(PRWEB) July 31, 2014
The Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) has welcomed Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF and the US SIF Foundation, to its Board of Directors. At US SIF, Ms. Woll has spearheaded strategic planning, the development of a robust policy presence, the expansion and diversification of funding, and the creation of the Center for Sustainable Investment Education.
Ms. Woll’s career history demonstrates a strong commitment to women, children, and the environment. Prior to leading US SIF, Ms. Woll was the Executive Director of the International Women’s Media Foundation. She is the founder for Suited for Change, and a founding member and former Board member of the Women’s Alliance. Other previous posts include serving as the director of the first international study to look at the impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and directing the Washington, DC office of Save the Children. She has served on several nonprofit boards and commissions, including Women’s Voices for the Earth, and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. In 2001, Washington Magazine named Ms. Woll a Washingtonian of the Year (2000), one of numerous recognitions of her work.
Ms. Woll holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in public policy and women’s studies from George Washington University. She also participated in the Executive Cohort of the Selah Leadership Program, and founded, with her teenage son, Advantage Ethiopia: Kids’ Tennis and Education Initiative.
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, CEHN’s executive director, says that, “Lisa Woll's extensive experience in strategic planning, media, domestic social policy and human rights are all fantastic additions to the CEHN Board. We are very excited to have her expertise and life journey to learn from.”
Ms. Woll joins a group of esteemed experts at the helm of CEHN. CEHN is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment. For more information on CEHN’s work, visit http://www.cehn.org.