Board of Trustees

We are fortunate to have a dedicated Board of Trustees with a diverse skill set and a commitment to sustainable living.

Matthew Wasserman, President

Cofounder of this organization, Matt has leveraged his love for the environment and his corporate leadership roles to help guide Sustainable Princeton from its humble beginnings to the thriving nationally recognized organization it is today. These days, you’ll find Matt trying to solve the local food waste issues.

Yamile Slebi, Vice President

A native of Colombia, Yamile comes to sustainability from the world of social justice and international trade. Since moving with her family to Princeton in 2006, she has worked with numerous organizations whose goal is giving back to this diverse and welcoming community. You can find Yamile working on multiple initiatives that include green teams at local schools and a ‘save the trees’ campaign in her neighborhood.

Brian McDonald, Treasurer

A long-time Princeton resident and devoted volunteer to numerous local organizations, Brian has utilized his financial, organizational and strategic skills to help Sustainable Princeton grow into a more impactful and sustainable organization. He and his wife Leah are proud that for more than a decade, they have worked to keep 100% of their organic food and yard waste on their property where it has been turned into compost, fertilizer and soil.

Mia Sacks, Secretary

A third-generation Princetonian, Mia is passionately committed to ensuring Princeton’s continued evolution as an equitable, sustainable and vibrant community. Her professional background working around the world in human rights, public health and civil liberties has enabled her to provide thoughtful and strategic guidance that informs Sustainable Princeton’s efforts. Willing to put in the time and sweat equity required to make change happen, Mia can be found most evenings at a municipal or public school meeting advocating for sustainable planning and growth.

Alexandra Bar-Cohen

Locally, Alexandra served in AmeriCorps for the Princeton School Gardens Cooperative helping the garden club take root at Littlebrook School, and has demonstrated a continued passion about instituting low-waste measures to “green” events. She loves helping Princetonians discover how easy it is to be more sustainable—from chatting with people about thinking before they toss to organizing a sustainable fashion show at GreenFest. Alexandra recently retrofitted her 1932 home with a geothermal heating and cooling system, and is grateful that her EV means she’ll never have to pump gas again.

Eve Coulson

Eve is Vice-Chair of the Princeton Zoning board and active at the Princeton Jewish Center. She sees neighborhood building as an underestimated, yet very powerful, way to increase sustainable practices in daily life. She always takes the stairs — and she has discovered that sometimes the smallest things convey a big message. She carries a spork with her everywhere, which has not only saved the lives of countless plastic spoons and forks, but sparked many conversations (“What IS that thing?”) about how one’s habits can have cumulative positive impacts.

Fran Price

After spending time in small communities in the northern mountains of the Dominican Republic planting trees and installing solar panels as a Peace Corps volunteer, Fran decided to make forest conservation her career.  She has worked for The Nature Conservancy on forest issues for almost 18 years to incentivize better practices within the global forest industry. Fran lives with her husband Will (who also works in conservation) and two boys in a very “green” house in Princeton.

Bruno Sarda

Bruno relocated to the area in 2016 and immediately fell in love with Princeton’s natural beauty. He led sustainability inside Fortune 500 companies for nearly 10 years, and now leads a large environmental non-profit based in New York. Bruno and his wife Jodi drive electric vehicles, buy 100% renewable energy for their home, participate in a local CSA, buy local and second-hand as much as they can, and avoid unnecessary consumption and packaging.

Penny Thomas

A long-time resident and Sustainable Princeton Board member, Penny is a dedicated advocate for the environment, conservation and everything sustainable. Committed to keeping the waste stream clean, Penny in her kind, gentle way will be sure to track down an offensive plastic bag in a recycling can or misplaced contamination in an organics collection bin.

Gail Ullman

Gail’s career began with scholarly publishing, followed by decades of public involvement through Master Gardening, Princeton Environmental Commission, and the Princeton Planning Board. Her involvement with Sustainable Princeton expresses her commitment to good planning in the interests of our community and its environmental health.

Shana Weber, Ph.D.

Shana Weber, Director of Sustainability at Princeton University, is a nature lover and works to stimulate local problem-solving to accelerate sustainability action across all of higher education. While not a Princeton resident, she is excited to support community-wide action as a University partner. She and her family are passionate about tinkering with and enhancing native habitats in her yard.

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