Board of Directors
I have been active on the Northside since 1969 serving on committees of Pilot City Health Center’s TACTICS Board, Health and Safety Committee of Local #59 Minneapolis Teachers and Teacher Assistants (addressing environmental health issues at over 200 sites in our contract), and MNCHEC (focusing on children’s health issues) With EJAM, I have completed tasks such as creating our member list with colleagues and acting as "financial clerk" for EJAM. I consider myself as proactive in addressing environmental health issues. I am especially concerned about the health of urban residents, the implications of racism, and the welfare of our children.
Rose Brewer, second term.
Rose Brewer is the Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She has written extensively on Black Families, race, gender & class, and public policy. She is the 2004 recipient of the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. She is a scholar-activist who for over a decade has been a member of the board of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide. She is also on the board for a Fair Economy, and is a founding member of the Black Radical Congress. And, she consults nationally on issues of Race, Gender & Class in the curriculum. Dr. Brewer serves on the EJAM Board of Directors.
Rep. Karen Clark
Representative Clark has been a progressive Minnesota State legislator for 24 years, public-health nurse and OB-GYN nurse practitioner and community organizer. Karen lives in the Phillips neighborhood in South Minneapolis, where she experiences first hand the serious problem of arsenic contamination and where she is actively engaged on this issue. She is a graduate of the JFK School at Harvard. Karen is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Environmental Institute, an environmental research, renewal and retreat center dedicated to environmental justice. Karen’s passionate dedication to environmental justice is also reflected in her legislative, community and personal priorities. Karen is a part-time instructor at the U of MN and also at the College of St. Catherine’s Graduate Program of Holistic Health Studies. She is an EJAM Board member.
Timothy Page has spent much of his adult life working with youth and families at risk of chemical dependency and homelessness. He focuses on all aspects of community organizing and development. Tim started his business, Holistic Health Farms (HHF), in early 2011. HHF has provided a platform for Tim to help others develop skills and knowledge in the areas of entrepreneurism, food production, preparation and preservation, product development, marketing, health and wellness, personal empowerment, prevention, and even the construction of items related to garden projects like compost bins, raised beds, high tunnels (hoop houses) and a deer fence. Recent and current projects include the formation of garden hubs for training and providing support for community gardeners in collaboration with The Cultural Wellness Center. Tim also worked with youth housed at the Boys Totem Town Correctional facility to initiate a vegetable gardening, food preparation, preservation and marketing project. Tim was also instrumental in the planning of the national Black Environmental Thought 2 Conference of 2012, where the Totem Town gardeners participated on a youth panel. At the Redeemer Center for Life, Tim guided youth in preparing and serving healthy meals for the Hip Hop camp. Tim acted as a Trusted Advocate for the light rail central corridor project. As a member of the Food Justice Council, a member of AfroEco, and a board member of Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota, Tim has been very involved in improving the food system in the Twin Cities.
Timothy DenHerder-Thomas grew up in Jersey City NJ, which helped him make the connections between energy usage, pollution, poverty, social fragmentation, and environmental destruction. He co-founded the Clean Energy Revolving Fund (CERF), which supports self-financing sustainability projects at Macalester College, and launched Cooperative Energy Futures, which uses the power of community to create economic opportunity through energy efficiency in Minneapolis. Timothy co-launched the Summer of Solutions program and Grand Aspirations, which support youth leaders across the country to create community-driven green economy solutions though energy efficiency, green industry, sustainable food, transit access, and clean energy. Timothy has served on the Steering Committee of the Energy Action Coalition, a national coalition of organizations working to empower youth people to lead a clean energy future.