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
Anthony Jaccarino, vice chair
Principal and Senior Consultant, Five Element Group LLC
Mark Hyland, M.S., secretary
Former Director of Operations and Response, Maine Emergency Management Agency
Karen Turner, treasurer
Community Leader and Nonprofit Consultant
Priscilla Carothers, Ed.M.
Community Leader
Carla Dickstein, Ph.D.
Former Senior Vice President, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Julie Franklin, M.E.M., FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Sue Inches, MBA
Environmental Advocate, Teacher and Consultant, SBI Consulting
Kristin Jackson
Green Team Project Director, 360 Campaign Consulting
Rev. Richard L. Killmer
Founding Executive Director, National Religious Campaign Against Torture; former Director, Environmental Justice, National Council of Churches
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
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
Biobased Maine Executive Director
Marina joined the Strategy Center as our Sustainable Economy Program Associate in June 2018 after graduating from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) with a dual degree in Economics and Sustainability. She currently serves as executive director of our partner organization Biobased Maine. At UNH,...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
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
National Campaigns Director
As the National Campaigns Director with the Strategy Center, Brandon leads the development and execution of our nationally-relevant, primarily market-based campaigns to eliminate toxic chemicals from food, water, and everyday products, with a specific focus on addressing environmental injustices...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
Director of Advocacy
As the Director of Advocacy, Sarah spearheads the Strategy Center’s advocacy and coalition work. She works closely with legislators, coalition partners, and supporters to advance the Strategy Center’s mission of fighting for​ ​safe products, food and drinking water, and sustainable, green jobs...Read Full Bio