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.
David Bennell
Director, Land and Agriculture North America, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Ryan Bouldin, Ph.D., chair
Professor, Bentley University
Carla Dickstein, Ph.D., vice chair
Senior Vice President, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Ginger Jordan-Hillier, secretary
Former Environmental Public Health Coordinator, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Kristine Stratton, M.A., treasurer
Senior Vice President of Operations, Earthjustice
Priscilla Carothers, Ed.M.
Community Leader
Marie Gunning, M.B.A.
President and Senior Consultant, Solana Inc.
Mark Hyland, M.S.
Former Director of Operations and Response, Maine Emergency Management Agency
Alain Nahimana
Interim Executive Director, Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center
Linda Silka, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, University of Maine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
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. As a journalist, she's reported on environmental health stories close to home and in far-flung locales: from visiting indigenous communities downstream of tar sands...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
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
Organizing and Outreach Manager
Emily manages the Strategy Center's outreach programs to raise awareness, recruit supporters, and develop citizen leadership on a variety of environmental public health issues throughout Maine. Her work is closely coordinated with program and advancement staff. She leads the Organizing Team of our...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