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Katherine T. Egland (she/her)

Co-Founder/Program Director, Education, Economics, Environmental, Climate and Health Organization(EEECHO); Chairman, National Board NAACP ECJ Committee


Katherine T. “Kathy” Egland is the co-founder of the Education, Economics, Environmental, Climate and Health Organization (EEECHO). As a resident of climate vulnerable Gulfport, Mississippi, she is a survivor of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill that contaminated the Gulf waters just a few blocks from her home. She lost two of her dearest family friends to Hurricane Katrina drowning. She was instrumental in the Gulf restoration efforts after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 as well as the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill in 2010. Motivated by the highly acclaimed NAACP research report, Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People, she led successful campaign efforts that resulted in the decommissioning of the coal burning operation at Plant Watson. She is a member of the National Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and has chaired the Board’s Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) Committee since the ECJ Program was established in 2010. Kathy also serves on the boards of The Chislom Legacy Project, Healthy Gulf, and the Board of Gulf Education and Engagement (BGEE).
Katherine T. Egland (she/her)