BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Michael d. Fitzpatrick, founder & chairman / earth’s call
Michael Fitzpatrick is Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Earth’s Call Foundation. He conceived and has overseen and directed all aspects of EARTH’S CALL since its inception.
Dr. Roger Saillant, president / earth’s call
Dr. Roger Saillant is the Chief Operating Officer of EARTH’S CALL and President of the Board of Directors of the EARTH’S CALL FOUNDATION. Over the past 40 years, he has held various senior management positions in the Ford Motor Company, Visteon, and Plug Power and most recently was Executive Director of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University. He has taught extensively on systemic environmental issues and co-authored a fictional book addressing carbon sequestration. He graduated from Bowdoin College, obtained a PhD from Indiana University in chemistry and was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA in organometallic chemistry. He was raised on farms and remains committed to gardening.
Jacqueline cambata, Vice-president / earth’s call
Jacqueline Cambata has held executive positions in the aviation, design and chemical industries over the past thirty years. Most recently, she led the transformation of StarPort Aviation, as President, into a vision and values focused company, establishing sustainable profitability and successfully positioning it for acquisition. Prior to leading StarPort, she established Cambata Designs as a way to model her passion of for-profit companies fundamentally engaging in social issues – in this case, to address the 1st and 4th United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty and Quality Education. Jacqueline also founded and led a chemical distribution company. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, the Academy for Systems Change, and Images and Voices of Hope. She was featured in Jim Liebig’s book, Merchants of Vision.
Roberta Baskin, Secretary / earth’s call
Roberta Baskin was the Senior Washington correspondent for NOW with Bill Moyers, the Senior investigative producer for the ABC news magazine 20/20, the chief investigative correspondent for the CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours, and contributed special reports to the CBS Evening News. Baskin has won more than 75 journalism prizes, including three duPont-Columbia University Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Radio-Television News Directors Edward R. Murrow Award, the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, and numerous Emmy Awards, including the Ted Yates Emmy Award for Outstanding Service to the Community. Baskin is the Founder of the AIM2Flourish global-learning initiative, hosted at Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Buckley is a commercial real estate developer with investments throughout North America. He is an active angel investor in technology and bio-pharma companies focused on medical products that aid diagnostics and drug delivery. Mr. Buckley sits on medical device, high tech and foundation boards and is an enthusiastic supporter of Conservation Colorado, NextGen America and League of Conservation Voters.
Marie Case is Production Team Facilitator for EARTH’S CALL. Managing Partner of the Praemia Group, she has worked for 30 years with senior leaders across the globe on the design and implementation of large and complex change initiatives. Case, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Business Academy, is skilled at guiding leaders on both a personal & organizational transformative journey by bringing their hearts and minds to serve the organization’s deeper purpose while delivering breakthrough results. Marie partnered with representatives from the Secretary-General’s office of the United Nations to form a team of business leaders focused on exploring how business can contribute to the delivery of strategic global goals.
Michele is a Transformation Catalyst since 1995 she has been helping leaders of companies, organizations, and communities to create the conditions for people and organizations to flourish. She previously served in President Bill Clinton’s Administration working for Vice President Al Gore on Reinventing Government, a bi-partisan initiative. Previously Michele served as Corporate Vice President For People, on the executive leadership team of Herman Miller. She is the author of DreamMakers: Innovating for the Greater Good. She also serves on the advisory boards of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent for World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University, the David Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, Stiller School of Business at Champlain College and Images and Voices of Hope and the Junior Enterprise Global Council.
Founder of Brass Ring Productions which produced over 6,000 performances including Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Madonna, and the Rolling Stones. In partnership with Detroit Tigers and Fox Theater owner Mike Ilitch, Brass Ring exclusively programmed the historic Fox Theatre in Detroit after its renovation in 1987 and also produced over 3,000 performances with artists including Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, and the Police. Voted one of America’s top 10 promoters by Pollstar Magazine. Kraniak is internationally recognized as an investor and business builder, with great instincts for commercially innovative and viable businesses, and for a long track record of growing successful companies.
Jim Trengrove was the Senior Producer for Politics for PBS’ The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He is the former Senior Director of Communications at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Trengrove is a uniquely experienced, highly respected broadcast journalist with award-winning success in creating news and public affairs programming and achievements in news and documentary-video, live, and online production, media consulting and training. He is the Founder and President of the Barnaby Woods Group, a strategic media company offering full broadcast consulting services including live program, news, documentary and feature-story development and production, and script writing.
Tenzin Seldon was raised in the Indian Himalayas, her family having fled there from Tibet. She immigrated to the United States as an adolescent. Tenzin graduated with honors from Stanford University, followed by University of Oxford, where she was the first Tibetan-American Rhodes Scholar. Ms. Seldon has spent her career advocating for disenfranchised communities, leading Climate Justice League chapters around the United States, working on negotiations with Israel and Palestine, and, most recently, at the United Nations Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific. Tenzin’s work has been recognized around the world: as a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and Forbes magazine “Most Likely to Impact the Next Century.” She is also recognized as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and one of OZY Magazine’s “5 Civil-Rights Leaders for a New Generation.” She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kinstep.
Of counsel: K + L Gates, Washington, D.C. / Winston & Strawn, Washington, D.C.