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Ahmina Maxey

Ahmina Maxey

Co-Executive Director

Ahmina is committed to ensuring that grassroots leadership and expertise are valued and strengthened as we work for transformative and systemic change. With over 15 years of experience working in local and national non-profits she has helped provide capacity-building, organizing and fundraising resources to communities of color combating environmental racism. She organized for air pollution reduction in Detroit with groups such as the East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Zero Waste Detroit, and nationally with the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives. Supporting EJ communities in Michigan, Maryland, California, Connecticut, and states throughout the country. In her role with the Transforming Power Fund, she mobilized resources for Detroit's community of organizers and modeled the organization as a more equitable approach to grant making than traditional philanthropy. Ahmina lives in Ann Arbor, and in her free time enjoys exploring the outdoors, reading, and cooking. She is a board member at Greenpeace U.S. and is active in Detroit's Jim Dandy Ski Club. She is also a 2007 graduate of the University of Michigan, 2014 recipient of the Sierra Club's Bunyan Bryant Environmental Justice Award, 2017 Grist Emerging Green Leader, and 2019 recipient of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters Advocate of the Year Award.

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