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.

Rhea Suh


Mitchell Bernard

Chief Counsel

Steve Baginski

Chief Financial Officer

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Chief Program Officer

Michelle Egan

Chief Communications Officer

Mercedes Falber

Chief Human Resources Officer

Henry Henderson

Director, Midwest program

Anika Rahman

Chief Board Relations Officer

Jennifer Bernstein

Chief Development Officer

Andrew Jackson

Chief Administrative Officer

Ed Yoon

Chief Policy Advocacy Officer