Andrea Strimling Yodsampa, CEO
Dr. Yodsampa brings to DEPLOY/US decades of demonstrated leadership in cross-sector coordination, joint strategic planning, and strategic alliances. She has advised US military and civilian agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and leading entrepreneurs on negotiation and strategic alliances. She played a leadership role in developing resilience assessment and planning tools that have been piloted by the US State Department and NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan; co-founded the Alliance for Peacebuilding; and served as a commissioner with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. She holds a BA cum laude from Dartmouth College, a Master of Public Policy in Energy and Environmental Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.
Catrina Rorke, Senior Fellow
Ms. Rorke is a leader in the ROC field who is dedicated to clarifying a well-defined and limited role for government in shaping policies for a cleaner, more secure and more abundant energy future. She promotes thoughtful conservatism in public discourse, founding the energy policy programs at both the R Street Institute and the American Action Forum. She served on the staff of former US Rep. Bob Inglis, (R-SC) and helped him craft the first Republican-sponsored carbon tax bill. She holds a BS with highest honors from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
Manik Roy, Senior Fellow
Dr. Roy is an environmental policy expert focusing on climate change. He served as the director of political assessment with the ClimateWorks Foundation and as vice president for strategic outreach with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (previously the Pew Center on Global Climate Change), where he helped start and manage the US Climate Action Partnership, a coalition of major corporations and environmental groups working to enact a comprehensive US climate policy. He held prior positions in the US Senate and House, US EPA, and Environmental Defense Fund. Dr. Roy has BS and MS degrees from Stanford University and a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.
SIOBHÁN O'RIORDAN, SENIOR ADVISOR
Ms. O’Riordan has over 20 years’ experience building organizational capacity, strengthening partnerships, and developing sustainable leadership for foundations and nonprofits. She has particular expertise working with organizations at “make-or-break” transitions. She has served in senior roles at the Council on Foundations, National Park Foundation, Washington Area Women’s Foundation, Associated Grant Makers, and, at the beginning of her nonprofit career, New Profit, Inc. She has been recognized for her work in developing and marketing strategies for donor-centered and engaged philanthropy by the Boston Business Journal’s “40Under40” and New Ventures in Philanthropy. She received both a BA and MAT in History from Tufts University.
CASSY KRUEGER, PROGRAM MANAGER
Ms. Krueger is a strategic systems thinker with a passion for engaging non-traditional stakeholders in climate and clean energy solutions. She has supported organizational development, communications, and project management for nonprofits in the environmental, public health, and peacebuilding sectors. She has a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding with a focus on climate change and nonprofit management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She began her career in nonprofit communications and is especially interested in deconstructing the branding challenges associated with climate change and articulating the case for climate action for diverse audiences.