Meet the Team

The Environmental Protection Network is comprised of almost 550 volunteer members and is supported by a small team of paid staff and consultants and a volunteer Action Committee.

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Michelle Roos

Michelle Roos

Executive Director
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Sebastian Irby

Programs and Operations Manager
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Kathy Pope

Communications and Development Associate
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Michelle Montoya

Operations and Communications Associate
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Action Committee


We have a core group of deeply committed volunteers who serve as the senior staff of EPN and the leads of our functional teams.
These Action Committee members include:

Rob Wolcott, Barbara Elkus and Mark Hague
Executive Committee

Bonnie Bellow
Communications Director

Caroline Isber
Liaison to Green Groups

June Taylor Wolcott and David Coursen
Network Management

Rob Wolcott
Liaison to Advisory Council

Brendan Doyle

Issue Teams


Our volunteers form issue teams around regulatory issues and advise EPN and draft comments and letters to EPA/CEQ on proposed rollbacks.
These teams are led by:

Dave Coursen

Carl Reeverts
Drinking Water

Cynthia Giles & Lois Schiffer

Rob Brenner
Environmental Justice

Jeff Alson, John Hannon & Gay MacGregor
Mobile Sources

Cheryl Wasserman
NEPA & Infrastructure

Bill Jordan

Chris Zarba

Kathy Setian & Barbara Elkus

Betsy Southerland
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Mark Ryan, Peggy Strand & Cathy Winer