Meet the Team

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Jane Cohen

Executive Director

Jane Cohen is the Executive Director of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, where she handles the environment and energy portfolio, leading work on the Governor’s clean energy agenda, environmental justice and climate resiliency work, and among other key initiatives. Prior to joining the Governor’s office, she was the Policy Director at Isles, Inc, where she led strategy for a broad portfolio of policy issues including lead poisoning prevention and healthy housing, urban air pollution and electric vehicles and workforce development in the green jobs sector.

Prior to her work in New Jersey, Jane was a Senior Researcher for Human Rights Watch, where she helped launch the organization’s environmental policy and human rights program and authored their first report on climate change. A specialist on China, she also led extensive field research on health, environmental and political issues in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Japan. Jane conducted international advocacy with governments, international organizations and the United Nations and has published extensively on global environmental issues. Jane holds dual master’s degrees from Columbia University: a Master of International Affairs and a Master of Public Health. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and French.

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Catherine Klinger Kutcher
Senior Policy Advisor, Energy and Environment
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Preethy Thangaraj
Policy Advisor, Energy and Environment

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