Our Team

Susan Kirsch

2021  Founder, President, Community Catalysts

2020  Chair, Statewide Nix-the-Nine Campaign (7 bills nixed)

2018-2019  Livable California, Founder and first Board President

  • Launched 9-County Bay Area network to strengthen collaborative effort
  • Initiated Brown Act lawsuit against the Association of Bay Area Governments and won a major procedural victory (Jan. 2021)

2016  Retired from a career as a nonprofit fundraiser


  • Chair, Marin Coalition; Freeman Park Neighborhood Association
  • Co-founder, Citizen Marin; Friends of Mill Valley
  • Member, Marin Democratic Central Committee; Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative

* Contributor to CalMatters, The Marin Independent Journal, The Marin Post, and a monthly guest on Sonoma Radio, KSVY

Ray Lorber

2020-2021 Catalysts Campaign Manager

2013-2016 Treasurer Citizen Marin

2016 Campaign Captain for Susan Kirsch’s campaign for Marin County Supervisor

2010-2018 Treasurer of North San Rafael Coalition of Residents

2009-2011 President of Mont Marin/San Rafael Park Neighborhood Association

2012  Published George Washington’s Providence

2002 Retired from a career in technology

* Frequent contributor to the Marin Independent Journal

Maurice Green, PhD

2021  Webmaster, Community Catalysts

2016-2021  Webmaster for Palo Alto Councilmember Lydia Kou.

2015-2021  President, Zayda Productions, a web design and videography agency.

2013-2021  Co-founder and webmaster, Palo Altans for Sensible Zoning (PASZ).

2002-2017 Network manager and laboratory consultant, Stanford School of Medicine

2002 Retired from 30-yr career as a medical laboratory director at National Institutes of Health, Soroka Medical Center (Israel) and Stanford Hospital.