Dawn Chávez

Roles at NAAEE:


At Large Board Member

Executive Director
Asheville GreenWorks

Dawn Chávez brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in nonprofit management in the environmental field to her role as the Executive Director of Asheville GreenWorks. A native of the Bronx in New York City, Dawn has lived and worked across the country in many different communities, from wilderness outposts to small towns to large urban centers. Throughout her career, Dawn has been passionate about equity issues, environmental protection and the intersection of the two. Before moving to Asheville in January 2015, Dawn worked in Boston for twelve years as director of the Boston Youth Environmental Network and education director of the Urban Ecology Institute. Dawn serves on the board of the Conservation Trust for North Carolina and the NC Center for Nonprofits. In her free time, Dawn enjoys hiking and camping in the mountains around Asheville with her husband, Andrew, two children, Noah and Phoebe and the family dog, Finn.