Nancy B. Reiner founded Green Pro Bono in 2009 to offer an opportunity for attorneys to provide pro bono legal assistance to climate change focused non-profits and social entrepreneurs. Nancy is currently a Partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa, where she focuses on General Counsel and other in-house searches for corporations, universities and hospital systems. Prior to that position, she was a partner at Brown Rudnick LLP in Boston for 17 years, where she initiated and litigated several public interest cases, including the Commonwealth's case against the tobacco manufacturers and the City of Boston's case against the gun manufacturers.
As a Boston-area executive, entrepreneur, attorney and investor with 30+ years experience developing energy management and renewable energy projects and technologies, Steve applies the business skills of governance, strategic analysis; legal and risk management, technology and finance to social change and environmental sustainability nonprofit board positions. Steve has served as corporate and environmental counsel to renewable energy companies and as CEO to a green energy investment fund.
Abbey Doyno is a budding lawyer. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Abbey has a particular interest in environmental law and international law. Her past work includes working in the litigation division of an international non-profit, working for a Boston-area incubator, and managing an aquaculture farm. Abbey enjoys finding the interconnections between her many interests and supporting innovative new projects through her work at GPB.
Stephanie Demetry is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and the Hertie School of Governance. She has a particular interest in climate-induced displacement and environmental justice. Prior to Green Pro Bono, Stephanie worked as an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP, where she provided pro bono assistance on a range of environmental and social justice matters, including creating a database of police brutality settlements and advising conservation organizations on Kenyan forestry legislation and climate-responsive updates to the Massachusetts building code.
Tin Cho Aye
Green Pro Bono Summer Intern
Justine Fritch is a recent graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law and Tufts University School of Medicine. She has a passion for advocacy and public interest work, including public health and earth justice. Before beginning her journey towards a legal career, Justine worked as an office manager for an integrative medical office in Portland, ME. Since moving to Boston in 2019, she has worked in a variety of public interest settings including DanceSafe, the Public Health Advocacy Institute, and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Much of her past work has focused on harm reduction, equitable access to health care, and how intellectual property rights affect access to medicines. Justine is excited to bring her skills in research, creative thinking, and outreach to GPB in support of the environment and the determined organizations dedicated to protecting it.
Tin Cho Aye is a Junior at Ithaca High School. Tin Cho Aye is a refugee from Thailand. During high school, she participated in sports such as soccer and flag football. Tin Cho was grateful to participate in the first flag football team in New York State. Tin Cho Aye participates in the College Discovery and STEP programs. She is passionate about reusing, reducing and recycling, especially for DIY projects.
At Green Pro Bono, Tin Cho Aye assisted with researching, presenting, and educating the Green Pro Bono team on a variety of emerging environmental issues. Her work can be viewed in the Resources section of our website.