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David Lewis, Executive Director
As Executive Director of Save The Bay since 1998, David Lewis has been San Francisco Bay's top advocate for more than a decade. Under his leadership, Save The Bay stopped San Francisco International Airport's plan to pave more of the Bay for runways, and has taken on industry giants Cargill Inc., the American Chemistry Council, and serious Bay polluters. David has also testified before Congress on oil spill prevention and restoring Bay wetlands to combat the impacts of climate change. David was born and raised in the Bay Area, and prior to joining Save The Bay, he devoted 14 years to work for nuclear arms control in Washington, D.C., including in the U.S. Senate, and also worked on election campaigns across the country. He holds a B.A. in Politics and American Studies from Princeton University and is still trying to catch up to his daughters on the ski slopes.
Njambi Good, Chief Strategy Officer
As Save The Bay’s Chief Strategy Officer, Njambi leads the organization’s efforts to significantly improve the health of San Francisco Bay, working with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and senior staff to create, implement and achieve Save The Bay’s strategic vision. Njambi has more than 15 years of experience managing teams, developing advocacy campaigns, and mobilizing and training volunteers. Before joining Save The Bay, she worked at Amnesty International USA for more than five years where she directed the organization’s priority advocacy campaign, managed their national student and youth program, and served on the leadership team for a major strategic planning process. Prior to that, Njambi worked at the Nature Conservancy’s global headquarters where she lobbied on conservation funding and policy measures and provided training and capacity development to staff in the field. She also has worked as a consultant developing grassroots organizing campaigns, holistic online constituency growth strategies, and outreach plans for clients like Futures Without Violence, the Rights Working Group, and the Rockwood Leadership Institute. In high school Njambi had her first experience with conservation work through a program to restore and cleanup the Chesapeake Bay, and she’s been committed to the work ever since. Njambi holds a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from Virginia Tech.
Robin Erickson, Director of Finance and Administration
With 13 years of experience in non-profit administration, Robin has been responsible for overseeing Save The Bay’s finances, human resources, facilities, and computer systems since 2005. Prior to joining Save The Bay she served as Fiscal Manager for Emergency Shelter Program, Volunteer Manager for Environmental Volunteers, and Camp Director for the City of Oakland’s Touch The Earth Day Camp. She earned a B.A. in International Relations and Japanese from UC Davis.
Cyril Manning, Communications Director
Cyril Manning leads communications for Save The Bay, with a focus on growing the organization’s constituency, highlighting critical issues facing San Francisco Bay, and driving public engagement in protection and restoration efforts. He oversees public relations, online communications, public outreach campaigns and the Save The Bay brand. He has more than 10 years of communications leadership experience, including at The Bay Institute, Aquarium of the Bay, San Jose State University, UC Berkeley and Children’s Hospital. He can often be found running and riding the Bay Area's fabulous trails.
Stephen Knight, Political Director
Stephen oversees Save The Bay's policy initiatives focusing on Bay fill, pollution prevention and securing funding for the restoration of 100,000 acres of healthy Bay wetlands. An honors graduate of Yale University and U.C. Hastings College of the Law, Stephen has extensive experience in legislative, media, and grassroots advocacy and campaign work. Prior to joining Save The Bay in 2007, Stephen was Deputy Director and co-founder of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, an internationally-recognized refugee rights organization. He has both teaching and practice experience in the areas of immigration and civil rights law, is the author of numerous legal publications, and has clerked for a justice of the Supreme Court of Hawai'i.
Janine Kraus, Chief Development Officer
Janine brings more than ten years of non-profit management and development experience to Save The Bay, where she designs and implements a comprehensive fundraising strategy to significantly grow our resources to advance our programs. She comes from the Coral Reef Alliance where she led the charge to increase major giving by strengthening the Board of Directors and crafting a $10 million major gifts campaign. Previously, Janine worked on environmental/political issues at the California League of Conservation Voters. Janine was educated at UC Santa Cruz in Environmental Studies and interned with The Nature Conservancy. In 1997, she helped start the Young Nonprofit Professionals' Network (YNPN). She was selected as one of the first fellows to attend the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2001.
Catherine Fox, Director of Major and Planned Gifts
Catherine directs the major and planned gifts program at Save The Bay, helping to connect individuals’ environmental interests to the vision and programs of the organization. She began her environmental career at Friends of the River as a river guide and the first Director of Friends of the River Foundation and served as Executive Director for 18 months. During her seventeen years at the Sierra Club her development jobs covered the gamut from raising funds for the Club’s political action committee to being the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations to being Associate Director of Major Gifts. Successful stints at Trust for Public Land, Save The Redwoods League and The Wilderness Society honed her skills as a development director and her expertise with major gifts. Catherine received a BA from Santa Clara University and has a Masters in Education and earned two teaching credentials from San Francisco State University.
Donna Ball, Habitat Restoration Director
Donna brings over 10 years experiences as a salt marsh ecologist on the West Coast to Save The Bay, where she currently guides the Habitat Restoration Team in providing on-the-ground community-based habitat restoration programs utilizing over 5,000 volunteers annually. Previously, Donna worked at H. T. Harvey & Associates as a senior restoration ecologist working on a variety of large and small-scale tidal restoration projects throughout San Francisco Bay. She holds a M.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University, with a focus on Marine and Estuarine Ecosystems.