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Jeffrey Brown Selected to Lead Practice Greenhealth

(Reston, Va.)—Practice Greenhealth announced today that Jeffrey Brown has been hired as the organization’s new Executive Director. Brown brings a wealth of experience in corporate and nonprofit leadership to the position.

Most recently, Jeff ran a consulting business that provided strategic, management, and corporate responsibility support to corporations in a wide range of business segments. He also served as President and CEO of a nonprofit organization focused on empowering Haitians with the skills needed to build brighter futures for their families and communities. Brown managed organizational operations in both Haiti and the U.S.

His prior experience also includes Chiquita Banana International, where he worked for more than two decades. Brown led the company’s global shipping, logistics and supply chain operations and successfully reduced the environmental impact of its global supply chain.

“Leading a national organization that has worked for years to accelerate environmental sustainability in the health care industry takes clear vision and strong leadership – Jeff has both,” said Gary Cohen, Practice Greenhealth President. “Jeff’s proven experience in environmentally preferable operations will allow Practice Greenhealth to continue providing innovative tools, information, and expert technical support to more than 1,300 members.”

“I am honored to lead Practice Greenhealth, an iconic organization built by pioneers in sustainable health care whose work is critically important and highly effective,” said Jeff Brown. “I’m thrilled to be joining their team of dedicated professionals and members from across the country and around the world—some of the brightest minds powering sustainability in health care.”

Brown was also a founding member of Business for Social Responsibility’s Clean Cargo Working Group, a global business-to-business initiative made up of leading cargo carriers and their customers, dedicated to improving environmental performance in marine transportation.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, and a master’s degree in Ocean Engineering and International Business from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Brown will start in his position as Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth on August 4, 2014.

About Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.

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