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Who We Are

Ahmina Maxey

Ahmina Maxey

Co-Executive Director

Ahmina (she/her) is committed to ensuring that grassroots leadership and expertise are valued and strengthened as we work for transformative and systemic change.

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.

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.

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.

Juan Jhong Chung

Juan Jhong Chung

Co-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).

Roshan Krishnan

Roshan Krishnan

Policy Associate

Roshan (he/him) brings a variety of experiences fighting for climate and environmental justice to MEJC, including organizing for public power and accountability from investor-owned utilities in Ann Arbor, MI and Boston, MA.

Bridget Vial

Bridget Vial

Energy Democracy Organizer

Bridget Saunders Vial (she/they) is the Energy Democracy Organizer with the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition.

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.