The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) Action Fund is proud to announce that Dr. Natalia Linos of Brookline has been elected to serve as the organization’s Board Chair. Linos has served on the ELM Action Fund board since 2021.
She brings expertise in public health and public policy to her role, advancing the ELM Action Fund’s mission to build political power that meets the scale and urgency of our environmental challenges. As Board Chair, Linos will lead the board’s guidance of the ELM Action Fund’s political and electoral work. This includes approving environmentally focused candidate endorsements made by the organization.
“We are thrilled to have Natalia leading the ELM Action Fund board,” said Casey Bowers, Executive Director of the ELM Action Fund. “Since her impressive run for Congress, we knew we wanted to work with her more directly. Her public health expertise and deep commitment to addressing climate change makes her the leader we need at this moment.”
“I am delighted to serve as Board Chair of the ELM Action Fund and help build political power necessary to tackle environmental challenges at the scale and urgency required,” said Linos. “By investing in diverse candidates and coalitions, the ELM Action Fund can simultaneously advance the health and well-being of people and planet.”
Linos is a social epidemiologist and the Executive Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. In addition to serving on Brookline’s Town Meeting, in May 2023, she was elected to serve on Brookline’s School Committee. Previously, Linos worked at the United Nations and the New York City Health Department, tackling some of the most urgent issues of our time: from climate change to structural racism.
Linos succeeds attorney Alex Bok, who stepped down from his role in May 2023 to accept a new position as Senior Advisor, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) at the U.S. Department of Energy.
By Leigh Chandler