Find an Environmental Expert

Have a question or a media inquiry? HEC’s policy directors are experts in a wide range of environmental issues.

Sam Carpenter – Executive Director
scarpenter@hecweb.org and 317-981-3205

David Van Gilder – Senior Policy and Legal Director
dvangilder@hecweb.org and (317) 685-8800, ext. 1006
Areas of Expertise: forestry, land use, transit, clean air, coal ash, public policy process

Indra Frank – Environmental Health and Water Policy Director
ifrank@hecweb.org and (317) 685-8800, ext. 1007
Areas of Expertise: environmental health, public health, water policy, wetlands, coal ash

Paula Brooks – Environmental Justice Director
pbrooks@hecweb.org and (317) 685-8800, ext. 1013
Areas of Expertise: environmental justice, land use and zoning, climate/energy justice, community engagement, community organizing, local and state government, planning

Toby Days – Sustainable Agriculture Director
tdays@hecweb.org and (317) 981-3215, ext. 1033
Areas of Expertise: agriculture, forestry, conservation programs & funding, soil health, water & wastewater treatment, water quality

Delaney Barber – Energy and Climate Manager
dbarber@hecweb.org and (765) 426-7742
Areas of Expertise: sustainable economy, climate impacts and solutions, renewable energy, energy efficiency, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022