Shorey Myers

Shorey Myers
HEFN Position: 
Steering Committee Member

Shorey Myers, Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation, has been with the Foundation since 2010.  Shorey's work over the past decade includes a strong focus on global environmental health and justice issues as well as philanthropic support of critical social services. Her current portfolio at JAF includes the Global South + program, a fund dedicated to strengthening the global network of organizations working on environmental health and justice; the European Environment and Health Initiative, which supports the implementation of key chemical regulations in the EU; and the Funders for Fair Trade Foundation, which seeks to promote the voice of civil society in international trade negotiations. 

Shorey worked as a researcher at UCSF's Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE), the Children's Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) and Environmental Health News (EHN).  She holds a BA in Psychology from Reed College and a Masters in Public Health, focused on Environmental Health Sciences, from the University of California, Berkeley.

My Grantmaking Focus Is On: 

Environmental Health and Justice, with a focus on chemical policy in the US and EU, grassroots movement building, and international trade policy that supports human health and the environment.

What Drew Me Into HEFN Leadership: 

Opportunities to learn from my fellow grant makers, and to strengthen the connectivity in our diverse body of work.

I See the HEFN Community Making a Difference: 

With serious passion from foundation staff and boards, thoughtful support of policy-oriented science, and dedication to the long arc of justice.

When I'm Not at Work You Might Find Me: 

In the kitchen, cooking something ridiculously complicated, or dancing Argentine tango late into the night.

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