Anna Linakis, MPH

Anna came to GBPSR in 2017 after years of community organizing around efforts to protect the Boston region from the threats of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. She became involved in this local advocacy after the Fukushima disaster and co-founded the Pilgrim Coalition, developed as a coordinating body of 30+ organizations and hundreds of individuals who came together in concern of the Pilgrim reactor. Prior to her community organizing, Anna served as a Program Officer for The John Merck Fund, where her grant-making was focused primarily on climate and environmental health initiatives and she developed a bird’s eye view of the nonprofit landscape in the Boston area and beyond. She has also worked as a researcher and editor for Environmental Health News, ecoAmerica, and Healthy Babies Bright Futures. Anna received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her Master of Public Health from Boston University. As a part-time Executive Director, Anna could not achieve all she does without the support of her strong and engaged volunteer board.