Our Leadership & Staff


Valda Freeman-Karmo, KAR.MO LLC, CEO / Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Business Coach, ALI Board Chair
Erika Cooksey, Evaluation Specialist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Chair of Programs, Services, Products
Terry Liette, Executive Director of Engineering at Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc., Chair of Finance
Kathy Vaské, MBA, CSMA, Marketing Manager, MAX Technical Training, Chair of Marketing & Communications
Julie Dietsch, ECSITE Coordinator at Cincinnati Museum Center
Dave Hawkins, Performing Songwriter, VP SBH Music, LLC
John Kachuba, Freelance Writer and Editor
Elizabeth Koprase, Senior Research Associate, University of Cincinnati
Mary Newman, PhD, MPA – President, CEO, Healthcare Environments, Inc.
Tim Walsh, Sr. Project Manager, Turner Construction Company

Ginny Frazier, Executive Director, Green and Healthy Schools Consultant
Ginny accepted the role of Executive Director for ALI in 2003. Since then, her passion and vision for sustainable, healthy environments has been a guiding force for ALI as well as the many other organizations that work in partnership with ALI.

Ginny is a great organizer — very driven, creative and thorough. She is able to create a community presence for some of the best ideas in public education and public interest. Ginny gets the big players involved as well as the most grass-roots advocates. ~ Virginia Rhodes, CEO/Consultant, Renegade Learning and Former Hughes STEM High School Principal

Ginny has a Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology and attended the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine before deciding to pursue a career in environmental advocacy and education. A woman of many talents, Ginny is also a professional singer/songwriter having performed music for Walt Disney’s animated feature film, “Pocahontas” and composed and performed music for a variety of recordings by Peter Buffett.