New Jersey LCV Education Fund BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Cindy Ehrenclou, Chair
Cindy Ehrenclou, Executive Director Raritan Headwaters Association became the executive director of the Upper Raritan Watershed Association (URWA) in February 2006, after twelve years as URWA’s development director. Cindy established Education Programs for families and children including a nature camp, and founded Wake Up Call, an environmental information breakfast series for municipal leaders. She is the 2nd Vice President of the NJ Highlands Coalition and Chair of the NJHC Governance Committee, serves on the Raritan Basin Watershed Alliance, Keep it Green, Sustainable Raritan River Initiative and is a 2007 Fellow of Leadership New Jersey. Cindy holds degrees from Colby Sawyer College and Washburn University.
Bill Holland, Secretary
Bill Holland currently serves as state policy director for the League of Conservation Voters. He works with LCV’s state leagues to develop state-level policy campaigns aimed at increasing support for clean energy and climate solutions. Bill joined LCV in 2014 after spending four years directing the New Jersey Working Families Alliance where he launched Working Families’ candidate training program and helped lead the successful effort making Jersey City the 6th city in the country to implement Earned Sick Days. Prior to Working Families, he was Deputy Director for Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch (GTW) where he directed an effort gaining support from a majority of House Democrats to replace the NAFTA trade model. Before joining Public Citizen, Mr. Holland was Midwest Field Director for the Apollo Alliance, where he brought together labor unions and environmentalists to support clean energy policies and led the Iowa Fair Trade Campaign, gaining commitments from all Democratic candidates for President in 2004 to define their vision of a better American trade model. Bill began his career as Lead Organizer for Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing. He graduated from Grinnell College and resides in Jersey City.
Debbie Mans, Treasurer
Debbie Mans is the Baykeeper and Executive Director of NY/NJ Baykeeper, a conservation and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting, preserving and restoring the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. Prior to joining Baykeeper, Ms. Mans was the Environmental and Energy Policy Advisor for Governor Jon S. Corzine. She was also appointed by Governor Corzine to the New Jersey State Planning Commission. Prior to working for the Governor, Ms. Mans was the Policy Director at Baykeeper, a position she held from 2002 through 2006. Ms. Mans is a graduate of The University of Michigan and holds a J.D. from Vermont Law School.
Julia Somers is Executive Director of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, which represents a diverse network of organizations — small and large, local, regional, and statewide — and individuals. Its mission is to represent their common goal to protect, enhance and restore the resources of the New Jersey Highlands and to preserve the quality and quantity of drinking water both for the 850,000 people who live in the Highlands as well as the more than four million people living elsewhere in the state who depend on Highlands water. Prior to 2006, Julia was Executive Director of the Great Swamp Watershed Association, a membership-based organization working to protect the land and water of the ten towns of the Great Swamp watershed in Morris and Somerset Counties. Julia serves on the Boards of the Coalition for Affordable Housing and the Environment and the New Jersey Environmental Lobby. She also serves on her community's Open Space Committee. Julia, her husband and family live in Green Village.