Ms. Sullivan is the Director of Environmental Management in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) where she oversees development of environmental programs, policy and strategic plans for DoD activities throughout the United States. She leads DoD activities in compliance with environmental laws, prevention of pollution, management of natural and cultural resources, and cleanup of contaminated sites. Ms. Sullivan is also responsible for the DoD Native American program. Ms. Sullivan is the Department of Defense Federal Preservation Officer and the Alternate DoD member of the President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Ms. Sullivan has served in various leadership positions as a member of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Environmental staff for the past 18 years, and possesses wide ranging experience in numerous DoD programs to include Pollution Prevention, Environmental Compliance, Historic Preservation, and the Clean Air Act.
She served as the DoD representative to the Office of Management and Budget Interagency Panel which negotiated the final Ozone and Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards in 1997. She also served as the DoD Liaison to the President’s Council on Sustainable Development.
Ms. Sullivan contributed significantly to authoring Executive Order 13148, “Greening the Government Through Leadership in Environmental Management,” which President Clinton signed on April 22, 2000. She also helped draft Executive Order 12856, "Federal Compliance with Right-to-Know Laws and Pollution Prevention Requirements." After President Clinton signed Executive Order 12856, she was detailed to the Office of the Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, to guide initial implementation.
Her total DoD career spans 29 years. Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense, she held positions with the Defense Logistics Agency in Virginia, Michigan, Ohio and Germany where she worked in hazardous waste management, international environmental activities and pollution prevention.
Ms. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.