Who We Are

The GEEP is governed by an Executive Committee, a Secretariat, and an Advisory Group. Learn more about the GEEP's founding partners here.


North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) serves as the Secretariat for the GEEP, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program.  For general inquiries, please contact us at info@thegeep.org. Key Staff: 

Judy Braus
Executive Director, North American Association for Environmental Education
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International Programs Coordinator, North American Association for Environmental Education
Manager, International Programs and EE 30 Under 30, North American Association for Environmental Education

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group provides direction for the GEEP leadership team on matters related to its management and operation. Current Advisory Group membership includes:

Executive Director, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful
Associate Professor of Environmental Education, University of Botswana
Environmental Education Researcher, Cornell University
Environmental Education Consultant
professional headshot of Thiaga Nadeson
Head of Education and Markets, WWF-Malaysia
Senior Policy Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Mahesh Pradhan
Coordinator, Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Director of Community Engagement, Department of Conservation
Associate Professor, Monash University
Founder and Director, Centre for Environmental Education
Professor Emeritus, University of Bath Centre for Research in Education and the Environment
Margie Simon, CICEANA
Director General, Center for Environmental Education and Communication (CICEANA)
Nathan Spees
WWF Global Education Co-Coordinator
Professor, University of Wageningen

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee works to develop strategic direction of the initiative, in consultation with Advisory Group. Members of the Executive Committee include:

Professor, Director of Environmental Education Extension Center, Aletheia University
DG Liu
Director General, Environmental Protection Administration, ROC (Taiwan)
Ginger Potter, USEPA
Senior Education Specialist, US Environmental Protection Agency