Rebecca Nowatchik

Director of External Partnerships

Rebecca Nowatchik is a facilitator, community organizer and proud Air Force spouse who cut her teeth 20 years ago advocating for labor rights and LGBTQ families. Rebecca has extensive background managing successful legislative policy initiatives and corporate campaigns focusing on worker safety and community health.  Rebecca participates in the Air Force’s Key Spouse Program and believes that military families have a critical role to play to preserve and deepen our democracy at this moment in our country’s history.

Prior to joining the SFI team, Rebecca worked as the Executive Director of the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York, where she led innovative environmental justice campaigns that won historic enforcement actions against companies for occupational and environmental crimes, as well as establishing the first energy transition fund for workers and communities in the country. 

Her work has been featured by publications such as Grist, Mother Jones, Bill Moyers, and Al Jazeera. Rebecca holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Canisius College.