New faces on the Board of Directors

We are very excited to introduce two new members of GRN’s board: Ackie Adams and Martha Collins! We know that these two passionate leaders will strengthen our work and can’t wait for them to get started.Ackie Adams of Dallas, TXAckie is a long time supporter of GRN. She has worked for 15 years leading efforts in Dallas, to educate and organize Aveda salons during Earth Month raising funds to support the work of GRN and other environmental partners.Through her work, Ackie has helped GRN reach hundreds of Aveda salon staff who spread the word about our efforts to protect the Gulf and its waters.Although currently a Texas resident, Ackie grew up in coastal Mississippi and she is still very attached to the area. She is a mother of two and serves on their school’s PTA Environmental Committee as the Vice Chair. Martha “Marti” Collins of St.Petersburg, FLMartha is the founder of Collins Law Group where she has successfully litigated, lobbied, and negotiated for many of Florida’s largest precedent setting environmental and land use cases and polices.She has appeared before numerous governmental agencies in Florida and Washington, D.C.; including, the Florida Governor, Cabinet and Legislature, and members of the United States Congress. Her work has been quoted or referenced in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Forbes, Politico, National and Florida Public Radio, other newspapers and blogs across the country and world, and in almost every major news media in Florida. Martha Collins graduated from Tulane University before she simultaneously earned a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University and a Masters of Law in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. Martha is admitted in the Florida Bar and the Federal U.S. Middle District Court of Florida. Currently Ms. Collins is past Chair for the Environmental and Land Use Section of the Florida Bar.

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