Energy Justice Network Board
Frances Whittington lives in Chester, Pennsylvania and was a key member of the multi-racial, countywide DelCo Alliance for Environmental Justice when it stopped the world’s largest tires-to-oil project. She supports the Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living, the EJ group fighting to close the nation’s largest waste incinerator.
Traci Confer lives in Philadelphia and started her activism in 1997, assisting with a local fight against a wood waste incinerator in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. She has a BA in Geography from Humboldt State University.
Julia Stone is a trained ecologist and microbiologist who currently works for the Philadelphia Water Department testing drinking water and wastewater discharges for the City of Philadelphia. Julia also serves on the board of directors of the Bread & Roses Community Fund. She recently completed EMT certification and is looking forward to learning more about human health.
Richelle Lee is a Black single mother of an autistic child. Motivated by her personal experience with asthma and other health challenges, she became an advocate in Camden for Clean Air, a group that stopped a proposed microgrid from being powered by the trash incinerator that is the largest air polluter in Camden County, New Jersey. She's the Communication, Press & Publicity Chair for the NAACP New Jersey State Conference, and is an Environmental Leadership Program senior fellow. Richelle has committed to her work as a freelance marketer, assisting community organizations with graphic design, community engagement, research, campaigns, and program coordination. Richelle graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Africana Studies (Black studies) and Education.
Cristina Muñoz De La Torre has 13 years of research and leadership experience in the areas of climate, environmental justice, and natural hazards and disasters. Cristina is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Iowa where her dissertation analyzes the distribution of federal disaster assistance to low-income and BIPOC communities. Cristina joined the Energy Justice Network as a board member in 2021, however, she was involved with the organization since 2010 when she co-organized an environmental justice tour in Chester, PA. Cristina currently serves as the Climate & Environmental Justice Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Iowa and is a fellow of the Bill Anderson Fund (BAF).
Robin Hamilton is an Emmy-award winning television host, producer and moderator for townhalls and forums. She is founder and principal of the ARound Robin Production Company, where she creates videos for non-profits to help with fundraising, marketing and messaging. Working at the intersection of media and policy, Ms. Hamilton’s work is guided by the principle of providing information that can promote transformation. Her company has produced four documentary films. This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer which chronicles the life of famed civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Her second documentary, Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell, was awarded a DC Humanities Grant and released in 2017. Our Alexandria, her third documentary, was awarded a Virginia Humanities Grant and won Best Documentary Short for the DC Independent Film Festival in 2020. Her fourth film, Odessa’s Reign is about a Black female gangster crowned ‘Queen of the Underworld’, who ran the most lucrative gambling ring in D.C. in the 1950s. In 2016, she was awarded a Fulbright grant to Myanmar to create a communications campaign between local citizen organizations and the Burmese government. She received two master’s degrees, one from New York University, with a concentration in broadcast journalism, and a second in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, with a focus on public policy and media.