Ronda Chapman

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
GROUNDWORK DC

Areas of Expertise:
Community Engagement
Diversity and Inclusion
Environmental Health
Governmental Relations
Sustainability

Ronda Chapman

As Executive Director for Groundwork DC (GWDC)Ronda Chapman works to advance community well-being including issues such as restorative justice, nutrition, and mindfulness. Her first environmental job out of high school was as a canvasser for Greenpeace USA and throughout the 30 years that followed, Ronda found herself living in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah as an active outdoor recreation enthusiast, earning an environmental history degree from Portland State University, managing sustainability programs for various local government institutions, and training green organizations on diversifying the environmental movement.  As a Community Engagement and Equity Specialist for DC Department of Energy and Environment, Ronda provided advice and leadership issues including racial equity and empowerment.

Ronda is a DC native, so the opportunity to lead operations at Groundwork DC, provided her with the chance to bring her experience and expertise to the place she calls home.