Who We Are
The Global Climate and Health Alliance is an alliance of health NGOs, health professional organizations, and health and environment alliances from around the world. Apply for organizational membership.
Jeni Miller, PhD
Dr. Jeni Miller is Executive Director of the Global Climate and Health Alliance, where she coordinates the joint efforts of national, regional and international health organizations addressing climate change. The Alliance works to minimize the health impacts of climate change and to maximize the health benefits of climate solutions, through leadership, advocacy, policy, research, and engagement. On behalf of the Alliance, Dr. Miller co-chairs the WHO-Civil Society Working Group on Climate and Health. In addition to her work at GCHA, Dr. Miller currently serves as Immediate-Past-Chair of the Environment Section of the American Public Health Association. She has two decades’ experience working on policy- and systems-change strategies to improve community environments for health, in leading initiatives addressing childhood asthma, childhood obesity, climate change, health equity, and healthy community redevelopment. Miller received her doctorate from the University of California – Berkeley.
Jess supports GCHA’s policy work, specifically on Nationally Determined Contributions as key components of a healthy and sustainable recovery. She has a background in public health and environmental determinants, with nine years of experience in policy and programmes. Jess has previously worked with the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, the Noncommunicable Disease Alliance, and the International Diabetes Federation. Having completed a degree in Physiological Sciences at the University of Oxford, Jess is currently studying Health in Urban Development at University College London.
Luisa supports GCHA communication and media work and members’ outreach. With over 25 years of experience, she has been working for environmental groups like Greenpeace and the Environmental Paper Network, and organisations such as UNEP and WindEurope as communication expert and project manager. She has dedicated her professional life to the environment, working across continents on global issues such as ecosystems conservation, renewable energies, climate change and climate justice.
Policy & Advocacy Director
Having begun her career with environmental campaigning organisations including Greenpeace International, Alison went on to lead strategy development and direct advocacy for global public health alliances: for the Framework Convention Alliance, bringing the civil society to voice to the WHO treaty on tobacco control; and for the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance working to increase the integration of NCDs and their risk factors into the global development agenda. As Prevention Director at Cancer Research UK, she has led successful campaigns for restrictions on tobacco and junk food marketing, and built an international programme to support tobacco control advocacy in LMICs. As Director for Policy and Research Alison is responsible for shaping and delivering GCHA’s policy and advocacy strategy.
Networks & Engagement Lead
Jen is delighted to bring her passion for climate action, her campaign organizing experience, and public health training to her role as GCHA’s Network and Engagement Lead. In the past decade, she has been a campaigner and organizer with various health and/or climate organizations. Prior joining GCHA in 2019, Jen worked as a research data analyst at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Jen values empathy and evidence-based decision making and strives to foster collaboration, connection and mutual learning in her work. Jen lives and works on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam people.
Liaison Officer for Latin America
Milena joined GCHA in 2019 as Global Climate and Health Summit event coordinator for GCHA on the ground in Chile, outreaching to health organizations and stakeholders in the region, and connecting their work into the global conversation, and vice versa. Since then she has been working as GCHA’s liaison officer, to continue to advance work on Climate & Health in Chile, as well as to give GCHA an increasing voice in Latin America and the Caribbean.
As Operations Manager Sophie provides management, strategic planning, HR and financial support, helping GCHA to be as organized, effective and impactful as possible. She leads the development and delivery of operational initiatives and assists in fundraising. Sophie has worked in climate change for over ten years, previously at the Grantham Institute, at Imperial College London. She has a degree in International Relations and is a PRINCE2 practitioner.
Dave helps develop strategy and communications for the Global Climate and Health Alliance, ensuring that our message not only makes headlines, but in doing so has the potential to change systemic or policy changes. With close to two decades communicating on climate and environmental issues, Dave has worked with campaigns and organisations such as the Clean Arctic Alliance, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, Our Fish, Greenpeace International, and the International Polar Foundation.
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