Board Members

Judith Sissener

Judith is the Chairperson of the New Normal Foundation. She is currently the development manager of Canopy, planting and caring for trees where people need them most. She brings more than 30 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. She has held CEO/Executive Director and Development Director positions at five highly successful NPOs, and co-founded two others. Judith has served on the boards of directors of numerous organizations including the YMCA, OIC, US Swimming, Homeless Task Force, CleanTech Open, and Shukuru. 


Marilyn Price

Marilyn is the Treasurer of the New Normal Foundation, and founder of Trips For Kids® a nonprofit that has opened the world of cycling to over 172,000 at-risk youth since 1988 through mountain bike rides and Earn-a-Bike programs. Marilyn brings her love of kids and bicycling, desire for a healthy environment, and indefatigable devotion to the organization.  Marilyn was most recently named a 2015 CNN Hero.

Lily Smith 


Lily Smith is the Secretary of the New Normal Foundation. She is a serial entrepreneur, a marketing and communications expert, business coach and a socialpreneur. Her commitment to social and environmental causes have led to assisting in the launch of numerous social-sector programs, including the Bay Area Green Business Program, the CleanTech Conference, and establishing a corporate charity, the West Oakland Alliance Foundation. As Executive Director of the latter she safeguarded the livelihood of 10% of the population of one of the most at-risk communities in the U.S. and received the MLK Award for philanthropy. 


John Moeur, Assistant Professor Biology

For John, ecological curiosity regarding the diversity and abundance of species initially grew into an academic career.  Putting the ecological insights acquired while teaching to the tests thereafter in public service first, private industry second has given him many chances later in professional life to keep learning the biologically world has such truly astonishing diversity.

Renée Scheltema


Renée Scheltema is the Founder of the New Normal Foundation. She is a documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her latest feature documentary is called Normal Is Over The Movie, Drs. in Criminology at Leiden University, The Netherlands M.A. University of California, Berkeley. USA. TV-Journalism & Photo-Journalism. B.A. at Law, Leiden University, The NetherlandsRenée has worked for Dutch television as a Director, Producer and Camera-person for 35 years. Many of her documentaries were selected at International Film Festivals. As a photographer, Renée has worked for Magazines and Newspapers overseas. She was a member of Gamma Liaison in New York, now called Getty Images.