Theresa Lark has been named Executive Director of the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC). Ms. Lark brings more than 25 years of experience in managing organizational development, executive development and strategic communications for nonprofit and other organizations.
“We are excited to have Theresa taking the reins at Mid-MEAC,” said board president Walt Sorg. “Theresa brings with her a record of leadership on environmental issues, and a deep commitment to Mid-MEAC’s mission of environmental stewardship. She has served nonprofits at all levels of program, fundraising, executive operations and leadership.”
Theresa holds a bachelor of science degree in Community Development and Public Administration from Central Michigan University. She is a graduate of the Michigan Lake & Stream Leadership Institute and previously served on the Woldumar Nature Association Board of Directors.
“I look forward to partnering with environmental advocacy and education groups in our area, and engaging with our dedicated volunteer corps,” Lark said. “Programming in 2016 will continue our commitment to water quality through our Volunteer Stream Monitoring initiative. Recycling and non-motorized transport also remain at the top of our programming list.”
“The Mid-MEAC Board of Directors also extends its best wishes to outgoing Executive Director Jeremy Orr,” Sorg said. “Jeremy has returned to southeast Michigan to serve as Environmental Justice Coordinator at Wayne State University – Wayne State University Law School. This is a great position for Jeremy that will allow him to expand his efforts in the area of his greatest passion, environmental justice.”
The Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on increasing environmental stewardship through education and research. Founded on Earth Day in 1993, Mid-MEAC provides education, advocacy, and volunteer opportunities aimed at river protection, green transportation, land use, and sustainability. Located in East Lansing, Michigan, the Council serves Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties by translating environmental concerns into action.