Sylvia Broude

NERN (2011)

Executive Director

Community Action Works

Dorchester Center, Massachusetts

Personal pronouns: She, her, hers

Sylvia Broude (she/her) is Executive Director of Community Action Works, the Northeast-wide non-profit based in Boston that organizes with communities on the frontlines of local environmental and health threats. She oversees Community Action Works’s six offices in the Northeast and supervises a team of eleven staff that assists more than 100 communities each year. Over the past decade, she has played a critical role in grassroots, community-led efforts to transition away from coal-fired power plants in the Northeast, expand clean energy, and build support for zero waste policies across the region. Sylvia serves on the Board of All In Energy and the Advisory Boards to the Clean Water Network and the New England Consortium. She’s on the City of Boston’s Zero Waste Advisory Committee and co-founder of the Zero Waste Boston coalition. She was the 2018 recipient of The John Merck Fund’s Sparkplug Award, the Frank Hatch Award for Enlightened Public Service. She lives in Dorchester, Mass. and joined the Community Action Works team in 2006.