The e-Stewards staff is comprised of a diverse team of individuals with backgrounds in electronics recycling, law, public administration, and IT.
e-Stewards Certification Director
Prema George is the e-Stewards Certification Director for Basel Action Network. She obtained a Master of Law degree from the University of Washington with a focus on Sustainable International Development, an LLM from York University, Toronto and a BAL LLB from Bangalore University, India. In the last 10 years, her career has centered around corporate law, with an expertise in legal matters relating to technology, software, and related services. She was an in-house attorney with IBM and later a Contracts Manager with AWS Legal. She also worked with IBM and ANZ Bank for their procurement and sourcing functions with concentration on sustainability and ethical supply chain management. In her free time, she volunteered for ICycle promoting cycling in India, and dedicating time to rescuing Indian children from labour and other abuse.
Phone: +1 (206) 436 – 8595
David Barford is the Administrative Assistant with Basel Action Network. He graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with a Bachelors in Music in 2010 and from Rice University with a Masters of Music in 2012, both focusing in oboe performance. After serving as Principal Oboe with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for six seasons, he decided he needed a change in scenery and moved to Seattle in the spring of 2020. He has always striven to serve his community, whether that be by writing and performing educational music shows for schools, volunteering at his local food bank, fostering dogs, or now advocating for environmental justice with BAN. Originally from Philadelphia, he enjoys gardening, playing with his “tripawd” Lab named Duke, hiking, and exploring new neighborhoods of Seattle.
Phone: +1 (206) 652 - 5555
Conformity Assurance Manager
Greg Hansa contracts with e-Stewards as a Conformity Assurance Manager, where his responsibilities include performing witness audits, conducting performance verification inspections, and providing technical and interpretive assistance to the program.
Mr. Hansa also operates G. Arthur Associates, providing consulting in quality, environmental and health & safety management system development and improvement, as well as providing contract management system auditing and training services. He has more than 25 years of experience working in the management system consulting, auditing and certification industry, including thousands of audit days, both domestically and internationally, including leading the first QS-9000 audit in Asia, the first ISO-14001 audit in Mexico.
Conformity Assurance Manager
Rose Johnson contracts with e-Stewards as a Conformity Assurance Manager, where her responsibilities include performing witness audits, conducting performance verification inspections, and providing technical and interpretive assistance to the program.
Rose Johnson has been working in management systems development, consulting, training and auditing for over 25 years. In addition to providing management systems consulting and training services as the principal of Eden Quality Management, Rose has extensive experience as a lead assessor, performing contract audits in e-waste, quality, health & safety and environmental Standards, including the first e-Stewards audit in Asia.