The Urban Ecology Collaborative is made up of many organizations. There are two UEC Co-Chairs that have alternating terms for two year periods. Co-Chairs are generally selected to have different roles in supporting urban ecosystems, do not live in the same city, and are not part of the same organization. Once a Co-Chair has completed their term of service, they are asked to sit on the steering committee for at least one year past the expiration of their service as Co-Chair.
Mike Duran-Mitchell – Director of Urban Forestry at New York Restoration Project, New York, NY
Office Phone: 212-333-2552
Jessica Sanders, PhD – Director of Technical Services and Research at Casey Trees, Washington, D.C.
Office Phone: 202-349-1905
Recent Past UEC Co-Chairs
Erica Smith Fichman – TreePhilly Program Manager at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Tobing – Project Manager for Wetlands and Riparian Restoration at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, New York, NY