Judith is an award-winning storyteller and former director of Bridging Lives, a teen mentoring program. She led the Transportation Working Group for 4 years and organized our first community-wide Sustainability Fair. Featured on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to the Smithsonian Institution, and 13 times at the National Storytelling Festival, she is the winner of numerous awards. Locally she volunteers at Lifebridge in Salem, is a member of the Marblehead Harbor Rotary Club, and is active in 350MASS.
Ed worked for 30 years as a manager and co-founder of high tech companies and startups. He then decided to become a mathematics teacher at Marblehead High School, holding this position for 10 years before his recent retirement. He and his wife have lived in Marblehead for almost 30 years, and their two children were both educated in the Marblehead Public Schools. In addition to walking, biking, and traveling, Ed loves dabbling with and using technology. He's also been an active member of the North American Guild of Change Ringers for the past 35+ years.
Kim is a long-time Marblehead resident with a background in marketing, whole food nutrition, and sustainable gardening. She is sales coordinator for JuicePlus, which helps athletes and families lead healthier lives, and an educator with the company’s Tower Garden technology, bringing garden programming to schools and residential communities. She also does marketing for a family-owned wedding and events venue in NH. Kim has four children and leads an active life, including cycling, raising chickens, and coaching Marblehead Girls Youth Lacrosse
Petra has an extensive background in communications and public affairs. She's been Director of Communications for Partners HealthCare, Senior Director of Communications for the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, and Director of Public Relations and Governmental Affairs for the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. She and her husband, Phil Axten, have two children who attended Marblehead public schools. She is an avid gardener and walker, and a member of the Cottage Gardeners of Marblehead and Swampscott.
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Eileen, who was born and raised in Marblehead, is a retired physician who practiced emergency medicine on the North Shore for a number of years and then became an internist in Peabody. Her father, a long-time Marblehead physician and sailor, encouraged Eileen’s interest in nature which led to her deep appreciation of the beauty and fragility of our ecosystem. Today, she and her husband, Owen, are avid sailors, bikers, birders, and cross-country skiers. Eileen leads the Clean Energy and Public Policy Working Group, which she says gives her a platform to address the worsening state of our environment.
Jean has lived in Marblehead for 25 years. Prior to taking time off to raise three children, Jean worked in process reengineering for financial service firms. She later went on to found, lead, and serve on committees related to wellness, sustainability, literacy, and community building. In 2013, Jean led the effort to design an outdoor classroom and garden at a K-3 public school in Marblehead where she wrote and taught a sustainability-centric curriculum, incorporating her passion for mindfulness. Founder of Still Waters Mindfulness, Jean works with kids, parents, and teachers to build mindfulness into everyday life. She enjoys hiking, working in her garden, swimming, and skiing.
Lynn joins Sustainable Marblehead with a long background of engagement with local nonprofit organizations. Most recently she served as Advisory Board President of The Women’s Fund of Essex County. Other past volunteer affiliations include Hospice of the North Shore, Peabody Essex Museum, and the Shore Country Day School Board of Trustees. She and her husband, Jim, raised their two children in Marblehead, and they enjoy its beauty every day on long walks with their two dogs.
Rob is a management consultant and marketing professional. He founded HarborMoor, Marblehead's premier online boating community. He has advocated for ocean sustainability since serving as Commodore of the Corinthian Yacht Club, which became a model for sustainability. For his leadership, he received Sustainable Marblehead's Conservation Award and the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce's Harbor Award in 2019. He is Sailors for the Sea Skipper for Marblehead, where he leads their effort to promote Green Boating. He is a lifelong resident of Marblehead where he and his wife raised four children.
Kurt is an attorney and founding partner of KJP Partners where he specializes in structuring complex multifamily housing, community health center, educational, and other community development projects utilizing tax exempt financing and tax credits. Kurt has served on a number of local boards and committees, including the Marblehead Planning Board, the Housing Authority, the Smart Growth Advisory Committee, the Fair Housing Committee, and the Affordable Housing Trust. He loves to row, sail, and ride electric vehicles.
John co-founded Sustainable Marblehead in 2017, served as the organization's first executive director, and spearheaded the adoption of two environment-related warrant articles at Town Meeting in 2018. He currently serves as Northeast Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy. John has 25+ years of experience in the sustainability field, having worked for nonprofits, engineering firms, utilities, solar companies, municipalities, and the Massachusetts Energy Office. In his spare time he enjoys running, biking, and recording music.
Lynn has used a clothesline and compost heap at the very same house in Marblehead for 50 years. A former mathematics teacher, she is a co-founder of HealthLink and spearheaded the creation of the Beach Bluff Park and its splendid Sun Circle partially funded by her popular and welcoming Haggadah. She currently serves on various local boards: the Clifton Improvement Association, Jewish Journal, HealthLink, Marblehead Democratic Town Committee. She is deeply committed to responsible public policy and admires her colleagues in Sustainable Marblehead. Her 5 grandchildren fascinate her with their ideas and thoughts. She jumps into the sea for a few swims each summer day and regularly attends Town Meeting.
Jean-Jacques first visited Marblehead 30 years ago and moved here in 2015 when the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted him to Boston as its Scientific Attaché. He currently works for BioLabs in Cambridge, a biotech incubator, and is on the board of North Shore InnoVentures, an incubator for both clean tech and biotech companies. Having worked in agencies that finance projects to address climate change, he hopes use this experience to help develop local solutions to the climate crisis. He and his wife, Louise Bullis Yarmoff, enjoy walks in nature (usually in the rain), boating, and choral singing.