Board of Directors

TreePeople's board of directors brings a wealth of experience and diverse insight to govern our growing organization. Andy Lipkis, President and Founder, and Tom Hansen, Executive Director, report directly to the board of directors.

We are sad to announce that Lee Lipkis, father to TreePeople’s Andy Lipkis, passed away on November 13, 2009. Lee was a founding board member of TreePeople, and in the early 1970s he and his wife Joyce nurtured the fledging organization at their kitchen table when Andy was just 15 years old. The Lipkis family requests donations be made to TreePeople. We’ll miss you Lee!

TreePeople Board of Directors, Chair:

Ira Ziering, Chair

Board members:

Bob Antonoplis, Vice President Counsel, The Walt Disney Company
Laurie Benenson, Writer, Editor, Journalist
Nan Bouchard, Vice President and Program Manager, The Boeing Company
Bernice Conn, Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Lucinda Cowell, Retired President and COO, Concept Arts Studio, Inc.
Edgar Dymally, Senior Environmental Specialist, Metropolitan Water District
David Ellis, Senior VP, Strategic Consulting, R&R Partners
Ted Flanigan, President, Ecomotion
Jonathan Friedland, Chief Communications Officer, Netflix, Inc.
Ruth Y. Goldway, Chairman, US Postal Regulatory Commission
Jim Hardie, Director of Park Operations, TreePeople
Seth Kiner, VP, Customer Programs and Services , Southern California Edison
Peggy (Margaret C.) Light, Owner, Riteboiler Company
Andy Lipkis, Founder and President, TreePeople
Hector Madariaga, Director, Emergency Services, Southern California Gas Company
Dan Murray, Senior Vice President,
Sara Nichols, Retired, Environmental Attorney
Glen Payne, Fixed Income Trader, The Capital Group Companies
Gwyn Quillen, Partner, Bingham McCutchen, LLP Attorneys at Law
Steve Richards, Managing Director, Silver Pictures
Michael Woo, Dean, College of Environmental Design, CalPoly Pomona
David Zucker, Writer, Director, Producer