Staff

Lucy Alejos

Digital Community Engagement Manager

Lucy or Luz (she/her/hers) manages digital communications for DDCSP Alumni Network, including webinar experiences and social media. Whether serving as a College Adviser through Americorps or designing marketing materials for Outdoor Outreach, common threads that have run throughout Lucy’s career are relationship-building, curriculum design, and resource sharing. Prior to joining ELP, Lucy coordinated grants, outdoor education programs, and special events for the REI Co-op’s Mid-Atlantic Market and Houston Market. Lucy is grateful to serve as a Natural Leader and Fresh Tracks Trainer for Children & Nature Network and a council member for National Parks Conservation Association’s Next Generation Advisory Council. Lucy grew up surrounded by mesquite trees, cactus, and roadrunners on the lands and waters of the Tonkawa peoples (San Antonio, TX). In her spare time, you can find Lucy repeatedly falling off and climbing back on her surfboard in her new home on the lands and waters of the Kumeyaay people (San Diego, CA) or on her phone studying Spanish on Duolingo.

Lori Braunstein

Outreach Manager

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 Brezner

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Program Director, DDCSP Alumni Network

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! 

Juan Lazo Bautista

Program and Outreach Coordinator

Juan supports outreach, recruitment and selection for ELP’s Fellowship Programs, focused on the West Coast Regions. Previously, Juan served as a Resource Assistant with the USDA Forest Service through the Hispanic Access Foundation, supporting program management with the office of Conservation Education. He led a national program to engage diverse communities in conservation education action projects and increase access to their public lands, develop their leadership experience and open new professional pathways in the field of natural resources.

Juan also has experience in labor organizing, youth development and immigrant rights-related work. He is a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, receiving a B.A in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on environmental sustainability and indigenous transnational organizations. Juan is a certified forest bathing guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT), connecting people to nature, themselves and others through sensory experiences of their natural environment.

 

Errol Mazursky

Executive Director

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.

Jenna Ringelheim

Deputy Director

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 Seeley

Program Manager

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.

Jordan Williams

Program Manager, RAY Conservation Diversity Fellowship

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.