Board of Directors

William CanavanExecutive Director
William Stevens – Assistant Executive Director

Michael C. Shimkin, Chair: Mr. Shimkin is a Summa Cum Laude Masters graduate in Business Administration from Northeastern University. With an under-graduate of Civil/Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 1989, he pursued a consulting career in environmental engineering and in 1999 founded and remains Executive Director of the non-profit Global Village Engineers. In 2002, Mr. Shimkin was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow.

Mr. Shimkin has been an invited speaker at Oxfam America; the World Bank; Boston University, Center for Energy and Environment; Tufts University; Roger Williams College; University of Massachusetts; Brandeis University; and Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Business Administration to speak about environmental professions and environmental impact evaluations. With regard to the engineer’s role in international sustainable development

Mr. Shimkin dedicates his volunteer efforts to the Arts, Environmental Sustainability and Criminal Justice Reform currently or a past board member of Village Theatre Project, Boston Network for International Development, North Shore United Way, and the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws.

Erick Lans, Treasurer

James Mansfield, Secretary

Forest O’Neill Greenberg, Esq.: Forest is a graduate of Brandeis University and received her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. She is a member of the Massachusetts and New York State bar and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL).

Prior to joining Hedges & Tumposky, Forest worked as a trial attorney for the Public Defender of Massachusetts (CPCS) and for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), Forest specializes in issues related to sex offenses and collateral consequences, such as involuntary civil commitment.

Additionally, Forest has extensive experience working in the field of human rights and international criminal law. She was a member of the defense team of former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea, representing him at trial at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, a United Nations Atrocity Crimes Tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She has also worked on a legal team representing Cambodian victims in their allegations of Crimes against Humanity before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Emily Berg, LCSW