kelly chapman meyer

Kelly Meyer


Natural Resources Defense Council

Nominated Han Chen (2019)

Nominated Elizabeth Corr



Kelly Chapman Meyer, environmental activist and health advocate, is a trustee of the NRDC and co-founder of The American Heart Association Teaching Gardens. She joins her passions to help push forward policies and programs for health and wellness of both the individual and the environment.

Kelly co-founded the Teaching Gardens program as a way to combat the rise of childhood obesity and lifestyle-related illnesses. As an environmental activist she organized the Guinness Book of World’s Record Peace Paddle Out to help raise awareness and funds to protect our oceans.  Moreover, as co-founder of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, Kelly has helped to raise over $40 million for ground-breaking Bio-Marker research.  She was a Co-Executive Producer of Heartbeat, a scripted medical drama, which aired on NBC.

She has received a number of honors including: Oprah’s “2010 O Power List,” Huffington Post’s Game Changer 2011 and the 2012 EMA Life Time Achievement Award. A true outdoorswomen, Kelly is an avid surfer, yoga devotee and tri-athlete.