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Board Members and Officers

Board of Directors

Edward Lloyd, Esq., Chair of the Board of EELC.   Edward Lloyd is the Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professor in Environmental Law at Columbia Law School and the Director of the  Columbia University Environmental Law Clinic. He is a leading expert in environmental legal issues and citizen suit litigation. Edward Lloyd has testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees on environmental enforcement.

Alexi Assmus, PhD.  Alexi Assmus  is founder of Assmus Group, LLC, a niche strategic communications firm that works in the public service arena and in pharmaceuticals.  Alexi was co-founder of Princeton Bioanalytical Laboratory, a laboratory service company which was acquired by the PharmaNet Corporation in 2008, where she worked with the Senior Vice President of Global Development and Director of Marketing to integrate the laboratory into their international business. Previous to her work in the pharmaceutical industry, Alexi was a professor of history at Polytechnic University, currently a part of NYU.  She also taught at Princeton University, the University of California at Berkeley, where she was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, and at Harvard University where she was a Mellon Fellow and received PhD in History of Science and a Master in Physics.  She holds a B.A. in History from Stanford University.   Alexi is an activist in environmental and land-use issues, founding Princeton Citizens for Sustainable Neighborhoods in 2012.

Vivian Buckingham  Esq. Policy Director CERES

Robin Greenwald, Esq,  Attorney and Practice Group Chair, Environmental Pollution, Consumer Protection, Weitz & Luxenberg .

Usha Wright, Esq.  President and Chairman of the Board, Board of Directors, SHARE Africa.  Usha Wright served as the Executive Vice President at the environmental engineering firm of O’Brien & Gere. and prior to that as Senior Vice President and Director of Global Workforce Strategy of ITT Industries, Inc. At ITT, she was responsible for driving and delivering the company’s integrated diversity and work/life strategy and programs. Prior to joining ITT in 1993, Usha Wright was the Executive Director of Health, Safety and Environment at Ciba Geigy, a Swiss corporation.She has a Masters Degree from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina, and is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law, where she was an editor of Rutgers Law Review. She has served on the Board of Directors of Certified Safety Professionals, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the National Association of Environmental Managers (NAEM).