Emilee Syrewicze Biographical Information
Emilee Syrewicze became the Executive Director of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation on April 15, 2015.
Emilee has a degree in environmental law from Vermont Law School and previously served as the Executive Director of a non-profit in Traverse City, Michigan. She attended Alma College and received her BA in political science. During her time at Alma, Emilee concentrated on chemistry and environmental policy, spending a spring term in China writing a thesis on Chinese water policy and development. She then attended Vermont Law School and received her JD with a focus on nonprofit and environmental law/policy. Working at the Center for Environmental Law & Policy in Spokane, Washington, she fostered her interest in nonprofit administration and policy. In her last position, Emilee was the Executive Director of the Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing (NMSH) in Traverse City MI, an organization that provides permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals and families with severe mental illness in Northwest Michigan and has one of the highest success rates in the United States. Emilee is a board trustee of the Torch Lake Conservation Center in Bellaire MI, and is active in the Charlotte Rotary Club. In 2014, Emilee was recognized by the Traverse City Business News as one of the 40 most influential people under 40 in Northwest Michigan.