My mentors Dr. Phillip Landrigan and Gary Hirschberg, CEO of Stonyfield Yogurt, who are both extraordinary educator-advocates for public health and awareness.

I developed the Safe Lawn campaign to show  how pesticide-free lawns are easy, beautiful, and safe for pets and children.

In Hartford, with firefighters who testified about the public safety hazards of smoke from toxic chemicals in residential fires. 


  • Raised three children in Greenwich

  • Married for 23 years


  • Yale University, PhD Candidate, Environmental Studies

  • Yale University, Masters, Environmental Studies, 2014

  • University of Chicago Law School, JD, 1993

  • Wesleyan University, BA, 1988

  • Phillips Academy Andover, 1984


  • Chairman, Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center

  • Chairman, Greenwich Community Gardens

  • Founder and President, The Parity Partnership

  • Director, Greening our Children

  • Board member, Kids in Crisis

  • Board member, Just Label It

  • Board member, Putnam Indian Field School


  • Skadden, Arps, New York & Chicago 

  • Children’s Defense Fund, Washington DC


  • Co-led Parity Partnership events on economic benefits of Gender Equality.

  • Co-led first ever “Children’s Environmental March"with 250 participants.

  • Co-led “Advocacy 101” workshop with legislators, G. Town Hall.

  • Co-led “Democracy: A Harvard Case Discussion" at G. High School. 

  • Co-led “Future of Food”a panel discussion about Sustainable Food


  • Created “Safe Lawns” organic lawn program for the Town of Greenwich.

  • Helped convince Board of Ed to choose an alternative to toxic crumb rubber for the Greenwich High School turf stadium field. 

  • Advocated for a bill to ban the use of Toxic Flame Retardants.

  • Brought Firefighters to Hartford to testify on this issue for the first time.

  • Testified in Hartford to ban use of Toxic Crumb Rubber on playgrounds.

  • Advocated with legislators for the Domestic Violence gun safety bill.

  • Advocated with legislators against the Anti-Choice bills in 2017. 

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