Our Board

Board of Directors

Andrew Beath

President

Andrew Beath is the founder of SEE, EarthWays Foundation and other non-profit social justice and environmental organizations. He completed a graduate degree in International Finance from the Wharton School of Business, and then began working as a corporate-based real estate developer in Southern California before turning his attention to more philosophical pursuits, focusing on social justice and environmental restoration work. In addition to EarthWays and SEE, Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of several other non-profit organizations including Amazon Watch, and Santa Monica’s 18th Street Arts Center, where he is the current board chair.

Sarah Vaill

Secretary

Sarah Vaill is Director of Philanthropy at Liberty Hill Foundation, overseeing $4M in annual grantmaking from 70 donor advised funds, giving circles, and scholarship funds. Prior to joining Liberty Hill, Sarah was Director of International Advocacy and Program Planning for the NGO Karama (‘dignity’ in Arabic) for 10 years, building capacity in human rights advocacy with women leaders in 13 countries across the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to Karama, Sarah was the Executive Director of Parents International Ethiopia, and spent seven years at the Global Fund for Women as the Program Officer for Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe, managing a $1M grantmaking portfolio annually, and as a Development Officer – Foundations.

Richard Wegman

Treasurer

Richard Wegman is currently the owner of Mandala Yoga, a yoga studio in Santa Monica.  Additionally, Richard Wegman has been helping to lead environmental companies since the late 1980s. While at Global Green USA, he was responsible for the management of finances and administration, prior to that he served as a consultant to many environmental and social justice organizations in the Los Angeles area. Richard is Chairman of the Board for Amazon Watch, a board member of Friends of Ballona Wetlands, and the co-founder of ActiveMusic Inc., a non-profit that produces benefit concerts to raise money for other non-profit organizations.  He holds an MBA in Finance and a BS in Marketing from California State Polytechnic University.  In addition he is a certified yoga teacher and Reiki healer.

Max Gail

Max Gail is a teacher, actor, musician and director. Max has been involved in social and environmental activism for the last 35 years. Max currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Social Enterprise Alliance Los Angeles Chapter and the Wishtoyo Foundation. Max holds a degree in Economics from Williams College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Cecily Jackson-Zapata

Cecily Jackson-Zapata provides legal advice and counseling to nonprofits, social enterprises, and small businesses as an attorney and consultant in a number of organizations, including Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Latham & Watkins LLP, Public Counsel, and Sustainable Law Group, P.C., a Certified B Corp and Best for the World Honoree. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies cum laude, University of Southern California, 1994 and J.D. from Stanford Law School, 1997. Cecily has volunteered as an officer and director of several nonprofit Boards of Directors, including Social Enterprise Alliance, San Diego Region Small Business Development Corporation, Downtown LA Art Walk, Phase One Foundation, and L.A. Kitchen. She also served as a member of the Union Bank Community Advisory Board from 2011-2013.