“Inside the word ‘emergency’ is ‘emerge’; from an emergency new things come forth. The old certainties are crumbling fast, but danger and possibility are sisters.”
Rebecca Solnit, Author: Hope in the Dark, Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities (2016)
After the Fire USA / Rebuild NorthBay Foundation Executive Board
Our Executive Board is comprised of regional and national leaders deeply committed to the resilience and rebuilding of fire affected communities.
Our Advisory Board is a volunteer group of leaders in the space of disaster mitigation, response and recovery. Our Advisory Board provides information and materials to the organization. We have specifically chosen these members for their expertise, commitment to equity in recovery, and innovative voices in their industries.
Julie Bentz, PhD
Advisory Board Chair
Oregon + Washington DC
Oregon + Northern California
INDIGENOUS LAND PRACTICES
Adrienne Heinz, Ph.D.
We are grateful for our founding and former Rebuild NorthBay foundation board members, many of whom guided us through our transition to a national megafire nonprofit, After the Fire USA. Their leadership through our recovery and rebuild process was a testament to the power of community to recover, rebuild, and reimagine post-disaster.