Elizabeth Crowe, President
Elizabeth has a strong background in organizing and communications on the local, regional and national levels. Elizabeth is the National Co-Coordinator for the Coming Clean collaborative. Prior that she worked at KEF since 1992, with duties ranging from public education, coalition building and networking, organizing and grantwriting, and assumed the Director position in January 2008. In addition to her responsibilities associated with KEF and the CWWG, Elizabeth is President of the League of Women Voters of Berea and Madison County and involved in a number of community civic engagement and sustainability projects. She earned a BA in Communications from Hope College.
Ana Isabel Baptista, PhD, Co-chair
Interim Chair, Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management Program
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Associate Director, Tishman Environment & Design Center (TEDC)
Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy
72 5th Avenue, Room 506, New York, NY 10011
Ana is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School University. Prior to this, Ana was the Director of Environmental Justice and Planning Programs for the community based non-profit organization, Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) in Newark, NJ for over seven years. At ICC she oversaw a wide range of environmental justice, community development, planning and research projects in her native Ironbound community in Newark. While growing up and then later working in Newark, Ana was involved with various efforts related to the Covanta Incinerator including a Clean Air Act lawsuit and halting several renewal and expansion proposals. Ana has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University where she completed her dissertation on state level environmental justice policy making across the US. Ana is a member of the Coalition for Healthy Ports and the Moving Forward Network, a board member for the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance and the Ironbound Community Corporation where she once worked.
Sue Chiang, Treasurer
Pollution Prevention Co-Director
Center for Environmental Health
2201 Broadway, Suite 302 Oakland, CA 94612
Sue leads CEH’s work to create market incentives for the electronics industry to design, manufacture, and dispose of their products in a way that protects public health. Before she joined CEH, Sue was a consultant to the San Francisco Foundation’s Environmental Health and Justice Initiative and served as Community Health Advocate at Greenaction. Sue was also the Program Coordinator of the California Urban Environmental Research & Education Center (CUEREC), which works to support applied environmental research at the grassroots level. Sue also spent over four years at Environmental Defense researching community right-to-know issues, investigating Proposition 65 cases, and conducting grassroots outreach for EDF’s Chemical Scorecard. Sue received a B.A. degree in environmental science from Barnard College, Columbia University and completed a double-masters program at University of California Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and the Graduate School of Public Health.
Janet Redman, Secretary
US Policy Director
Oil Change International
714 G St. SE #202, Washington, DC 20003
Janet Redman is director of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where she provides analysis of the international financial institutions’ energy investment and carbon finance activities. As a founding participant in the global Climate Justice Now! network, Janet is committed to bringing hard-hitting policy analysis into grassroots and grasstops organizing. She is currently working with grassroots coalitions and global campaigns like the Climate Justice Alliance and Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice to develop innovative policies to reinvest in the new economy. Before joining IPS, Janet was a visiting faculty member at the College of the Atlantic and directed the Watershed Initiative of the Center for Applied Human Ecology at the College. Janet holds a Master’s Degree from Clark University in International Development and Social Change, where she focused her graduate research on regional trade integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont.
Senior Commercial Zero Waste Coordinator
San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment)
1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94103
Jack Macy is a Zero Waste Senior Coordinator for the City and County of San Francisco. He has nearly 30 years experience developing and managing composting, recycling and other zero waste related programs and policies at the local and state level. He has been a key lead in the development and implementation of San Francisco’s internationally recognized food composting program and zero waste policies and programs, including setting a zero waste goal for 2020, mandating composting and recycling for all sectors, banning EPS (Styrofoam) and requiring compostable and recyclable foodware, and banning plastic bags and charging for other checkout bags. He is a recognized leader in the zero waste movement and has spoken across the globe on zero waste, including keynoting numerous conferences, and provided assistance to numerous jurisdictions and organizations. He also works to help develop and support better California policies and regulations, including through serving on the Board of the California Organics Recycling Council.