Nadine Clopton, MA

Nadine Clopton, MA

Main Stage & Concurrent Speaker

Nadine is devoted to cultivating a world that places compassion, communities, & ecological wellness at the root of transformative change.

At Rodale Institute, she’s building the Regenerative Healthcare program from the soil up – bridging healthcare & regenerative organic agriculture – combining her expertise in public health, environmental justice, sustainable development, & systems thinking with her personal passions for holistic health, herbalism, & soil ecology.

She is the founding producer of Rodale Institute’s annual Regenerative Healthcare Conference, an annual retreat-style conference series bringing together doctors, nurses, health professionals, & farmers for four-days of immersive, hands-in-the-soil learning about food as medicine and the importance of soil health to human health. She has guided the development of a robust Farm-to-Healthcare Institution toolkit & organized the recent Farm-to-Healthcare Immersion, teaching hospital leaders about how to integrate farm-fresh food into their operations.

As Founder of Conscious Consulting, LLC, she serves as a midwife for organizations & individuals– tailoring workshops & strategic development processes to facilitate meaningful, sustainable change grounded in defining, refining, & aligning with core values. She has created & facilitated dynamic, interactive workshops for a range of clients covering topics from “Turning Advocacy into Action”, “How to Hold Complexity”, “Organizing & Campaigning Training for Youth Climate Leaders”, among others. She has been a featured speaker at the United Nations, the Commission on the Status of Women, the Global Solutions Lab, UNDP’s Nature for Life Hub, the American Psychological Association, C40 Cities Global Youth & Mayors’ Forum, & more.

Previously, she has been engaged in global advocacy endeavors spanning public health and climate discourse. She is the first young person to have served as Director, Vice President, and then President of the Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC), a storied nonprofit that, for 60 years, has partnered with the United Nations to guarantee a voice at the decision-making table for civil society leaders, serving over 1,500 UN-vetted NGOs.

Nadine holds a Master’s in Environmental Policy Design from Lehigh University and undergraduate degrees in Political Science & Health, Medicine, & Society (Public Health). She is an herbalist, a classically trained opera singer, & lives on Lenni Lenape land in southeastern Pennsylvania.