To secure the health and wellbeing of the environment and of future generations.


A world where government fully recognizes the challenges we face and moves swiftly and effectively to address them.


We advocate for policy that meets the scale and urgency of our environmental challenges.


We think systemically and plan for the future.

We are driven by the potential of our work to impact future generations. We see the connection between all things: people and planet, policy and social justice, environmental and economic health. We think critically about intersectionality and the complexities of cause and effect.

We are strategic and ambitious.

We are motivated by the enormity of the challenges we face and by Massachusetts’ potential to lead the world. We are science-based, data-driven, and results-oriented. We choose priorities based on their impact on the Commonwealth and their potential to be adapted and scaled.

We prioritize equity, inclusion, and environmental justice.

We recognize that bias, racism, classism, and privilege determine who has power. We use our influence to help remedy the harm caused by centuries of environmental racism and to build a more equitable future. We are dedicated to anti-racism and to reckoning with our own biases.

Partnerships are at the heart of how we work.

We believe that trust is the foundation for progress. Our strength is rooted in our relationships. We convene varied stakeholders to forge common ground. If we disagree, it is with respect. We listen carefully, consider divergent perspectives, and operate with integrity.


Elizabeth Turnbull Henry


Elizabeth Turnbull Henry took the lead of the Environmental League of Massachusetts in 2017, drawn to the ambitious goals and pragmatic strategies that have long been ELM’s hallmark. She is committed to making Massachusetts lead the nation in environmental policy and getting on a pathway to net zero emissions. She has particular passion for expanding offshore wind, ending tailpipe pollution, and electing environmental champions to office.

Under Elizabeth’s leadership, ELM’s Corporate Council and the ELM Action Fund have grown. Both organizations build political will to create policy solutions that match the urgency of the challenges we face as a Commonwealth and a planet.

A proven sustainability leader, she previously directed climate and energy programs for Adidas. She also consulted to the US Department of Energy, worked as Sustainability Lead for a Massachusetts-based residential construction firm, and led international travel programs to over 30 countries.

In April 2021, Elizabeth was named #34 on Boston Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential Bostonians. She was also a member of the 2020 Boston Business Journals 40 Under 40.

Elizabeth has an MBA and Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) from Yale University and a BA in Environmental Policy and Economics from Colby College. Raised in West Virginia, she now lives in Concord, MA with her husband and three children.

Nancy Goodman

Vice President for Policy

Nancy is responsible for setting the strategic course for our policy engagement. She leads our policy team and oversees its work to develop and advance ELM’s priorities. She has primary responsibility for a number of key issues including reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, environmental justice, carbon pricing and smart growth. Prior to coming to ELM, Nancy worked for the Massachusetts Bays Program. Before graduate school, Nancy lived and worked in Washington, D.C. as a development professional for Common Cause, the International Human Rights Law Group (now Global Rights), and the Center for Marine Conservation (now Ocean Conservancy). Nancy has a Masters in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a B.A. from George Washington University in French Language and Literature. Nancy is a long-time Somerville resident and sits on the Board of the Boston Area Gleaners.

Casey Bowers

Action Fund Executive Director

Casey joined ELM in 2018. For nearly four years she served as the Assistance Vice President for Government Relations, developing and achieving ELM’s policy goals across state, federal, and local government. In January 2022 she assumed the role of Action Fund Executive Director.

She previously served as the American Lung Association of the Northeast’s Massachusetts Director of Public Policy, where her portfolio included work on renewable energy, lung diseases, and air quality. Casey has a wealth of policy knowledge, legislative expertise, and organizing skills from her time serving as the field organizer for the state on a campaign to protect, enforce and strengthen the Clean Air Act and a consultant at M+R Strategic Services, a boutique advocacy firm.

Casey received her Bachelor’s Degree in economics and history from the College of the Holy Cross.

Susannah Hatch

Clean Energy Coalition Director

Susannah joined ELM in January 2020. Her primary focus of her work is to grow and support our growing and diverse coalition, New England for Offshore Wind.

Prior to joining the ELM team, Susannah worked in volunteer management at the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), a regional conservation and recreation organization. At AMC, Susannah facilitated alignment and effectiveness across the organization’s volunteers, staff, and members. She served as a liaison, partner, and adviser to AMC’s volunteer chapter organizations and focused on organizational development, capacity building, strategic planning, and project management. In addition to her volunteer management responsibilities, she served on AMC’s Board of Directors strategic visioning committee, and led and facilitated its community engagement and analysis.

Susannah holds a Bachelors in French and International Studies from Colby College. Her passion for clean energy and environmental policy stems from her interest in sustainability and climate policy, and she is delighted to bring her experience in capacity building and community engagement to ELM in support of its goals to expand New England commitments to offshore wind.

Miriam Posner Harris

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Miriam Posner Harris joined the ELM team in 2018. As the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Miriam is responsible for building and growing ELM’s brand, identifying and leveraging strategic partnerships and crafting persuasive messaging to enhance its reputation, resources, reach, and impact on environmental policy. She also manages ELM’s Corporate Council, an alliance of some of the state’s biggest businesses that recognize the profound synergies between a healthy environment and a thriving economy. She works to bring to the forefront companies that have a demonstrated commitment to sustainable operations and recognize the value in advocating to state government leaders to implement bold, practical, well-designed policies.

Previously, Miriam was the founding Director of Energy & Environmental Policy at A Better City, a business association representing 130 members of the business and institutional community of Greater Boston. She led the organization’s clean energy and climate policy efforts, including the development of strategic and impactful legislative and research agendas. Miriam collaborated with state and local officials, public-sector staff, and other stakeholders to execute upon those identified priorities.

Before returning home to Massachusetts, Miriam spent four years as a Senior Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC, supporting on energy system resilience and reliability, including working as an emergency responder during Hurricane Sandy. She also served in the Obama White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the US Senate office of John Kerry, and at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.

Miriam holds a Master of Public Administration and a certificate in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania where she was the recipient of the Institutional Service and Leadership Award. Her Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Political Science and Public Policy is from Case Western Reserve University.

Ellen Macaulay

Director of Special Projects

Ellen joined the Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) team in 2015. As Director of Special Projects, she serves as a project manager for many of ELM’s major internal operations and processes and coordinates the implementation and logistics of emergent advocacy initiatives. She also drives strategic communications planning for the organization and manages ELM’s engagement with press and media.

She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Suffolk University. In her time at Suffolk, Ellen interned at the State House and held an on-campus position orchestrating 11 alternative spring break trips, working with Habitat for Humanity as well as other nonprofit organizations.

Maliha Khan

Campaigns and Fellowship Manager

Maliha joined ELM in January of 2020. She started off as a Campaign and Advocacy Fellow, and was shortly hired as a Campaign and Fellowship Manager. Her desire to increase her exposure to policy and advocacy originated when she interned with ELM in her undergraduate studies. After taking various courses on the impact of poor environmental conditions as a leading factor in human health concerns, she felt it imperative to elect climate and environmental conscious candidates throughout the Commonwealth. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and Environmental Studies, and a Masters in Public Policy from Suffolk University.

Randi Soltysiak

Accounting and Finance Manager

Randi joined the ELM staff in March of 2015 as the organization’s Accounting and Finance Manager. She manages all Accounting, Finance, and HR operations including payroll and benefits, financial reporting, and the annual audit process. Randi provides financial visibility to the Leadership Team to allow for informed programmatic planning and decision making.Randi earned her BA in English from Vassar College, and her J.D. from Boston College Law School. She is an active leader in Mothers Out Front, which organizes mothers and grandmothers to call for a swift, complete, and just transition to clean renewable energy, to keep children safe in the face of climate change.

Juan Pablo Jaramillo

Political Director

Juan Pablo Jaramillo is a formerly undocumented immigrant, community organizer, youth advocate and graduate of Boston’s only public college, the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Juan Pablo has been an activist and leader in the Greater Boston Region for more than ten years and is currently a member of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee. Previously, the Political Coordinator for SEIU, local 32BJ, Juan worked to build the power of the labor movement among largely black and people of color, immigrants, and low-wage workers in Environmental Justice Communities across The Commonwealth. Juan Pablo has worked as Legislative Director in the Massachusetts State Senate and for Senator Joe Boncore and before that as a Youth Organizer in Revere, where he grew up. In 2021, Jaramillo ran a historic grassroots campaign to fill the vacancy left behind by Speaker Bob Deleo, becoming the first person of color to run for state office from the City of Revere.

Juan Pablo is the co-founder and President of “El Concilio Latino de Massachusetts,” a volunteer led non-profit organization focused on economic, social, racial, and immigrant justice for Latinx Communities in Boston’s North Shore. After his historic run, Jaramillo worked for Lawrence’s Interim-Mayor, Kendrys Vasquez as the City’s Chief Administrative Officer. In his capacity as CAO for the state’s most densely populated and diverse municipality in The Commonwealth, Jaramillo spearheaded and oversaw a vaccination program that made of Lawrence, the fastest vaccinating city in the state for over 30 weeks. Juan Pablo has years of lobbying, grassroots, political, campaign, and governance experience with an emphasis centering and empowering some of the state’s most vulnerable populations.

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