Building a Place for History
Jeanne Herb of the Rutgers University Bloustein School works to advance sound environmental, sustainability, and Health in all Policies practices at the state, local and regional levels. Among other responsibilities, Jeanne co-facilitates the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, a network of organizations focused on advancing climate change and resilience policies and practices in New Jersey. She serves as the Co-Lead for stakeholder engagement of the Rutgers Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Training Program and she is part of a team of practitioners and researchers that have integrated science into decision support tools to support resilience planning in New Jersey. As part of these efforts, Jeanne works with a team of Rutgers researchers and practitioners to bring evidence-based resilience planning strategies to planning, policy and decision-making at the state and local levels. Prior to joining the Bloustein School, Jeanne was the Assistant Commissioner for Policy, Planning and Science at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) where she led cross-program efforts related to climate change and energy, Environmental Justice, smart growth and sustainable development, environmental health and science policy and coastal management. Earlier in her career, Jeanne was the Manager for the Public Policy Program at the non-profit Tellus Institute, founding Director of the New Jersey Pollution Prevention Program and oversaw risk reduction and risk communication efforts at the NJDEP. Jeanne is one of 50 participants selected to participate in the first cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s national three-year Culture of Health Leadership Program and in the second cohort of the two-year Rutgers Leadership Academy.