity, an organization using data science to measure police bias.  Isabelle has also worked for USAID, the UN, Catholic Relief Services and Care International in Africa and Asia.

Elizabeth Delaney Moore

Communications Advisor
Elizabeth comes to Nature4Justice after years crafting positioning strategies in pre-IPO companies. For equally many years, she’s dedicated herself to grassroots environmental and social justice issues.  She spends much of her free time translating court documents for and serving as a mentor to asylum seekers, many of whom have fled situations caused in part by climate change.

Gina Brogi

Strategy Advisor
Gina has 30 years of experience in media and entertainment and she is grounded in an acumen for multinational deal negotiation and execution; development of empowered, productive leaders; and a focus on technology solutions. She has a passion for applying her global business expertise to climate solutions.

Lynne Manrique

Strategy Advisor
Lynne has 20 years of experience as a strategy and implementation leader for nonprofits, public-private partnerships, and local, state, and national governments, spanning 10 US states and about 20 countries. She has served as director of program planning for a $6B public charity, associate director of science, technology, and economic development for a nonprofit research and consulting firm, and executive director of a small foundation focused on expanding women’s leadership opportunities.

Noah Cadet

Project Specialist

Noah conducts and advises research informing the design and adaptive management of solutions. An economist by training and a mediator by nature, he believes justice, in all its forms, is a product of both technical excellence and creative, collaborative problem solving.

Lisa Thomas

Hank Cauley

Co-Founder, Interim CEO

Hank has a mix of corporate, academic, and NGO experiences over his 35-year career.  He has started or turned around seven organizations and major projects. Typically, he has worked to find common ground on social, environmental, and business issues.  He thrives in an environment requiring urgent and thoughtful action that creates results.

Frank Hicks

Co-Founder, Principal

Frank has over 30 years of broad expertise in international development as a senior manager, board member, and consultant with leading NGOs, foundations, and impact investing funds. He is based in Costa Rica, formerly in West Africa, Asia, and the US.

Kevin Bryan

Co-Founder and Managing Director - Equity and Partnerships

Kevin Bryan has 20 years of experience building coalitions, developing organizational strategy, and fostering collaboration between organizations to support the growth of promising organizations and opportunities for people of color. He currently advises national organizations and coalitions as they shift their program frameworks to incorporate equity and justice.

Hank Cauley

Co-Founder and Managing Director - Strategy and Resources
Hank has a mix of corporate, academic, and NGO experiences over his 35-year career.  He has started or turned around seven organizations/major projects. Typically, he has worked to find common ground on social, environmental, and business issues.  He thrives in an environment requiring urgent, thoughtful action that documents results.

Frank Hicks

Co-Founder and Managing Director - Finance and Innovation

Frank has over 30 years of broad expertise in international development as a senior manager, board member, and consultant with leading NGOs, foundations, and impact investing funds. He is based in Costa Rica, formerly in West Africa, Asia, and the US.

Kate Thompson

Founder Advisor

Kate is a transformational leader, an international development expert, a former management consultant, and a thought-leader on business strategies that deliver triple bottom line results — such that businesses are more profitable, governments are more effective, and civil society organizations are able to scale services more efficiently.

Melissa Dann

Board Member
Melissa has 25 years of experience in international environmental policy and program strategy. She currently advises foundations, NGOs and the private sector on strategies to achieve transformative and effective change. She has served on a variety of boards and has deep governance expertise.

Leavy Matthews

Board Member
Leavy has a science background and is a highly skilled attorney with 20+ years of experience that includes expertise with commercial law and complex litigation.  A proud graduate of Howard University Law School, he has adopted the school’s mantra that a lawyer is a “social engineer” who uses their training to promote social justice and equality worldwide.
Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

Board Member

Lisa has over 25 years of project and operations management experience working in corporate America. She is passionate about eradicating adverse issues affecting the African American community.

Debbie Cohen

Board Member
Debbie has over 35 years of broad experience in finance, management, marketing, communications, and personnel at for-profit and nonprofit organizations and as an independent consultant and a real estate agent. Her current and past Board and other volunteer positions are consistent with her interests in environmental and social issues.

Steven Nitah

Senior Advisor - Indigenous Engagements

Steven is a specialist in Aboriginal and Treaty Constitutional Rights, Negotiations, and Relationship Building with indigenous peoples.

Ganesan ‘Bala’ Balachander

Senior Advisor

Bala has over three decades of experience at the global, regional and national levels in corporate banking, international development, applied ecological research and social enterprises. He brings an interdisciplinary perspective to addressing challenges at the intersection of ecology, economy and equity. He has lived and worked in Europe, US, Asia-Pacific and India, where he is currently based.

Lisa Cloete

Creative Director

As the Creative Advisor and Lead Storyteller, Lisa comes to N4J passionate about restoring and protecting our natural world and with a wide range of experience in the creative world of storytelling. She has worked in the art industry, publishing, education and literary fields. She has also worked in Communications for an ocean-based NGO and run’s her own small social media campaign for beach clean ups in her city in South Africa.

Luis Miguel Ormeno

Senior Advisor
Luis Miguel has over 20 years of professional expertise working in international development, conservation and finance initiatives for leading NGOs, research centers, government and impact investing funds. He is currently based in Peru, having worked all across Latin America with special emphasis in the Amazon.

Edith Mebiama

Finance Systems Advisor

Edith has 24 years of non-profit financial and operations management experience. Her specialty is in management of financial systems and in creating business processes that fit to purpose.

Missy Rosen

Chief People Advisor

Results driven HR professional in leading tactical and strategic consulting to create organizational development strategies to support key business objectives.  Background includes leadership and development of globally positioned teams.

Barlin Hassan Ali

Impact Advisor

Barlin has more than two decades of experience in dealing with international development and global international disaster response. In 2018, she received the Humanitarian Ambassador for International Women Achievers Award.

Mohamed Hassan Nur

Impact Advisor

Mohamed is a civil and environmental engineer with 30 years of professional experience in energy conservation, environmental impact assessment, management, and sustainability. He has managed multimillion-dollar projects for various US Government agencies, private industries, and international organizations.

Isabelle Blanco

Philanthropy Advisor
Isabelle provides research consulting services to non-profits in the development of fundraising and strategic plans. She currently consults with Focus Fundraising and for the development team at Center for Policing Equity, an organization using data science to measure police bias.  Isabelle has also worked for USAID, the UN, Catholic Relief Services and Care International in Africa and Asia.

Elizabeth Delaney Moore

Communications Advisor

Elizabeth comes to N4J after years crafting positioning strategies in pre-IPO companies. For equally many years, she’s dedicated herself to grassroots environmental and social justice issues.  She spends much of her free time translating court documents for and serving as a mentor to asylum seekers, many of whom have fled situations caused in part by climate change.

Gina Brogi

Strategy Advisor
Gina has 30 years of experience in media and entertainment and she is grounded in an acumen for multinational deal negotiation and execution; development of empowered, productive leaders; and a focus on technology solutions. She has a passion for applying her global business expertise to climate solutions

Lynne Manrique

Strategy Advisor
Lynne has 20 years of experience as a strategy and implementation leader for nonprofits, public-private partnerships, and local, state, and national governments, spanning 10 US states and about 20 countries. She has served as director of program planning for a $6B public charity, associate director of science, technology, and economic development for a nonprofit research and consulting firm, and executive director of a small foundation focused on expanding women’s leadership opportunities.

Noah Cadet

Project Specialist

Noah conducts and advises research informing the design and adaptive management of solutions. An economist by training and a mediator by nature, he believes justice, in all its forms, is a product of both technical excellence and creative, collaborative problem solving.