Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Glenn Sigurdson (Chair)

Principal, CSE Group

Glenn has a long association with Simon Fraser University as an adjunct professor and associate of the Learning Strategies Group in the Beedie School of Business, and as Senior Dialogue Associate of the Morris J. Wosk Center for Dialogue. …more

Jeffrey Wright (Vice Chair)

Taia Peace Foundation

Jeffrey Wright is a critically acclaimed actor. Wright is chairman and co-founder of Taia, LLC and Taia Peace Foundation and Vice Chairman of Taia Lion Resources, Inc. …more


Stephen D’Esposito


Stephen D’Esposito is President of RESOLVE. RESOLVE builds strong, enduring solutions to environmental, social, and health challenges. We help community, business, government, and NGO leaders get results and create lasting relationships through collaboration. RESOLVE is an independent, non-profit organization with a thirty-year track record of success. …more


Paul B. Thompson

Michigan State University

Paul B. Thompson holds the W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. His research has centered on ethical and philosophical questions associated with agriculture and food, and especially concerning the guidance and development of agricultural technoscience. …more

David A. Baker

On temporary leave of absence from Board decision-making role

Dave Baker’s career has spanned 38 years in the mining industry.  He recently retired  after 32 years with Newmont Mining Corporation.  He joined Newmont in 1980 as a geologist where in 1985, he moved to Newmont’s fledgling Environmental Department.  He was elected Vice President, Environmental Affairs in 1991.  Mr. Baker …more

Abby Dilley


Abby Dilley is Vice President of Program Development at RESOLVE. She has over twenty-two years of experience in facilitation and mediation of scientifically complex and highly controversial public policy issues in the areas of natural resources, environment, agriculture, biotechnology and human health. She has successfully mediated policy disputes resulting in… more

Kathleen Grant

Kathy Grant has over twenty-five years of experience with mediation, conflict analysis and resolution, and collaborative problem solving, including seven years as a Senior Mediator at RESOLVE, with a particular focus in health policy. She has facilitated a diverse range of projects including agricultural biotechnology, tobacco control, drinking water, rape… more