Kathleen Biggins has lived in the Princeton area since 1990, and has been involved in a wide range of not-for-profits in both the environmental area and in the arts. Her background is in journalism and advertising. She was a reporter for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and Genius Country in Princeton, and was co-host of an internet radio show that explores environmental issues in the greater Delaware Valley. She worked at Ogilvy and Mather in New York City in advertising, and in marketing and promotions at QLM Marketing.
Katy Kinsolving is a writer and food educator with a background in non profit management, fundraising, public relations and special events. Katy has lived in Africa, the Middle East and Europe and has worked in development and communications with a broad range of institutions from small social service organizations in Newark to major European museums.
A blue-ribbon cooking school graduate, she is co-author of Essential Flavors published by Viking and writes the Good Food Naturally blog. In Princeton she has worked on the committee to ban plastic bags (BYOBag), and has served as an ambassador for the Princeton Township curbside composting program. She has volunteered at the Crisis Ministry food bank and is a former trustee of The Watershed Institute. Currently she lives in New York.
Catherine Baxter Sidamon-Eristoff brings over 30 years of business experience, investment management and fundraising success to C-Change Conversations. Catherine spent 21 years at Morgan Stanley, including as a Managing Director in Private Wealth Management and an Advisory Director and Senior Relationship Manager. She was a Managing Director at Constellation Wealth Advisors, and is an investor in and board member of FlexPaths, which helps Fortune 500 companies acclimate their work cultures to rapidly changing business and talent needs. Catherine graduated from Duke University and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.
Catherine is a committed supporter of environmental education. She is a trustee of The Watershed Institute in Pennington, New Jersey, and has served on the boards of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the Palisades Parks Conservancy in New York State. For 20 years, Catherine has been an active volunteer at the American Museum of Natural History, chairing both its Family Party and Spring Science Lunch, as well as serving on the Museum Advisory Council. She is also an active board member of and investment advisor to many community and educational organizations in Princeton, New Jersey where she, her husband Andrew and their three children live.
Carrie Dyckman is community activist focused on sustainability. Carrie began her career in art galleries in New York and later became a multimedia producer, producing over twenty art and educational multimedia programs including the electronic publishing of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. She transitioned to web development and worked on one of the earliest online auctions for the New Museum of Contemporary Art and was a consultant as NineWest developed their first online store. Upon moving to Princeton with her family, Carrie became a Trustee of Stuart Country Day School, a Member of the Friends of The Art Museum at Princeton University and Co-Chair of Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association’s major fundraising event. As a current or former chair of The Stony Brook Garden Club Conservation and the Point O’Woods Environmental Committees, she has been active in campaigns to reduce idling, increase recycling, reduce single use plastics, plant Milkweed for Monarchs and promote carpooling, EV cars, and community composting.
Harriette Brainard was born and raised in Solebury, PA and Princeton, NJ. She raised her children on a farm in Hopewell, NJ from 1992 until she moved to Vermont in 2005, where she had earned her BA from Middlebury College. Her background has been in education, business and journalism. Harriette was an admissions counselor for Tulane University in New Orleans, worked in Business Administration for the University of Pennsylvania, before becoming an admissions counselor, teacher and coach at the Lawrenceville School. Following the move to the farm in Hopewell, NJ; Harriette opened a restaurant, which expanded on her personal farm to table practice, long before it became a national phenomenon. In Vermont, Harriette worked as a journalist for the Addison Independent in Middlebury, where she published many articles on environmental issues and climate change. This included a series on Hurricane Katrina, and the ripple effects that weather and devastation have on national issues. She then co-published a state-wide ski magazine, which included articles on the effects of climate change on the ski industry.
Harriette has moved back to the Princeton area. She worked as the director of development for a charter school in Trenton. Harriette is now a private consultant, focused on sustainable practices, education, non profit and business development, bridging gaps in corporate and school sustainability, leadership development, millennial engagement and the expansion of environmental awareness.
Kathy Herring began her career in New York City working in public relations for Bristol Myers Corporate Communications. Later, she became Director of Marketing and Promotions for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. After moving to the suburbs of Princeton with her husband and 3 daughters, she started her own company, Twin Hens, a frozen chicken pot pie company with distribution throughout the country including Whole Foods and Dean and Deluca. In 2014, Kathy began devoting her time to volunteer for non-profits including Young Audiences of NJ, Crawford House and the Institute for Advanced Study.
Pam and her husband, Gary Mount, have owned and operated their family farm, Terhune Orchards in Lawrence Township, since 1975. The farm is the first Lawrence farm to enroll in the state’s farmland preservation program. Pam served on the Lawrence Town Council for 12 years. She was mayor three times during her tenure, and played an active role serving on numerous committees and working with several community organizations. In 2006, Governor Corzine appointed Pam to the State Clean Air Council. Pam also serves on the National Guard Family Readiness Council, raising funds and awarding grants to families of deployed National Guard soldiers.
Pam serves on and is the founding chair of the board of Sustainable Jersey, a nonprofit that works to promote sustainability in municipalities across the state. She is also a founder of the local nonprofit Sustainable Lawrence, an organization that has successfully brought together local nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses, schools and government leaders to work toward creating a more environmentally friendly community. She is one of the founding board members of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, a 20-mile plus bicycle and pedestrian recreational trail that runs through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell townships. The recipient of numerous awards, Pam was honored by the New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals (NJSWEP) for her efforts to promote environmental sustainability in the local community and beyond, and was honored for her SustainableJersey work at the 2010 League of Municipalities conference. In 2012, NJBiz Magazine named her one of the top 50 women in business.
Pam served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia from 1967-1970 after she graduated from Lake Erie College. She lived on a small island in the pacific ocean called Satawal, then spent 6 month traveling around the world on the way back to Princeton. She has three children and seven grandchildren.