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Janice Mantell

Senior Development Officer, Foundation Relations

A senior development officer with Earthjustice, Janice has over 30 years of experience in senior leadership of non-profit organizations promoting human rights and environmental protections. Her work has taken her all over the globe — living and working side-by-side with people in their local communities and working with policy-makers at all levels, to document, expose, educate about, and change harmful practices and to promote social justice.

At Earthjustice, she helps raise funds for our work to protect public lands, wildlife and Indigenous rights. Prior to Earthjustice, and following a decade abroad gaining on-the-job experience in international law and Indigenous people’s rights, Janice served as the executive director of the International Committee of Lawyers for Tibet. As a vice president of the Children’s Defense Fund, she helped to lead a national “Healthcare for All Children Campaign” and develop an award-winning “Young Adult Leadership Training Program” program. Earlier, she served as executive director of Action for Corporate Accountability, helping to lead a successful boycott against the unethical marketing of infant formula. She balances her work life as a glass artist and spending time in nature.