Commonweal Board Member Judy Hatcher is executive director of Biodiversity Funders Group. Prior to that, she was executive director of Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America.
Judy has worked as a grant maker, a program manager, a consultant, and a trainer for social justice groups all over the country. Previous employers include National People’s Action, Amnesty International USA, the Funding Exchange, the Crossroads Fund, the Community Resource Exchange, and the Center for Community Change. She was a consultant with the Grantsmanship Center and the Women of Color Fundraising Institute, among other organizations. Before joining PAN’s staff, Judy served as Director of Programs, then Executive Director, of the Environmental Support Center, which helped build the capacity of environmental justice and advocacy organizations around the country through grants and other resources.
Judy has served on many boards of directors, including the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, the RESIST! social justice foundation and, before joining the staff in 2012, the president of the board of PAN North America. She is currently a board member of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, which supports grassroots organizations and movements in the US working to change environmental, social, economic and political conditions to bring about a more just, equitable and sustainable world. Since moving to Oakland, she’s been happily volunteering at the East Bay Meditation Center.
*independent voting board member