Staff

Aryeh Alex

Vice President of Public Affairs
Aryeh leads advocacy programs to build a powerful, grassroots environmental movement in Ohio. Read More

Kristi Boger

Grants Manager
Kristi leads the organization’s grant-seeking efforts and assists with strategies to develop strong financial support across our family of organizations. Read More

Trish Demeter

Vice President of Policy, Energy
Trish Demeter directs OEC’s campaigns and initiatives to promote clean energy and energy efficiency, mitigate climate change, and secure stronger public health safeguards for oil and gas operations. Read More

Sedrick Denson

Southwest Regional Director
Sedrick works to build power, presence, and relationships in the Southwest Ohio on behalf of the OEC, and to organize citizens to get involved and prioritize the protection of Ohio’s land, air and water. Read More

Trent Dougherty, Esq.

General Counsel
Trent is General Counsel and the chief legal analyst and advocate for the Ohio Environmental Council, and directs the OEC's William W. Ellis, Jr. Ohio Environmental Law Center. Read More

Ricardo Granados

Public Lands Organizer
Ricardo organizes community members and stakeholders around pressing public lands issues impacting Ohio and the nation. He is also helping build the OEC’s new public lands program. Read More

Melanie Houston, MS

Director, Climate Programs
Melanie Houston is responsible for establishing and managing several policy initiatives at the OEC. Read More

Nathan Johnson, Esq.

Director, Public Lands
Nathan directs the OEC’s legal and public policy relating to water quality, public lands, and the protection of forests, streams, and wetlands. Read More

Miranda (Randi) Leppla, Esq.

Clean Energy Attorney
Miranda works to advance clean energy and energy efficiency policies and projects, works with utilities and businesses to create and implement plans for carbon pollution reductions, and advance forward-thinking, cutting-edge energy policies through advocacy, communications, partnerships, and litigation. Read More

Nicholas Mandros

Regional Coordinator, Northwest Ohio
Nick is the Ohio Environmental Council's regional coordinator in Northwest Ohio. Nick, a Toledo native, has worked for multiple elected officials in the Toledo area. He previously served as an Executive Assistant with the Lucas County Commissioners Office where he worked on the 2014 algae bloom emergency concerning Toledo's drinking water system and the health of Lake Erie. Read More

Alaina McCleery

Development Associate
Alaina builds relationships across the state and elevates the Ohio Environmental Council as a resource and an outlet for generous people, organizations, businesses, and others interested in contributing to a mission that matters. Read More

Kristy Meyer, MS

Vice President of Policy, Natural Resources
Kristy Meyer directs OEC’s campaigns and initiatives to protect and restore Ohio’s rivers, streams, and lakes and secure stronger protections for drinking water and public lands. Read More

David Miller

Deputy Director, Communications
David manages media relations for the OEC, serving as the point of contact for all press inquiries. Read More

Max Schaefer

Northeast Regional Coordinator
As the voice for the OEC in Northeast Ohio, Max meets with public servants, community leaders, and faith-based communities to discuss the importance of a clean, healthy, and prosperous Ohio. Read More

Jodi Segal

Deputy Director
Jodi Segal works directly with the OEC's Executive Director to provide organizational leadership. Read More

Dena Sico

Vice President of Development
Dena works to ensure the OEC is equipped with the funding needed to fulfill the ambitious goals outlined within the OEC’s strategic plan. Read More

Sarah Spence

Director, Government Affairs
Sarah manages relationships with government officials, assists in developing the OEC’s power building and campaign strategies, and helps expand engagement in the environmental movement. Read More

Heather Taylor-Miesle

Executive Director
Heather Taylor-Miesle advocates for greater environmental and public health protections and works with our nation’s top decision-makers to bring environmental issues into the political spotlight. Read More

Hannah Tyler

Director, Communications & Marketing
Hannah manages all of the OEC’s external communications, provides strategic leadership on campaigns and digital organizing, and helps inform and connect Ohioans to the environmental issues that affect their daily lives. Read More

Donald Wiggins Jr.

Lake Erie Engagement Coordinator
Donald focuses on strengthening drinking water protections in Ohio and across the country. Read More