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Stephanie Dernek, Treasurer
Stephanie is a non-profit professional who has been engaged in social change movements and progressive nonprofits for nearly 15 years. She joined Eco-Justice Collaborative's Board in 2012, but was an active supporter before then, particularly in EJC's initiatives to close Chicago's two coal-fired power plants.  Stephanie also traveled to West Virginia with EJC in 2009 to experience the environmental, socio-economic, and health impacts of mountaintop removal mining on communities in coal-producing areas.  Since then, she has supported EJC's initiatives in raising awareness and advocating for just polices that reduce our reliance on coal.

Stephanie worked with 8th Day Center for Justice, a  progressive social justice organization, from 2002 until 2014. Currently, she is living in working in Milwaukee, WI where her full-time role is with an International Health Association where she executes programs in Asia, the Middle East and Oceania.

Stephanie balances her day job efforts with her endeavors as a Health and Wellness practitioner. She also spends time giving support to non profits such as EJC, and through contracted development and communications work, also with Volunteer Missionary Movement. Stephanie has a Masters in Social Justice and is a Certified Yoga Instructor.