Anne Pernick, Executive Director, CEI & BEN. Anne received her masters in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a freelance reporter for several years, doing much of her reporting on health, science, and the environment for outlets including KQED in San Francisco and Oregon Public Broadcasting. In 2003 she began working at the Oregon League of Conservation Voters. She was the Field Organizer for three counties, working on election campaigns for pro-environment candidates for state and local office in Oregon, as well as lobbying and holding elected officials accountable on environmental issues.
Heather Lehman is a Research Librarian who has worked on educational and social justice projects for over 15 years. She is interested in resources for interdisciplinary collaboration, technologies for small groups, and community driven local-first initiatives. Heather is also an avid literacy advocate as she is a firm believer in informed decision making as the root of democracy. Heather is a technology consultant and maintains the CEI/BEN website. She is also the administrator for BEN's Corporate Campaign University learning management system and is a BENmember liaison. When she is not learning how to leverage benefits from digital tools she is advocating for local farms and human-scale economies.