We are pleased to welcome Bari Samad and Laura Benavidez to the EHC team.
Bari joins EHC with more than 15 years of communications experience in the nonprofit sector. As our communications director, he will leverage digital tools for impactful storytelling, advocacy, and community organizing. In the past, he has collaborated with former Vice President Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection campaign to organize Green Jobs Now, an online-to-offline national day of action that resulted in more than 600 community events in more than 40 states.
Laura joins EHC as the organization’s first City Heights organizer, bringing nearly two decades of community organizing experience to the team. In her new role, Laura will empower environmental justice community members to find their voice and advocate for clean air, transportation justice and more. In 2016, Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins recognize Laura as an “Emerging Female Leader.” She hopes to assist the communities EHC serves through resource sharing, leadership development and mentorship.
Learn more about our team members here.