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Our Team

We’re a group of passionate individuals who believe all communities deserve trees.

Christine Diploma

Christine Diploma

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Christine is the Founder and CEO of Nordson Green Earth Foundation. She was inspired by Nordson Forest, a man-made, sustainable forest in the Philippines named after her uncle.

Karen Limon

Karen Limon

Director of Donations & Bookkeeper

Holding a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UIUC, Karen uses her analytical and detail-oriented skills when handling the organization's financial transactions.

Nikhil Raichand

Nikhil Raichand

Junior Board President

Nikhil, a student at Hinsdale Central HS, is concerned about the effect of climate change on future generations, and interested in creative solutions.

Amalia Mohr

Amalia Mohr

Junior Board Advisor

Amalia Mohr, a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying business, is a dedicated advocate for sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Sheetal Khedkar Rao, MD

Sheetal Khedkar Rao, MD

Co-Founder, Chief Health and Engagement Officer

Dr. Rao's endeavors illustrate how closely the health of our climate is intertwined with the health of our communities.

Veronica Torres Luna

Veronica Torres Luna

Grant Writing, Junior Board Development

Veronica is committed to improving disadvantaged communities through empowerment and hopes to affect positive change through her work.

Nikhil Rao

Nikhil Rao

Junior Board Treasurer

Nikhil is a student at Hinsdale Central High School and is passionate about climate change and fighting pollution.

John Patras

John Patras

Junior Board Alumni Advisor

Christine Dannhausen
-Brun, MPH

Christine Dannhausen
-Brun, MPH

Chief Operations Officer

Christine Dannhausen-Brun is a public health researcher, photographer and mother committed to improving the lives of children and families.

Samuel Baudoux

Samuel Baudoux

Intern

Sam is in his third year at Université du Québec à Rimouski, in Canada, studying Environmental Biology.

Preston Ellis

Preston Ellis

Junior Board Member

Miles Reeves

Miles Reeves

Junior Board Alumni Advisor

Miles Reeves is a rising sophomore at Harvard University studying the intersection of Economics and History. He is intent on a career in the financial services industry with a specific focus on how historical and environmental research can help us make better financial decisions. Miles attended Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago and was President of the Junior Board of Nordson during his senior year.

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