Press Release

Sonoma Land Trust Welcomes Anita Das to the Board of Directors

Dec 21, 2023

Santa Rosa, CA, December 21, 2023 – Sonoma Land Trust, a leader in protecting and restoring the county’s natural and open spaces, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anita Das to its Board of Directors effective December 4, 2023. A Bay Area native who has extensive knowledge in statistical analysis and a strong commitment to environmental conservation, Anita brings both her science expertise and a passion for nature to the organization.

A seasoned statistical consultant specializing in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, Anita advises companies in clinical trial design, data analysis, and regulatory affairs for the development of pharmaceutical products that prevent or treat infections. Previously, she served as the owner and Principal Statistician of a Contract Research Organization and contributed to studies in maternal-fetal medicine sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Anita holds an MS in statistics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a PhD in epidemiology from George Washington University. She is excited to bring her science background and data interpretation skills to the Sonoma Land Trust, stating, “I am thrilled to join the Board of Directors and contribute to the organization’s mission. The intersection of science and conservation is a powerful one, and I look forward to leveraging my skills to further environmental goals in Sonoma County.”

Scott Hafner, board chair of Sonoma Land Trust expressed that “Anita brings a unique perspective to our leadership team and her experience will positively enhance the organization’s commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation with a scientific lens.”

Residing in Guerneville, Anita enjoys gardening, tending to her chickens, and practicing yoga. Her greatest joy is found in the wilderness through hiking and backpacking. Despite having trekked all over the world, Anita’s favorite outdoor places are right here in Sonoma County.