Our Field Team
National Field Manager
Gretchen Alfonso is delighted to transition from Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania field organizer to overseeing the entire field strategy as Field Campaign Manager. She was raised on the shores of Lake Erie in western Pennsylvania and currently lives in Philadelphia, PA with her chef husband and three small children. Gretchen joined Moms Clean Air Force in spring 2012 after working across Pennsylvania on energy and environmental policy issues.
Field Manager, California
José Sigala has been a longtime advocate and fighter for children’s and youth issues, education, the environment, neighborhood empowerment and working class families. As a member of various community-based organizations, José has dedicated his career to improving the quality of life in communities throughout the Los Angeles area. José lives in Los Angeles with his wife and twin daughters.
Field Organizer, Indiana
Wendy Bredhold is a mom, writer and activist living within a 62-mile radius of 17 coal-fired power plants in Southwest Indiana. Learning that fact in 2006 drove her to band together with concerned moms and form Air Aware, a group devoted to raising public awareness about air quality issues. She has been involved in climate-related activism since 2007, when she organized two local Step it Up National Days of Climate Action, a national effort led by Bill McKibben and students at Middlebury College. In 2012, she was trained by Al Gore and became a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She was recently appointed a regional coordinator for Sustainable Indiana 2016. Wendy blogs for Moms Clean Air Force and at hoosiermama.org and also writes for Indiana Living Green magazine.
Wibke Rebecca Bettina Heymach (Vee)
Field Manager, Michigan
While finishing her degree in North-American history and politics at Freie Universitaet Berlin, Vee was offered an internship with the Macomb Democratic Party and so began her love-affair with Michigan. She officially moved to Michigan in 2007 to complete her Masters degree in Industrial Relations at Wayne State University. She has worked on various campaigns during her time in the U.S., and later on worked for the Michigan House of Representatives. Always interested in Union political work, Vee worked for the UFCW’s Legislative and Political Office before joining Michigan LCV as a Mom’s Clean Air Force Organizer. Making sure the communities we live in and that our children are raised in a healthy and pollution free place is a high priority for Vee.
Field Manager, New Hampshire
Yvonne Nanasi started her career as a tenants’ rights organizer in Lansing, Michigan. For the past twenty five years in New Hampshire, her advocacy work has included environmental protection, health care insurance reform, disability rights and historic property preservation. Her volunteer work includes being the Director of NH Trout Unlimited Kids’ Trout Camp where youth learn about environmental stewardship and experience the art and science of fly fishing.
Field Manager, Southern Ohio
Tracy is the co-founder of Initiative Consulting, a campaign consulting and public affairs firm in Columbus, Ohio. Tracy conducts lobbying and media relations work for non-profit organizations that focus primarily on environmental and health care issues. Prior to starting IC, Tracy was the Vice President of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society, Ohio Division, where she served as co-chair and spokesperson for a 2006 ballot initiative that resulted in smoke-free public places and workplaces in Ohio. Sabetta has worked in both the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives as a legislative aide and budget analyst. She has also served as campaign manager and staff on a number of US Senate, gubernatorial, legislative, and local political campaigns. She is married and the mother of a 12 year old daughter.
Field Manager, Northern Ohio
Marnie Urso has been working on environmental policy in both Washington DC and in Ohio for the past ten years in every position from organizer to director. Marnie lives along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ere in Cleveland Ohio with her husband and two daughters and is excited to be a part of the Moms Clean Air Force team.
Field Manager, Pennsylvania
Jen McIntyre is a mom with two young daughters who lives in Philadelphia, PA. She grew up in Chicago and migrated east to earn a law degree from Vermont Law School where she focused on environmental law. After years working to help preserve open space in Pennsylvania, she is now the SE Pennsylvania Field Organizer for Mom’s Clean Air Force. When not working to build awareness for clean air legislation, she loves to hike the nearby trails of Fairmount Park with her two dogs, two girls, and her husband, who is also an environmental attorney.