Peter served as the Deputy Regional Counsel with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Denver Regional Office form 2002-2012.
Peter's degrees in geology, hydrogeology, and law, his professional experience at EPA, plus his numerous trips to both Israel and the West Bank give him a unique perspective on the environmental and social problems in the region.
Peter is also a trained mediator and is a member of the Colorado Mediation Center, LLC.
Tara is a marketing specialist and is the founder of the Boulder-Ramat HaNegev Sister City Initiative.
Sara-Jane is a retired attorney. She is deeply committed to helping Israelis, Palestinians and those who care about the land they share find ways to live and work together to tackle the environmental and other common challenges that affect them every day.
As the founder and manager of Colorado Mediation Center, LLC., Beth provides mediation and other dispute resolution services to help individuals and organizations resolve conflict.
She also provides communications and conflict management training, conflict coaching, and group facilitation services.
Liz Fox has served for more than twenty years in a leadership role on the National Board of Hadassah and has visited Israel over a dozen times. She has been committed to working for peace in the middle east for all of her adult life. She is also a retired teacher who taught in the Boulder Valley Schools. She is a founding member of SIPP.
Liz recently published a book, WE ARE GOING TO BE LUCKY... based on correspondence between her parents during World War II. The book, "We Are Going To Be Lucky" follows Liz's dad from basic training to the war in Europe,and through his recovery from wounds and her mom's experience on the home front working as a machinist and becoming a new mom.
Bernard is an engineering professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and founder of Engineers Without Borders-USA.
Sid retired from IBM after 33 years of a myriad of technology and product involvement. During the last decade and a half he was involved in telecommunications outsourcing, marketing and strategy, requiring a broad range of skills involving technology solutions, selling proposals, crafting competitive financials, proposal and contract writing and HR.
Since retirement Sid has been involved in and helped lead community efforts in adult education, auditing classes outside his original field of Physics, the local chapter of the Anti-Defamation League, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, while pursuing his interests and independent research in things biblical, Shakespeare, the Classics, and evolution.
Sandy has a master's degree in Community Mental Health nursing and has always been concerned about public health issues impacting communities. Another area of concern is maternal and child health in early childhood.
Anne consults worldwide on end-of-life issues for electronics and on related sustainable materials management issues.
Anne led workshops in Israel and the West Bank in 2016 on behalf of SIPP, educating Israeli regulators and environmental advocates as well as West Bank citizens on the adverse impacts & policy options related to open burning of scrap electronics.
She joined the SIPP Board in 2018, bringing extensive project management and grant-writing skills.
Anne is president of Gracestone, Inc., a US-based consultancy, and has worked in recycling for 40 years, with a focus on recycling and reuse of complex engineered products for the past 20 years. She specializes in many aspects of the electronics recycling industry, including North American and international policy issues, EH&S, global certification options, regulatory compliance, and standards conformity. Anne has published in the trade news; presented at conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia; and taught graduate-level classes in electronics recycling and environmental matters.
Based in Washington DC, Alan is an attorney at Beveridge & Diamond, PC, the oldest and largest environmental law firm in the United States. Alan’s practice is focused on helping clients resolve business and regulatory challenges in order to ensure compliance with applicable environmental requirements.
In addition, Alan lived in Israel between 2009 and 2016, where he was an active volunteer with organizations that promote shared citizenship and equality in Israeli society. Alan also developed an extracurricular program to provide local Jewish and Arab children with an opportunity to learn, interact, and speak together.
I have an M.A. in Middle East politics and lived on and off in the Middle East for two years. My Hebrew is passable, but I speak with a Spanish accent. I am currently studying Arabic with a teacher in Qalqilya.
My career has been eclectic. I’ve written an academic book on maritime piracy and the international law of the sea. I’ve worked in film and made a murder mystery/comedy called Murder Over Easy, which took place in an upstate New York diner. More recently, I designed a discussion series at the United Nations in New York and Geneva and right now I’m an administrator at the National Center for Atmospheric Research where I work in the Climate & Global Dynamics laboratory. I’m married and have two teenage children. I’ve recently stopped eating sugar, which makes me a much happier person.
Lisa lives in Jerusalem and is provides SIPP with an on-the-ground presence in Israel and Palestine.
Lisa is a former Boston Globe Correspondent in Jerusalem, publisher and founder of Israel News Today, director of the Peace Academy at the Jerusalem School in Beit Hanina, co-founder of the All Nations Cafe -- a peace initiative gathering Israelis and Palestinians, and an educator of mindfulness and non-violent communication in elementary and high schools. Lisa is well connected to the peace activist community in Jerusalem and shares SIPP's values in promoting community-to-community connections.