Staff Bios

GRELC Staff Aug 2018

Kathleen Green Henry, President and Attorney
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Kathleen grew up floating Missouri’s streams and rivers, gaining a deep appreciation for the outdoors. Her parents were active in environmental causes and Kathleen assisted them by stuffing envelopes and baking lemon bars for fundraisers. After graduating from Washington University Law School, Kathleen worked as a Public Defender doing criminal appeals. This work prepared her for the uphill battles environmental plaintiffs face in the justice system. In 2002, Kathleen helped found Great Rivers and she has been working at it ever since. For Great Rivers, Kathleen has worked on zoning matters, park protection, environmental justice issues, climate change and public health, and water quality issues.

Bruce A. Morrison, General Counsel, Secretary, Treasurer
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Bruce is Great Rivers’ General Counsel. Cases in Bruce’s docket have included protecting parks and wilderness areas, improving air quality and public health, and protecting and preserving our Region’s rivers, wetlands and floodplains. Bruce graduated from Purdue University in 1981 and Washington University School of Law in 1988. He enjoys the outside and commutes to the office on his mountain bike throughout the year (as long as the temperature is no colder than 10 degrees). In the summer, you will find him swimming laps in the local municipal pool. He still occasionally camps and kayaks, although his body now protests more than it used to.

Sarah Willey, Director of Development and Community Outreach

Sarah holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Washington University and has years of experience in environmental activism. She is responsible for fundraising and increasing Great Rivers’ visibility in the community. Sarah loves helping our Friends stay connected to our work. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and yoga, and loves to read and tend to her garden. She lives in Florissant with her spouse Brian and two cats Daisy and Pinto.

Bob Menees, Staff Attorney
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Bob is passionate about stopping bottomland forest loss and promoting its restoration. In 2009 he graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University School of Law. In 2010, he received a Masters of Law (LLM) in Environmental and Natural Resources Law with honors from Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon. Before joining Great Rivers, he served as Assistant Attorney General in the Missouri Attorney General’s Agriculture and Environment Division. Today he resides in the Shaw neighborhood of Saint Louis with his wife Susanna and their two daughters, Sage and Alice. When he’s not working to save the planet, Bob enjoys foraging, hiking, and exploring Missouri’s diverse forests and waterways with his family.

Dianne Klein, Office Manager

Dianne is a conservation advocate with an accounting background. After spending 44 years living working across the country, she returned home in 2013 to University City and joined the Great Rivers team as our Office Manager. When she’s not spending time with her two sons, daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren, she likes to sew and make handmade furniture. Her favorite part of Missouri’s outdoors is the Ozarks, where she likes to camp and avoid mosquitoes.

Henry B. Robertson, Climate and Energy Program Director
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Henry concentrates on energy and climate change, working to get Missouri’s utilities to do more with renewable energy and customer energy efficiency programs. He wrote the statewide Renewable Energy Standard which passed by 66% of the voters in 2008. He has also written successful petitions to protect parks in St. Louis City and Olivette. He is an avid bicyclist and community gardener, and prides himself on his small carbon footprint.

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