Heal the Bay Administration

Richard Wegman

Interim Chief Operations Officer 

Richard’s activism spans 50+ years working for Peace, Social Justice, Conservation, Health, Music and the Environment. He holds a BS in marketing and an MBA in Finance,  

His experience runs from producing and managing large benefit concerts for the Anti-Nuclear Power movement, the peace movement, Breast Cancer, and advocating for social and environmental justice.  

Richard worked as CFO for a local PR agency that created the first curbside recycling program in Los Angeles, a program then spread throughout the country. He spent six years running as COO of TreePeople, working on stormwater issues, tree planting, and managing a Capital Campaign. He has also worked as COO of Global Green USA, a national non-profit based in Santa Monica (part of an international organization of Green Cross,) and in 2020, as lead for Kiss the Ground as COO, guiding them through a phase of fast paced growth after the film the release of “Kiss the Ground” the film.

He has taught Yoga for 27 years and has been a practitioner for over 34 years. In addition, he is a breathwork facilitator and Reiki Healer.  

Richard is currently on the Board of Directors for of Amazon Watch, Heart of Yoga, and the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs organization (a fiscal sponsor organization).