About Us

Founded in 1970, the Ecology Center is organized for one purpose -- to develop innovative solutions for healthy people and a healthy planet.

We believe that the central question of our time is how human beings are going to thrive in the world without destroying the earth's ability to sustain us. In the face of enormous environmental challenges, virtually all sectors of our society are now scrambling to create solutions, and the Ecology Center plays a critical role in advancing the best models.

To do that, we do the following:

  • We educate consumers to help keep their families healthy and safe.
  • We push corporations to use clean energy, make safe products, and provide healthy food.
  • We provide people with innovative services that promote healthy people and a healthy planet.
  • We work with policymakers to establish laws that protect communities and the environment.

 

 

Our Staff

Meet the Ecology Center’s savvy, experienced, and tenacious staff. We believe that leadership starts right in our office, click below to learn more about our team. 


Katy Adams
Education Director

Erica Bertram
Communications and Marketing Director

Jason Bing
Healthy Buildings Director

Alexis Blizman
Legislative & Policy Director

Tracey Easthope
Senior Strategist

Mike Garfield
Director

Jeff Gearhart
Research Director

Charles Griffith
Director, Climate & Energy Program

Mara Herman
Health Outreach Coordinator

Yma Johnson 
Grants Director

Margaret Kenaga 
Finance & Operations Associate

Brigit Macomber
Finance Director

Julia Madden
Development Associate

Rebecca Meuninck
Deputy Director 

Nicki Milgrom
Director, Sustainable Food Program

Gillian Zaharias Miller
Senior Scientist

Mackenzie Munro
Education Program Coordinator

Lauren Olson
Science Campaign Director

Ronza Potter
Major Gift Officer

Melissa Cooper Sargent

Green Living Resources Director

Kathryn Savoie
Detroit Community Health Director

Lindsey Scalera
Farm to Institution Campaign Director