President and CEO
Sarah K. Mack, MSPH, PhD, CFM
Dr. Sarah K. Mack, President and CEO of Tierra Resources, is a leader in the movement to monetize wetland carbon offsets and focuses on innovative approaches to address the global challenges of climate mitigation, urbanization, and pollution through wetland and water management. Dr. Mack led the development and was the lead author of the American Carbon Registry Methodology, Restoration of Degraded Deltaic Wetlands of the Mississippi Delta, the first certified methodology for creating and monetizing carbon offset credits from wetland restoration activities. Dr. Mack is also leading the development of the first wetland carbon pilot project in the nation. Sarah directs overall activities and works alongside state, municipal, and private partners to generate marketable wetland carbon credits.
Previously Sarah was the Technical Administrator of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) where she also served as the Emergency Liaison between the S&WB and other agencies responsible for the initial response and later recovery of sewer, water, and drainage infrastructure during the 2005 hurricane season. Dr. Mack initiated the S&WB long-term recovery planning efforts and was responsible for the hazard mitigation activities that followed. She also initiated and served as Project Manager for the regional initiative between S&WB and St. Bernard Parish Government to implement the Central Wetland Unit Wetland Assimilation System.
Dr. Mack holds a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, a Masters of Science in Public Health focusing on Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management, and a Ph.D. in Global Sustainable Resource Management from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Mack is also an ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager.