Sustainable Lafayette Board
Meet the board...
An Atlanta native, Sejal now considers the Bay Area her home. She moved to California in 1999 for law school and earned a J.D. with a specialization in Environmental Law from UC Berkeley. She's now the Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper, a local non-profit that has held polluters around the Bay accountable for more than 30 years using science, law, and a patrol boat. Sejal has lived in Lafayette since 2007 and before that was in Moraga for five years. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, baking cookies, hiking, and playing board games with her family.
Brad Crane is a 13 year Lafayette resident and long time bicycling enthusiast. He has three kids in the local schools and rides to school with them everyday. He also does all the family’s grocery shopping by bike and enjoys front row parking every time. In 2009, he became active as a local cycling advocate and was appointed to the Lafayette Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) advising the City Council on bike/ped issues (Committee Chair for two years). He helped establish the bike valet parking at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival as a permanent feature of the event and organizes the annual Earth Day Festival Self-Propelled Parade. Brad is also a member of the Sustainable Lafayette Green Schools Committee, helping our schools move towards more sustainable practices.
Eric Law lives in Lafayette, CA with his wife Stacia and sons Conner and Asher. Eric enjoys the great outdoors and has had a tremendous respect for nature since attending Outward Bound in high school. Protecting our natural resources and the environment has become a passion of Eric’s. He joined Sustainable Lafayette’s board in 2019 with the organization’s sponsorship of the Safe Route to Acalanes bike/ped path project, which he founded.
A California transplant, Angela fell in love with environmental activism at Earth Day on her university campus. Inspired through a mix of experiences rooted in community outreach, health science and facilitating early childhood activities, Angela quickly developed a deep passion for environmental advocacy and community work. This resolve stuck with her beyond college, leading her to get her LCSW in Social Work. Practicing as a social worker for 12 years before moving to Lafayette to grow roots with her young family, Angela has volunteered extensively at Lafayette Elementary School leading students on educational field trips and collaborating to create the school’s first teaching garden. She provides support to the Sustainable Lafayette Board and is happy spending her days gardening at home, crafting with her children and working with friends in the community to make Lafayette an amazing place to live, one project at a time.
Surabhi Konkar is a mom of two and a long-time advocate for protecting our environment. Growing up in Africa and experiencing it's spectacular wilderness instilled a deep appreciation for the natural world and how it is intricately tied to our own wellbeing. She spent many years working as an electrical engineer on renewable energy projects before switching career paths to community engagement and media. Recently, she developed educational programs for libraries and schools using immersive media technologies to engage members of the community on climate and environmental issues. She loves to share her passion for a healthy environment with our youth by volunteering in schools and community events. She practices a zero waste and sustainable lifestyle with her family in Moraga.
Kristin is an East Bay native, growing up in Walnut Creek and living in Lafayette for the last ten years. She has been an environmental steward for her family and friends for many years, and now for the community as well with her low-waste refill shop, Resourcefill. Kristin is on the PTA board at her son's school in Lafayette and serves as the Green Team chairperson, helping to encourage eco-friendly lifestyle choices for the students. When not at work or volunteering at the school, Kristin is most likely spending time with her husband and son, gardening, or playing her new favorite sport — tennis!
Growing up near the bayous of Louisiana instilled Anna’s love for the environment from a young age. A resident of Lafayette since 2012 and a former K-5 educator, Anna has children in high school and middle school. As a Lafayette Girl Scout troop co-leader for 11 years, she has helped the troop partner with the Lafayette Creeks Committee on planting native plants and the Bay Area Rescue Mission to recycle clothing. Her favorite place in Lafayette is her backyard on Las Trampas Creek where you can find her picking up trash after a storm or pointing out crawfish to local kids.
Lynne is a native northern Californian and a Lafayette resident since 2004. Recently retired from 30+years as a CPA and chief financial officer of not-for-profit independent schools, she is eager to spend
her newly found time helping create sustainable environmental practices close to home. Lynne has been active environmentally since college, from letters to editors regarding source recycling and organizing regular neighborhood litter clean-ups in Oakland, to spearheading and completing the financing and implementation of a 421 kW solar system at De La Salle High School. Lynne is an avid cyclist, and is also a working member of, and liaison to, the Lafayette Community Garden.