Announcing our 2018 Award Winners


We are proud to announce the winners of our 2018 Environmental Health Leadership Awards! Please click each name to read our award winners' inspiring stories.

Ginger Jordan-Hillier is receiving the Frank Hatch Environmental Health Leadership Award in recognition of her legacy in Maine and nationally as an organizer and advocate for environmental health.

Dr. Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P., is receiving the Bettie Kettell Award for Medical-Professional Leadership for his groundbreaking research at New York University and leadership at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to publicly highlight how toxic chemicals commonly found in food are harming children’s health.

Mano en Mano, a community organization based in Washington County that works with farmworkers and immigrants to settle and thrive in Maine, is receiving the Grassroots Leadership Award for its invaluable work with community leaders to build a more inclusive, stronger, and healthier Maine.

Kai Smith, an entrepreneur based in Falmouth, is receiving the Business Leadership Award for founding Maine Coasters & Bio-Boards, an innovative, sustainably minded business that will bring good green jobs to Maine communities.

Please join us on November 29 to celebrate these inspiring leaders for health!

Celebration for Our Healthy Future
Thursday, November 29

6-8 p.m.
Beautiful venue, with free parking
Congregation Bet Ha'am
81 Westbrook Street
South Portland, Maine

You'll help celebrate work that brings together diverse people creating common-sense solutions toward a healthy and toxic-free future, with fairness and justice for all.

This year's Celebration--with full buffet and cash bar--will feature:

  • A keynote address from George Washington University's Dr. Ami Zota, recognized for environmental justice advocacy and cutting-edge research on toxic chemicals in food;
  • A short film celebrating the power of organizing for change in Maine; and
  • An inspiring awards ceremony celebrating leadership for healthy children, families, and communities.

We hope you'll celebrate with us on the evening of November 29.