Welcoming Our New Executive Director
Jennifer Bids Farewell
Serving as Urban Green Lab's Executive Director for the past 3 years has been such an honor! I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to grow the organization and help make Nashville a cleaner, greener, and healthier city. Each of you, our enthusiastic supporters, has made my job a joy. Your dedication of time, talent, and wealth has sustained and buoyed us.
As I make the transition to full time mom (our son is due in 9 days!), I take with me many fond memories of my time at Urban Green Lab, a continued commitment to serving the organization however I can, and a deep appreciation for each of you and the wonderful city we call home!
We Welcome Todd Lawrence as New Executive Director
A Nashville native, Todd spent 15 years on the frontlines of global health and community well-being. Prior to Urban Green Lab, Todd managed community education for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and taught International Leadership at Peabody’s College of Education & Human Development. He served two years in South Sudan with the Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication program, five years leading a global AIDS campaign with the Global Health Council in Washington, DC, and two years with the Peace Corps training community health workers on rural farms in Zambia. He has a masters in International Development from American University and a bachelors in Political Science from Furman University.