Anne B. Hulick, RN, MS, JD, is the Coordinator for the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut. In this capacity, she coordinates the legislative campaign to pass health protective policies in Connecticut aimed at removing toxic chemicals from consumer and children’s products and works to raise awareness across the state on the health impacts of exposure to toxic chemicals.
Anne was a staff nurse in critical care and cardiothoracic surgical intensive care for several years before moving into leadership roles. Anne held administrative positions as the Director of Acute Care Services at Waterbury Hospital Health Center, and as the Director of Nursing for the medical cardiology service at Hartford Hospital. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Master of Science degree with a focus on administration.
Anne’s passion to combine nursing, health policy and environmental law led her to pursue a law degree. She graduated from law school in 2007, with an emphasis on environmental law and was admitted to the CT Bar in October 2007. Prior to joining Clean Water Action, Anne worked as an environmental analyst in the Air Bureau at Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and was the Environmental Health Coordinator at the CT Nurses’ Association. She has written and lectured extensively on environmental health topics, particularly on the health impacts associated with exposure to chemicals. Anne is thrilled to be working for CWA and coordinating the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut.
In her spare time, Anne enjoys spending time on the Cape, kayaking, gardening and running.
Susan Eastwood is the Director of Outreach and Communications for the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut. Her work includes outreach to build support across the state for our work to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals in consumer and children’s products and coordinating traditional, social media and web communications.
She has years of experience as an advocate on issues of public health and environment, starting as a court advocate for victims of domestic violence. She has worked with the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence, served on the Board of Directors of Hartford Interval House and currently sits on the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. She is also a founding member of Conversations for a Green Connecticut, and chair of the Ashford Clean Energy Task Force.
Susan has worked closely with Clean Water Action and the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut on several successful campaigns including banning bisphenol-A from baby bottles, infant formula cans, reusable food and beverage containers and thermal receipt paper; banning cadmium from children’s jewelry; and filtering diesel emissions from school buses.
Susan served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer working with rice farmers in Sierra Leone, West Africa and holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Wyoming and an MA in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky. She has co-authored a book, Tobacco Culture (University Press of KY, 1998) based on her research with Kentucky farmers and their families.