Board and Founders

Committed leaders emerging from every corner of society, working together to create a sustainable world: Enlightened, Empowered, Engaged.

Board of Directors

John R. Bartle,

Dean, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

University of Nebraska, Omaha

Mary A. Ferdig,

Executive Director, Sustainability Leadership Institute

Organizational Development (OD) Scholar-Practitioner, Omaha, NE

Alison Vickery Rider, M.A.

Community Advocate and Global Citizen

Retired Division Manager, Omaha Public Power District

W. Cecil Steward

President/CEO, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities

Dean Emeritus, College of Architecture, University of NE, Lincoln

Founding Members

Maggie Moore Alexander
President, Center for Environmental Structure (CES)
Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy
Formerly, Independent Organizational Development (OD) Consultant, Eugene, OR

Christopher Juniper
Principal, EcoLogic Resources
Denver, CO

Mary A. Ferdig, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Sustainability Leadership Institute
Omaha, NE
Formerly President, Ferdig, Inc. Leadership & OD Consultancy

Monica McKenna
Principal, Learning Technologies
Cornwall, VT

The Sustainability Leadership Institute (SLI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) research and development organization that supports sustainability leaders who recognize they'll never know enough—on their own—about what it takes to respond to the ever-changing complexity of our world.

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