Since 1985 Anne Fitzgerald has advised philanthropic organizations on the design, development and assessment of domestic environmental scholarship and fellowship programs. Internationally her philanthropic focus has been on development and justice projects. Fitzgerald’s diverse background includes work as a journalist, a local elected official, and personnel director for a countrywide library system. She has an undergraduate degree in Spanish Literature and a graduate degree in Education from Ohio State University. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica and is bilingual.
In 1996, Michael Green founded the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) to raise public awareness of the corporate use of toxic chemicals and of the many viable, pragmatic solutions to this pervasive threat to public health. Since then he has helped lead national efforts to stop toxic exposures and protect public health. He has also pioneered the groundbreaking legal work that has won landmark victories to protect the public from hazardous consumer products and toxic emissions.
Green has worked in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management, and the US EPA’s Working Group on Environmental Equity. He has testified in front of Congress, serves on numerous boards of directors, and is frequently quoted in national and international media. Green has an MS in Natural Resources and an MPP in Public Policy, both from the University of Michigan.
Darlene Markovich is a strategic human resources and corporate communications leader with extensive experience in providing solutions to complex organizational challenges. Her non-profit work focuses on the promotion of peace and helping communities in need.
Markovich is the co-founder and director of the Step Forward Initiative, a non- profit organization dedicated to addressing unmet medical and social needs in underserved areas of the world (2011 -), and serves as an Advisory Board Member to the Loyola University Museum of Art. From 2004 to 2012 she headed The Missing Peace Project, an international art exhibition and education project that provided thousands of people the opportunity to think about, talk about, experience and create peace. She also co-produced numerous documentary films.
Markovich worked for ALZA Corporation, a pioneering drug delivery systems company, from 1974 - 2002; as Senior Director Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Community Relations from 1995. She was a member of the ALZA Executive Committee from 1995 – 2000 and received numerous company awards. ALZA Corporation became part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies in 2001.