Advisory Board

This page last updated on 04/06/17

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David Kaplan

Dr. Garry Hart

Professor and Chair, Department of Cinema and Television Arts

California State University, Fullerton

Garrett Hart was the Executive Director of Sustainable Works from summer 2011 to summer 2014 but left to accept the position he now holds-- Professor and Chair of the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University Fullerton. He remains with Sustainable Works as the Chair of the Advisory Board. Prior to Sustainable Works, Hart was an executive in the television industry, most notably as President of Paramount Network Television for eleven years (1993-2004).

Garry believes that there is no greater mission in life than to help make our world sustainable for our children, their children an all future generations. He is convinced that the best way to accomplish this goal is through worldwide educational efforts and behavior change, which is the mission of Sustainable Works.  All people, all businesses and all governments must do whatever is necessary to insure the sustainability of our planet for all living things.

J. Morgan Keim

Marketing Manager

Natierra/BrandStorm

Morgan is an experienced marketing executive, social entrepreneur, and brand builder who specializes in rapid growth for food & beverage brands. As Marketing Manager at Natierra/BrandStorm​, Morgan oversees strategic and operational marketing to help people find its delicious superfood ​snacks. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and dual Business degrees from College of Charleston (SC). In his previous experience, Morgan led cross-functional teams to launch award-winning digital marketing campaigns for HBO/Game of Thrones, BlackBerry, Honda, Acura and Cisco Systems. He is Co-founder of Social Spaces, LLC, an e-commerce luxury real estate and automotive sales platform. More recently, he helped to define go-to-market strategy for Impossible Foods, a Silicon Valley start-up which makes a plant-based meat that looks, tastes (and bleeds!) like beef…without the cow.

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Janet Rifkin

Former Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Janet Rifkin, a recent transplant to the LA area, was the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. In that capacity, she managed the biggest college at this large state university and was actively engaged in fundraising and outreach. As Dean, she participated in two capital campaigns as well as developing relationships and support from alumni and other individual donors. Now, emeritus,she was a Professor of Legal Studies and served as the University Ombudsperson for 5 years. The focus of her teaching and research was in the area of alternative dispute resolution, mediation and negotiation. She founded the University Mediation Project, served on the Boards of the National Institute of Dispute Resolution, The National Conference of Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution and was Co-founder and Director of the National Association for Mediation in Education. She has offered trainings to numerous groups in the United States and abroad in a broad range of conflict resolution management processes.

J. Morgan Keim

Bill Selby

Retired Geography and Earth Science Professor

Santa Monica College

In addition to teaching a wide range of courses at Santa Monica College and serving in several leadership roles, Professor Selby is recognized as an accomplished speaker in geography and earth science. In addition to being an advisor to the City of Santa Monica, Professor Selby has also been a guest lecturer at UCI and for UCLA and has taught courses at UCI as a Visiting Professor. He continues presenting at teacher training workshops, has been one of the most requested speakers for SMC’s Speakers Bureau for community groups, and presents papers each year for professional organizations, such as the AAG, APCG, and CGS.

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