Core Staff

The IDEAS For Us (IDEAS) Core Staff are powered by passion. Our team is composed of individuals rich with experience, talent, and an unwavering dedication to our mission. 

Volunteer Staff 2018

Kellie Woods
Lauren Cooper
Karine Guilbert-Blackmon
Manuel Deschamps
Minq Shin
Ed Bakalla
Nick Stampar
Perin Curley


Board of Directors

The IDEAS Board of Directors is comprised of an incredible, all-volunteer team of renowned experts and world class professionals in sustainability. They help steer the organization and provide an invuable level of accountability and oversight to our mission and vision.


Advisory Board

The IDEAS Advisory Board is comprised of professionals gleaned from a diverse background of industries. They help advance IDEAS Programs by providing technical support, consulting services, and wisdom. 


IDEAS Fellows

The IDEAS Fellows are top tier scholars chosen by the United States Department of State funded program called IREX (International Research & Exchange). They spent a four month term, living in Orlando, Florida and working at IDEAS HQ to learn best practices and have now returned to their home countries as lead organizers of IDEAS. 



The IDEAS Global Leaders are volunteers that have had great success in organizing their communities for action and often in multi-year initiatives. They have now been appointed by the IDEAS International Director as leaders driving the bulk of IDEAS Action on the ground in their respective branches.


All Photography by IDEAS Staff and Volunteers
Christopher Stampar, @CStampar
Ernesto Calderon, @Caldernest
Karine Guilbert, @EarthMattersProductions
Ricardo Williams, @RicardoWilliams
Chris Castro, @Castroideas
MinQ Shin, @Minq_Photography
Manuel Deschamps, @Radiorabbit
Text and website design by Clayton Louis Ferrara