Climate change activist. Active with 350.org – NYC, Brooklyn, Albany (PAUSE). Former co-chair legislative committee People’s Climate Movement. Chair of Green Education and Legal Fund. Member. SHARE Steering Committee.
Anti-poverty activist. 28 years Hunger Action Network (mainly Executive Director). Former State Head Organizer of ACORN.
News correspondent, WOOC Radio NY. 16 years public affairs radio show at WRPI and WBAI.
Served on Poestenkill Town Board, 1991 – 95. Lowered property taxes each year. Closed town landfill. Wrote ethics law.
28 years Hunger Action Network of NYS – poverty, food policy, housing, welfare rights, child care, corporate accountability, $15 min wage. Started Community Voices Heard.
Former Board member, economic advisor for Fiscal Policy Institute. Helped enact millionaire’s tax, public jobs.
Ex Co-Coordinator of Faith and Hunger Network of NYS
Co-coordinates campaign for 100% clean energy 2030 / Off Fossil Fuels Now.
Former State Head Organizer of ACORN (now NY Communities for Change.)
Former Director, Off Campus Association at SUNY Albany.
Co-Founder, Rensselear County Environmental Action
Co-Founder, Community Works
Former Member, New York State Set Aside Board, Federal Emergency and Management Assistance
Co-Founder, National Lawyers Guild, Albany Chapter
Co-Founder, Green Party of NYS
Former Member Advisory Committee, NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Madame President: The Unauthorized Biography of the First Green Party President
Evaluating a Decade of Welfare Reform in New York State: Putting Jobs into Welfare to Work Programs,
The People’s Budget,
The Privatization of the Welfare System
Beyond Emergencies: A Study of Food Directions for Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens
Food with Dignity: A Study of Food Pantry Users In NYS,
The Financial and Environmental Impact Garbage Incineration,
The Cable TV Omission: A Performance Audit of the New York State Commission on Cable Television,
How to Challenge Your Property Taxes
Troy’s Tax Tragedy: A Study of Troy’s Property Tax Rates
Co-Author: Asleep At the Wheel: A Study of the Performance of Local Departments of Social Services
Education and Personal
Graduate of RPI (Management) and Albany Law School.
Married, one son, passive solar home Mark built in Poestenkill at Common Farms.
Avid community gardener. (Former member, advisory board of NYS Community Garden Office.)