Board of Directors
Daryl Ditz, President
Margie Kelly, Secretary
Cecil Corbin-Mark, Treasurer
Clean and Healthy New York's staff together have over 40 years of experience as environmental health advocates:
Kathleen Curtis, LPN, Executive Director, has over twenty three years of experience in the environmental health movement, and is a widely recognized national leader whose policy expertise is in high demand. Her leadership has guided enactment of several state laws regulating toxic chemicals. She coordinates the JustGreen Partnership, the Alliance for Toxic-Free Fire Safety and the Coming Clean Policy Workgroup. She was Executive Director at Citizens' Environmental Coalition for her last four years there, which she began by establishing their Community Outreach Program. Previously, she was Outreach Director at Environmental Planning Lobby (now Environmental Advocates of NY) and worked as a nurse.
She is on the NYS Taskforce on Flame Retardant Safety and the steering committees of EPA’s DfE decaBDE and HBCD Alternatives Assessment Partnerships. She is on the steering committees of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition and Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, where she coordinates the Policy and Advocacy workgroup. Kathy also serves on ANHE’s Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of the Occupational and Environmental Health Clinic of Eastern NY. She has four children: Adam, Amber, Shannon and Vanessa and a step-daughter Rachel.
Contact Kathy via email or phone: 518-708-3922
Roberta Chase Wilding, MS, Deputy Director, has fifteen years of experience in the environmental health movement. She is responsible for Clean and Healthy New York’s communications, including CHNY and JustGreen Partnership’s websites, print materials, media engagement and e-advocacy. She oversees CHNY’s EPA-funded work to reduce use of toxic chemicals in child care settings. Bobbi is an author of No Silver Lining. She is a NYS Pollution Prevention Institute Advisory Board member, and serves on the Governance, Outreach and Recruitment, and Data Collection workgroups of the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse. She has co-led the Coming Clean Emerging Technologies and Fenceline Action Workgroups, and served as BPA Coordinator. She previously worked for NYPIRG and Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, where she was Associate Director for four years, developed the interactive-map-based www.ecoTHREATNY.org, and wrote Environmentally Safe Hospitals and Environmental Racism in New York State. Bobbi earned her BS in Environmental Science, and her MS in Ecological Economics, Values and Policy, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She lives in Cobleskill with her husband Dave, and two daughters, Ananda and Madeleine.
Contact Bobbi via email or phone: 518-708-3875
Katie Kelly, Campaign Coordinator
Katie Kelly is based in Ithaca. Following five years at Clean Water Action in Michigan, Katie joined our staff in March 2009. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Tompkins County Environmental Management Council. At Clean Water Action, Katie began working on grassroots education campaigns and quickly became a leader within the canvass. She progressed to coordinating office activities and supervising staff, and most recently worked as a policy specialist on environmental health issues. Since joining Clean and Healthy New York, Katie has coordinated our education and outreach programs in western New York, with a special focus on education in Tompkins County. She created a series of toxics education kits to enable consumers to take learning into their own hands; these kits are now used throughout New York State. She was the primary organizer of our 2010 two part symposium, Women’s Health and the Environment, an event for legislators, public officials, and medical professionals. Katie earned a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College.
Clean and Healthy New York does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
age, or disability in its programs or activities, nor in its hiring practices.