Marylee Orr has led LEAN for most of its twenty five years. Marylee didn't intend to work for the environment. In fact, her background was quite eclectic: she worked with Head Start, working in real estate, and later owned an art gallery. Her life changed when her son was born with a respiratory illness that makes it incredibly hard for him to breathe. Marylee found inspiration in her son, and wanted to help people who were less prepared to advocate for themselves and the environment around them.
Chemist / Technical Adviser
Committed to protecting the environment and the health and safety of citizens, Wilma Subra started Subra Company in 1981. Subra Company is a chemistry lab and environmental consulting firm in New Iberia, LA. Mrs. Subra provides technical assistance to citizens, across the United States and some foreign countries, concerned with their environment by combining technical research and evaluation.
Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper/Communications Director
Paul earned his Mass Communications degree from Louisiana State University. He worked for LEAN as a communications intern during college and has directed LEAN’s communications efforts since 2003. Paul maintains LEAN’s membership and media databases. While documenting LEAN’s work, Paul has created a photo journal of south Louisiana’s environmental journey.
Michael is the youngest of the multi generational family behind LEAN's work. While he grew up around the work of LEAN and his mother Marylee, Michael has spent the majority of his career in the restaurant industry. With a deep love for the wilds of Louisiana and extensive experience in business management, he has been a welcomed addition to the full-time staff.
Ms. Vuillemot has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Paralegal Certificate. She works for LEAN on a part-time or as needed basis as a writer, grant writer, and legislative liaison, and has served in this capacity for approximately fifteen years.
Webmaster and Photographer
As longtime volunteer and consultant, Jeffrey has become an indispensable part of the LEAN Family. While he runs his own business we at LEAN consider him as staff.
Jeffrey himself, is a peer recognized activist and prize winning photographer...