Elischia Fludd, (she/her/hers) Executive Director
Elischia brings two decades of nonprofit expertise, including 12 years of executive experience, to MCAN. Her passion for climate change mitigation, community partnerships, and environmental justice is shaped by a diverse background in community organizing, qualitative market research, journalism, applied research, and business strategy consulting. Elischia’s community work in NYC led to international connections with global human rights practitioners working toward a poverty-free sustainable future. Her experience led to founding an international organization, EOTO World, focused on human rights via a culture of peace, poverty eradication, and sustainable development. At EOTO World, Elischia oversaw international teams driving impact on localized initiatives led by global youth activists ages 18-35. Under her leadership, the organization gained recognition for collaborations with global partners that advanced the UN SDGs, human rights standards in common core curricula in the United States, and the first equitable, comprehensive, international pedagogical framework for humane educators.
Elischia’s recent work as a researcher for USAID-funded international development projects continues to inform her approach to centering community equity for sustainable land, water, and energy resource management supported by scientific data. Elischia has an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Borough of Manhattan Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an MBA in Nonprofit Leadership from New England College. She also receives a Master's of Global Affairs in Sustainable Development from the University of Notre Dame.
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Miranda D'Oleo, (she/her/hers), Decarbonization Community Strategist
Miranda D’Oleo joined MCAN in April 2022 as the Decarbonization Community Strategist. She grew up in the coastal city of Gloucester, MA which inspired her focus on protecting the environment. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2020. With a strong focus on equity, Miranda is passionate about building movements and coalitions fighting for a just transition state-wide. Miranda leads MCAN's work on equitable decarbonization of buildings.
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Lilly Worthley, (she/her/hers), Clean Energy Transition Community Strategist
Lilly grew up in Portland, Maine where she developed her deep love for the natural world by exploring Casco Bay’s islands and waterways. Lilly attended the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources where she earned her BS in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in global environment and climate change in 2017. After some time spent traveling and working on tallships, Lilly began her career in clean energy with Raptor Maps, a young solar software startup in Somerville, as a data analyst and project manager. She then moved further into the solar industry with her previous role at Nexamp as an operations and maintenance manager. While working in the solar industry, Lilly developed a strong passion for community climate justice organizing first with Sunrise Movement and later with Extinction Rebellion, and the MCAN chapter, Breathe Clean North Shore.
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Fatima Lopez, (she/her/hers), Communications Strategist
Fatima Lopez started working with MCAN in January 2022 as a Communication Intern and was promoted to Communications Strategist in March 2022. She grew up in Everett, Massachusetts, and is passionate about protecting vulnerable communities from environmental hazards. She identifies as a Latina within the STEM community, and is deeply proud of her Latino roots and amplifying diverse representation in workspaces. In the winter of 2021, she graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she studied Communication and Environmental Science.
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Janet Hartke Bowser, (she/her/hers) President, Dover
Janet is an environmental attorney with over 30 years of experience working with federal, state and local government and nonprofits on a wide range of environmental law, policy and regulatory issues including climate change adaptation and mitigation, natural resources protection, clean energy, toxics reduction and sustainable land use and smart growth. Janet served as Director of the Town of Wellesley Natural Resources Department for over 16 years and previously was Director of the Needham Conservation Dept., worked with the Mass. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and began her career at the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection.
Janet holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Middlebury College and a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law where she was elected President of the Environmental Law Society. She has worked on a wide range of political, community and grassroots campaigns and has served on a number of governmental advisory committees and organizations including the Mass. Municipal Association’s Committee on Energy and the Environment, Vice President of the Mass. League of Environmental Voters, President and Co-Founder of the New England Environmental Law Society and the Dover Conservation Commission. She lives in Dover with her husband and has two grown children.
Mary Dewart, (she/her/hers) Board Member, Brookline
Mary Dewart is a grass roots organizer connecting people to personal action and partnerships. She was drawn into climate action through her friends, Ross Gelbspan, The Heat is On and Boiling Point and the late Paul Epstein, Changing Planet, Changing Health. Her goals are moving individuals, communities, Massachusetts and beyond toward 100% renewables and keeping fossil fuels in the ground. During thirty years of civic engagement she has served as Campaign Coordinator for MCAN’s Climate Action Brookline chapter and is now a board member. With a background in art and public policy, she initiated and collaborated on dozens of projects including Climate Week (starting 2010) now featuring events with leaders from around the state. She also incorporated Climate Week art installations and co-created a giant labyrinth with climate warnings and opportunities at Brookline’s town hall center. She pioneered new ground when she co-founded the Brookline GreenSpace Alliance and served as member of both the Park and Recreation Commission and Selectmen’s Climate Action Committee. She has been an elected Town Meeting member since 1991. The Massachusetts Commission on Women recognized her commitment and work on behalf of Brookline in 2016.
Ted McIntyre, (he/him/his) Board Member, Franklin
Ted McIntyre has been a member of MCAN since 2003, and helped establish the Franklin Area Climate Team. His grassroots activities include numerous educational presentations on global warming to diverse audiences. Ted is also a physicist, and is currently working to develop advanced equipment for use in the manufacture of computer chips. He holds seven patents and has authored more than twenty technical publications. He lives in Franklin with his wife and son.
Marissa Zampino is a community organizer who currently works for the Mystic River Watershed Association. In this role, they build relationships and partner with community members and organizations to help surface and implement resident-generated climate resilience solutions.
Marissa previously worked as an organizer for MASSPIRG Students where she recruited, trained, and organized hundreds of college students on voter registration, fighting hunger and homelessness, and transitioning UMass Amherst to 100% renewable energy. They graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish, and found their love of community engagement during their AmeriCorps VISTA service year. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drinking coffee, or finding new places to roller skate.
Johannes Epke (she/her/hers)
Johannes Epke is a Staff Attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation working in transportation, environmental justice, and climate resilience. Johannes brings her diverse legal, political, and organizing experience to bear to advance CLF’s goals in these areas. Prior to joining CLF, Johannes worked in election reform, and served as general counsel for American Promise in Massachusetts and grassroots organizer for Move to Amend in California and New York. She previously practiced environmental law in California, working in air pollution, energy, and environmental justice.
Johannes has a J.D. and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law from Lewis & Clark Law School, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Legal Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz. She is licensed to practice in California.
Richard Halpern (he/him/his)
Richard had a nearly forty five year career in marketing, communications and business research services for technology and scientific firms (including public and private start-ups as well as local and global enterprises.) In his business career Richard worked for four successful start ups focused largely on direct response marketing in support of sales. He is also a published author in the MD&DI journal about how to use research to help product development.
Richard wants to engage in endeavors which have meaning and could benefit from his marketing skills background. After retirement, he began volunteering with MCAN in 2021, providing business research in support of various initiatives including the residential multifamily housing market landscape and efforts to stop the Peabody Peaker Plant.
Richard holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. He also attended University Cardiff Wales (UK) as part of a junior year abroad study program He earned a certificate in direct response marketing from Boston University. Richard is a member of the Franklin Democratic Town Committee (FDTC), and Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP).
Barry Reaves (he/him/his)
Barry is an army veteran and graduate of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Reaves is a seasoned diversity practitioner with more than 18 years of experience. In his development and oversight role with the Boston Planning and Development Agency, he was charged with leading racial, equity, and diversity priorities while working to establish collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
Barry has volunteered at the Community Music Center of Boston by providing equitable access to excellent music education and arts experiences. He also worked for the city of Boston as the Assistant Director Of Investigations And Training.