Inverness Associates
Supporting schools in sustainability, strategic planning, governance, and leadership mentoring.

Experience, Presentations & Clients

Current Boards 

  • Chabot Space and Science Center, 2013-Present
  • First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2015-Present
  • Green Schools National Network Advisory Board, 2013-Present
  • Prospect-Sierra School, 2013-Present
  • Ten Strands Advisory Board, 2013-Present
  • University of California Library Advisory Board, 2009-Present

Past Boards (Selected)

  • A Better Chance (ABC) Western Advisory Board
  • Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative
  • California Association of Independent Schools
  • Hamlin School
  • Independent Educational Services
  • Klingenstein Advisory Committee, Columbia University/Teachers College
  • Marin Country Day School
  • The Multicultural Alliance
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls
  • SAGE (Sustainable Agricultural Education) Advisory Board
  • San Francisco Day School
  • San Francisco Friends School
  • School Year Abroad


  • American School of London
  • Carbon Lighthouse
  • Chinese American International School
  • Fountain Valley School 
  • Harker School
  • Marin Country Day School
  • Marin Horizon School
  • Nueva School
  • Princeton Day School
  • San Domenico School
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School CA
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School TX
  • The Thacher School
  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, Global School Project
  • Stanford Graduate School of Education, Environmental Learning in the Bay Area Project

Recent Green School Presentations (Selected)

  • “Mapping Green Schools: Environmental Education and Sustainability in Public and Private Schools,” Green Schools National Conference, Virginia Beach VA, March 5, 2015
  • “Green Ribbon Schools: Designing Sustainable Schools,” NAIS Annual Conference, Boston MA, February 27, 2015
  • “Green Together: Environmental Sustainability in Public and Private Schools, CAIS Trustee Heads Conference, Los Angeles CA, January 31, 2015
  • “Triple Bottom Line: Green Schools Makes Sense,” Association of Colorado Independent Schools, Vail CO, October 10, 2014
  • “Growing the National Green Schools Movement,” NJAIS Sustainability Conference, New Jersey, April 3, 2014
  • “Growing Connections: Informal Environmental Education and School Partnerships,” Green Schools National Conference, Sacramento CA, March 29, 2014
  • “Schools Going Green: California’s Pioneering Role—Panel with Crossroads, Marlborough, Thacher and Windward Schools,” CAIS Southern Regional Conference, Los Angeles CA, March 3, 2014
  • “Green Ribbon Schools: Innovating for Environmental Sustainability,” NAIS Annual Conference, February 28, 2014
  • “Environmentally Sustainable Schools: Theory and Practice,” NAIS Annual Conference, February 27, 2014
  • “Growing Greener Schools: Preparing the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards,” Valley Montessori School Board of Trustees, Livermore CA, February 20, 2014
  • “Growing Greener Schools: Preparing the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards,” Nueva School Leadership Team, Hillsborough CA, January 14, 2014


Western Association of Schools and Colleges/California Association of Independent Schools Accreditation Committee Chair, 1988-2007: Menlo, Mid-Peninsula High School, French-American International, Webb Schools, Branson, La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls, Pilgrim, Oakwood, Marlborough, Palm Valley, Kamehameha, and La Jolla Country Day.