Dana Gold – Chairman
Dana Gold served until 2008 as the co-founder and Director of the Center on Corporations, Law & Society at Seattle University School of Law. The Center was formed in 2003 to conduct and to promote interdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue on issues related to the roles and obligations of corporations in an increasingly privatized and interdependent global society. In addition to her role as Director of the Center on Corporations, Law & Society, Gold also taught as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law in the areas of whistleblower law and corporate governance. Prior to her work with the Center, Dana served from 1995 to 2002 as attorney and Director of Operations of the Government Accountability Project (GAP). GAP is a national nonprofit organization that was founded in 1977 to promote government and corporate accountability through advancing occupational free speech and ethical conduct, as well as by providing legal and advocacy assistance to whistleblowers. Dana’s former legal practice focused primarily on litigation within GAP’s Environmental and Nuclear Oversight Programs, where she represented whistleblowers who suffered retaliation for disclosing fraud and serious threats to public health, safety, and the environment on the Trans-Alaskan pipeline, at several Superfund sites, and at contractor-operated nuclear facilities such as Hanford in eastern Washington; Rocky Flats near Denver, Colorado; Lawrence Livermore in northern California; and Los Alamos in northern New Mexico. Dana currently serves as an employee advocacy member of the Hanford Concerns Council, an independent alternative dispute resolution forum for resolving worker concerns at the Hanford facility. She recently returned to her home state of Maine, where she writes and consults on whistleblower law and corporate governance. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and Seattle University School of Law.
Patti Goldman- Vice Chairman
Patti Goldman is the Vice President for Litigation for Earthjustice, where she leads the organization’s ten regional offices in developing and implementing effective legal strategies to protect the environment for future generations.
Early in her legal career, Patti litigated many public interest issues, including civil rights, constitutional law, governmental accountability, pesticides, and trade and the environment. When she decided to move into environmental litigation full-time, she dreamed of working for Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (as Earthjustice was known then). That dream came true in 1994, when she joined the Northwest office as a staff attorney; she became managing attorney in 1998.
Patti was given the woman of the year award by the Seattle University Women’s Law Caucus. She has been named a Superlawyer by Washington Law and Politics since 2006.
For a decade prior to joining Earthjustice, Patti worked for Public Citizen Litigation Group. In 1983, she graduated from University of Wisconsin Law School magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, where she served as editor in chief of the Wisconsin Law Review. After graduating, she clerked for a federal district judge and worked on women’s civil rights litigation through a Georgetown University Law School fellowship. She has a B.A. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.
A distinguished environmental attorney instrumental in efforts to halt the practice of whaling by the United States, Rod served as the first Executive Director of the Environmental Defense Fund in New York City. Rod assisted Hanford Challenge in the establishment of our non-profit status.
Marco Kaltofen is a Registered Professional Engineer (Civil, Massachusetts) and an environmental scientist with more than 30 years experience in environmental, workplace, and product safety investigations in North America and Europe. He performs environmental sampling and analyses for a living and has testified as an expert witness on behalf of injured peoples downstream and downwind from chemical facilities.
Mr. Kaltofen is President of Boston Chemical Data Corporation, of Natick, Massachusetts, which provides technical support for environmentally-related organizations and for litigation. He was the founder and Laboratory Director for the Citizens’ Environmental Laboratory, Boston, Massachusetts. This laboratory was a nonprofit scientific organization which performed engineering and chemical quality evaluations of contaminated sites for grassroots community groups and for labor organization-based clients.
Mr. Kaltofen earned his undergraduate engineering degree at Boston University, and received his Master of Environmental Engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Civil Engineering. His research focuses on long distant transport of radioactive dust particles.
Jerry Davis, a native of the Tri-Cities, is a retired geoscientist who holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Arizona. He is licensed by the State of Washington as a geologist, geological engineer, and hydrologist. For more than 25 years, he worked on the environmental cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site.
Earlier in his career, Jerry was a consulting geologist, an exploration geologist for the mining and petroleum industries, and worked for the U. S. Bureau of Mines and Conservation Division of the U.S. Geological Survey.
During his career at Hanford, Jerry worked on numerous projects to assess and mitigate soil and groundwater contamination. While working on a project to assess the effects from tanks leaking high-level radioactive wastes, Jerry endured retaliation as a whistleblower for protesting spurious assessment methods and results. He was reinstated in his job by the Hanford Joint Council, predecessor of the Hanford Concerns Council.
Jerry currently operates a walnut farm and processing plant in Franklin County, while advocating for sustainable farming practices and community-supported agricultural marketing.
Gigi has spent most of her career working in the energy and telecommunications field. She served as the Director of Strategic Planning at the California Public Utilities Commission where she prepared policy papers and recommendations to the five-member commission that oversees utility rates and planning in that state. While at the CPUC she co-authored a study of the electric services industry, recommended changes in that utility structure, and oversaw completion of a telecommunications infrastructure study. Before that she served as the Assistant Executive Director for Policy and Programs at the California Energy Commission and as an advisor to a Commissioner. In these capacities she directed and co-authored studies of utility generation sources as well as advised Commissioners on power plant licensing. For the eight previous years, she worked for Governor Jerry Brown as Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Appropriate Technology. Just previous to her retirement, she served at the Manager of Strategy for MCI’s Western Public Policy Group. She is the author of several books on energy conservation and renewable energy sources.
Since her retirement, Gigi co-founded an independent high school in San Francisco that has an emphasis on science, technology, ethics, and spirituality. She and her husband have a ranch in Eastern Washington.
Tom Robinson helps clients map value streams, simplify processes, and strengthen organizational performance. For more than twenty years Tom has facilitated executive teams and led rapid improvement and 5S workshops. He has worked as an independent consultant, internal lean specialist, and chief administrative officer. Tom holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, and recently served on the Organization Systems Renewal faculty of Seattle University. He now consults full-time through his firm, RapidImprove.com
Craig McGlinchey is a financial executive with over 20 years of corporate leadership experience. He has been instrumental in achieving significant cost reductions and revenue improvements through reengineering, team building, and leadership expertise. A graduate of the Seattle University Organization Systems Renewal program where he earned a Masters Degree, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. A CPA, Craig has a solid business background with extensive knowledge of financial reporting/planning, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, capital planning, strategic planning, accounting, and SEC reporting.
In his own words:
“I want to make a difference every day. I want to do that for my family, colleagues at work and my community.
“ I want to learn - I try to learn one new thing a day from someone new I just met.”
“ I found my greatest rewards have been teaching Tae Kwon Do. There is something really special when you work with a student and they break their first board or cinder block. Seeing the joy in their face when they can do what they thought was impossible.”
Passions in Life – Family First, Sports: Football and Tae Kwon Do, Sea Kayaking
My Hopes and Dreams:
I will leave you with my hopes and dreams for my children. I want them to find true happiness by pursuing and obtaining what they truly want to do in life. Do not be afraid to make mistakes but learn from them – some of the best innovations have come from our learnings. Be true to themselves and love life everyday. Seek out and learn something new everyday from someone they just met. Embrace diversity. After all we live in a complex and diverse world.