Help Bring HEFN FORWARD into the Future

HEFN 2018 Annual Meeting Images
This new campaign is investing in this nimble network’s capacity to mobilize philanthropy for environmental health and justice solutions in the critical years ahead. Join us by contributing.

Save the Date for HEFN’s 2020 Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 HEFN Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration in Fresno, Calif., with special thanks to the Planning Committee and Steering Committee (pictured). Mark your calendar for Nov. 9-11, 2020, location and theme coming soon.

HEFN Announces New Executive Director

Ansje Miller Photo
Ansje is known in the field as a strategic thinker, consensus-builder, and an incredible ambassador. And she shares an inspiring vision for HEFN as it enters its third decade. Welcome Ansje!


December 18, 2019, Ansje Miller
Ansje Miller, HEFN's new executive director, relects upon...
October 14, 2019, Ansje Miller
On her first day as HEFN's new executive director, Ansje Miller, offers her thoughts...
a HEFN member colleague working on the same issue

Who We Are

previous next
Steering Committee Member
Jake is a Program Associate within the Energy program at The 11th Hour Project, where he works to reduce the public health and ecological impacts of antiquated energy systems in the US. He holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College.
Steering Committee Member
Jalonne White-Newsome is senior program officer at The Kresge Foundation, responsible for the Environment Program’s grant portfolio on sustainable water resources management in a changing climate. Jalonne also leads the foundation’s work addressing the intersection of climate change and public...
Steering Committee Member
Ellen Braff-Guajardo, based in Fresno, California, is a Senior Program Officer with the Sierra Health Foundation.
Andrea Bretting Photo
Steering Committee Member
Andrea Bretting joined the Claneil Foundation in 2008, bringing with her many years of experience with local, national and international nonprofits. She began her career in Philadelphia as a community social worker. While liv
Program Assistant
Andrea Levinson joined HEFN as its Program Assistant in July of 2011. She manages HEFN’s membership program, updates and maintains the HEFN website, schedules conference calls and meetings, assists with meeting program development, provides research support, and performs various projects as they...
Steering Committee Member
Ogonnaya Dotson Newman is a program officer in the Environment program at The JPB Foundation. JPB’s mission is to advance opportunity in the US through transformational initiatives that empower those living in poverty, enrich and sustain our environment, and enable pioneering medical research.

Stay Informed