Clean and Prosperous America

About Us

Clean & Prosperous America (CaPA) is a Washington based nonprofit 501.c4 devoted to advancing environmental policies at the federal level. CaPA recognizes that healing our country requires a multi-faceted approach, which is why we are promoting solutions that increase economic activity while reducing environmental degradation. By encouraging youth demographics to vote, and support environmental candidates, we know we can move together towards a cleaner and healthier economy.

CaPA Board of Directors

David Giuliani (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. 

Nancy Behrman

Nancy founded Behrman Communications in 1985, which has attracted high profile clients such as Kiehl’s, Burt’s Bees, and Clorox. For more than three decades, Behrman Communications’ clients have included a broad range of health, beauty, lifestyle and wellness brands, both corporate and niche. As the owner of one of the most dynamic agencies in the increasingly competitive field of public relations and brand building, Nancy knows the value of her “hands on” approach. Nancy currently resides in Manhattan and Stockbridge, Mass, and has two daughters, Caroline and Elizabeth.

Joel Kanter

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

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.

CaPA Staff

Bill McClain – Research and Marketing Director

Greg Rock – 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.

Emilia Jones – 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.

Kyle Murphy – Youth Campaign Manager

Kyle is an experienced campaign manager and climate advocate. He co-directed initiative 732 in Washington State from 2015-2016, served as the Executive Director of Carbon Washington, and has led or staffed numerous other ballot initiatives and candidate campaigns. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Political Science and is currently pursuing a law degree at the University of Washington.

Page Atcheson – Grassroots Specialist

Page Atcheson served as the founding Executive Director of Our Climate, an organization that empowers young people to advocate for climate policy. After joining the organization’s leadership team in 2014, Page was appointed ED in 2016; under her leadership, Our Climate engaged thousands of youth leaders in efforts to win state-level climate policies across the country. Prior to joining Our Climate, Page organized communities in western Montana to oppose coal export and co-founded the Vermont chapter of 350.org. Page received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from University of Vermont.

Michael Penuelas – Political Research Manager

Michael is a campaign strategist and community organizer based in northwest Washington State. He focuses his energy on electing leaders up and down the ballot who are committed to making real progress in tackling the climate crisis. He works primarily in majority-rural purple and red districts and has worked for winning candidate campaigns, independent expenditures, and ballot initiatives. He holds an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management and a B.S. in Earth System Science, with Honors, both from Stanford University. 

Cassidy Giampetro – Outreach Coordinator

Cassidy is an early professional with a passion for grassroots community building and sustainable change. She has spent time organizing for youth engagement, including environmental justice initiatives, working with both bottom-up and top-down climate advocacy. Cassidy has a B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Seattle University.

Skye Witley – Copy Editor & Messaging Specialist

Skye is a sophomore double majoring in Journalism and Environmental Studies at American University. He is a member of the Honors cohort at AU and a recipient of the four-year Dean’s Scholarship. 

Chiara D’Angelo – Grassroots Specialist

Chiara is an experienced grassroots organizer, political campaigner, and strategist. In addition to her work to help optimize CaPA’s grassroots investments, Chiara is the National Field Director for Future Generations, a PAC focused on building national grassroots movements to create an environmental majority in the U.S. Senate in 2020. Chiara graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Systems Thinking for Ethno-Ecological Justice and is presently working towards her Masters in Public Administration and Public Policy from Evergreen State College. 

Ben Silesky – Grassroots Specialist

Ben has been a grassroots organizer and strategist since 2015 when he worked as one of the field managers for Carbon Washington’s I-732 initiative. He specializes in youth outreach, volunteer development, and communication. He was also the state climate organizer for Audubon Washington, turning his focus to bird enthusiasts, businesses, and young people in swing districts to support clean energy legislation in Olympia. Ben graduated from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor’s degree in Media, Journalism, and Political Culture.

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Clean and Prosperous America is both a 501.c4 and a Political Action Committee located in Seattle, WA.