2017 MVP2 Volunteer of the Year – Lissa McCracken

Lissa McCracken was appointed Executive Director of the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) in April 2015.  She has served as Acting Director since 2013 following the retirement of Cam Metcalf.  Ms. McCracken has over 20 years of experience in the environmental field and has been a KPPC team member since 1998. She has also served as Communications & Outreach Program Manager, Pollution Prevention Specialist, and Training Coordinator at the Center. Prior to joining KPPC, Ms. McCracken held positions as an environmental inspector, engineering technologist, and enforcement specialist for the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

Ms. McCracken is responsible for management and oversight of the Center’s business operations, strategic direction, and staff.  She evaluates and develops the service functions of KPPC to ensure that customer needs are met. She is also responsible for establishing and implementing Center policies and procedures as well as identifying new funding opportunities to support KPPC’s mission.

In addition to her responsibilities with the KPPC, she currently serves on the Board of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, representing EPA Region 4. She is involved with the Executive, Finance, and Membership committees of the Roundtable. Recently, she was instrumental in organizing the NPPR’s response to the proposed EPA budget cuts eliminating P2-funded programs.