• Staff

    Maura McKnight

    Executive Director


    Prior to joining BC3, Maura worked for 8 years leading Corporate Partnerships for GRID Alternatives - the nation's largest nonprofit solar installer. Maura has spent more than 18 years working at the intersection of energy, environment, technology and social change. She has worked in B2B sales in the IT industry, was a biologist for the National Park Service, was an independent entrepreneur, and contracted with non-profits to help them build capacity. She holds a B.S. from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Conservation and an M.S. in Wildlife Biology from Humboldt State.

    Liz Hannon

    Operations Director


    Liz's passion for outdoor recreation and concerns over the changing climate brought her to the renewable energy workforce nearly a decade ago (Sunrun). Her desire to make direct, local impact, her eye for operational efficiency, and her love of data found her making the transition to the nonprofit space in 2014 (GRID Alternatives), and she has not looked back. Liz is excited to be a part of BC3 as the Operations Director. She holds a master’s degree in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Liz lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and son, and loves to spend the weekends exploring nearby trails.


    Justine Blanchet

    Climate Programs Director


    Justine is passionate about creating an equitable, sustainable, and inclusive world where everyone can thrive. She has deep experience at the intersection of environmental and social impact, including sustainability topics such as renewable energy, food & water, agriculture, building decarbonization, transportation electrification. Justine also has experience implementing justice, equity, diversity, & inclusion (JEDI) initiatives. Justine received her Master of Arts in International Relations and Development degree from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies located in Geneva, Switzerland. Justine is fluent in English, French and Spanish and in her free time loves to be in nature and discover the world's cultures and natural riches!

    Lauren Silverstein

    Special Projects Manager & Member Liaison


    Before joining BC3, Lauren spent over a decade working in marketing and brand communications, bringing with her experience working in both the startup and corporate worlds. Her love and connection with the outdoors and concerns about our impact on the environment led her to change paths and start pursuing purpose-driven work. Lauren studied business and communications at Arizona State University. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and son where they get to hike, bike, and garden year-round.

    Lauren Wan

    Climate Programs Coordinator


    Lauren's passion for the environment and tackling climate change issues developed when she began volunteering at the Oakland Zoo. Her experience there led her to pursue a career in environmental sustainability and justice. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in Marketing Management and a minor in Environmental Studies from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Before BC3, Lauren interned at Lightsource BP, Clearway Energy Group, and Guidehouse's Energy Sustainability and Infrastructure segment. Lauren lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her dog and leopard gecko. Outside of work she loves to go tidepooling, bake sourdough, and crochet.

  • BC3 Fellowships

    BC3 Hosts 3-month climate fellow positions throughout the year to help us incubate and scale meaningful efforts across our membership, with a goal to share successful models with the broader global community. If you are interested in learning more about our fellowship program, please email your resume to bc3@bc3sfbay.org.

  • Strategic Board

    BC3's Strategic Board represents our membership in setting high-level strategy for the organization.

    Melissa Capria



    Katie Excoffier

    BC3 Strategic Board Chair

    Former Sustainability Manager at Genentech

    Jennifer Kass



    Cole Roberts


    Associate Principal

    Chris Benjamin

    Pacific Gas and Electric

    Director, Corporate Sustainability

    Ben Thompson


    Senior Manager, Sustainability

    Alison Colwell


    Director of ESG & Sustainability

    Peggy Brannigan


    Director Global Environmental Sustainability

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