Lylianna brings 10 years working experience in the environmental field as a restoration ecologist, environmental educator, facilitator, and community builder. She holds a B.A in English, a certificate in Wetland Science & Management from University of Washington, and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Georgetown University. She is a graduate of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, United Way of King County’s Project LEAD, The Center for Diversity & the Environment’s 2042 Today, and is a Senior Fellow of ELP's first Pacific Northwest Regional Network class. She is passionate about racial equity, gender justice, environmental justice, and Missy Elliott. Lylianna is the Vice Chair of the City of Seattle's Park District Oversight Committee, on the Seattle Women's Commission, and sits on the City of Seattle's Equity & Environment Community Partner Steering Committee. She loves to dance, eat cheeseburgers, and give hugs.
Michael Gagné coordinates recruitment and ongoing training development for ELP's regional fellowship programs. With a background in facilitation, social action training, and grassroots organizing, Michael is also a graduate of the Green Corps school for environmental leadership. He has worked on a range of environmental and social justice campaigns - including issues of food politics, water issues, international trade, climate justice, and more. In 2009, Michael helped launch the Earth Quaker Action Team and its campaign to stop mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. Michael has a passion for popular education and has been a guest educator and speaker in a wide range of contexts - including conferences, universities, faith communities, and more. He regularly facilitates strategic planning, campaign development, and direct action training. Strongly believing in the importance of "inside + outside" strategies for change Michael has worked closely with projects seeking to popularizing the stories, strategies, and tools of effective social change work around the world. Michael is originally from Montreal, Canada. For the last decade, he and his family have been based in Philadelphia, PA.
Errol manages the day-to-day operations of ELP in addition to the recruitment and selection process of ELP's regional networks, oversees the development and planning of fellowship programming and supports ELP's national network of over 900 Senior Fellows. Previously, Errol was a public health fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he worked on community outreach programs and the development of international cohort studies to investigate the environment's impact on children's health and development. Errol served in the U.S. Peace Corps as a health volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa and was a Crisis Corps Volunteer in New Orleans, LA where he contributed to the response effort of Hurricane Katrina. Errol currently serves on the Board of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders Program, and the Board of Impact by Design, he is a former Board Director of Greenbelt Homes Inc., and the Greenbelt Development Corporation. In 2011 Errol was awarded a TogetherGreen Fellowship in recognition of his expertise in leadership and network weaving and in 2013 received an Emerging Leader Grant from the Claneil Foundation.
Jenna manages various components of ELP's programs on a national scale, including the recruitment and selection of Fellows, curriculum development, retreat center logistics, the expansion of ELP's community of leadership practitioners, and the development of lifelong learning opportunities for ELP's Senior Fellow community. Jenna has 15 years of experience working with environmental non-profits in leadership positions, including The Northwest Earth Institute, Wild Gift, The Trust for Public Land, and the Nature Conservancy. Jenna has a BA in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from Skidmore College, an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, and an MBA in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. Jenna is both a Wild Gift Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program. Jenna has contributed to a variety of magazines and published her first book in 2008, entitled "Best Hikes with Dogs, Boston and Beyond.” She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.