Ann Lee-Jeffs is a Global Sustainability/Product Stewardship Manager at J&J. Ann is also Founder and CEO of the Sustainability Collaborative and SustaiNext.
Ann currently works as a Senior Manager at J&J worldwide environment, where she provides leadership in integrating product stewardship and sustainability thinking into 220 family of J&J companies; and within that context, Ann leads programs, teams and networks within J&J that support comprehensive sustainability integration.
Currently, Ann is providing the visionary and inspirational leadership, for the Sustainability Collaborative, and its educational and seminar operation SustaiNext.
Ann, working with the Collaborative chief strategist, is crafting the next generation sustainability content concept, which is referred to as Universal Sustainability. Ann is also involved in the Collaborative research, and at providing the leadership for the highly successful SustaiNext East Summit conducted at Drexel University March of 2011. Future plans are that similar summit programs are to be held at Dublin, Ireland, 2012 (www.sustainext.org) and in Washington D.C. in 2013.
Ann is also one of founding members of the Healthcare Plastics Recycle Council (HPRC) representing various stakeholders in the healthcare sector, to enable plastic recycle practices, in the healthcare industry. Ann was instrumental in developing the current HPRC strategy that addressed challenges and opportunities within HPRC.
Ann has made many presentations on the subject of sustainability at numerous national and international conferences, including the Competition Forum which was sponsored by American Society of Competitiveness, and the Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference which was sponsored by the United States EPA and the American Chemistry Society.
Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Ann worked for Merck, Pfizer and Colgate Palmolive where she led teams and programs on EHS and sustainability. At Pfizer and Colgate Palmolive, Ann was one of the first EHS leaders to integrate environmental programs across the organization.
Ann is a graduate of Manhattan College with both an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering and a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering.
Ann is most often referred to as a results oriented professional that is team focused, and she is the proud mother of two very talented children
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