Stephanie Shakofsky, Executive Director
Stephanie is responsible for implementing CCLR's programs, which include small grants, training, and technical assistance to community developers and municipalities who are actively redeveloping brownfield sites. She began her career as a research hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, and worked in the contaminant hydrology program advancing the science of contaminant fate and transport for six years. She has also served as a technical analyst for the California State Legislature, providing analysis of environmental regulation and legislative reports on topical issues including the state of brownfield redevelopment in California. As a recognized expert in urban land redevelopment, Stephanie has served on many commissions and boards, including the San Francisco Port Commission at the request of Mayor Gavin Newsom, and the Los Angeles Industrial Lands Commission at the request of Mayor James Hahn. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, with a BS in Geology, and San Jose State University with an MS in Hydrogeology.
Ignacio Dayrit, Director of Programs
Ignacio coordinates CCLR's technical assistance program for redevelopment projects. Ignacio is a redevelopment expert having spent 20 years with the City of Emeryville's Redevelopment Agency, where he was responsible for the city's Brownfield Pilot Project. He has over 23 years of experience in public sector development including: fiscal and financial analysis, public debt financing, feasibility analyses, and urban design. Ignacio was instrumental in the City's redevelopment of hundreds of acres of blighted, contaminated property. He holds a BS in Architecture from the University of the Philippines and an MCP from The University of California at Berkeley.
Evan Reeves, Research & Policy Director
Evan manages CCLR’s Policy and Practices Program, promoting policy-oriented solutions to the obstacles facing brownfield redevelopment at the federal, state, and regional levels. Evan also oversees CCLR’s research program, examining such emerging brownfield issues as vapor intrusion, cleanup standards, and institutional controls. Evan’s work is informed by his experience in South America, where he has encountered the environmental, social, and economic effects that uncontrolled development can have on an entire region, as well as the potential for positive change when economically depressed communities act collectively to identify and achieve their common goals. Evan is a graduate of Oberlin College, with a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies.
Erin Franks, Program Associate
Erin first joined CCLR as a policy intern on a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Interdisciplinary Science Scholarship, and has recently returned as a full-time employee. Here, she researches scientific issues surrounding infill and redevelopment policy, maintains CCLR's resource database, and updates social media to enhance stakeholder outreach. Before joining CCLR, Erin worked for The Nature Conservancy on sustainable development outreach programs in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. At school, she analyzed corporate sustainablility practices as a Student Manager at the Roberts Environmental Center. Erin holds a BA from Claremont McKenna College and graduated Cum Laude with a dual major in Environment, Economics, and Politics and Philosophy.
Van Macasaet, Achieve Summer Intern
Van's work involves assisting in marketing efforts through social media to promote CCLR's mission and gain a broader base of supporters. Van has held multiple marketing positions throughout San Francisco's financial district before joining CCLR. He is a member of Achieve, a four-year high school scholarship and enrichment program for motivated students from low-income families. Van is about to begin his final year at Archbishop Riordan High School and looks forward to being the first in his family to attend college in the United States.
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