PALO ALTO, Calif. –January 24, 2023 – Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), a 45-year-old nonprofit that protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all, today announced the appointment of five new members to the organization’s board of directors: Edward Quevedo, Kalle Dahl, Katherine Tsai, Nanhi Singh and Paul Simpson. The addition of five members expands POST’s current board roster to 18.
POST announced an open search for new board members, a first for the organization, in August 2022. Expanding POST’s roster of volunteer board members is designed to drive best governance practices, further the mission and vision and advance POST’s commitment to expanding diversity, equity and inclusion. POST’s search was supported by the national executive recruitment and management consulting firm Potrero Group.
“Ed, Kalle, Katherine, Nanhi and Paul bring a tremendous range of professional and personal experience, expertise and passion to POST,” said Jennifer Lynch, chair of the board public search task force. “We undertook the open search for board members to identify new voices and diverse perspectives that would inform every aspect of our work. We’re excited and fortunate to have this opportunity to broaden POST’s volunteer leadership with these exceptional Bay Area professionals.”
Edward Quevedo is founder and head of practice at The Foresight Lab, a global cultural transformation creative and diplomatic agency and civil rights law practice headquartered in San Mateo. His professional work in regenerative justice, natural resources, Indigenous rights and social change complements POST’s mission, as does his current and prior service as a board member and advisor for Potlikker Capital and Kiss the Ground. A Peninsula resident for nearly 40 years, Quevedo holds a J.D. in law, jurisprudence and social policy from Boalt School of Law at University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in philosophy and political theory from University of California, Los Angeles.
Kalle Dahl is a vice president at Goldman Sachs where he specializes in derivatives and risk management solutions. He has worked at the firm for 18 years, assisting a broad range of clients including endowments, family offices and individuals. He previously served on POST’s investment and “next generation” committees. Dahl is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast and environmental conservationist, and it is the abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities for his family that drew him to the Bay Area more than a decade ago. Dahl holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in international business finance from Georgetown University.
Katherine Tsai is a tech attorney based in Silicon Valley. A Bay Area native, Tsai is passionate about the outdoors and has served on the boards of several nonprofits, including current service as board president for Outdoor Alliance and as a board member of Sustainable Summer since 2013. Tsai is an avid rock climber and hiker. She holds a J.D./LL.M. in international and comparative law from Duke University School of Law and a B.A. in English from Yale University.
Nanhi Singh is chief customer officer at the cyber security company Imperva, where she oversees all functions that enhance customer experience. In her more than two decades in the Bay Area, she has developed a passion for hiking and running in regional preserves and for the work of diversity, equity and inclusion, for which she has led initiatives at several companies. Singh serves on the board of directors of Franchise Group, Inc. and has been an active volunteer with the TechWomen Program of the U.S. State Department, local food banks and school districts. Singh holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University.
Paul Simpson is chief financial officer and head of information technology at LifeMoves, a nonprofit working on the Peninsula and in the South Bay to help those experiencing homelessness. His professional arrival at a nonprofit follows more than a decade as a leader in the finance and technology sectors. Upon his graduation from University of California, Santa Cruz, he made a personal pledge to have a positive impact on one billion people throughout his life, which has led him to serve in numerous volunteer roles at nonprofits, including UC Santa Cruz Foundation and Alumni Association, Compton College, E3: Education, Excellence and Equity and Marin Academy. Simpson holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in business management economics from University of California, Santa Cruz.
POST’s board of directors informs the nonprofit’s strategic direction, oversees its financial health and ensures that best practices in management, governance and leadership are followed. Board member terms are three years, and members are eligible to serve up to four consecutive terms. POST’s board members attend multiple meetings and events throughout the year, serving as ambassadors to expand POST’s influence and effectiveness with communities and organizations across the region.
POST protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. As a private nonprofit land trust, POST has been responsible for conserving more than 83,000 acres since its founding in 1977. POST works with private landowners and public agencies to connect people and nature. Visit openspacetrust.org for more information.
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Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 87,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more