CSWA Staff and Consultants

Staff

Allison Lengauer Jordan

is Executive Director of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and Vice President, Environmental Affairs for Wine Institute, where she is responsible for oversight of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program and Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing. Jordan represents Wine Institute on the National Grape & Wine Initiative board of directors and the California Environmental Dialogue Plenary. Previously, she was a Senior Associate at SureHarvest and Vice President and Acting Executive Director of Resource Renewal Institute. Jordan holds a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School at UC Berkeley and a Psychology B.A. from Allegheny College, and is a fellow in the German Marshall Fund's American Marshall Memorial Fellowship program. Jordan and her husband are founding partners of Giordano Bros., a San Francisco restaurant group. She serves on the board of trustees at her children’s school, Montessori de Terra Linda.

Lisa Francioni

is Program Director for CSWA and has worked on the Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) since 2005. Lisa helps manage the SWP and the third-party certification program, CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE. Previously, Lisa was a project coordinator and communications manager at Sustainable Monterey Bay and worked for environmental and planning consulting firms in England. Lisa received a Master's of Science in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco, and completed her Master's paper on the role of sustainability programs in communicating and enhancing the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in California winegrapes, almonds, pears and citrus. She graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies and a BA in Politics from UC Santa Cruz.

Jodi Wilson

is the CSWA Certification Manager and has worked on the Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) since 2011. Jodi assists with implementing the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program and oversees the third-party certification program, Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE). Jodi brings to the position several years of grants and project management and an educational background in environmental science, planning and sustainable agriculture. Jodi holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from CSU Sonoma.

Kate Venugopal

is Communications Manager for CSWA and assists with the advancement of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) and certification program, CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE. Kate began with Wine Institute and CSWA in 2012, and combines both her educational background in sustainable agriculture and her experience working on agricultural and environmental policy in Washington, DC. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Horticulture and a Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture.