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Deneine Powell

Environmental and Climate Program Director

Deneine Powell, Alliance Environmental and Climate Program Director, has dedicated her career to environmental conservation, climate advocacy, equity, and justice. As a FUSE Executive Fellow, she coached and guided community-led climate action with a human-centered approach that protects the rights of the most vulnerable. Powell previously served as the National Director of Path to Positive Communities and Executive Director for Groundwork Milwaukee, improving natural and built environments in low-income and disadvantaged communities. She currently serves as Vice President of the Board for Groundwork USA and Board Treasurer for Milwaukee Water Commons. Powell attends and speaks at water conferences, environmental justice summits, and climate meetings to inspire others while gaining knowledge and motivation. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets in her Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin home garden.