Molly Flanagan

Environment Program Consultant
Portrait of Molly Flanagan

Molly Flanagan serves in the role of half-time Consultant for the Environment Program at the Joyce Foundation through a secondment with her employer the Alliance for the Great Lakes, where she continues to work half-time as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Programs. Molly has worked at the Alliance since April 2015. Under her leadership, the Alliance has expanded its efforts to develop policy solutions to deeply-rooted problems in Lake Erie and move toward a more inclusive Great Lakes policy agenda that strives to ensure all residents of the basin have access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water.

Previous to her time with the Alliance, Molly was a senior program officer in the Environment Program at the Joyce Foundation where she led critical work that transformed the ability of the Great Lakes region to respond to its most significant water challenges. Molly received her B.A. in environmental studies from Denison University. She is an avid runner with multiple marathons under her belt, loves to travel, and has built her career around protecting the Great Lakes, which is both a personal and professional passion of hers.

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