For all general inquires related to the Hazon Seal of Sustainability, email seal@hazon.org

Program Director

Karen Lewis   Director of Institutional Greening

Karen Lewis is the Director of Institutional Greening working to elevate Hazon’s sustainability initiatives and create impactful programs that build partnerships with other Jewish organizations. Her passion for environmental stewardship has strengthened her connection to Judaism which then uplifts her sustainability work; a feedback loop driving faith-based action toward mitigating climate change and increasing engagement in Jewish life. For over twenty years, Karen has been engaged in nonprofit program management, partnership development and community engagement, primarily in environmental and faith-based sectors. Karen lives in Chicago, balances her passion for protecting nature with her love of books, theater, and cooking, and can frequently be found walking with friends, family or her dog, Hobbes.

Chicago, IL | 212-644-2332 x324 | Karen.lewis@hazon.org


Regional & Cohort Coordinators


Liana Rothman   Jewish Youth Climate Movement Manager

Liana Rothman is the co-founder and manager of the Jewish Youth Climate Movement, where she supports Jewish teens in taking climate action, and promoting climate justice within Jewish institutions nationally. Liana also supports the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program, and JOFEE (Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming, and Environmental Education) field-building initiatives. Liana was an Adamah Fellow, Teva Educator, and JOFEE Fellow from 2018-2020. Liana is pursuing a MPA in nonprofit management and public policy from New York University. Liana loves to go on hikes, spend long hours on porches with friends, and is committed to building a more just society.

New York, NY | (212) 908-2526 | liana.rothman@hazon.org


Chicago, IL

Rachel Miller   Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Rachel is Hazon’s National Programs Marketing Coordinator, overseeing the administrative and creative elements of Hazon’s programming work alongside the National Programs Team. Bringing her passion for design and her unique problem solving abilities to life, Rachel is the driving force behind many of the graphic and logistical elements of Hazon’s programs. Before joining the team, Rachel worked as a menswear clothing designer emphasizing the role technology and innovation could play in performance wear; she also spent several years providing direct care and service in hospital and civil-service settings. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies with a concentration in Apparel Product Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and in her downtime enjoys crafting of all sorts, live musical theater and playing video games. Rachel currently resides in Tennessee with her husband, two dogs and their daughter.

Johnson City, TN | 212.644.2332 x306 | rachel.miller@hazon.org

Detroit, MI

Hannah Fine   Community Organizer for Climate Justice

Hannah engages the Detroit and Metro Detroit community in conversation, education, action, and advocacy as it relates to climate justice. She previously worked in environmental consulting and has lived and worked on organic farms across North and South America. A transplant to Detroit from the metropolitan area, Hannah has fallen in love with the city’s deep sense of community, especially as it relates to food and environmental justice. Hannah attended Wayne State University where she earned a B.S. in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology. When not getting her hands dirty she can be found exploring, cooking, or planning her next trip.

Detroit, MI | hannah.fine@hazon.org

Denver, CO

Sue Salinger   Regional Director, Denver

Sue Salinger creates the direction of and manages Hazon’s program in Denver. She leads Ekar Farm and brings Hazon’s strength in Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming, and Environmental Education to Ekar’s goal of addressing the root causes of hunger through sustainable ag-based initiatives. She partners to build capacity within existing Jewish institutions in JOFEE, and creates new programs and experiences that bring people together across difference around health and sustainability. Sue was most recently Managing Director for the startup of Hazon in Detroit. Sue was the Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park, Michigan, and Director of Education at Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado. She graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing and Poetics at Naropa University, an MA in Communications and Philosophy at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. While at Naropa, Sue was a teaching assistant to Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, zt”l. She’s a Master Gardener.

Denver, CO | sue@ekarfarm.org
Eliana Rusk   Program and Outreach Coordinator, Ekar Farm

Eliana is deeply passionate about the nexus of community, intergenerational learning, Judaism, and food justice. She is so glad to be a part of Ekar Farm as the Program and Outreach Coordinator, creating authentic relationships and change with all 13 (and counting!) Colorado Seal of Sustainability Sites. Having previously worked with children and families at food (and) justice organizations across Colorado and in Canada, she is always eager to continue to grow her understanding of Jewish values around sustainability, land, food sovereignty, and social justice.

Denver, CO | eliana@ekarfarm.org


Non-Regional Sites

Libba Cooper   National Programs Coordinator

Libba Cooper is the National Programs Coordinator providing support for the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program and logistical support for events. She has a background in event planning and management and has worked for a variety of nonprofits within the community action network, higher education, and museum industry. Libba graduated from Roanoke College with a BA in music for vocal performance and still resides in Roanoke, VA. She’s a maker, loves podcasts and yoga, and enjoys being outside as much as possible, either hiking, camping, biking, or hammocking.

Roanoke, VA | libba.cooper@hazon.org