Senior Policy Advocate and Connecticut Director
Amy McLean is Senior Policy Advocate and Connecticut Director at Acadia Center, based in the Hartford office. Amy comes to Acadia Center from UIL Holdings, the parent company of United Illuminated Company, where she developed and managed comprehensive energy efficiency services and programs, including the Business Sustainability Challenge, which offers customers a program to begin sustainability planning. Amy has an extensive background in weatherization, environmental health, and lead abatement issues at the national, state, and community levels. Prior to her position at UIL, Amy was program director for the Grassroots Advocacy Network at the National Center for Healthy Housing, successfully working to expand a network of community based organizations working to advance weatherization and healthy homes. She served as Executive Director of the Connecticut Citizen Research Group focusing on environmental and economic justice issues, staffed the Health Care for All Coalition and developed the coalition on environmental health on lead poisoning and prevention (LAMPP) in Connecticut funded by HUD.
Amy has been active in local campaigns and community issues in the greater Hartford area. She holds M.S.W. and B.A. degrees from the University of Connecticut and is a certified Green Professional Building by the U.S. Green Building Council.