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

Robyn Arville

Chief People & DEI Officer

Michelle Egan

Chief of Staff & Strategy

Veronica Foo

Chief Financial Officer

Makeda Hurd

Chief Development Officer

Melissa Lin Perrella

Chief Equity & Justice Officer

Christy Goldfuss

Chief Policy Impact Officer

Drew Caputo

Chief Program Officer

Tisha Alfred

Chief Real Estate & Workplace Strategy Officer

Jenny Powers

Chief Communications Officer

Vivek Sawhney

Chief Information Officer

Ed Yoon

Chief Policy Advocacy Officer

Shelley Poticha

Chief Climate Strategist

Michael Wall

Litigation Director

Irina Petrova

Corporate Counsel