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Patrice Salas Pineda Joins Earthjustice Board

Pineda brings fresh legal and philanthropic expertise to Earthjustice

WASHINGTON - Earthjustice is proud to announce that Patricia Salas Pineda is joining its Board of Trustees. Pineda, the former general counsel and group vice president of Toyota North America, Inc., aims to use her experience in legal strategy, governance, communications and fundraising to help strengthen Earthjustice’s capabilities and broaden engagement. Pineda also wants to help advance diversity within the environmental movement.

“I look forward to working with Earthjustice as a board member to actively protect the environment, endangered species, national monuments and community health where necessary and to advance positive outcomes,” Pineda said. “I have the utmost confidence in Earthjustice's ability to get the work done.”


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Pineda’s experience also encompasses tenure on the California Air Resources board and boards of other nonprofits, while also founding the Latino Corporate Directors Association. She graduated with an undergraduate degree from Millis College, earned her law degree at the University of California-Berkeley and studied business at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

 “We are very excited that Pat has joined the Earthjustice family,” Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen said. “I am grateful she has chosen to join our board and bring her deep set of skills, wide-ranging experience, and dedication to advance our mission.”


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