Jen Coleman is the Program Director of Health Outreach at Oregon Environmental Council, a nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1968. Jen began her work in environmental advocacy in 1997 with Environmental Defense Fund in Washington DC and New York. She moved to Oregon in 2008 to become OEC’s outreach director, giving people the information they need to act on their environmental values.
Jen spends much of her time working with parents, caregivers and college students to understand the links between health and the environment. Jen also works with OEC on business programs and state lawmaking that encourages toxics reduction and supports safer chemistry innovation.
Jen was appointed to serve on the Governor’s Environmental Justice Task Force in 2010, and currently chairs the Multnomah County Healthy Homes Coalition.