Activation: Cross-Sector Collaboration

Collaborations across sectors allow stakeholders to build partnerships and networks that in turn help them achieve impact they wouldn’t be able to attain on their own. This panel features representatives of successful cross-sector collaborations that are addressing issues at the heart of the outdoor recreation/health and wellness movement.

Moderator: Diquan Edmonds, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University (2018 Emerging Leader)


  • Betty Sun, Program Manager, Institute of the Golden Gate (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Dr. Stephen Bannar, Orthopedic Surgeon; Liaison, Barton Health and USFS/Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit collaboration (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Jon Jarvis, Director, Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity, UC Berkeley, for California Outdoor Engagement Coalition (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)
  • Heather Dermott, Executive Director, Idaho Business for the Outdoors (2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection)

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