Katie Huffling
Executive Director

Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM, FAAN 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 & Health Program Manager

Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BC is the Climate & Health Program Manager 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, education, and practice change. 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 an insurance-based 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.


Rachel Kerr
Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship Program Coordinator

Rachel Kerr, DNP, RN is the Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship Program Coordinator for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Minnesota, and her scholarly and professional interests focus on engaging nurses and other health professionals around environmental health issues. Dr. Kerr’s clinical nursing background is in oncology and infusion therapy. She envisions and works toward nurses caring for the Earth, and all life it contains, as part of their core nursing practice.