Shelley Poticha leads NRDC’s efforts to build a strong and just climate movement. She works with local, national, and global leaders to take ambitious actions to fight climate change while ensuring that all people can lead healthy, thriving lives. Previously, Poticha led the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities and launched the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She also served as executive director of the Congress for the New Urbanism following 10 years as an urban planner. She is based in the Washington, D.C., office.