Texas Campaign for the Environment: Board of Directors
Texas Campaign for the Environment is overseen by our Board of Directors. They make sure that TCE is on course in our campaigns, organizational development and operating in a fiscally responsible way. They volunteer their time to make sure that TCE is carrying out its mission to protect the public health and environment for Texans now and for future generations.
Bret Howrey, PhD, Health Services Research, works for the UT system in Galveston. Bret was the recycling coordinator for Duke University. A recently appointed fellow at the UTMB Sealy Center on Aging, he grew up in Houston and now lives in Galveston with his wife and their three small children.
Ilan Levin, Environmental Attorney, is counsel for the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit dedicated to stronger enforcement of anti-pollution laws, and to the prevention of political interference with those laws. Prior to joining EIP, he practiced environmental law with the Austin firm Henry & Levin, where he represented landowners and conservation groups in administrative, legal, and legislative battles. Before entering private practice, Ilan worked as a policy analyst and staff attorney for the Texas Sunset Commission.
Todd Main (Board Chair), Senior Policy Advisor for Illinois Department of Natural Resources, began working for environmental non-profits as a door-to-door canvasser. He rose up the ranks to become a Field Manager, Canvass Staff Director and State Director. For three years, Todd served as the Executive Director of TCE. He founded Public Research Works, TCE's sister research organization. He is currently on assignment in Chicago with his wife Theresa Amato and daughters Isabella and Vittoria.
Claudia Meyer, Neighborhood Advocate is a former Assisted Living director and medical social worker who has become well-known as a board member of both the Fox Hollow Homeowners Association and Mountain Creek Neighborhood Alliance in the City of Dallas. She has a long history of volunteer public service on behalf of the community including membership on the boards of the Friends of Mountain Creek Library, Friends of Fox Hollow Park, and the Dallas Municipal Library Board. Other boards have included the Advisory Board of the Greater Dallas Maternal Health and Family Planning Project, Southwestern Medical School; Board of Trustees, Adaptive Learning Center, Arlington, TX; and the Advisory Board, Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas.
Claudia attended the University of Connecticut and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.A. in Sociology and M.S.S.W in Social Work with a Health Specialization.