Chanté Coleman

Chanté Coleman

Chanté Coleman

Senior Vice President, Equity and Justice

Chanté Coleman serves as the Senior Vice President of Equity and Justice where she supports the organization to understand and actively challenge systemic racism and other types of oppression. She drives culture change by reframing how the organization thinks about power, while also encouraging staff to develop their own equity, inclusion, and justice competencies.

Coleman is an expert in large-scale ecosystem restoration and coalition-building and was previously the Director of the Choose Clean Water Coalition, a 230-member advocacy organization focused on protecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed. At the Coalition, she led regional scale strategies to evolve an intentional focus on equity, inclusion, and justice for the Coalition and its member organizations. She is a member of the Green Leadership Trust, was named a “rising star” by Green 2.0, is a 2017 Environmental Leadership Program Fellow, a 2020 Better Selves Fellow, and a 2020 & 2023 Catalyst Award Finalist. In 2019, she founded the Green Group Equity Officers, a group of changemakers working to transform the environmental and climate movement through equity, inclusion, and justice. She frequently appears as a speaker, trainer, and facilitator at conferences across the country.

Coleman is a graduate of Princeton University and California Western School of Law. She currently resides in San Diego, California with her husband Nathan. Coleman loves to travel and is a firm believer in self-care, regularly practicing yoga and meditation.

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