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Juan Jhong Chung

Juan Jhong Chung

Executive Director

Juan (he/they/she) is a queer immigrant, born in Peru, of Indigenous Chanka and Cantonese Chinese ancestry.

Zuberi Moore

Zuberi Moore

Operations Director

Zuberi Moore directs Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition's operations

Mikal Goodman

Mikal Goodman

MAJIC Manager

Mikal is a public servant, community leader, and dedicated environmental justice organizer, who is thrilled to bring deep passion and experience to his role as Manager of the Michigan Alliance for Justice In Climate (MAJIC).

Aiko Fukuchi

Aiko Fukuchi

Operations Associate

Aiko Fukuchi (they/them) supports the maintenance and strengthening of internal systems at MEJC as Operations Associate.

Gloria J Lowe

Gloria J Lowe

Board Member

Gloria J Lowe (she/her) is the founder and president of We Want Green Too which has served veterans and returning citizens for over 14 years.

Jumana Vasi

Jumana Vasi

Board Member

Jumana Vasi, MS, is the Principal at JVasi Consulting, LLC. For seven years she has been helping nonprofits design and implement programs and strategies to take advantage of, and respond to, current political, social, and economic realities.

Anne Marie Hertl

Anne Marie Hertl

Deputy Director

Anne Marie Hertl (she/they) joins the MEJC team leveraging a decade of non-profit experience working as an organizer and regional activist to support social justice movement building throughout the environmental sector in Michigan.

Andrea Pierce

Andrea Pierce

Network Manager

Andrea Pierce (she/her, we/us) is a Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) citizen and MEJC's Network Manager.

Gabriela 'Gabi' Alcazar

Gabriela 'Gabi' Alcazar

Environmental Justice Organizer

Gabriela Alcazar (she/her) is an Environmental Justice Organizer with the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition.

Xandr Brown

Xandr Brown

Communications Associate

As MEJC’s communications associate, Xandr Brown (she/her) brings her years of experience as a hyperlocal reporter, multimedia producer, and artist to the role.

Kathryn Savoie

Kathryn Savoie

Board Member

Kathryn Savoie (she/her) is veteran community organizer and has led a number of major health, human rights and environmental justice campaigns in the Detroit area over more than 30 years.

Pavan Vangipuram

Pavan Vangipuram

Communications Director

Pavan (he/him) comes to MEJC after almost a decade in nonprofit and government spaces, particularly focused around immigration, education and environmental advocacy.

Kareem Scales

Kareem Scales

Development Manager

Kareem Scales (he/him) is the Development Manager at MEJC where he leads all of the organizations fundraising development and donor relations.

Ayanna-Grace King

Ayanna-Grace King

Environmental Justice Organizer

Ayanna-Grace (she/them) is an urban farmer by trade and organizer by passion. She has a diverse 10 year background in teaching, climate justice and social justice. Ayanna-Grace began her career as a teenage art teacher.

Kyle Whyte

Kyle Whyte

Board Member

Kyle Whyte (he/him) is an environmental justice organizer, educator, and researcher, currently serving as the George Willis Pack Professor at the University of Michigan, where he teaches in the environmental justice graduate program.