Staff & Volunteers

FERN is a volunteer organization run by foresight enthusiasts, academics, and professionals in the foresight and strategic planning world. We work together online and in-person to create and promote great foresight research and projects. If you are interested in learning more about foresight by actively working with us, we look for pro-active volunteers who can manage themselves alongside other global volunteers. Email us at with your CV and information on how you'd like to be involved with FERN.

Management & Fundraising

Management and fundraising activates FERN’s projects and overall mission. We communicate with sponsors to fund FERN research, publications, networking, conferences, and other projects of interest.

Susan Fant  
Executive Director
Interests: Innovation, Scenario Planning, Social Media, Education
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John Smart
Fundraising Director
Interests: Development and Acceleration Foresight, Community Building  
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Academic & Special Projects

Academic and special projects identifies and promotes academic programs in foresight and reaches out to Master’s, PhD, Executive Education and Certificate programs of merit to create partnerships. We also edit and improve top priority publications for the FERN community while coordinating special projects of interest for our members and expanding our international networks.

Josh Davis  
Publications Director
Interests:  Social Change in the Global South, Evo-Devo Foresight
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Lucy Godshall 
Sustainability & Foresight Project Director; London Rep.
Interests: Sustainability 
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Emily Medley 
Conference & Events Director
Interests: Sustainability, Healthy Living Initatives
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Sandjar Kozubaev
Interests: Online courses, design thinking
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Yesim Kunter 
Interests: play, organizational learning, scenarios
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