Clean and Prosperous America
Clean & Prosperous America (CaPA) is dedicated to achieving a healthy climate, environment, and economy for all by mobilizing a growing electorate that pushes for climate and environmental justice policies nationally and locally. We believe that increased Millennial and Generation Z engagement, especially with marginalized voters, will help elect legislative majorities willing to act on climate and maintain the constituent pressure needed to pass bold climate and environmental justice policies. Our primary strategy is providing grant funding and non-financial tools and resources to highly motivated but under-funded community-led organizations focused on expanding civic participation within their community.
CaPA Board of Directors
David Giuliani (he/him) – Board Chair
David is best known as the co-inventor of the Sonicare toothbrush and Clarisonic skincare system and as the successful co-founder and CEO of both companies. David turned Sonicare into the fastest-growing private company in the U.S. before selling it to Philips Electronics. He led Clarisonic onto the Inc. 100 list and sold the company to L’Oreal in 2011. David was a featured speaker at the White House Conference on Corporate Responsibility, the national Small Business Person of the Year, and the national Entrepreneur of the Year for Manufacturing. David received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California and studied graduate-level Electrical Engineering and Business at Stanford University. He has authored over 20 U.S. patents.
Joel Kanter (he/him)
Joel has over four decades of political and business experience, which began in 1978 as a legislative assistant to Congressman Abner Mikva, where Joel focused on federal criminal code reform. Joel has also worked as the Special Assistant to the National Association of Attorneys General, Staff Director of House Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative Process Chaired by Congressman Long, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Walnut Financial Services. Inc. Currently, Joel sits on several private company boards and the Board of Voices for Progress. Joel is the Board Chair of the Black Student Fund, and the Coalition To Stop Gun Violence. Joel received a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Political Science with honors from Tulane University.
Bill McClain (he/him)
Bill has led domestic and international marketing for several major brands, including Clarisonic (acquired by L’Oreal) and Sonicare (acquired by Philips). He played a key role in the successful launch of over 30 new products, including market-leaders from LifeScan (Johnson & Johnson), Braun, and Oral-B. Bill currently teaches Global Business Strategy and Marketing at the University of Washington. He earned his B.S. at West Virginia Wesleyan College and his MBA at the University of Pittsburgh.
Bill McClain (he/him) – Research and Marketing Director
Greg Rock (he/him) – Executive Director
Greg has half a decade of experience lobbying the Washington State legislature. He is also the policy chair on the board of Carbon Washington, which in 2016 qualified the first Carbon Tax in U.S. history for the ballot. At the Washington State Energy Office, Greg worked as the lead on public building efficiency. Greg owns a transit orientated infill development company and founded the Green Car Company which sold the first Smart Car in the U.S. Greg graduated Summa Cum Laude from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and earned a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from Chalmers University in Sweden.
Tawny Valencia (she/her) – Community Strategy Director
Tawny Valencia helped to develop DIGDEEP, a nonprofit addressing water poverty, through corporate partnerships, non-traditional public relations efforts, and grassroots fundraising. She focuses on unique multi-year partnerships that have included Whole Foods, The Ford Motor Company, Boeing, Kohler, and The Coca-Cola Company amongst many others. As the former Deputy West Coast Investment Director for Pete Buttigieg, Tawny co-led fundraising efforts across thirteen states for his presidential campaign. She serves as a consultant for social impact and political clients. She is a candidate for her Masters in Policy Leadership (2022) at Georgetown University.
Emilia Jones (she/her) – Grant Program Director
Emilia is an experienced climate advocate, community builder, and campaign manager. She has led and advised political campaigns, represented the Washington State Attorney General’s office in the state legislature, and led grassroots efforts to strengthen neighborhoods and communities. As a climate advocate for nearly a decade, Emilia has worked to put a price on carbon, pass bills to protect the climate, and engage new climate champions. She received a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington.
Adia Smith Parker (she/her) – Community Strategy Senior Advisor
Adia has helped to raise over $80 million for President Barack Obama’s candidacy since 2007 as his SoCal/SW Finance Director for the last 8 years. Post-President Obama, Adia has worked with Starbucks’ new foundation: LeadersUp, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Gary Peters, and the Youth Policy Institute. Most recently, Adia helped in raising $30 Million for 2020 Presidential candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as his West Coast Director of Investment. Adia graduated with a B.A. in History and African/ African American Studies from UC Davis.
Skye Witley (he/him) – Copy Editor & Messaging Specialist
Skye is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and minoring in Environmental Science at American University. He is a member of the Honors cohort at AU and a recipient of the four-year Dean’s Scholarship. His writing can be found in The Eagle and Current.
Kendra Kitchens (she/her) – Community Strategy Specialist
In the 2020 election cycle, Kendra Kitchens helped raise $30 million for Pete Buttigieg’s Presidential campaign as she served as Investment Associate for the West Coast. Most recently, she was the Deputy Finance Director for Mike Espy’s U.S. Senate campaign in Mississippi where she helped to raise nearly $20 million. She also worked on Mike Espy’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2018 as a Finance Assistant. Kendra obtained her B.S. in Political Science at The University of Southern Mississippi.