Nyasha Harris (she/her) is the Communications Manager at People’s Climate Innovation Center. With a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences from the University of Alabama with a minor in Women Studies, she focuses her work on developing inclusive communications to serve communities impacted by structural discrimination. Prior to joining Climate Innovation, Nyasha's nonprofit experience includes Grounded Solutions Network, Human Rights Campaign during the 2017 Alabama legislative session and the World Environment Center where she led communications to engage global corporations in advancing sustainable business practices.
Tamira Jones Machado (she/her) has operationalized program strategy and internal systems for People's Climate Innovation Center since its founding. Tamira brings decades of experience in capacity building programs for organizations and networks through a peer learning and community-led design approach. Tamira oversees the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners (NACRP) including launching its training and credential programs in 2021. Tamira currently leads on the Justice40 Accelerator, providing application and program design, evaluation, and network strategy guidance. Tamira also supports the CI team facilitating the Fund for Frontline Power, a grassroots-governed fund supporting local climate solutions in underinvested communities throughout the country.
For the last 20 years, Tamira has been working within the environmental nonprofit sector, both in the U.S. and abroad. She most recently led the fiscal sponsorship program at Earth Island Institute, supporting their network of environmental and climate justice projects worldwide. As the Program Manager and Federal Funding Specialist, Tamira designed and implemented operational systems in support of frontline activists and initiatives working to protect people and the planet. Tamira developed capacity-building training and collaborative learning tools in order to seed a community of practice within a national network and allow for wider access to public funding opportunities. Previous to that, Tamira worked for Mendocino Land Trust opening sections of the California Coastal Trail for public access as well as preserving coastal habitat and permanently protecting culturally historic sites.
Tamira currently resides on Ohlone Territory in the East Bay Area, CA and sits on the board of Mendocino Youth Services, which supports children's access to nature, as well as the Community Rejuvenation Project, which transforms blighted areas through anti-gentrification murals that feature local culture keepers and supports community clean-up, landscaping, and gardening. She holds a masters degree in Community and Environmental Studies and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
Jaime Love (she/her) provides leadership, strategy and support to People's Climate Innovation Center programs that advance approaches to community-driven planning and movement building, while centering racial equity and whole-systems solutions. Jaime has over 20 years of experience in a variety of spaces including public health, philanthropy, and climate resilience, with a deep focus on racial justice and health equity. Her work in the public health sector cultivated opportunities for direct community organizing and advocacy work in communities with disproportionate health impacts and enhanced her leadership in philanthropy and the nonprofit sectors around racial equity and climate justice. Her expertise ranges from program development and leadership, equity, policy advocacy, to communications and outreach. Jaime is a 2016 PLACES Fellow (Professionals Learning About Community, Equity, and Smart Growth), and has participated in multiple leadership programs including Rockwood Leadership Institute and Interaction Institute for Social Change. Jaime is currently on the board of the Blue Ash YMCA, Co-op Cincy, and Green Umbrella locally. Nationally, she sits on the PLACES Advisory Committee and the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) Policy Committee. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in Health Promotion and a BS from Central Michigan University. Love for family and community is what drives Jaime's ongoing work for racial justice.
Chantal Madray (she/her) is a network weaver, resilience planner, strategist, storyteller, and project manager for People’s Climate Innovation Center (PCIC). She manages the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners (NARCP), a multi-stakeholder, peer-learning resource, and referral network that fosters effective place-based climate resilience planning and implementation through frontline community leadership and accountability. In this deeply relational role, Chantal ensures that equity is at the center of NACRP network development, membership, expansion, and partnerships. She supports the design and implementation of core NACRP offerings, including the annual NACRP Facilitators Credential Program, which uplifts the principles and practices of community-driven planning to cultivate a growing field of practitioners and bring about transformational systems-level change that subverts the traditional top-down approach to planning and makes community-driven planning the norm.
Radiah Shabazz (she/her) is the Communications Manager at People’s Climate Innovation Center. She brings nearly a decade of experience in nonprofit strategiccommunications, racial equity, and organizational change. Radiah has uniquely bridged her strategic communications expertise and anti-oppressive social worktraining to implement and advise on communications strategies that broaden the generation and dissemination of content that elevates the intersection of racialequity with climate change, education, health, and affordable housing. She is passionate about using radical and transformative communications as a tool toadvance racial equity and justice, and build liberation for Black, Indigenous and people of color as well as those who have been unfairly pushed to the margins.Her nonprofit experience includes work at Grounded Solutions Network, the Institute for Sustainable Communities, Start Early, On Earth Peace and theNational Housing Conference. Radiah holds a BA in journalism from Howard University and an MA in social work (MSW equivalent) from the University ofChicago. When she isn’t working, she enjoys quality time with her family, watching psychological thrillers, crime television, and writing.
Corrine Van Hook Turner (she/her) leads the overall vision and strategy for the organization and its programs, bringing a lens of racial equity and transformative movement building. Corrine convenes and cultivates creative leadership within climate justice and deep democracy ecosystems toward a shared vision for a Just Transition to a world of interdependence, resilience, and regeneration.Corrine’s 20+ years of experience are deeply immersed in movements advancing social, economic, environmental and racial justice. As a former IDEAL Scholar (Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership), she witnessed and continues to nurture the compelling impact of investing in youth and disenfranchised communities of color so that leadership reflects the diversity it seeks to serve. Since then she has continued to develop her leadership working with the Rockwood Leadership Institute, Greater New Beginnings Youth Services, Oakland Climate Action Coalition, and contracting with various organizations. Corrine was the former Co-Director of Rooted in Resilience (formerly Bay Localize), a grassroots organization working to catalyze a movement for more equitable, resilient communities. After sunsetting the 10+ year old organization, she served as the Program Manager and Director of Climate Innovation initially as a program of Movement Strategy Center (MSC) previous to leading the entire organization toward the end of 2020. She currently serves on the board of EARTHseed Farm and steering committee of the California Trade Justice Coalition. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.