Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM, FAAN is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and is the Executive Director of 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.
Director of Programs
Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BC is the Director of Programs for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. In her role, she leads ANHE environmental health programming to engage nurses, nursing organizations, and the profession in advancing 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 providers 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.
Environmental Health Nurse Program Manager
Rachel Kerr, DNP, RN is the Environmental Health Nurse Program Manager for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments and has a clinical background in oncology and infusion therapy. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Minnesota, and her focus is engaging health professionals around environmental health and justice. She sees anti-racism and transforming systems of oppression into systems of belonging as foundational to this work, and she envisions nurses caring for the Earth, and all life it contains, as part of their core nursing practice.