Climate and Resilience Education Task Force Members

The Task Force is composed of representatives from NGOs, City, State and Federal agencies, teachers, climate scientists, students, and growing.

Current Members:

  • Karen Alsen - Solar One, Director of Education

  • Isabel Avina - Climate and Resilience Education Task Force, Coordinator

  • Kiersten Blake - Start: Empowerment, Founder

  • Greg Borman - NYC Department of Education, Office of Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Learning, Director of Science

  • Brett Branco, PhD - Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, Director

  • Isa Del Bello - Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, Education Director

  • Yadana Nath Desmond - STEMTeachersNYC, Program Director

  • Sofia Di Bari - Abraham Lincoln High School, Teacher and Content Leader

  • Emily Fano - National Wildlife Federation, Senior Education Manager

  • Rachel Finkelstein - NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate Policy and Programs, Senior Policy Advisor

  • Dana Kochnower - Climate Resiliency Specialist

  • Jen Kretser - The Wild Center, Director of Climate Initiatives & Climate Literacy Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Board Member

  • Dana Lawit - NYC Department of Education & Climate and Resilience Education Task Force

  • Jade Lozada - TREEage - Co-Policy Director

  • Meredith McDermott - NYC Department of Education, Division of School Facilities, Director of Sustainability

  • Taylor Morton - WeACT for Environmental Justice, Director of Environmental Health and Education

  • Beth Mowry - Brooklyn Collaborative School, Science Teacher

  • Megan Nordgren - NY Sunworks, Director of Program Development

  • Frank Niepold - NOAA, Senior Climate Education Program Manager, Director of Climate Education

  • Sarah Pidgeon - Solar One, Co-Director of Programs

  • Shakira Provasoli - Manhattan School for Children, teacher

  • Jatnna Ramirez - Global Kids, Director of High School Programs

  • Joy Rifkin - NYC Department of Education, Office of Sustainability

  • Tom Roderick - Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, Executive Director (Retired)

  • Robin Sanchez - Department of Environmental Protection, Director of Education

  • Lynn Shon - MS 88 Science Teacher

  • Harriet Shugarman - ClimateMama, Executive Director, Climate Reality, Chair NYC Metro Chapter, Adjunct Professor Ramapo College of New Jersey

  • Heather Sioux - National Wildlife Federation, Resilient Schools Consortium (RiSC), Project Manager

  • Carey Stanton - National Wildlife Federation, Senior Director for Education and Partnerships

  • Bram Ziltzer - The Climate Museum, Operations Coordinator