Meet Our Fabulous Board
Founder & President
Diamond Spratling, MPH
Diamond Spratling is an impact-driven environmental health professional and non-profit leader motivated to mitigate health, racial, and environmental inequities in Black and Brown communities. She is the founder of Girl Plus Environment, a national non-profit organization designed to educate, engage, and empower Black and Brown girls, women, and non-binary individuals to stand up for environmental justice in their own neighborhoods.
The Detroit native and 2x TEDx speaker has spent more than six years at the forefront of environmental justice. Her strong dedication to the sector has earned her the William H. Sterner Memorial Award (2017) as well as the Elmore Manufacturing Award (2018).
Ms. Spratling has led many environmental and health initiatives for cities and organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bloomberg Associates, WaterAid International, and Greenlink Analytics.
Diamond holds a MPH in Global Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis from Bowling Green State University.
Amanda Dortch is a goal oriented, hard working, servant leader dedicated to serving as a trusted advisor through her clients innovation journey. She serves through enthusiasm, collaboration, adaptability, and consistency. Experienced Manager of Sales with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Group Development, Social Media, Writing, Public Relations, and Communication. Strong operations professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Communication, Journalism, and Political Science from Bowling Green State University.
Kiana Courtney, JD
Kiana Courtney joined GPE in 2022 as the Secretary of the Board. She is a staff attorney at the Environmental Law & Policy Center, working on clean energy and natural resources protection litigation, rulemaking, and policy. She strives to apply an environmental justice lens to all of her work. Kiana is also a Vice Chair of the ABA Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, Environmental Justice Committee, on the advisory board of the Center for Applied Environmental Science. She is a member of the Illinois and Florida Bars. Kiana earned degrees from the University of Miami School of Law in 2018 and from Wake Forest University in Communication with a concentration in Rhetorical Studies and double minor in Sociology and Environmental Studies in 2013. Before law school, she was a middle school science teacher in Atlanta Public Schools.
Wendy Nystrom Lloyd, MA, CRIS, ENVSP
Wendy Nystrom is an Environmental Subject Matter Expert and the host of Environmental Social Justice (ESJ), an online webcast that bridges the chasm between environmental and climate experts and the general public.
Her degrees are in Geology/GeoChemistry and Sustainability and has focused her professional background on environmental risk management, climate change, and sustainability where her combined knowledge in science, technology and risk has provided her with a unique view into companies’ exposures and prevention practices.
She has developed this background to work in the intersection of climate change and risk, and has created and taught “Insurance 101 for Climate Activists”, which focused on climate change and risk management, hosted by Climate Resolve and sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and New York based Resilient Cities Catalyst as well as created a wildfire fund collaborative conducting research and generating risk mitigation strategies for the reduction of wildfire frequency and severity. She has also been a guest lecturer for UCLA Extension and created and moderated a panel titled “Climate Change and Insurance” for UCLA OpenX.
This evolved background is what ultimately triggered her desire to work in communication and education, using her webcast Environmental Social Justice as a platform to discuss current developments in sustainable design, economy, waste, energy and ESG and how various industries need to work together to solve the problems of heat, wildfire, flood, and storm surge.