about MEA

Advisory Council

Our Council of Advisors is a standing committee that provides strategic advice to the Board of Directors and staff of Midwest Environmental Advocates. The Council is comprised of diverse individuals who share MEA’s commitment to the public’s rights to a healthy environment and to keeping the conservation ethic alive.

Henry A. Anderson, MD
Adjunct Professor, Department of Population Health Services
University of Wisconsin-Madison

August M. Ball
Founder/CEO, Cream City Conservation
Milwaukee, WI

Gary J. Besaw
Director, Menominee Department of Agriculture & Food Systems
Member, Menominee Tribal Legislature
Keshena, WI

Jeffrey D. Boldt
Attorney and Author
Madison, WI

Mark Borchardt
Research Microbiologist, Retired
USDA Agricultural Research Service

Luke Bradbury, MD
Physician, UW Health
Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michael Cain
Attorney, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Retired
Madison, WI

Stephen R. Carpenter
Emeritus Director and Professor, Center for Limnology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dekila Chungyalpa
Director, Loka Initiative
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mary Dougherty
Community Organizer, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project
Bayfield, WI

Jason Dropik
Head of School, Indian Community School
Franklin, WI

Tom Eggert
Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Executive Director, WI Sustainable Business Council
Founder, Wisconsin Microfinance

Lewis Friedland
Professor of Journalism & Mass Communication
Director of the Center for Communication and Democracy
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eve Galanter
President, Galanter Public Affairs Consulting
Madison, WI

Jim Goodman
Organic Farmer
Wonewoc, WI

Jodi Habush Sinykin
Attorney, Water Policy Fellow and Adjunct Professor, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
Of Council, Midwest Environmental Advocates
Milwaukee, WI

Carolyn Mahlum-Jenkins
Retired Teacher and Principal
La Crosse, WI

Jonathan Patz, MD
Director, Global Health Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Thomas Pearson
Professor of Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Daniel Phaneuf
Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mark Powell
Professor Emeritus, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Retired Soil Scientist, United States Department of Agriculture

Gordon Stevenson
Chief of Runoff Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Retired
Black Earth, WI

Steph Tai
Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School