Board of Directors
Andrew Beath is the founder and Board Chair of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE). He is also the founder of EarthWays Foundation, a non-profit that for the past 30 years has initiated a multitude of projects aimed to protect wilderness and assist threatened indigenous communities in South, Central, and North America. In addition to SEE and EarthWays, Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of several other non-profit organizations including Amazon Watch and Santa Monica’s 18th Street Arts Center. Over the years Andrew has started several “centers for conscious activism” to teach environmental education and techniques that facilitate social change. He graduated from Duke University and went on to complete a graduate degree in International Finance from the Wharton School of Business. He now teaches environmental ethics based on his four published books, focusing on evolving consciousness and a spiritual approach to social justice and environmental restoration.
Cecily Jackson-Zapata is an attorney and nonprofit consultant with expertise in tax-exempt organizations, social enterprises, CDFIs, and social mission organization governance, strategy, and operations. She serves as the Secretary of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) and is the Executive Director of Social Innovatus, a SEE project that collaborates with innovative nonprofits and social enterprises. Cecily is a LA Social Justice Partners partner and a member of the California Lawyers Association Business Law Section Nonprofit Organizations Committee. She previously practiced law in the Community Development Project at Public Counsel and in the Tax Departments at Latham & Watkins LLP and Miller & Chevalier. Cecily also co-founded Sustainable Law Group P.C., was a member of the Union Bank Community Advisory Board, Board Chair for L.A. Kitchen, Secretary of Social Enterprise Alliance, and a Founding Director of Social Enterprise Alliance Los Angeles Chapter. Cecily is a graduate of Stanford Law School and the University of Southern California.
Richard Wegman is currently the Chief Operations Officer of Kiss the Ground, a nonprofit that works in the Regenerative Agriculture movement. He was the Chief Financial Officer of LA Cleantech Incubator in 2019 and was previously the owner of Mandala Yoga, in Santa Monica. Richard has been helping to lead environmental companies since the late 1980s. For eight years he was the Chief Operations Officer at Global Green USA, an organization that was a leader in the green building movement. Richard was the Chief Operations Officer at TreePeople for six years and led a capital campaign as well as built the first 250k gallon cistern to capture rainwater. He also is a consultant to many environmental and social justice organizations. Richard is Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Board for Amazon Watch. Richard holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Cal State Polytechnic University. Additionally, he is a 24-year certified yoga teacher and Reiki healer.
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.
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 a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Angelo Logan is the Policy and Campaign Director for the Moving Forward Network and co-founder of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice. For over 20 years, Angelo has been advocating for his community and communities across the country impacted by industrial and transportation pollution. Angelo’s life experience allows him to provide his perspective through an environmental justice and equity lens. Angelo serves on The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council as a member, The Harbor Community Benefit Foundation as a Board Director, and The California EV Charging Infrastructure Strike Force as a Co-Chairman.