Climate First! Board Of Directors

1. Carrie Biggs-Adams, Treasurer (CA)

Carrie is a union representative and television engineer. In September 2016, she retired after 15 years with the Communications Workers of America based in Washington, DC. She now is based in San Francisco, serving the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians – Communications Workers of America Local 51, bargaining contracts in the broadcast industry. Carrie worked at NBC for over 40 years, notably winning an Emmy Award for editing on "Sunset Beach," a soap opera. Carrie received an Associates degree from the National Labor College in 2014, and continues to finish her BA at Empire State College via distance learning. In moving to California she gave up her positions in Colmar Manor, Maryland after successfully getting the town certified in the Sustainable Maryland program. Carrie is married, and has two daughters. She is fluent in Spanish. Carrie joined the Board in 2014.

   2. Ted Conwell, President (MD)

Most recently, Ted practiced as a court-appointed attorney for ten years, litigating child neglect and abuse cases in Wash., D.C. Previously he worked mostly in the environmental field for U.S. DOJ’s Environmental Enforcement Section, U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, Delaware Nature Society, among others. Ted’s non-enviro work experience includes stints with two government contractors, and working as a life insurance agent. Ted has a J.D. and Masters in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, and a B.A. from Gettysburg College. While he was born and raised in Swarthmore, PA, Ted now lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife. In their spare time, they both enjoy the great outdoors. Ted joined the Board in 2012.

More information about Ted can be found here.

CF!sasandeghan.jpg3. Sasan Dehghan (MD)

Sasan has been a long-time environmental and social justice activist. Sasan's professional expertise is in Project Management and he has been managing IT projects/programs since 1998. He has a BS in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Business Administration. Some of his clean-tech experience includes working as a contractor at the Department of Energy on a program to reduce energy consumption (by 71%) in data centers, and previously as a contractor at the Office of Personnel Management working on various IT projects/programs including efforts to reduce eWaste and data center energy consumption. In addition to participating in numerous no-KXL pipeline and anti-fracking actions, he has been using 100% wind power at home, driving a plug-in Prius, and transitioning to a vegan diet in 2010, actions which have reduced his personal GHG emissions by more than 70% of the national average. Sasan joined the Board in 2016. 

   4. Adriana Henao (VA)

Adriana Henao has worked in international sustainable development for over 20 years. For 16 of those years, she worked for the Organization of American States (OAS), managing programs involving drug control, alternative development, sustainable livelihoods, social inclusion, and justice reform. Adriana has management expertise in projects focusing on institutional strengthening, monitoring and evaluation followed by technical assistance, south-south cooperation, knowledge-sharing tools and inter-sectoral collaboration for alternative development, and poverty reduction. Her work has led to partnerships with numerous international organizations, governments, and NGOs. Adriana is the founder of INKLUSIVE GLOBAL, a consulting firm that strives to create sustainable solutions which empower vulnerable people to improve their socioeconomic well-being. She joined the Board in 2019.  


     5. Fred Krimgold (VA)  Bio will be posted soon.

6. Molly Snyder (NY)

Molly is a Project Manager for the University of Rochester. She was raised by a forester who instilled in her a love of nature and all living things. Growing up in Fort Collins, CO, Molly's father would take her into Rocky Mountain National Forest, and teach her the Latin names of the plants and their importance to the forest. Molly's family moved to Northern Virginia in 1987 where she graduated from George Mason University with a BA degree in English Literature. Currently, Molly and her husband reside in the Finger Lakes area of New York. Molly has vowed to be arrested for civil disobedience by her 50th birthday. She joined the Board in 2014.


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