BAN's Board


Steven G. Gilbert, President

Steven is the Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND) and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington. His publications include A Small Dose of Toxicology: The Health Effects of Common Chemicals (2004).



Wendy Neu, Board Member

Wendy is the Chairman and CEO of Hugo Neu Corporation, a privately-owned company that builds, operates, and invests in innovative recycling, energy, real estate, and other clean-tech ventures. She is Chairman of Hugo Neu Recycling, a company that specializes in the recovery, management, and environmentally responsible recycling of end-of-life electronics and other universal waste. She was also a recycling industry representative on the EPEAT Board of Advisors. 


Shawn Drew, Board Member

Shawn is the Data Integration Solutions Architect and Senior Applications Systems Engineer at University of Washington. He has worked in Advancement at University of Washington for the past 20 years, where he leads information management in the development and alumni relations departments to establish better data processes to help increase engagement among constituents. He led the University’s conversion to the Advance® software to more closely reflects gift officer and researcher needs and workflows. Under his leadership, his team created the Advance® training curriculum and launched a training series to highlight best practices so groups can use data analytics to improve their fundraising.


Jim Puckett, Executive Director and Founder

Jim, Executive Director and Founder of Basel Action Network, has been an environmental health and justice advocate for 28 years. He has served as Greenpeace International’s Toxics Director based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where his campaign was instrumental in achieving the Ban Amendment to the UN Basel Convention as well as numerous regional waste trade bans. He has represented civil society within the Basel Convention since its inception in 1989. Campaigning against all forms of toxic trade, he has traveled extensively researching, writing, and producing films.

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