Director, Climate for Health, ecoAmerica
Ben Fulgencio-Turner is the Director of the Climate for Health program, a national initiative of ecoAmerica to build climate leadership and action in the health sector, advancing solutions that protect personal and community health.
Ben started his career as a community organizer in New Orleans, supporting neighborhood leaders and building power in communities recovering from Hurricane Katrina. He studied and worked within systems of safety-net health care for over fourteen years, developing cross-sector partnerships to address root causes of health inequities. The growing impacts of climate change cut across the social drivers of health and have enormous consequences on vulnerable populations. Ben received a BA from Tulane University and a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University focusing on systems of health care delivery & finance.
Ben lives in Maryland with his wife, daughter, and two dogs where they all enjoy camping, finding hidden gems in their community, and figuring-out new recipes together.