Our Board

Board of Directors

Andrew Beath


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. Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations including Amazon Watch, Threshold Foundation, and the 18th Street Arts Center.

Sarah Vaill


Sarah Vaill has worked continuously for women’s organizations in the fields of international women’s rights and philanthropy for fourteen years. She is a full-time writer and consultant, part-time filmmaker, and longtime activist. Sarah assisted in the developmental stages of establishing SEE as a fiscal sponsor. Sarah holds a B.A. from Duke University in Gender and Hispanic Cultures. She currently serves as the Director of Philanthropy for Liberty Hill Foundation.

Richard Wegman


Richard Wegman has been helping to lead environmental companies since the late 1980s. Richard has served Chief Operating Officer at Global Green USA. Richard has also served as a consultant to many environmental and social justice organizations in the Los Angeles area. He is also co-founder of Active Music Inc., a nonprofit that produces benefit concerts to raise money for other nonprofit organizations. Richard holds an MBA in Finance and a B.S. in Marketing from California State Polytechnic University.

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 has provided legal representation to nonprofits, social enterprises, and small businesses in a number of organizations, including Miller & Chevalier, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Public Counsel. Cecily co-founded Sustainable Law Group, P.C., a Certified B Corp and Best for the World Honoree. Cecily volunteers with several nonprofit Boards of Directors, including Social Enterprise Alliance, Phase One Foundation, Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, and past Chair of L.A. Kitchen. 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.