Equity Advisory and Action Committee

The Equity Advisory and Action Committee advises the governance board on equity initiatives, provides guidance to staff on strategic development, and serves as a resource for member organizations to advance equity goals. Members of the committee help select content for our annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference and partner with our state leaders to find messengers with compelling stories to share with members of congress. The committee is lead by Carla Walker, of think BIG strategies.

Members of the equity committee:

Todd Adams – Visibility Marketing

Pam Carter – Councilwoman, City of Lorain, Ohio

Brenda Coley – Milwaukee Water Commons

Ernest Coverson – Amnesty International

Crystal M.C. Davis – Alliance for the Great Lakes

Kira Davis – Conservation Resource Alliance

Tammi Davis – Gary Sanitary District

Kim Foreman – Environmental Health Watch

Jacqueline Gillon – Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Hilliard Hampton – Freshwater Future

Mike Harris – Flint Development Center

Erma Leaphart – Sierra Club – Great Lakes Program

Latia Leonard – Freshwater Future

Monica Lewis Patrick – We the People of Detroit

Simone Lightfoot – National Wildlife Federation

Khalil Ligon – City of Detroit, Department of Planning and Development

San Juana Olivares – Genesee County Hispanic/Latino Collaborative, La Placita

Paco Ollervides – River Network

Alicia Smith – Freshwater Future

Shanelle L. Smith – Trust for Public Land

Carla Walker – think BIG strategies