Meet Jamie Rhodes, Esquire, Program Director. Jamie comes to UPSTREAM after working with Clean Water Action since 2006, most recently as their Rhode Island State Director. Jamie also served as the Rhode Island Public Policy & Government Relations Director for Planned Parenthood Northern New England. He currently serves as the Chair of the Environmental Council of Rhode Island, the state’s environmental advocacy coalition.
Rhodes is a 2012 graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, R.I. and has been active in numerous campaigns since coming to Rhode Island in 2007. After law school, Jamie worked for Clean Water Action as the Rhode Island State Director through 2014. Jamie also worked as the Director of Policy and Government Relations for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Jamie’s passion for environmental activism has never waned and as a result, he is currently serving his third term as President of the Environment Council of Rhode Island.
He lives in Warwick, Rhode Island with wife, Jessica and two kids, Nathan and Lucy. If you cannot find him in his home office, his is probably out kayaking or playing ultimate Frisbee, or, perhaps just taking the kids for a wagon ride to the Bay.