David Haake, MD chairs the Clean Break Team at the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. Clean Break advocates for a just transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean renewable energy. Clean Break has been working to address the hazards of urban oil production in the Los Angeles area for almost ten years.
David also chairs the West Los Angeles Group of the Sierra Club, a regional group of the Angeles Chapter with almost 6,000 members. He is chair of the Clean Power Alliance’s Community Advisory Committee. Clean Power Alliance provides renewable energy to approximately 3 million residents of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
David also chairs the National Sierra Club’s Leader Recruitment Committee, which manages Volunteer Connection, a portal for connecting activists with Sierra Club volunteer opportunities.
David is a physician at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and a Health Sciences Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A clinician scientist in the fields of infectious diseases, bacterial pathogenesis and in vitro diagnostics, he is Chief Medical Officer at Qvella Corporation.