Director of Environmental Health for the Center for Energy and Environmental Training at Isles, Inc. in Trenton, NJ, Elyse Pivnick has over 25 years of experience in community outreach and planning in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She has previous experience as the founding executive director of a community-based organization, as project coordinator for the community development program in Philadelphia, and as project manager for a civil engineering firm in Austin, Texas. While in Texas, she served on the city’s environmental commission for several years. Pivnick currently oversees an interdisciplinary set of environment and community health programs including healthy homes, healthy schools, community gardening, open space development, environmental education, exercise, and nutrition.
Ms. Pivnick received her master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board member of the New Jersey Environmental Federation and the leader of the Trenton Coalition for Healthy Schools.