Alexandra Destler, EdM

Alexandra Destler is the Founder and CEO of SafetyNEST, a startup dedicated to helping pregnant women (and their healthcare providers) identify and avoid toxic exposures that can harm their children. 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 healthcare, 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. Alexandra holds degrees from Harvard, Cornell, and the Sorbonne.