Jill Ratner, Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

TITLE:  President, Program Director & Co-Founder

FOCUS AREAS: Environment, consumer health, public health, youth leadership, environmental justice

CONTACT:  510-658-0702, jratner@rosefdn.org

PROFILE: Jill Ratner has been the president, program director, and co-founder of the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.

Ratner’s foundation bio shares:

Jill Ratner is an attorney specializing in environmental and financial law. She serves as the President, General Counsel, and Program Director of the Rose Foundation and directs the New Voices Are Rising program, a youth leadership development program delivering environmental justice and civics curricula to underserved East Bay high school students. Before co-founding the Foundation in 1992, Jill organized a multi-cultural recycling advocacy coalition in the Los Angeles area, effectively moving the City of Los Angeles to implement a curbside recycling program, and previously was an associate at the Los Angeles law firm Irell & Manella. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Foundation Partnership for Corporate Responsibility, and the California Coalition for Investor Responsibility. Former appointments include the Los Angeles City Environmental Quality Commission, LA City Solid Waste Advisory Board, and the Boards of Communities for a Better Environment and Californians Against Waste.