Staff


 

Katie Huffling
Executive Director

Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and is the Executive Director the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Ms. Huffling works with nurses and national nursing organizations on a variety of environmental health issues including climate change, chemical policy, inclusion of environmental health into nursing education, and sustainable healthcare. Ms. Huffling has written numerous peer-reviewed articles on environmental health issues and was an editor of the recently released environmental health e-textbook “Environmental Health in Nursing” which won the 2017 AJN Book of the Year in Environmental Health.

 

 

Cara Cook
Climate Change Program Coordinator

Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BC is the Climate Change Program Coordinator for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Her work focuses on elevating climate and health as a national priority by engaging nursing organizations and individual nurses in climate and health advocacy and education. Prior to joining ANHE, Cara was a Local Care Coordinator with Healthways-Sharecare, Inc., coordinating care for high-risk patients in partnership with their primary care physicians as part of CareFirst’s Patient-Centered Medical Home program. She has experience in critical care nursing working in both medical and trauma intensive care. Cara holds a Master’s in Community/Public Health Nursing through the University of Maryland.

 

Sara DeLaney
Clean Energy Nurse Coordinator

Sara DeLaney, MSN/MPH, RN is the Clean Energy Nurse Coordinator for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Based in Sacramento, she works to equip California nurses with the tools they need to be effective environmental health advocates at the local, state, and federal levels. She is primarily focused on exposing the human health and climate impacts of the oil and gas industry in California and advocating for a just transition to a fossil fuel-free economy.  Prior to joining ANHE, Sara was a Nurse Care Manager at Whitman-Walker Health, a federally-qualified health center that specializes in HIV and LGBTQ care. She is experienced in providing community/public health nursing to diverse vulnerable populations. Sara holds a joint Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.