Chante Coleman

Regional Network: 
Chesapeake Regional Network
Class Year: 
2017
Position: 
Director, Equity and Justice
Organization: 
National Wildlife Federation
Location: 
Annapolis, MD

Chanté is the Director of Equity and Justice at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) where she ensures equity is embedded across the organization by advising on strategies, structure and processes. She leads the development and implementation of comprehensive and integrated strategic equity plans and activities that drive culture change.

Prior to this, Chanté was the Director of the Choose Clean Water – Chesapeake Bay Coalition at NWF where she led strategies on a regional scale to support the Coalition and its members evolve to have an intentional focus on equity and justice. She also serves as a co-lead of National Wildlife Federation’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Steering Committee. In addition to training and facilitating at conferences across the country, Chanté is a member of the Green Leadership Trust and was named as a “rising star” by Green 2.0. She is a strong collaborator, and brings great passion and dedication to this role—and she is a firm believer in self-care, regularly practicing yoga and meditation.