Dr. Bruce Bekkar
Dr. Bruce Bekkar’s local environmental efforts began in 1991, when he helped found the first local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in San Diego. Since 2005, he has focused on the threats posed by climate change- specifically, risks to human health and our oceans. He left his medical practice in 2013 to work full-time on these issues, and currently serves as the public health representative to San Diego’s Climate Action Plan Implementation Group, the Vice-Chair of Del Mar’s Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee, and as the spokesperson for Surfrider’s S.T.O.P. climate change initiative. At the state level, he lobbies in Sacramento with the American Lung Association as part of the Doctors for Climate Health program and serves on an advisory committee for California’s Fourth Climate Assessment. As a 2015 graduate of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps program, he co-leads their Health Issues community and mentors at U.S. trainings. Bruce speaks frequently to community groups, university students and local city councils, and recently joined Al Gore for a panel discussion about how local leaders can help solve our climate crisis.
Kath Rogers, Policy and Outreach Volunteer
Kath is a volunteer advisor for Climate Action Campaign on policy advocacy and community outreach. She previously worked for Climate Action Campaign as its first employee after our Executive Director Nicole Capretz. She has more than 10 years of work experience in the nonprofit sector and co-founded a local nonprofit dedicated to animal welfare. She has also coordinated two statewide ballot campaigns--one for animal protection and the other for human rights. She currently serves as Chair of the Hillcrest Town Council and recently completed her law degree. In her free time, Kath enjoys traveling and hiking, and she wishes she did karaoke more often.
Email her at: Kath@ClimateActionCampaign.org
Follow her on Twitter: @rogerskath