Team + Board

Meet The
Elemental Team

Our mission to rapidly redesign the systems at the root of climate change, break down barriers to innovation, and lift up people around the world requires a team as invested in each other as they are in the environment. While we’re all cross-functional, we tend to specialize in these roles:

Amanda Denney

Director of Portfolio Operations

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Ankita Bhat

Portfolio Experience Analyst 

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Anna Menke

Policy Lab Manager

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Antoinette West

Career Pathways Manager, Equity & Access

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Aparna Reddy

In-House Counsel

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Avra Durack

Investor in Residence

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Benny Kim

Dealflow Manager

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Bobby Bailey

Creative Storyteller

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Brenda Hearn

Office Manager

Carmen Ayala

Communications Analyst, Equity & Access

Chris Chang

Chris Chang

Sr. Portfolio Experience Manager

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Christina Angelides

Director of the Policy Lab

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Danielle J. Harris

Managing Director, Engagement & Innovation

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Danya Hakeem

Managing Director, Portfolio

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Emily Gercke

Senior Portfolio Operations Analyst

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Gabriel Scheer

Director of Innovation

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Gwendy Brown

Senior Policy Advisor

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Ian Chipman

Editorial Director

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Jared O’Shaughnessy

Senior Partnerships Analyst

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Jenna Floricel Lewinstein

Graphic Designer

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Josh Stanbro

Deputy Director, Policy Lab

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Justin Marquez

Senior Partnerships Manager, Equity & Access

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Kayla Economou

Portfolio Operations & Data Manager

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Kevin Samy

Chief of Staff

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Kim Baker

Senior Director of Innovation

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Kim Karris

Director of Strategic Development

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Kimberly Zhou

Data Program Fellow

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Kruti Ladani

Data & Program Sr. Manager

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Laith Ojjeh

Dealflow Fellow

Lani Cobb

Senior Events Manager

Lauren Tonokawa

Managing Director, Creative

Lisa

Lisa Kanehiro

Controller

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Maria Barr

Senior Director, Brand Creative

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Maya Hurley-Wales

Talent Manager

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Melissa Rouse

Communications Production Manager

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Melissa Uhl

Chief Growth Officer

Mike Curtis

Managing Director, Finance

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Minette Valdes

Executive Assistant

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Mitch Rubin

Director of Innovation

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Morgan Serna

Legal Intern

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Nathaly Moreno

Manager of Innovation, Equity & Access 

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Nick Hartrich

Senior Partnerships Engagement Manager

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Nina Ali

Market Intelligence & Sales Coach

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Oliver Sabot

People and Operations Coach

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Peter Fiske

Market Intelligence Coach

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Sadie Henderson

Partnerships Analyst

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Samantha Grassle

Senior Portfolio Innovation Manager

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Sara Chandler

Managing Director, Equity & Access

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Saritha Peruri

Head of Corporate Partnerships

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Shaun Ng

Senior Portfolio Innovation Manager

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TD Lowe

Investor in Residence

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Tiffany Huynh

Director of External Affairs, Hawaiʻi

Tom Biro

Director of Media Relations

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Danielle J. Harris

Managing Director, Engagement & Innovation

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Jared O’Shaughnessy

Senior Partnerships Analyst

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Kevin Samy

Chief of Staff

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Kim Karris

Director of Strategic Development

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Melissa Uhl

Chief Growth Officer

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Minette Valdes

Executive Assistant

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Nick Hartrich

Senior Partnerships Engagement Manager

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Sadie Henderson

Partnerships Analyst

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Saritha Peruri

Head of Corporate Partnerships

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Tiffany Huynh

Director of External Affairs, Hawaiʻi

Amanda Denney

Director of Portfolio Operations

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Ankita Bhat

Portfolio Experience Analyst 

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Avra Durack

Investor in Residence

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Benny Kim

Dealflow Manager

Chris Chang

Chris Chang

Sr. Portfolio Experience Manager

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Danya Hakeem

Managing Director, Portfolio

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Emily Gercke

Senior Portfolio Operations Analyst

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Gabriel Scheer

Director of Innovation

Kayla Elemental Kayla Elemental

Kayla Economou

Portfolio Operations & Data Manager

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Kim Baker

Senior Director of Innovation

Kim Zhou Kim Zhou

Kimberly Zhou

Data Program Fellow

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Laith Ojjeh

Dealflow Fellow

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Mitch Rubin

Director of Innovation

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Nina Ali

Market Intelligence & Sales Coach

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Oliver Sabot

People and Operations Coach

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Peter Fiske

Market Intelligence Coach

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Samantha Grassle

Senior Portfolio Innovation Manager

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Shaun Ng

Senior Portfolio Innovation Manager

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TD Lowe

Investor in Residence

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Antoinette West

Career Pathways Manager, Equity & Access

Carmen Ayala

Communications Analyst, Equity & Access

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Danielle J. Harris

Managing Director, Engagement & Innovation

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Justin Marquez

Senior Partnerships Manager, Equity & Access

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Nathaly Moreno

Manager of Innovation, Equity & Access 

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Sara Chandler

Managing Director, Equity & Access

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Anna Menke

Policy Lab Manager

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Christina Angelides

Director of the Policy Lab

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Gwendy Brown

Senior Policy Advisor

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Josh Stanbro

Deputy Director, Policy Lab

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Melissa Uhl

Chief Growth Officer

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Aparna Reddy

In-House Counsel

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Brenda Hearn

Office Manager

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Kruti Ladani

Data & Program Sr. Manager

Lisa

Lisa Kanehiro

Controller

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Maya Hurley-Wales

Talent Manager

Mike Curtis

Managing Director, Finance

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Morgan Serna

Legal Intern

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Bobby Bailey

Creative Storyteller

Carmen Ayala

Communications Analyst, Equity & Access

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Ian Chipman

Editorial Director

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Jenna Floricel Lewinstein

Graphic Designer

Lani Cobb

Senior Events Manager

Lauren Tonokawa

Managing Director, Creative

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Maria Barr

Senior Director, Brand Creative

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Melissa Rouse

Communications Production Manager

Tom Biro

Director of Media Relations

Board of Directors

Laurene Powell Jobs

Board Chair
President
Emerson Collective

Dawn Lippert

Board Member
CEO
Elemental Excelerator

Kelvin Taketa

Board Member
Past President/CEO
Hawaii Community Foundation

Cheryl Martin

Board Member
Founder
Harwich Partners

Naveen Sikka

Board Member
CEO
TerViva

Maurice Kaya

Director Emeritus
Elemental Excelerator

Advisors

Ernest Moniz

Board Advisor
CEO and Co-chair
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Energy Futures Initiative

Peter Seligmann

Board Advisor
CEO and Co-founder
Nia Tero

Brad Powell

Board Advisor
Managing Director, Investments
Emerson Collective

Vivian Yasunaga

Board Advisor
EVP & CFO
Child & Family Service

Aimee Barnes

Policy Advisor
Founder, Hua Nani Partners and Senior Advisor, California-China Climate Institute

Elemental Values

We use shared values to not only guide our own interactions and decisions, but also to guide the work our companies do in communities.

Joyful Work

We find joy in our mission and in supporting others.

Growth Mindset

We seek to learn, iterate, and grow personally and professionally.

Kuleana

We embrace the responsibility and privilege of activating ourselves and others for our mission.

Humble Spirit

We approach the problems we are trying to solve with sincere and humble spirits.

Read more about our Mission & Impact