Leadership

NRDC was founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement. Today's leadership team and board of trustees makes sure the organization continues to work to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.

Manish Bapna

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mitchell Bernard

Chief Counsel & Chief Capacities Officer

Robyn Arville

Chief People Officer

Michelle Egan

Chief of Staff & Strategy

Daniel C. Kim

Chief Operating Officer

Veronica Foo

Chief Financial Officer

Makeda Hurd

Chief Development Officer

Melissa Lin Perrella

Chief Equity & Justice Officer

Irina Petrova

Corporate Counsel

Shelley Poticha

Chief Climate Strategist

Jenny Powers

Chief Communications Officer

Troy Riddle

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Vivek Sawhney

Chief Information Officer

Michael Wall

Litigation Director

Andrew Wetzler

Chief Program Officer

Ed Yoon

Chief Policy Advocacy Officer

Tisha Alfred

Managing Director, Real Estate and Workplace Strategy