Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM, FAAN is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and is the Executive Director the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Ms. Huffling works with nurses and national nursing organizations on a variety of environmental health issues including climate change, chemical policy, inclusion of environmental health into nursing education, and sustainable healthcare. Ms. Huffling has written numerous peer-reviewed articles on environmental health issues and was an editor of the recently released environmental health e-textbook “Environmental Health in Nursing” which won the 2017 AJN Book of the Year in Environmental Health.
Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BC is the Director of Programs the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Her work focuses on elevating climate and health as a national priority by engaging nursing organizations and individual nurses in climate and health advocacy, education, and practice change. Prior to joining ANHE, Cara was a Local Care Coordinator with Healthways-Sharecare, Inc., coordinating care for high-risk patients in partnership with their primary care physicians as part of an insurance-based Patient-Centered Medical Home program. She has experience in critical care nursing working in both medical and trauma intensive care. Cara holds a Master’s in Community/Public Health Nursing through the University of Maryland.
Rachel Kerr, DNP, RN is the Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship Program Coordinator for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Minnesota, and her scholarly and professional interests focus on engaging nurses and other health professionals around environmental health issues. Dr. Kerr’s clinical nursing background is in oncology and infusion therapy. She envisions and works toward nurses caring for the Earth, and all life it contains, as part of their core nursing practice.
Hannah Noel-Bouchard, BSN, RN is a public health nurse and the Nurse Operations Coordinator for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. She supports the organization’s staff and nurse members, who are working in communities across the nation to promote healthy environments. She is currently a school nurse in Charleston, SC and volunteers weekly at a free clinic serving the Charleston area barrier islands. Prior to joining ANHE, Hannah has worked in cardiac/telemetry and research nursing. After participating in ANHE’s inaugural Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship program, Hannah continues to build relationships and work with local communities to better understand, prepare for, and mitigate the negative health effects of climate change and polluted air, soil, and water.