Vote, Vote, Vote!!! Bylaw Ratification Ballots due 6/15!

On May 15, custom ballots were sent to all current NCRA members via the email address they usually receive NCRA e-News. In other words, it came from, not a regular NCRA email address. If you have not seen it, please check your regular and spam folders for an email entitled 2024 NCRA Bylaws Ratification from If still not found, please the contact the office via this form.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to improve our governance procedures.

NCRA Board of Directors and Staff

2023 BOD Election Results


Incumbents Devin Jackson, Freddy Coronado-Barraza and
Bailey Hall were re-elected!

Welcome newcomers Naama Brenner-Abramovitch, Casey Fritz
and Xinci Tan!

All of the above will be joining Alina Bekkerman, David Hott, Jessica Robinson, Julia Au and Randy Russell whose terms end next year.

The new board will be seated at the January 2024 Board Meeting.

Xinci Tan

Xinci Tan, Member since 2018

In 2018 Zero Waste Sonoma hired me to lead SB 1383 implementation efforts. In addition, as the Organics Program Manager, I oversee contracts with the composting facilities who process our residential green bin material, organize compost giveaway events, promote educational programs for home/community composting, and manage several grants, among other things.

I am currently a member of the US Composting Council (USCC) Young Professionals’ Outreach Committee as well as the USCC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee. My experiences in both roles have been deeply satisfying because I get to connect people across the country by fostering relationships while bringing ideas to life. For example, I advocated for and helped to develop the USCC’s first scholarship program, launched in 2022, which pays for a portion or full cost of registration. The scholarship makes the conference more accessible to people who may not otherwise be able to attend.

I wish to take a more active role closer to home, here in the Bay Area, and run for the NCRA board. An active member of the NCRA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, I greatly enjoy the Zero Food Waste Forum webinars as well as the annual Recycling Updates. As a board member, I believe I can lend my skills to help improve programs and shape policy in our region while encouraging equity and access.

Alyssa Rice-Wilson

Alyssa Rice-Wilson, Member since 2017

Hello. My name is Alyssa Rice-Wilson, and I am running for a seat on the Board of Directors. I have been working in the recycling and Zero Waste industry since 1998. Over the past 25 years, I have been leading efforts towards Zero Waste in non-profits, local/regional government, and as an independent consultant. If you know me, you know that I am committed to the path of zero waste both in my professional and personal life. I would like to serve the NCRA membership on the Board through assisting with NCRA’s Recycling Update and other events, and encouraging others in the industry to join and participate in NCRA. Thank you, in advance, for your consideration on the NCRA Board.

Naama Brenner-Abramovitch

Naama Brenner-Abramovitch, Member since 2017

I’m excited to announce my candidacy for the NCRA Board of Directors. Currently, I hold the position of Recycling Specialist at Napa Recycling, which has provided me with valuable insights into the recycling and compost industry.

For seven years, I’ve worked with both the private and public sectors, local communities, and environmental organizations to promote waste reduction, resource reuse, and effective recycling and composting programs. For the last three years, I’ve actively engaged with Napa Climate NOW!’s Waste Reduction Committee to advocate for a reusable foodware ordinance. Additionally, I served on the board of Feeding it Forward, a Napa-based food recovery organization, for three years.

As a NCRA member since 2017 and participant in the NCRA Membership Engagement and Activities Committee, I’ve organized the Recycling Update 2023 tour in Napa and helped organize the 2023 NCRA coastal cleanup and annual picnic.

My vision for NCRA is to foster collaboration, encourage knowledge sharing, and address challenges within our community. I believe NCRA’s pivotal role can facilitate dialogue and inspire meaningful actions. Furthermore, I’m enthusiastic about advocating for policies and regulations that promote waste reduction, creating a vibrant reuse infrastructure, and establishing zero waste.

I’m eager for the opportunity to contribute my expertise and passion to advance NCRA’s mission and create a lasting positive impact on our community and the environment.
Thank you for considering my candidacy!