Portia M. Sinnott, Executive Director
Former President and long-term Board member. Portia is a Zero Waste advocate consultant that co-leads teams working with the USEPA, UN-Habitat and a variety of jurisdictions and businesses. Favorite projects include the EPA Zero Waste Community Assessment Framework. She serves as Development Director for Zero Waste USA, and Co-Founder and Executive Director of LITE Initiatives – the sustainable practices group that operates Zero Waste Action – Sonoma County and Community Bikes – now 20+ years old.

Juliana Gerber, NCRA’s Administrative Coordinator from 2015 – 2021, has kindly agreed to continue as our Financial Coordinator. In 2021, she was promoted to Associate Director of Envirolutions Consulting, LLC, having serving as Project Lead since its inception in 2015.

Chris Sparnicht, Web Maestro, Laughter On Water Chris Sparnicht provides program management, technical and website support to environmental and citizen-science nonprofits throughout the US and Canada. A certified Zero Waste Associate, he is NCRA’s IT consultant and a valued member of NCRA’s webinar and conference production team. Chris has degrees in biology, horticulture and landscape architecture, and is interested in music and video production. He has been involved with the Bear Hollow Zoo in Athens, Georgia for six years and on the board for three.

Bonnie Betts, Environmental Content Creator, Mission Driven Marketing & Social Media Consultant. Bonnie is thrilled to be the Social Media Coordinator for the Northern California Recycling Association since 2020. As a project manager, Zero Waste Advocate, and environmental content creator, Bonnie enjoys the opportunity to create and lead projects within the resource recovery and Zero Waste space. In 2019 Bonnie joined Zero Waste Youth USA to lead community engagement and content development for their annual youth convergence. For the past 3 years, Bonnie’s focus has been to support programs that build leadership skills and empower youth to advocate for Zero Waste in their communities.