Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center Staff

Johanna Neumann
Regional Director

Johanna Neumann is the New England Regional Director for Environment America and works with our state-based staff in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island to protect New England's air, water and open space. Prior to joining Environment America in September 2011, Neumann served as the state director for the consumer advocacy group Maryland PIRG for five years where she developed expertise in energy issues, toxics and consumer protection. She has appeared twice on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, and been quoted in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and Boston Globe. In addition to advocacy, Neumann also has extensive community organizing experience, working with communities to reduce communities’ exposure to toxic threats with the Environmental Health Education Center at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore and at Toxics Action Center in Boston. She graduated from Tufts University in 2001 with a degree in biology and environmental studies and completed Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing, in 2002.