As the Senior Strategy and Planning Officer, Roger leads the DA’s strategy on climate change and directs the Climate Fund.
Roger brings extensive experience working in the public, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors on environmental and social justice issues. Before joining the Democracy Alliance, Roger was Senior Advisor to the Mayor of San Francisco where he was responsible for issues related to climate change, energy, and the environment, and also served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. As Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), he led community-driven policy campaigns resulting in billions of dollars of investments to implement climate solutions in California’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods and also founded APEN Action to educate and mobilize Asian American voters in California. Roger also worked for the San Francisco Foundation, Global Green USA and has served on the board of several organizations including Center for Environmental Health. Among his honors include the Public Health Institute’s Change Champion Award and the Gerbode Foundation Fellowship.