Alexandra Destler

Alexandra Destler

Founder and CEO, SafetyNEST

For over two decades, Alexandra has worked to spark swift change in our public health system. Her aim? To promote global sustainability – not in theory but in practice. Rather than preaching to the converted, she brings together public and private organizations, champions and naysayers, leading health care, non-profit and Fortune 500 companies, to drive change. She launched the Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and the American Hospital Association’s environmental stewardship initiative; co-developed The Greenfield Path, a communications project driving Ford Motor Company’s move to a more sustainable business; and directed Playworks’s capital campaign, raising a record $27.3 million in two years. Most recently, vexed by a vinyl bathmat leeching chemicals into the bathwater of her baby, she resolved to focus on prenatal environmental education – our lack of which costs the US $340 billion a year, and many children their health. She now serves as SafetyNEST’s Founder & CEO. Alexandra holds degrees from Harvard, Cornell, and the Sorbonne.