BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The East Bay Clean Cities Coalition (EBCCC) is a 501(c) non-profit corporation governed by a seven-person Board. Each Board Member has extensive background and experience in the Fleet industry with alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. Following a special Board vote in 2014, Doug Bond and David Worthington became the most recent additions to the Board. The EBCCC expanded the Board of Directors from seven to nine members to better better serve our stakeholders and to acknowledge the rapidly expanding and more geographically diverse membership base, esepcially in the North Bay region.
Richard Battersby- Coordinator and Executive Director
Richard is a Board member and Coordinator of the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition and is the Director of Fleet Services at University of California, Davis. He has over 25 years in the fleet industry operating government and private industry fleets. He is a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) and Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP). Richard holds over 40 ASE certifications and has a BS degree from the California State University, Sacramento. Richard served 10 years in the US Army Engineer and Ordnance Corps as a commissioned and non-commissioned officer and is an active member of the Public Fleet Supervisorís Association (PFSA), American Public Works Association (APWA), California County Fleet Managers Association (CCFMA), National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) and is a past Chairman and officer of the San Francisco Chapter of the NAFA Fleet Management Association.
Chris Ferrara- Co-Coordinator
Chris is a Board member and the founding Coordinator of the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition and has been with the Coalition since 1994. He was recently presented a Region 9 EPA award for work at the Port of Oakland with the CleanAir Logix project. Chris is a 25 year employee of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company and has worked in the alternative fuel and clean air industry for 10 years. Chris has extensive grant experience including CNG fueling stations and Natural Gas vehicles (NGV) and has specialized in Port Operations and LNG applications.
Tom Fung- Treasurer
Tom is a Board member of the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition and is the Fleet Manager of the City and County of San Francisco. He has been in the automotive industry many years and has worked in the public and private sectors. He is active in a number of fleet management associations and has served in various leadership capacities.
Tom Gannon- Board Member emeritus
Tom is a Board member and Treasurer of the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition. Tom recently retired after many years of service as the Fleet Manager for the Alameda County Public Works and is one of the Charter members of the East Bay Clean City Coalition. He has over eighteen years experience in the Fleet Management field and is an Automotive Service Institute (ASE) Certified Master Technician. Tom earned an AA Degree in Automotive Technology 1976 and has fourteen years of hands-on journeyman technician experience. If and when he ever gets time off, Tom enjoys fishing the trout streams in the Sierras.
Dave Head- Board Member
Mr. David Head is a Board member and has been involved in vehicle and equipment management and repair for over 38 years. His work history includes training and work as an automotive mechanic, heavy equipment mechanic, parts sales person, owner/operator of an automotive repair facility, Fleet Supervisor and Fleet Manager. He is the retired Fleet Manager at the County of Sonoma since December 1990. Dave has completed demonstration projects with electric and CNG powered vehicles and has implemented a hybrid vehicle program that had 232 hybrid vehicles at the time of his retirement, nine of which had been converted to plug-in hybrids and one hybrid bucket truck. Dave ws active in the Sonoma County Local Government EV Partnership and the Bay Area EV Corridor Project and the National Association of Fleet administrators, California County Fleet Managers Association and Public Fleet Supervisors Association.
Rick Ruvolo- Secretary
Rick is a Board member of the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition and is a consultant on municipal and international alternative fuel and transportation demand management efforts to reduce dependence on oil and address the contributions to climate change in the transportation sector. Rick developed and managed alternative fuel efforts for the City and County of San Francisco for nearly 20 years. He co-founded and chaired the San Francisco Clean Cities Coalition for 15 years, and served as S.F. team leader on the Kathmandu Electric Vehicle Alliance, a multi-year effort which supported the use of electric vehicles in Nepal.
Steve Sokolsky- Board Member
Steve is a Board member of the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition and is a Project Manager in CALSTARTís Clean Transportation Solutions Group (CTSG). In this position, he manages projects that assist fleet operators and others develop and implement clean vehicle programs. Steve specializes in adding transportation components to biomethane production facility projects. Additionally, Steve leads HTUFís Commercial Construction Equipment Users Forum and is also directing vehicle retrofit and replacement activities for California airports. Prior to joining CALSTART, Steve developed natural gas vehicle infrastructure specifications and assisted airports in the deployment of alternative fuels programs. He has a Bachelorís degree in International Business from California State University Sacramento.
Doug Bond- Board Member
Doug Bond has worked for Alameda County as the fleet manager since 2008. Prior to joining the County, Doug worked in the private sector for 15 years. Doug oversees the Countyís shuttle bus services, Clean Commute Program, Parking Division and Motor Vehicle Division. Alameda County uses Bio-Diesel and electric in their alternative fuel program. Doug currently serves as the President of the Public Fleet Supervisors Association (PFSA).
David Worthington- Board Member
David Worthington is the Fleet Manager for the County of Sonoma. He has over 23 years of comprehensive management experience in automotive and truck related industries which include fleet management, franchised truck dealerships, wholesale and retail part operations, insurance claims, collision repair, and sales. He has earned two business management degrees and over sixty-five industry related certifications and licenses. He was named as one of Green Fleet Magazineís Sustainability All-Stars in 2013 reflecting his environmental commitment and accomplishements over his long career.