Director of Equity and Justice, National Wildlife Federation
Chanté serves as Director of Equity and Justice, leading the effort to embed equity across the National Wildlife Federation by advising on strategies, structure, and processes. She drives culture change by reframing how the organization thinks about power, while encouraging others to develop their own expertise on equity and justice in their work. Chanté is an expert in large-scale ecosystem restoration and coalition building and was previously 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 and justice for the Coalition and its member organizations. Chanté is a member of the Green Leadership Trust, was named a “rising star” by Green 2.0, and is a 2017 Environmental Leadership Program Fellow; she frequently appears as a trainer and facilitator at conferences across the country. A graduate of Princeton University and California Western School of Law, Chanté currently resides in Annapolis, Maryland. She is a firm believer in self-care, regularly practicing yoga and meditation.