About Judith Enck

Judith Enck

Judith Enck is a Senior Advisor at the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development. She recently was a Visiting Scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in the Hudson Valley. Appointed by President Obama, she served as the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overseeing environmental protection in NY, NJ, 8 Indian Nations, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. Working with a staff of 800 and managing a $700 million budget, Judith secured a number of environmental accomplishments during her tenure at EPA. Judith previously served as Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the New York Governor’s Office and served as a Policy Advisor to the New York State Attorney General. Prior to that, she was Senior Environmental Associate with the New York Public Interest Research Group. She also served as the Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York. She is a past President of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, former Executive Director of the Non-Profit Resource Center and a designer of her town’s rural recycling program.

She is a commentator on WAMC, a National Public Radio station and a panelist on the “Roundtable,” a public affairs radio show. Judith serves on the Advisory Board of Climate Action Now and The Institute for Health and the Environment at the Albany School of Public Health.

About Curt Spalding

Curt Spalding

On June 1, H. Curtis Spalding (Curt) joined the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) as a Professor of Practice. Before joining Brown University he served President Obama as Regional Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 – New England. Prior to his role at the EPA, Curt served eighteen years as the Executive Director of Save The Bay in Rhode Island. Known throughout New England for his lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship, Curt has extensive experience in the environmental protection field as an advocate, policy analyst, and administrator. In all aspects of his work at Save The Bay and the EPA, he emphasized whole system thinking and resilience. Accomplishments include the development of the Save The Bay Center in Providence RI, and ecosystem plans to restore and protect New England’s iconic waters, including Lake Champlain, Cape Cod, the Southern New England Coast, Long Island Sound and Great Bay. With leadership in Brownfield and Superfund initiatives, along with helping communities gain the capability and capacity to be more climate change resilient, Curt has consistently worked to see that New England cities are revitalized and made healthy and prosperous places to live for every resident.

Curt is married to Dr. Patrice Milos-Spalding, CEO of Melody Genomics. Curt and Patrice live in Cranston, Rhode Island with their children Henry and Hannah. When not at Brown helping IBES develop engaged learning opportunities, Curt is often found on Narragansett Bay, racing his sailboat named Resilience.

About Eleanor Stein

Eleanor Stein

Eleanor Stein served as an Administrative Law Judge at the New York State Public Service Commission from 1994-2014; until November 2015 she was Project Manager for the Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative for a more customer-centered, renewable, and distributed energy future.

In 2015 she received a Master of Laws degree with distinction in climate change law from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. She teaches Law of Climate Change: Domestic & Transnational at Albany Law School and at the State University of New York. She serves on the Board of EcoViva, a US-based project in solidarity with climate adaptation and sustainability in rural El Salvador. She was an expert with America’s Power Plan and serves on the Advisory Board of Rocky Mountain Institute’s eLab.