Irasema Coronado is an American JPAC member.
Irasema Coronado, Ph.D. currently serves as an Associate Provost of The University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Coronado is also an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department and a faculty member in the Environmental Science and Engineering Ph.D. program.
Evan Lloyd is the Executive Director of the CEC
Evan Lloyd was appointed Executive Director of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), effective 20 April 2010.
Director, Submissions on Enforcement Matters Unit
Mr. Dane Ratliff is an environmental lawyer and is currently Director of the CEC's Submissions on Enforcement Matters Unit. Prior to joining the CEC, he was Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, where he was responsible for the management and operation of the Court's environmental law program.
Albert Koehl has been a lawyer with the non-profit environmental law organization Ecojustice Canada since 2001, where he has focused on wildlife protection, climate change, and transportation. Previously, he was a prosecutor for the Ontario Ministry of Environment. He has also served with the United Nations as an investigator for its Guatemala Truth Commission. In addition, Mr. Koehl worked for two legal aid clinics in Toronto, including the Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples.
Mr. Alanís-Ortega received his law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where he now teaches the environmental law course at the law school. He is also co-director of the university's post-graduate diploma program in environmental law and policy. Mr. Alanis holds a master's degree in international law from the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC. Since August 1993, he has been president of the Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (Mexican Environmental Law Center—CEMDA), a public interest environmental law firm based in Mexico City. He is also active as a columnist for Reforma, one of Mexico's most widely read and influential newspapers. He is a member of the seventh cohort of the Leadership on Environment and Development Program (LEAD).
Mr. Alanís-Ortega serves on the boards of directors of Appleseed-México and the Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), and is a member of Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), the Climate Change Advisory Committee in Mexico, and the Environmental Law Advisory Group at the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (OAS).
In April 2008 he was appointed by the Mexico City Legislative Assembly to serve on the Citizen Board of the Office of the Environmental and Zoning Prosecutor (Procuraduría Ambiental y del Ordenamiento Territorial—PAOT). He also served as a member of the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee for two terms.
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LeRoy C. (Lee) Paddock is Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies at The George Washington University Law School. His work focuses on environmental compliance and enforcement, environmental governance with particular emphasis on integrating the regulatory system with economic and values-based drivers of environmental behavior, and on environmental management in the context of emerging nanotechnologies. He is a member of the Council of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and chairs its Strategic Response. Lee also serves on The George Washington University Sustainability Implementation Team.
Prior to coming to George Washington University, Lee was Director of Environmental Law Programs at Pace University School of Law. Before Pace, he served for 20 years in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, including 13 years as Director of Environmental Policy for Minnesota Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III. Lee holds a BA degree from the University of Michigan and a JD with High Honors from the University of Iowa. He clerked for Judge Donald Lay of the US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Orlando Cabrera-Rivera has over twenty years of experience in the environmental management field and in the development and implementation of international, national, regional and local environmental pollution management and policy initiatives. Since 2007, Mr. Cabrera-Rivera has been the Manager of the Air Quality and Pollutant Releases Program of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). He coordinates trilateral capacity building and environmental information analysis efforts aimed at enhancing the comparability and accessibility of pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) data and air quality-related information for North America.
Mr. Cabrera-Rivera has a bachelors of science degree in meteorology from the Department of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a masters of science degree in land resources management from the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW-Madison.
A sociologist with a master’s degree in Latin American studies from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Marisa Jacott has specialized in environmental justice work and research for more than 12 years. She has coordinated different projects aimed at creating nongovernmental citizen initiatives for stewardship and defense of the environment and health.
She currently chairs and manages the Fronteras Comunes association and forms part of the PRTR Advisory Group of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America. She is also a member of the PRTR Technical Advisory Committee of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales—Semarnat); the National Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Management of Chemicals, Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste under International Environmental Conventions, and a regional consultant on such issues, particularly with regard to the community health and environmental impacts of hazardous waste, e-waste, incinerators, cement kilns, and pollution from the oil, petrochemical and maquiladora industries.
Creator and leader of the México Tóxico project, which along with other local environmental organizations documents environmental efforts and the and pollution caused by industrial emissions and waste, Jacott has co-written different publications, including the recently published “Toxics in the Home” (Tóxicos en el hogar) and “Exporting Risks” (Exportando riegos), to describe how shipments of used lead batteries from the United States to Mexico take advantage of weaknesses in Mexico’s environmental protection and occupational health standards.
In 2005, she received the International Humanitarian Service Award from the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, for her defense of women in the electronics manufacturing industry.
Norman A. Bebon works for US Customs and Border Protection as Assistant Port Director for Trade Operations at the Port of El Paso, Texas. He is responsible for managing and facilitating the legitimate importation/exportation of commercial trade into and out of the United States and ensuring compliance with all relevant US laws and regulations.
Previously, Mr. Bebon worked in New Mexico as port director at the Columbus and Santa Teresa Ports of Entry. He began his career with the US Customs Service in 1984 at the Port of Entry in Presidio, Texas.
A trainer on the management and transportation of hazardous waste and materials at the Technological Assistance and Service Center (Centro de Asistencia y Servicios Tecnológicos—CAST), César Flores Esparza is also a manager at Transquímica Binacional, S.A. de C.V. and founding partner of Integradora Camino Real, S.A de C.V., a company specializing in the management and transportation of hazardous materials and waste.
For the last eight years, he has been widely involved in transportation training and development activities as part of the 61-member International Carrier Coalition of Ciudad Juárez. He was recently appointed representative of the transportation industry in the Cd. Juárez–El Paso border area.
César López is a 1977 graduate of Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), where he received his degree in industrial and systems engineering as well as a management certificate. He has extensive academic and work experience in environmental protection and foreign trade: from 1978 to 1982, he was quality control supervisor at Protón S.A. (part of Grupo Calpacifico), in Tijuana, Baja California, and from 1982 to 1986, he was associate professor of management and industrial engineering at the Tijuana campus of Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior. In 1983 he was associate professor in the School of Engineering at Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, and from 1982 to date he has held various positions at Plamex, S.A. de C.V., including his present position of Director of Government Regulations.
Since 1997, Mr. López has been a member and director of the Environmental Committee of the Tijuana Maquiladora and Export Industry Association, which he chaired in 2003 and 2004. Since 1999, he has also been a member of the National Maquiladora and Export Industry Council, where he currently chairs the Environmental Committee.