Board Of Advisors
Co-Founder, International Crane Foundation
Albert A. Bartlett
Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Colorado
Ecological Economist and Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota
Financial Advisor and Concerned Grandfather
Ulf S. H. Christiansen
Norwegian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
Dr. Vijoya Dasgupta, MD
Physician, State of Wisconsin
Bishop, St. Paul Area Synod,
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (retired)
Attorney and conservationist
Richard Grossman, M.D.
Practicing obstetrician and gynecologist
Thomas Hale, M.D.
Author and medical missionary in Nepal
Renowned botanist, conservationist and early proponent of
population reduction, University of Wisconsin (retired)
Sister Marlys Jax
Assisi Heights Catholic Community
Writer, author and adventurer
Ed McGaa, Eagle Man
Oglala Sioux Lawyer, writer, and lecturer
William G. Milliken
Former Governor, State of Michigan
Professor of Geography, University of Hawaii Manoa
Actress and Overpopulation Activist
Father Tim Power
Pastor, Pax Christie Catholic Community (retired)
Former First Lady, State of Minnesota
Environmentalist, naturalist, and author
Charles A. Weinstein
Director of the Hill Center for Ethical Business Leadership
Sister Mary Zirbes
Field of Social Justice
Former Advisory Board Members
Businessman and historian
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and "father" of Green Revolution
Nina Leopold Bradley
Director, Aldo Leopold Foundation
Professor and Director of the Bell Museum of Natural History,
University of Minnesota
Businesswoman and author
John B. Davis
Former College President and School Superintendent
Poet, naturalist, printmaker and publisher
Retired businessman and former Minnesota State Senator
Senior Minister Emeritus, Colonial Church of Edina
United Church of Christ
Board of Directors
President, Anderson's China Shop (retired)
David Paxson, Founder and President
He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and a concentration in Environmental Education and Policy. He worked at the Center for Population Studies at the University of Minnesota.
In 1991 David retired from the financial field and founded World Population Balance. Some members are strongly pro-life and others are pro-choice. They have respectfully agreed to disagree about the very difficult issue of abortion in order to focus time and energy on the critical issue of balancing human numbers with finite and declining vital resources.
Past and present members of the World Population Balance Board of Advisors include: Dr. Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace laureate and "father" of The Green Revolution; Sister Mary Zirbes ("zur-bees"), retired from the Office of Social Justice of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul; Dr. Tom Hale, medical missionary in Nepal since 1970, and William Milliken, former Governor of Michigan.
David has spoken to over one hundred Rotary clubs and is a life member of the Rotarian Action Group on Population & Development where Rotarians promote population awareness and organize World Community Service projects that include family planning and sustainable population. He has made two trips with club members to South America to work on humanitarian service projects. He also participated in a joint Rotary and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) conference in New York.
David is hopeful. He believes that as people learn the realities about our overpopulation crisis relative to Earth's declining vital resources, they will move toward a truly sustainable global and national population.
Frank supports many non-profits and actively works with relief agencies including CARE, Books For Africa and AmeriCares. He is also very involved with church and Rotary activities and reads avidly about world issues and problems. He is a lover of the outdoors and enjoys hiking, bicycling, and kayaking.
Frank is passionate about educating the general public, especially younger people, about the enormity of world population growth. He hopes that world population will eventually stabilize, and then perhaps decrease, through couples voluntarily having small families if they choose.
Carolyn Sherer VandenDolder, Office Administrator
Carolyn has been our Office Administrator since 2003. A peace and social-justice activist since young adulthood, she understands how unchecked population growth exacerbates virtually all other problems facing our modern society and is at the root of many of them. She is delighted to be supporting work on such a vital issue and to be associated with such dedicated, gifted people.
Alan assists with website research, newsletter writing and other research. He has studied political science at the undergraduate level, and public policy and education at the graduate level. He understands the crucial role that population balance must play in creating a more sustainable future. In addition to population issues, he follows the unfolding and intertwined financial, energy, and environmental crises and the broader predicament they point to: the impossiblity of infinite growth on a finite planet.