Board of Directors

Sharing a common goal of climate resilience, the ASAP Board of Directors provides leadership to ASAP Member Led Groups and supports the primary vision of our platform: connecting and supporting people. The ASAP Board of Directors, together with the ASAP Executive Director ensure ASAP meets its US 501(c)3 Nonprofit obligations.

Members of the ASAP Board of Directors

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Eric Mielbrecht | EcoAdapt

I am an EcoAdapt co-founder and specialize in assessing anthropogenic stresses and the risks they pose to the natural and built environment. I am particula... [Read More]

Josh Foster | Consultant

Josh is a co-founder and Secretary of the Board of ASAP. Josh has over 25 years of experience working on climate change science and policy in the federal a... [Read More]

Jennifer Jurado | Broward County

Our Division coordinates environmental planning and community resilience initiatives for Broward County, FL on a regional basis through policy, planning, a... [Read More]

Jessica Grannis | Georgetown Climate Center

I work on the law and policy of coastal adaptation, and manage the adaptation program at the Georgetown Climate Center

Missy Stults | Climate Adaptation and Resilience Specialist

I am an independent contractor currently supporting the Science to Action Community of Practice, multiple Great Lakes cities with designing a universal vul... [Read More]

Emily Wasley | Senior Climate Risk & Resilience Specialist

I have over 10 years of experience working with a variety of organizations on domestic and international climate change science, policy, and strategy. I cu... [Read More]

Julia Kim | Senior Project Manager

Julia works with public agencies, community leaders, and key stakeholders throughout California to partner on place-based resiliency initiatives while supp... [Read More]


Beth Gibbons, Executive Director
Beth GibbonsAs the Executive Director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP), Beth is responsible for strengthening ASAP as an emerging nonprofit organization; managing relationships with its members, board, and donors; and bringing adaptation best practices into the broader urban conversation. Beth brings a decade of experience in sustainable development and climate adaptation to her role. Additionally, she has nonprofit management and governance experience and is highly skilled in climate communications, research and outreach, collaborative project management, and stakeholder management.  Previously, Beth was Director of the University of Michigan Climate Center and managed NOAA’s Great Lakes Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA). She also led work across cities in the Great Lakes region identifying leading climate related risks and prioritizing adaptation strategies. Email Beth


Rachel Jacobson, Senior Program Manager
Rachel JacobsonAs ASAP’s Senior Program Manager, Rachel leads the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s projects and partnerships including the Resilience Dialogues, the ASAP Mentorship Program, ASAP’s education initiatives, and ASAP’s activities with regional adaptation fora across the country. She holds B.A., M.P.P, and M.S. degrees from the University of Michigan, and a Certificate in Environmental Law and Regulation from the University of Washington. Rachel lives in Cambridge, MA. Email Rachel


Greg Hanafin, Program Assistant
Greg HanafinGreg joined the ASAP team in early 2019. As the Program Assistant, he supports ASAP’s activities and capacity building programs. His professional background is in environmental advocacy, policy, and planning, and he also works part-time for the City of Cambridge, MA, where he supports the city’s sustainable transportation initiatives. Greg holds a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Anthropology from the University of Michigan, and currently lives in Cambridge, MA. Email Greg



Lily Swanbrow Becker, Network Manager
Lily Swanbrow BeckerAs ASAP’s Network Manager, Lily facilitates member connectivity and value creation across the ASAP network through support of peer-learning opportunities including the ASAP Member-Led Interest Groups, Regional Hubs and more. New to the ASAP team in early 2019, Lily brings years of experience in climate adaptation, natural resources conservation, facilitation and professional development. She holds a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan and a M.S. in Conservation Biology from Texas State University. Lily lives in Tallahassee, FL. Email Lily


Rathapuk “Pete” Subudom, Eastern Michigan University Work-Study Program
Rathapuk Pete Subudom Pete is a Transportation Specialist with the Michigan Army National Guard and a Mechanical Engineering student at Eastern Michigan University. As a work-study intern, Pete provides general administrative support for all ASAP staff and brings unique solutions to a variety of tasks.