Our Leadership

Yinka N. Bode-George

Interim Executive Director
Sharing the Power Foundation

yinka@sharingthepower.org

Yinka N. Bode-George is the Interim Executive Director for Sharing the Power Foundation - a national philanthropic nonprofit that advances environmental justice and an inclusive clean energy future through grantmaking and seeding the next generation of environmental leaders. In this role, Yinka provides the overall strategy and development for the Foundation.

Yinka dually leads the strategy and management of Volt Energy Utility’s environmental justice and community impact practice. Volt Energy Utility, a Black-led utility-scale solar energy development firm, partners with corporate clients to drive energy decarbonization goals in a manner that promotes environmental health and justice.

As an environmental health advocate, Yinka has worked to advance environmental justice and sustainable development through policy advocacy and community building. Prior to joining Sharing the Power Foundation, she led the Environmental Health Program for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. In that role, she facilitated state-level environmental health and justice policies by resourcing and organizing a national network of state legislators around zero waste and circular economy solutions, toxic chemical protections, and sustainable agriculture policies.

Yinka has served as the Public Policy & Program Manager for Maryland Philanthropy Network where she cultivated opportunities for Maryland philanthropists to improve community conditions. As well, Yinka served as program manager for Maryland Environmental Health Network, where she advanced policies that promote environmental health and justice for all Marylanders.

Yinka serves on the advisory committee of Pattern Change Lab, is a member of CLLCTIVLY’s Black Futures 360 Giving Circle, and is a Board Member of Baltimore City’s No Boundaries Coalition

Yinka received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She received a Master of Health Science degree in Environmental Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

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