Our People

ELPC’s effective strategy is built by many people across multiple states.

Our multidisciplinary staff employs teamwork approaches using legal, economic, public policy, and communications tools to produce successes that improve our environment and economy. ELPC is governed by a board composed of leaders from the business academic, legal, and civic sectors, and we are guided by expertise from several advisory councils.

Howard A. Learner

President and Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center

Jovito Alvarez


Diana Argueta

Development Assistant and Database Manager

Shaheen Ashraf-Ahmed

Development Officer

Tyler Barron

Policy Advocate

Kevin Brubaker

Deputy Director

Kiana Courtney

Staff Attorney

Paul Dailing

Media Relations Specialist

Sarah Eddy

Digital Advocacy Specialist

Alondra Estrada

Legal Assistant

Steve Falck

Senior Policy Advocate

Jill Geiger

Special Projects Manager

Rachel Granneman

Staff Attorney

Allen Grosboll

Legislative Director and Senior Policy Advocate

MeLena Hessel

Senior Policy Advocate

Ann Jaworski

Staff Attorney

Cantrell Jones

Senior Attorney

Margrethe Kearney

Senior Attorney

Robert Kelter

Senior Attorney

Brad Klein

Senior Attorney

Josh Mandelbaum

Senior Attorney

Mary McClelland

Director of Communications

David McEllis

Government Affairs Representative

Ann Mesnikoff

Federal Legislative Director

Robert Michaels

Senior Attorney

Susan Mudd

Senior Policy Advocate

Judith Nemes

Media Relations Specialist

Mary Frances O’Connor

Chief Development Officer

Andy Olsen

Senior Policy Advocate

John Minode’e Petoskey

Associate Attorney

Libby Prakel

Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Lena Guerrero Reynolds

Communications Writer

David Sacks

Major Gifts Officer

Tanmay Shukla

Associate Attorney

Eric Sippert

ACLS Leading Edge Fellow/Policy Analyst

Scott Strand

Senior Attorney

Justin Vickers

Staff Attorney

Heather Vogel


Tiffany Werner

Community Science Organizer