CCLT’s Board of Directors is composed of land trust directors and professionals from key sectors interested in land and water conservation and vibrant communities in California. Our active and engaged committees – especially in the areas of Governmental Relations and Membership and Education – also provide critical leadership for CCLT. Board and committee members serve as individuals although we share their affiliations for information purposes.

Board of Directors

Bridget Fithian, Sierra Foothill Conservancy - Chair
Kay Ogden
, Eastern Sierra Land Trust - Vice Chair
Noelle Chambers, Peninsula Open Space Trust - Treasurer
Kaila Dettman
, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo CountySecretary; Membership & Communications Committee Co-Chair
Kim Kolpin
, Bolsa Chica Land Trust - Policy Chair
Wendy Millet
, TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation - LEAD Task Force Co-Chair
Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis
, Big Sur Land Trust - LEAD Task Force Co-Chair and Past Chair
Sharon Weaver
, San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust, Inc.- Membership & Communications Committee Co-Chair
Linus Eukel
, John Muir Land Trust
Harry Pollack
(Recently retired), Save the Redwoods League
Paul Ringgold, Save the Redwoods League
Sarah Newkirk, Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

Membership & Communications Committee:
- Co-Chair: Sharon Weaver
- Co-Chair: Kaila Dettman
- Linus Eukel

Finance Committee:
- Chair: Noelle Chambers
- Harry Pollack
- Kay Ogden

Policy Committee:
- Chair: Kim Kolpin
- Bridget Fithian
- Paul Ringgold
- Noelle Chambers

LEAD Task Force Committee:
- Co-Chair: Wendy Millet
- Co-Chair: Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis
- Kay Ogden
- Harry Pollack


CCLT employs one full-time and one part-time staff, and we utilize consultants as needed. Our staff has expertise in the areas of conservation, ecology, land use, policy, communications, education, land trust operations, program design and delivery, management, and administrative operations.


Karin Winters
California Onward Program Director


Claire Marvet
Program Associate


Two types of membership are available in CCLT: land trust and professional. We depend upon the support and participation of our members. They have the opportunity to participate in special briefings, programs, and activities as well as receive services. Land trusts must meet specific qualifications for membership. Learn more.