Aimee has been working for Citizens Coal Council since the organization's headquarters relocated from Washington, DC to Pennsylvania in 2005. She has experienced first-hand the effects of underground coal mining on property, as Consol Energy's longwall mine passed under her house in 2007.
Aimee has been a tireless advocate for coalfield citizens, working hard to rebuild the tarnished relationship between people living in coal-impacted areas and the federal regulators charged to enforce protective coal mining laws. Likewise, Aimee has focused her efforts on ensuring that federal regulators are empowered to defend coalfield citizens' rights to clean air and water, and that these powers are protected against the threats of coal industry political allies.
Aimee has her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and her Master's in Nonprofit Management, both from Robert Morris University.
Rosie, a native Pennsylvanian, joined CCC as Development Director in 2009. She is a 2005 graduate of Cornell University with her Bachelor's Degree in History.
During her undergraduate career, she was a founding member of the Cornell Undergraduate History Association, a recipient of the Cornell Club of Pittsburgh Scholarship, and an active member of the Cornell Forum for Justice and Peace.
Rosie enjoys writing, traveling, hiking and tries to spend as much time outdoors as she can. She lives with her husband and two children in Canonsburg, PA.
MICHAEL V. NIXON
Michael V. Nixon is a lawyer, strategist and consultant with a national office in Portland, Oregon. Michael's public interest work has included strategy, litigation & appeals, public & media relations, and consulting advice to individuals, community & cultural groups, NGOs, municipal, tribal & state governments, and other lawyers & professionals in a variety of subject areas, including:
State and federal environmental law enforcement, coal mining, climate change & climate damage, wetlands, woodlands, farmlands & forests, eminent domain and government land use, nonprofit organization & governance, and historic preservation in urban, suburban, rural & agricultural communities and wilderness environments, with intensive experience in successful large-scale landscape preservation & protection projects.
Michael also has over 30 years of special interest and pro bono work with native peoples and cross-cultural coalitions in defense of sacred places and traditional cultural properties around the United States.
Michele has been practicing law since 2000, with experience with the federal government and the private sector, in commercial bankruptcy, business law and real estate, including work in the coal and natural gas industries. She earned a law degree from West Virginia University as well as an M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh and an undergraduate degree from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Michele is passionate about social justice and environmental issues. She is originally from Fredonia, New York and currently lives in the Pittsburgh area with her husband and two children, where she works as in-house counsel in the telecommunications field on regulatory, legislative, and land use matters.