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Abby Novinska-Lois

Executive Director

Abby received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a certificate in Environmental Studies from the UW- Madison, where she chaired various justice and sustainability organizations, such as REthink Wisconsin & Students for Social Welfare. After graduating, she worked to reduce pesticide use in Wisconsin agriculture and has multiple publications on pollinators and integrated pest management solutions. While working closely with growers around the state, she realized many barriers to scientific communication, which sometimes lead to significant health harms (i.e. pesticide exposure). Recognizing the health of the environment and her community were inseparable, she pursued a Graphic Design Certificate and became a Communications Specialist at the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network and an Outreach Specialist for the Global Health Institute. In 2020, Abby helped the Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action become a nonprofit and as our first Executive Director has led strategic plan development, working teams, programming, fundraising, communications, and more. She is also currently pursuing a master's degree in public health. In her free time, Abby loves painting, gardening, hiking, and camping.


Abby Novinska-Lois
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