Lori supports outreach, recruitment and selection for ELP’s Fellowship Programs. The founder of the non-profit civic group Sustainable Cherry Hill and former Director for Green Schools at The Delaware Valley Green Building Council, Lori also provides digital marketing and outreach services to mission-based organizations through her company, Take This Journey, LLC. An alumna of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education's and LaSalle Non-Profit Center's Certificate Programs, Lori is also an ELP Senior Fellow (ERN ’10), a LEED Green Associate and was named as USGBC "Best of Green Schools" Ambassador in 2013. The proud mom of two adult children, she currently lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband and very large dog, Oliver.
Teri leads ELP's internal and external Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategies and programming, including the design and implementation of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Alumni Network, RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship and the DEI curriculum design and facilitation in ELP's regional and national programs and consulting projects. Teri has more than a decade of experience in developing and training diverse leaders and communities to facilitate behavior and social change. She holds a Masters in Adult Learning and Global Change from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in intercultural training and education from American University and a Bachelors in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Richmond. Teri has designed and facilitated leadership development trainings and programs for hundreds of social change leaders in the US and abroad, working for organizations that include Peace Corps, Phelps Stokes, 2Seeds, Management Sciences for Health, Rare and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Teri is a fierce advocate for social justice and supports social change movements that envision and demand a more just and sustainable future. Teri uses participatory methods and dialogue education to create inclusive spaces that support individuals and communities learning and growth. She is passionate about developing the skills, network and opportunities for diverse emerging leaders to transform themselves, their communities and the social change sector. Teri is originally from Canada, she grew up mostly in Toronto, Montreal and upstate NY and was been based in Arlington, Virginia/ Washington DC area for the last 10 years. She recently relocated back home to Toronto, Ontario Canada and welcomes visitors!
Kevin Hiebert, owner of Resonate Coaching and Leadership Development, is a trainer, leadership coach and strategy consultant who helps social entrepreneurs and change leaders collaborate across organizational boundaries to create collective impact and systems change. Kevin’s work is informed by his experience in how change happens, systems thinking and experience in prior collaborative efforts. He is passionate about collaboration, participatory leadership and seeing collective wisdom and action emerge.
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 1,000 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.
Ravi works as a Senior Consultant for Communispace, where he investigates how people interact with services and products in real life and translates these insights into growth opportunities for businesses and service improvements for the government. On the side, he also works as an independent consultant in the areas of learning and development, organizational development, and group dynamics.
Before earning his MBA and becoming a consultant, Ravi spent 7 years working as an educator. Most notably, he worked as the Training Manager for City Year Boston (2010-2012). The primary focus of his work was to train 170 AmeriCorps volunteers for their work in urban public schools where they increase student persistence by tutoring in math and English, mentoring, offering classroom support, and assisting in school-wide behavioral and attendance initiatives. Before coming to City Year, Ravi spent fives years working in higher education, primarily in the areas of student leadership development, diversity, and civic engagement. Through this work he also helped with several university sustainability projects such as leading a student involvement committee as part of Lesley University's Sustainability Initiative and leading a study on decreasing student water use at the University of Connecticut. For fun, Ravi enjoys bicycle riding/repair, running, hiking, playing trumpet, and making poorly conceived art.
Traci has worked in the environmental non-profit sector for most of her career with a focus on education and youth. She spearheaded the No Oregon Child Left Inside Act in 2008, built a statewide coalition over 100,000 Oregonians strong, and was appointed by Governor Kulongoski to lead development of the The Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan in 2010. She worked for the Gray Family Foundation to implement the Plan with partners across Oregon to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in regular outdoor activity, examine complex community issues from multiple perspectives, and be prepared to address the challenges our future holds.
Traci has been an independent consultant since 2012, continuing to advance environmental and educational initiatives with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion largely in association with the Center for Diversity & the Environment, North American Association for Environmental Education, Environmental Education Association of Oregon, Multicultural Collaborative, and Showing Up for Racial Justice. She prioritizes projects at the intersection of education, environment and racial justice, and encourages intentional relationship building across difference because she believes that we have a lot to learn from each other and only by working together, honoring all members of our community as equitable assets, will we stand the chance to make a difference. To change. She is a nature lover, relationship builder and advocate for systems change.
Jenna manages various components of ELP's internal operations and is a lead staff in supporting ELP programs on a national scale, including curriculum development, retreat center contracting and 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, an MBA in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University, and a Certificate in HR Management from Portland State's Center for Executive and Professional Education. 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.
Jessica is the Program Manager for ELP’s Fellowship Programs. Jessica has over a decade of experience working and volunteering with food and farm nonprofits, from overseeing a statewide organic certification program at Pennsylvania Certified Organic, to managing the national collective of Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapters with the FoodRoutes Network. Jessica has been a longtime family member employee at Milky Way Farms, a 4 th generation Pennsylvania grass-based dairy with an on-farm retail store and a glass milk jug bottling operation. Her contributions as a woman in agriculture are featured in Temra Costa’s 2010 book, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat. Jessica is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Geography and a Minor in Agronomy, and is a ELP Senior Fellow (ERN ’08).
Jessica co-founded the Shon Seeley Legacy Fund for Sustainable Farming Education through the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, and enjoys volunteering with their annual “Dairy Dash” 5K race. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys cooking, gardening, and hitting the right notes on her karaoke songs. She and her two fantastic kids reside in Troy, PA.
Dr. Philip Silva is an environmental researcher, advocate, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Philip is the co-founder of TreeKIT, an initiative helping city dwellers measure, map, and collaboratively manage urban forests. He also works with Farming Concrete on efforts to help community gardeners throughout the world measure all the good things happening in their gardens. He is an essayist and podcast producer at The Nature of Cities, a website publishing original content on cities as ecological spaces, and he consults as a program evaluator for various urban agriculture initiatives in Brooklyn. Philip has worked with many of New York City’s most celebrated environmental stewardship organizations, including Sustainable South Bronx, the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Just Food, New York Restoration Project, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, and Trees New York. He is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and a certified practitioner of Dialogue Education. Philip holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a masters degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School, where he currently serves as a part-time lecturer.
Jordan (he, him) is a Black, queer developer, facilitator, communicator, network weaver, and environmental justice organizer, locally and gratefully rooted within the ancestral lands of the Piscataway peoples (Washington, DC). As Program Manager for the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Conservation Diversity Fellowship, Jordan leads the day-to-day functions of the program which aims to increase and facilitate conservation-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. From recruitment and selection to fellow onboarding and development to DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) capacity building for partner organization staff, Jordan works to nurture a supportive environment for fellows with the resources to learn and lead. As a facilitator, network weaver, and developer for ELP’s regional programs, Jordan also supports the leadership growth of multicultural cohorts of environmental and social change professionals around New England and the Chesapeake Bay region.
In addition to his work at ELP, Jordan is an organizer with Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement building the people and political power needed to stop climate change and secure a just and livable future, and with 350 DC, a progressive group of environmental activists leading change and seeking justice for impacted residents in Washington, DC. Prior to joining ELP, Jordan worked with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) as a RAY Fellow, exploring the socio-economic, political, and cultural contexts of fish-dependent communities around the globe, and helping the EDF Oceans Program better understand the institutions (formal & informal) and power relations that must be considered to ensure equitable management solutions for all human rights-holders. With a focus on women and gender, Jordan led the development of survey instruments to better understand and uplift the marine-related roles and contributions of women, and identify opportunities and challenges to ensuring gender equity in fishery management, decision-making, economies, and access. Jordan received his B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a concentration in Human Dimensions of the Environment. He is also a certified dance fitness instructor for BollyX, the Bollywood Workout.
Andra is a seasoned educator with over a decade of private and public school experience in administration, classroom teaching, curriculum and instruction design, facilitation, professional development, and project management. She has a BA in International Relations and a Teaching Credential from UC Davis, and an MBA in Sustainable Systems from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Andra currently serves as the Director of Sustainability at a San Francisco Bay Area High School. Her passions center around personal and organizational learning, and facilitating the journey for others in becoming self-aware, creative, change agents.