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Orange County Coastkeeper Announces Newest Board Member Janice Sclafani


  • Local sales leader with passion for sustainability joins Coastkeeper board of directors

  • The board of directors provides leadership for carrying out the nonprofit’s mission to protect the region’s water resources so they are swimmable, drinkable, fishable, and sustainable for present and future generations


Orange County Coastkeeper welcomes Newport Beach resident Janice Sclafani to its board of directors. The nonprofit environmental organization advocates for fishable, swimmable, drinkable and sustainable water in Orange County, with programs targeting watershed education, marine restoration, water conservation and water quality enforcement.


Janice Sclafani was selected to Coastkeeper’s board of 12 members as a candidate who demonstrates experience in community leadership, enthusiasm for environmental conservation and strong communication and fundraising skills. As a member of the board, she will help develop comprehensive solutions to environmental issues that affect everyone in the community.


A native Californian, Janice Sclafani was born and raised in Tustin and shares a love for the local waters. As a child, she recalls spending summers at her family’s Balboa Peninsula home. When applying for colleges, she chose the University of California, San Diego because it not only established academic excellence, but overlooked the beautiful California coastline. She and her husband belong to the Balboa Yacht Club and enjoy boating together in their free time.

Today, Sclafani is Regional Vice President of Sales, Essity Professional Hygiene – West U.S.

A results-driven sales leader, she has established a 32-year career in sustainable paper manufacturing. Her expertise is in corporate operations, sales management and training, as well as enhancement of supply chains and alternative distribution channels.

Sclafani has a proven capability to implement change, lead new business initiatives and effectively influence corporate policy. We believe her professional experience along with her passion for sustainability will benefit our shared mission here at Coastkeeper.


“Almost my entire career, I have worked for paper organizations where national and community sustainability is the core to corporate ethics. It is my wish to continue to assist Coastkeeper with shaping sustainable policy along with our municipal and manufacturing partners. Over the course of time, I look forward to shaping my goals as I understand how I can better contribute to the organization.” – Janice Sclafani, New Board Member at Orange County Coastkeeper

“We are delighted to have Janice join our Board of Directors. As a boat enthusiast, Janice has a passion for our coastal resources and habitats. She has spent her career in the paper industry on environmental sustainability and will bring an added perspective to our Board.” – Garry Brown, Executive Director and Founder of Orange County Coastkeeper



20 YEARS OF ORANGE COUNTY COASTKEEPER: For twenty years, Southern California residents have relied on Orange County Coastkeeper to be their leading voice in protecting clean water. The organization works collaboratively with diverse groups in the public and private sectors to achieve healthy, accessible, and sustainable water resources for the region. Coastkeeper achieves this through innovative, effective programs in education, advocacy, restoration, research, enforcement, and conservation. Coastkeeper is a member of the International Waterkeeper Alliance, which has 236 different independent programs across 29 countries. For more information, visit or call 714-850-1965.