We’re a small, but feisty team at Gasp. Many people think we have dozens of staff members, but in reality there are just three full-time and one part-time staff members. That’s a testament to the quality of our work and our commitment to the cause of protecting the air we
Nathan McMinn is the Chief Technology Officer at MNMX.io, where he works on making it easier to gather environmental data using the Internet of Things. He believes that better data helps tell better stories, and those stories are the key to real action on air pollution. He is dedicated to
Justinn Overton is the executive director of Coosa Riverkeeper and a yoga instructor. She believes that clean air, water, and soil are all interconnected and that every Alabamian has a right to each of them.
Voices for Clean Air is a collaborative initiative between Gasp and American Lung Association
Jim McClintock is an endowed university professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, aka UAB. He studies and teaches Polar and Marine Biology, which has taken him to Antarctica many times where he has observed the effects of climate change firsthand. He believes tackling air pollution is
Clifton J. McMillan is a chaplain at Children’s Hospital of Alabama and a pastor with the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He’s a firm believer in the idea that we’re all in this together and that what hurts one of us hurts all of us. He sees the effects of air pollution
“It is important to me that we have clean air, just like it’s important that we have clean drinking water,” Catherine Singletary says, talking about the importance of air quality for her family.
Catherine, a realtor, and her husband Brandon, an epidemiologist, moved to the Magic City from
Carla Johnson grew up on a farm in small-town Alabama. After an untreated bout of pneumonia in her 20s, Carla’s lungs didn’t heal properly, leaving scarring behind. Now she suffers from a lung condition called bronchiectasis, which makes it difficult for her to be outdoors — especially
Jonathan and Jana Green live and work in Birmingham, Ala. with their two children. Jana grew up in Goldwater, Ala. and later attended Samford University. Jonathan went to law school Samford, where the two would eventually meet. Their children both have asthma, a medical condition that is made worse by
Cheryl Brown and Lillie Doss Ford discuss the health effects of living in Collegeville, a neighborhood in Birmingham known for having severe air pollution.
Cheryl and Lillie are featured in the upcoming documentary short film, “Toxic City: Birmingham’s Dirty Secret.” In this clip, they share their