Board of Directors

Felisia Castañeda, Vice-President

Education Specialist, Recology San Francisco

A dedicated environmental educator, Felisia strives not only to teach but also to inspire people to become stewards of our planet. Through her previous work at the San Francisco Department of the Environment and current position with the Artist-in-Residence program at Recology San Francisco, Felisia has engaged with thousands of students and adults about reusing, reducing, recycling, and composting. She hopes her network of San Francisco educators and experience with engaging the public can help grow SCRAP’s presence among the community.

Mindy Kershner

Realtor, Tower Properties

Long time recycling, community and the arts advocate, Mindy also currently serves on the Boards of Urban Resource Systems and the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. She was a founding board member of Friends of the Urban Forest, the Aids Memorial Grove and the Neighborhood Parks Council among others. SCRAP provides her with materials to get those creative crafting juices flowing while helping the environment.

Nicole Gaetjens , Co-President

Zero Waste Program Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle

Nicole has always been obsessed with creative reuse, and comes from a family of artists and educators. She’s excited to use her experience in operations management to strengthen the services that SCRAP provides to the community.

Chris Martin, Secretary

Artist and Educator

Christopher Martin has been working in the San Francisco bay area as a practicing visual artist and teacher in sewing, photography, and graphic design, just to name a few. His connection with SCRAP stems from utilizing their great prices for personal art projects and for materials to teach the youth from the dare 2 dream program with the Bayview Opera House. As a board member, Christopher Martin plans to uplift all artist and creative’s in surrounding communities and all throughout the bay area.

Terry Kochanski , Co-President

Business Development Consultant

Terry always enjoys her adventures at SCRAP and sees it as a place to discover and find the unexpected. She is passionate about supporting teachers and students with creative reuse to offset funding challenges for the arts. Terry is looking forward to using her previous experiences in management and business development to assist in growing the organization and expanding our list of supporters within the vibrant Bay Area.

Natalie Van Gelder Kambak

Director of Enterprise Sales

Natalie is a Bay Area native whose sales career has helped drive growth for companies like Thomson Financial, Oracle, Pentaho and more. Her chance visit to Scrap set off a decade of outings to find the next treasured material to create a school, craft or rainy day projects. She really enjoys working on new projects and teaching her child “The Art of What’s Possible” by reusing and re-purposing items found at Scrap. When not selling or working on her next project, Natalie enjoys the being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Sue Green

Founder and Re-designer,

Sue Green has been an avid shopper at SCRAP for over a decade. Having previously worked as an independent interior designer for over ten years, Sue started her re-upholstery business to up-cycle and re-purpose furniture that was headed for landfill, using recycled upholstery fabrics from SCRAP as inspiration for her pieces. Passionate about design and giving old materials new creative life, she is excited to build connections between SCRAP, the SF design, education, and creator’s communities to raise awareness about this incredible resource.

Rachel Li, Treasurer

Senior Accountant, Gap Inc.

Rachel enjoys crafting in her spare time and aims to incorporate the reduce, reuse and recycle mantra into her art. She is an accountant by profession and has 5+ years of board experience with a non-profit humanitarian organization. Rachel is excited to advocate for environmental and social sustainability through SCRAP, and utilize her skills and experience to help SCRAP achieve its goals.

Liliana M. Peliks

Operations Director, SCRAP

Liliana is a non-profit professional and serial entrepreneur who enjoys approaching her work as a customer experience curator. At heart, she is a creative, a problem solver, a systems mistress and an excellence seeker. She holds a Business degree and a Masters in Marketing from IE Business School.

Many thanks to these former board member for their years of dedication and service:

Becky Barton

Michael Bongiorni

Kristina Bonnett

Joan von Briesen

Diego Castellani

Crystal Cheng

Paul Fresina

Cathy Hwang

Katherine Hyde

Ryah Lindemuth

Kathy Looper

Claire Pilcher

Dianne Platner

Annette Poliwka

Louise Sampson

Catherine Theilen

Shireen Udenka

Nina Youkelson

Joel Pulliati