Joya BanerjeeVice Chair

    Joya Banerjee

    Burlingame, California

    Joya provides strategic counsel to social change leaders and organizations, with a particular focus on breaking down silos, building field capacity, and developing new partnerships. She is currently a Senior Fellow with the US Water Alliance and serves as an advisor to a number of organizations working on water.  

    Joya led the Environment Program at the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation where she developed a ten-year grantmaking portfolio designed to advance a more sustainable, equitable water system that can meet the needs of people and nature and adapt to the stressors of climate change.

    Before her work in philanthropy, Joya was an attorney at Latham & Watkins and worked for the City of New York. She is a board member for the Center for Diversity and the Environment, the newly formed California Water Data Consortium, and 826 Valencia. Joya also serves on the advisory board to OpenET and Stanford University’s Water in the West. Joya enjoys climbing trees and building driftwood forts with her two boys. 

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