Entry Point for Transformation: Global Environmental Commons

Anne Zeifman

Anne Zeifman is a seasoned veterinarian from New York, who is in the process of shifting her career focus from small animal practice to the advancement of the One Health integrated approach to global healthcare. She has a deep fund of medical knowledge and experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and is bilingual. She… Read more »

Todd Sanford

Todd Sanford is a climate scientist with experience in academic, Federal, non-profit, and private sectors. Sanford is currently involved with an ocean conservation non-profit that is seeking to connect ocean conservation and research with sustainable development outcomes, and also has extensive experience in ecological restoration and how that impacts local communities. Sanford’s work also involves… Read more »

Nick McClure

Nick McClure is a technical specialist with 8 years of experience in natural resource management, resilience, and market-driven development approaches, primarily in East and Southern Africa. He is an experienced project manager and has provided technical and administrative support to donor-funded projects in the biodiversity conservation, fisheries, resilience, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sectors…. Read more »

Doug Vilsack

Doug currently serves as Assistant Director for Parks, Wildlife and Lands for Colorado Department of Natural Resources, assisting the Executive Director on wildlife, lands and recreation related issues and working with the Directors of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and State Land Board to achieve their missions. Prior to joining DNR, Doug was the founding… Read more »

The Sarara Foundation

The Sarara Foundation is building sustainable communities for the next generation by working with indigenous communities in East Africa to integrate solutions across five areas of life: Education, Healthcare, Food & Water, Energy, and Communications. The partnership between The Sarara Foundation and The Association Montessori Internationale has designed, developed and piloted the world’s first nomadic… Read more »

Space for Humanity

Space for Humanity (S4H) is working to expand the global perspective as the first non-profit gateway to space. Our mission is to democratize access to space by providing all expenses paid trips — where anyone, from any walk of life, can apply for an opportunity to experience the Overview Effect: the cognitive shift in awareness… Read more »

Up With Africa

Up with Africa focuses on the intersection of three issues- education in the developing world, refugees and the forced mass migration of people, and conservation of endangered species in Africa. Our approach involves coming alongside people and their communities to provide greater understanding of the problems at play and form networks to source solutions.

Africa Network for Animal Welfare

Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) is a Pan-African Organization based in Kenya that promotes humane treatment of all animals and the well being of communities living with them. ANAW-USA partners with ANAW, and others, promoting an all Africa agenda, sustained by communities for conservation, compassion, protection and responsible care of all animals.


To strengthen and expand the community of engaged global citizens and organizations in Colorado through education, cross-cultural exchange, and personal interaction with international leaders, professionals and students.