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 Director

Alexis Blizman
Legislative & Policy Director

Erica Bloom
Toxics Campaign Director

Tracey Easthope
Senior Strategist

Daniel Fivenson
Finance Associate

Mike Garfield

Jeff Gearhart
Research Director

Charles Griffith
Director, Climate & Energy Program

Mara Herman
Health Policy Specialist

Laura Klocinski

HR and Development Associate

Brigit Macomber
Finance Director

Rebecca Meuninck
Deputy Director 

Gillian Zaharias Miller
Senior Scientist

Mackenzie Munro
Education Program Coordinator

Ronza Potter
Senior Development Officer

Melissa Cooper Sargent

Green Living Resources Director

Kathryn Savoie
Detroit Community Health Director