As Program Director, Northeast Policy, Shanna Cleveland fosters development of innovative clean energy and climate policies and strategies in the Northeast (Mid-Atlantic, New York, and New England). Working closely with the Northeast Team and Energy Foundation’s other policy experts, she develops and funds policy strategies that will achieve ambitious, equitable, and regionally aligned policy goals in the power, transportation, climate, and building sectors.
Prior to joining Energy Foundation, Shanna served as Program Officer, Clean Energy, at the Barr Foundation based in Boston, where she facilitated collaboration between climate advocates, grassroots organizers, state agency officials, health care groups, labor, and industry experts to implement innovative clean energy strategies with an emphasis on community-led solutions centering racial equity and justice. Prior to that she was Senior Counsel to Free Speech for People, crafting new legal and legislative strategies to advance campaign finance reform. Before that, Shanna was Director of the Carbon Asset Risk Initiative at Ceres, and earlier was Acting Program Director, Clean Energy and Climate Change, for Conservation Law Foundation.