Jason Kibbey, Executive Director

Prior to joining SAC, Jason was the CEO and co-founder of PACT, an apparel company combining design, sustainability, and philanthropy. He served as Co-Founder and interim Executive Director of Freedom to Roam, a non-profit initiative that brings together people, organizations, and businesses to enhance and protect wildlife corridors and landscape connectivity in North America. While at business school, he worked at Patagonia developing Freedom to Roam.

Jason started his career as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, where he worked on turnaround and product strategies for high-tech companies.

Jason graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Environmental Economics and Policy and Religious Studies and received his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in May 2008. 

 

Lyn Werbach, COO 

Lyn brings 15 years of experience running operations and finance for high growth organizations in the fields of sustainability, technology, professional services, and design.

Most recently, Lyn was the founding VP of Operations at Yerdle, a mobile service in the collaborative consumption space that is working to reduce financial and ecological waste by allowing users to share what they own with their friends.

Lyn also held the role of CFO and partner at Act Now, a sustainability consulting firm specializing in creative and program design, outreach, and strategy. Act Now developed the Personal Sustainability Project for Walmart and trained 1.8MM global Walmart employees in personal sustainbility. At Act Now, Lyn completed four M&A transactions and was responsbile for the company's finance and planning, investments, HR, IT, and facilities. Act Now was taken over by the Publicis Group and was rebranded as Saatchi & Saatchi S.

Before Act Now, Lyn ran operations and finance at Method, a San Francisco based design and branding strategy firm, and at SBI & Company, formerly marchFIRST and USWEB/CKS.

Lyn holds a double B.A. in Economics and Spanish from University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and an M.A. in International Finance and Economics from Brandeis University. Lyn is a member of Reboot, the Jewish think-tank, and sits on the finance committees of the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Bolinas Museum. Lyn and her husband Adam live in San Francisco and Bolinas, CA with their three children.

 

Baptiste Carriere-Pradal, VP Europe

Baptiste is the former Head of Sustainability at Decathlon-Oxylane, and comes to SAC with 10 years of experience in sustainability in the textile and apparel industry, having worked from the factory floor to the company Board. During his rich experience, Baptiste has been posted in Romania, Thailand and France. 

While in Thailand, Baptiste reshaped the social and labor policy of Decathlon suppliers (nearly 1000), redefining the methodology and creating an international team to support its deployment.

Recently, Baptiste created the first sustainability team at Decathlon's Corporate Headquarters, comprising of 20 professionals in charge of eco-design policy (including the PEF pilot for T-Shirts), environmental performance of suppliers, company footprint (including the OEF Pilot), and social program.

Baptiste manages SAC's Europe activities, providing support to all of SAC's Europe-based membership. Baptiste is currently building up SAC's new local team and presence and engaging with stakeholders, from government to NGO's. 

 

Kirsty Stevenson, Vice President, Programs

Kirsty has over 15 years of experience on both the corporate side and overseas manufacturing side of big-business supply chains. She got her start at HP Singapore as a Supply Chain Manager, later transitioning to Apple to drive manufacturing in Korea, China, Taiwan, Czech Republic and Mexico.

Kirsty was a founding member of Apple’s Supplier Responsibility Team, pioneering the integration of sustainability into World Wide Procurement. She has also served as chair for various work groups within the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, most recently leading EICC-GeSI's cross-industry Conflict-Free Minerals Due Diligence Task Force.
Kirsty graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Materials Science. An Australian native, Kirsty now calls the Bay Area home. In her free time, her favorite activities are coastal hikes and salsa dancing.;

 

 

Betsy Blaisdell, Vice President, Product

Betsy Blaisdell is the Vice President of Products for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition  (SAC), a collaborative effort of leaders within the footwear apparel and footwear industry  whose vision is to evolve the apparel supply chain to have a positive impact on the  people and communities associated with its activities.

 

In her role, Betsy supports SAC’s membership in developing the strategy, tools (Higg  Index) and programs needed to standardize social and environmental performance  across the industry’s supply chains and products; benchmark performance, and develop  programs that scale best practices.

 

Betsy joined SAC after leading environmental stewardship at Timberland for ten years.  During her tenure she developed industry-leading sustainability programs around  climate, product and supply chains. She also helped launch several multi-stakeholder  initiatives designed to change entire industries. The Leather Working Group, Outdoor  Industry Association Sustainable Working Group, and SAC are all examples of  organizations that she’s helped found and grow.

 

Prior to working in the apparel and footwear industries Betsy served as the Industrial  Energy Manager under NH governors Benson and Shaheen. She also co-developed the  nation's first mixed plastics recycling/manufacturing facility under a grant from the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency. Betsy's other work experience includes international  environmental policy development with the U.S. Department of State and environmental  education with the National Park Service.

 

A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Betsy earned her BS in Environmental Science  and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire and her MBA in  Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. She is a globetrotter who  maximizes her time outdoors on sailboats, skis, and in hiking boots.

 

Amy Horton, Collaboration Projects Manager

Amy has a background in project management, meeting facilitation and strategy consulting for a range of non-profit and corporate clients, including international projects based in Asia for UNESCO and USAID, multi-stakeholder collaborations in the U.S. dairy value chain to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability strategy at Walmart.

Prior to (officially) joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition staff, Amy worked as an independent project manager for the Coalition’s Metrics Working Group and the Outdoor Industry Association’s Chemicals Management Working Group. She spent 4.5 years at Blu Skye Consulting, and played a lead role on the team facilitating the SAC’s start-up and development beginning in 2010.

 

Cameron Childs, Product Manager

Cameron has a background in multi-stakeholder collaboration and project management. She earned her MA in Sustainability from ASU's School of Sustainability where she researched consumer attitudes and behavior toward product sustainability at The Sustainability Consortium. Additional projects included analyzing Extended Producer Responsibility programs for AMERIPEN/Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and serving as Editor-in-Chief of The Sustainability Review. Her thesis work identified structural and social variables that influenced an emerging multi-stakeholder initiative in Agua Fria Watershed in Arizona. Cameron is originally from the Columbia Gorge in Oregon and she holds a BA in Psychology from the University of San Diego.

 

Danielle Guerin, Chief of Staff

Danielle has a background in apparel and retail and earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

While at UCSB, Danielle was a member of the Environmental Affairs Board, Student Food Collective, and Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence.

 

 

 

Inês Sousa, Environmental Sustainability Manager

Inês has a background in life cycle assessment (LCA) for product design and more than 10 years of experience connecting sustainability with business and digital tools. Most recently, Inês worked for ENXSuite, an energy and sustainability performance management software company, leading its sustainability services offered to customer companies and providing expertise to the executive team, product managers, and partners. She was also a strategic advisor for NRDC to create the Cloud of Commitments, a civil society-initiated open source project designed to assist the international community in tracking and aggregating sustainability commitments worldwide. 

Previously, Inês co-founded Sustainable Minds, a green product design software company pioneering on-demand LCA software for early product design phases. 

Inês earned her Ph.D. in LCA for Product Design and her Master of Engineering in Environmental and Water Quality Engineering from MIT. She also holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. 

 

Julie Holst, Environmental Sustainability Analyst

Julie graduated from UCSB’s Bren school with a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management. Her focus was Corporate Environmental Management as well as Pollution Prevention and Remediation. She also received her Bachelor’s degree at UCSB with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in music. Julie’s graduate thesis was a group project for Deckers Outdoor Corporation. It involved the creation of a tool to calculate the life cycle environmental impacts of possible shoe design scenarios.Prior to employment at the SAC, Julie was a lead auditor at SCS Global Services where she performed environmental certifications for furniture and building materials. For fun, Julie likes to fly (she is a commercial pilot), play piano, and sing in a local San Francisco choir.