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:

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Aimee Barnes

Director of the Policy Lab

Amanda Denney

Director of Portfolio Operations

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

Brenda Hearn

Office Manager

Carmen Ayala

Communications Analyst, Equity & Access

Chris Chang

Chris Chang

Sr. Portfolio Experience Manager

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Christina Angelides

Co-Director of the Policy Lab

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Danielle J. Harris

Managing Director, Engagement & Innovation

Danya Hakeem

Danya Hakeem

Managing Director, Portfolio

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Emily Gercke

Senior Portfolio Operations Analyst

Gabriel Sheer Gabriel Sheer

Gabriel Scheer

Director of Innovation

Ian Chipman

Editorial Director

Jared O’Shaughnessy

Senior Analyst, Navigator

Justin Marquez

Senior Partnerships Manager, Equity & Access

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Kalyn Simon

Portfolio Manager

Kayla Elemental Kayla Elemental

Kayla Economou

Portfolio Operations & Data Manager

Kim Baker Kim Baker

Kim Baker

Senior Director of Innovation

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Laith Ojjeh

Dealflow Fellow

Lani Cobb

Senior Events Manager

Lauren Tonokawa

Managing Director, Communications

Lisa

Lisa Kanehiro

Controller

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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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Mitch Rubin

Director of Innovation

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Nathaly Moreno

Manager of Innovation, Equity & Access 

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

Sara Chandler

Managing Director, Equity & Access

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Saritha Peruri

Head of Corporate Partnerships

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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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Whibs Howes

Director of People Operations

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Danielle J. Harris

Managing Director, Engagement & Innovation

Jared O’Shaughnessy

Senior Analyst, Navigator

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Melissa Uhl

Chief Growth Officer

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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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Avra Durack

Investor in Residence

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Benny Kim

Dealflow Manager

Chris Chang

Chris Chang

Sr. Portfolio Experience Manager

Danya Hakeem

Danya Hakeem

Managing Director, Portfolio

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Emily Gercke

Senior Portfolio Operations Analyst

Gabriel Sheer Gabriel Sheer

Gabriel Scheer

Director of Innovation

Kalyn Simons Kalyn Simons

Kalyn Simon

Portfolio Manager

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Kayla Economou

Portfolio Operations & Data Manager

Kim Baker Kim Baker

Kim Baker

Senior Director of Innovation

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Laith Ojjeh

Dealflow Fellow

Mitch Rubin Mitch Rubin

Mitch Rubin

Director of Innovation

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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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

Justin Marquez

Senior Partnerships Manager, Equity & Access

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Nathaly Moreno

Manager of Innovation, Equity & Access 

Sara Chandler

Managing Director, Equity & Access

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Aimee Barnes

Director of the Policy Lab

Anna Menke

Policy Lab Manager

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Christina Angelides

Co-Director of the Policy Lab

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Melissa Uhl

Chief Growth Officer

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Aparna Reddy

In-House Counsel

Brenda Hearn

Office Manager

Lisa

Lisa Kanehiro

Controller

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Maya Hurley-Wales

Talent Manager

Mike Curtis

Managing Director, Finance

Whibs Whibs

Whibs Howes

Director of People Operations

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Bobby Bailey

Creative Storyteller

Carmen Ayala

Communications Analyst, Equity & Access

Ian Chipman

Editorial Director

Lani Cobb

Senior Events Manager

Lauren Tonokawa

Managing Director, Communications

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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

David Crane

Board Member
CEO
Climate Real Impact Solutions

Cheryl Martin

Board Member
Founder
Harwich Partners

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

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