About Us

Danielle Guttman Klein


Danielle Guttman Klein has dedicated her career to nonprofit and corporate leadership roles that serve her commitments to improving health care and medical research funding for chronic disease and injuries; preserving the environment and global climate policy; hunger in America; and affordable housing resources for families and seniors.

Robert N. Klein


President, Klein Financial Corporation, & Chairman, Emeritus Citizens’ Oversight Committee, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), Chairman Global Business Advisory Counsel for the International Society for Stem Cell Research, Vice Chairman of Guttman Initiatives

Learn more about industry leaders that partner with
Guttman Initiatives

Lifeguard Health Networks

  • Marty Carty, Founder
  • Danielle Guttman, Founder
  • Michael Helfrich, Founder
  • Advisor
    Bob Klein, President, Klein Financial Corporation

Amberwatch Mobile Initiatives Strategic Partners


  • Paul Jacobs, Chairman of the Board, CEO
  • Steven Altman, President
  • Peggy Johnson, Executive VP, Americas and India Qualcomm, Inc.
  • Mitch Oliver, VP, Ecosystem Development.
  • Martin Kropat, Product Manager
  • Flora Lavandoski, Staff Program Manager

Wave Market

  • Tasso Roumeliotis, CEO
  • Joel Grossman, VP, Marketing, Product management
  • Scott Hotes, CTO, VP, Engineering
  • Jim Smolen , VP, Strategic Alliances


  • Michael Nyman, CEO, PMK-BMC

Mobile Carriers


  • Angela Rittger, Director, Product Management
  • Alan Turner, Principal, Turner Sponsorship Consultants; former Product Manager, Alltel


  • Mike Bennett, Sr Product Marketing Manager, Specialty Devices, AT&T Mobility
  • Claudia Knop, Director, Device Marketing


  • John Burris, President Silver Chalice; former VP, Wireless Data Service, Sprint
  • Jerry Kaufman, Sr Manager, Business Development, Nextel
  • Kevin McGinnis, VP, Product and Platforms
  • Kevin Peckingham, VP, Product development


  • Ingrid Boone, Director, Core Marketing
  • John Lichlyter, Sr Product Manager
  • Becky Sparks, Business and Marketing Strategist; former consumer marketing strategist, T-mobile


  • Dale Beasly, Product Manager, LBS and VZ Navigator
  • Ryan Huges, CMO, Isis Mobile Commerce Network; former VP, Business Development and Partner Management, Verizon
  • Barry Ross, Manager, Content and Programming

Multi-Family Housing Initiative

  • Senator Art Torres, Vice Chairman, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Ben Heilig, Manager for business sales, Williams Sonoma Inc

Washington Elementary School

  • Dr. Susie Cook, Superintendent

International Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies

  • Honorary Advisor
    • Paul Berg (Nobel Prize, 1980)
  • Strategic Partner
    • State of Victoria, Australia
  • Organizational Partners
    • Climate Institue
    • Environmental Defense Fund
    • Royal Society
  • Donors
    • Altman Family Foundation
    • William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation
    • Franklin P. and Catherine Johnson Family Foundation
    • Swig Foundation
    • Qualcomm Matching Gift Program
    • Mr. and Mrs. Jill and John Freidenrich
    • Mr. and Mrs. Carin and Alan Trounson
    • Ueberroth Family Foundation
  • Scientific Organizing Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Michael MacCracken, Chief Scientist, Climate Institute
      • Dr. Michael MacCracken is a climate modeler who spent much of his career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories; former Executive Director of the US Global Change Research Program; past President, International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and lead author of the US agency response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report published in 2001.
    • Honorary Chair: Dr. Paul Berg, Stanford University Emeritus Professor
      • Dr. Berg was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1980 for his work on recombinant DNA techniques and was the chair of the organizing committee of the groundbreaking 1975 Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA Technologies.
    • Corresponding Committee Member: Dr. Paul Crutzen, Max Planck Institute, Germany and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California
      • Dr. Crutzen, a stratospheric chemist, was awarded the first ever Nobel Prize in 1995 (together with Dr. Sherwood Rowland and Dr. Mario Molino) for environmental research for his work in identifying the role of chlorofluorocarbons in stratospheric ozone chemistry and in generation of the ‘ozone hole.’ He also won the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.
    • Members of the Committee:
      • Dr. Scott Barrett
        Dr. Barrett (social scientist and economist known for his research into game theoretical analysis of climate change treaties) is the Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University. Author of “Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty Making”, 2003 and participant in the Kyoto Treaty and Montreal Protocol discussions. Prior Director of the International Policy Program and Professor of Environmental Economics & International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University. Previously taught at the London Business School and affiliated with the University College London.
      • Dr. Roger Barry
        Dr. Barry is the Director of the World Data Center for Glaciology and Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado. Awarded the Goldthwait Polar Medal, the first Francois Emile Matthes Award, and the Founder’s Medal – one of two gold medals awarded annually – by the Royal Geographical Society, London in recognition of his excellence in geographical research, fieldwork, teaching, and public engagement. Author and reviewer of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate assessments and as an IPCC author.
      • Dr. Steven Hamburg
        Dr. Hamburg is the Chief Scientist of the Environmental Defense Fund. Awarded an Environmental Merit award by the US Environmental Protection Agency for his climate change-related activities. Served as the Ittleson Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies at Brown University and subsequently participated at the Environmental Defense Fund.
      • Dr. Richard Lampitt
        Dr. Lampitt is a Senior Scientist with the National Oceanography Center of the UK and an associated professor of the University of Southampton. A biogeochemist who specializes in the role of the oceans in the global carbon cycle, he currently heads the European Commission-funded EuroSITES program of ocean observation networks around the world.
      • Dr. Diana Liverman
        Dr. Liverman is the Co-Director of Institute for Environment and Society and Professor of Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona, Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Oxford and Senior Fellow in the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University. A member of the US NAS Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change and the Inter American Institute (IAI) for Global Change Research, she is currently a member of the new National Academy of Sciences Committee on America’s Climate Choices, chair of the scientific advisory committee international Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS) program and committee member for the international Earth Systems Science Partnership.
      • Dr. Thomas Lovejoy
        Dr. Lovejoy is the Heinz Center Biodiversity Chair at the Heinz Center for Science and The Environment, World Bank’s Chief Biodiversity Advisor and Lead Specialist for Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean and Senior Advisor to the President of the United Nations Foundation. Dr. Lovejoy has been Assistant Secretary and Counselor to the Secretary at the Smithsonian Institution, Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior, and Executive Vice President of the World Wildlife Fund–U.S. Awarded the prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 2001.
      • Dr. Gordon McBean
        Dr. McBean is a Professor at the University of Western Ontario, and Chair for Policy in the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. Previously, Assistant Deputy Minister, Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC); Professor and Head, Department of Oceanography, University of British Columbia; Professor and Chairman, Atmospheric Science Programme, University of British Columbia, and; Senior Scientist, Canadian Climate Centre, MSC, located at the Institute of Ocean Sciences. Chaired the Joint Scientific Committee of the World Climate Research Program, served on the International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research and current Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and the American Meteorological Society.
      • Dr. John Shepherd
        Dr. Shepherd is a Professorial Research Fellow in Earth System Science, School of Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, UK, Deputy Director (External Science Coordination) of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and Fellow of the Royal Society. Chairs the Royal Society study of Geoengineering and has had to lead that process to achieve consensus on the different points of view regarding geoengineering.
      • Mr. Stephen Siedel
        Counsel at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. An economist and lawyer with extensive experience in environmental programs and regulations, he directs the domestic analysis program for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and oversees the Pew Center’s science and environmental impacts portfolio. Previously, Mr. Seidel managed EPA’s Stratospheric Protection program including the development and implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the regulatory and voluntary partnership programs developed under Title VI of the Clean Air Act. Served as a Senior Analyst at Council on Environmental Quality and the White House Climate Change Task Force and co-chaired a multinational working group on market-based measures to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
      • Dr. Richard Somerville
        Dr. Somerville Richard is Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Coordinating Lead Author in Working Group I for the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and organizer of the 2007 Bali Climate Declaration by Scientists.
      • Dr. Tom Wigley
        Dr. Wigley is a Professor at University of Adelaide, Australia and specialist in large-scale climate and carbon-cycle modeling and climate data analysis. A Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the US and past director of the Climatic Research Unit in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.