Who We Are

Who We Are

Board of Directors

The Strategy Center’s Board of Directors is made up of scientists, community leaders, and health professionals.
Ryan Bouldin, Ph.D., chair
Professor, Bentley University
Carla Dickstein, Ph.D., vice chair
Senior Vice President, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Mark Hyland, M.S., secretary
Former Director of Operations and Response, Maine Emergency Management Agency
Kristine Stratton, M.A., treasurer
Senior Vice President of Operations, Earthjustice
Priscilla Carothers, Ed.M.
Community Leader
Rev. Richard L. Killmer
Founding Executive Director, National Religious Campaign Against Torture; former Director, Environmental Justice, National Council of Churches
Alain Nahimana
Interim Executive Director, Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center
Board Members Emeriti

Gail Carlson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies,
Colby College
Ken Geiser, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Work Environment, and former Co-director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production,
University of Massachusetts


Science Advisory Council

This group of experts enriches the science and medical capacity of the Strategy Center's environmental health work.  
Gail Carlson, Ph.D., chair
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies,
Colby College
Courtney Carignan, Ph.D.
Research Fellow,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Richard Clapp, DSc MPH
Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Adjunct Professor, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Ken Geiser, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Work Environment, and former Co-director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production,
University of Massachusetts
Eileen Sylvan Johnson, Ph.D., GISP
Lecturer and Program Manager, Environmental Studies Program,
Bowdoin College
Sydney Sewall, M.D., MPH
Instructor in Pediatrics, Maine-D



Mike Belliveau
Executive Director
Mike Belliveau, public policy expert and social entrepreneur, is recognized nationally for promoting environmental public health and green chemistry. For thirty years, he has advanced innovative policies and strategic organizing to prevent harm and develop a sustainable economy. Through Mike’s...Read Full Bio
Digital Communications Manager
Nika joined us in June 2017, bringing with her nearly a decade of experience as a writer and editor focusing on environmental justice. At the Strategy Center, she manages our online presence, from websites to social media. She also works on media outreach, assists with development, and works on...Read Full Bio
Sustainable Economy Program Associate
Marina joined the Strategy Center in June 2018 after graduating from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) with a dual degree in Economics and Sustainability. At UNH, Marina had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she saw first-hand how an economy can prosper...Read Full Bio
Sergio Cahueque joined the team after graduating from College of the Atlantic in the spring of 2017, where he focused his studies on Environmental Sciences and Social Studies. At college Sergio had the opportunity to engage with Earth in Brackets, a student-led organization that explores the...Read Full Bio
National Campaigns Director
Sara Deon has developed and led innovative, successful campaigns that protect the environment, public health, and human rights for more than a decade. A passionate advocate and organizer, Sara’s expertise at building power at the grassroots level has mobilized tens of thousands of people to take...Read Full Bio
Operations Manager
Shawn joined the staff of the Environmental Health Strategy Center in June 2015 after 6 years as the Manager of Administration at the leadership development organization Lift360. He concurrently worked with the development team at the historic preservation organization Greater Portland Landmarks...Read Full Bio
Charlotte Mace
Sustainable Economy Program Director
Charlotte directs the Sustainable Economy Program at Environmental Health Strategy Center, and she also staffs our business-led trade association, Biobased Maine, as its Executive Director. In these roles, Charlotte is responsible for advancing Maine’s sustainable economy through biobased...Read Full Bio
Deputy Director
As Deputy Director, Patrick provides day-to-day management of the Strategy Center’s operations and ensures our programs meet their ambitious goals. Prior to joining the Strategy Center in December of 2016, Patrick held senior leadership roles in both government and nonprofit organizations. He...Read Full Bio
Director of Advancement
Elyse is Director of Advancement for the Strategy Center. An energetic and articulate communications and fundraising professional, she has held senior-level positions with diverse state and national organizations. 
It’s her job at the Strategy Center to translate complex news and information about...Read Full Bio