Our Team


Russell Chisholm, Co-Chair

Russell Chisholm serves as co-chair of the Protect Our Water, Heritage Rights coalition in the campaign to stop Mountain Valley Pipeline and dangerous fossil fuel expansion through Virginia and West Virginia. He is coordinator of the pipeline construction monitoring Mountain Valley Watch project, documenting and reporting potential violations of environmental law and holding regulators accountable to impact.

Denali Nalamalapu, Communications Director

Denali lives in Washington, D.C. She is originally from Southern Maine and her family is from Southern India. She is passionate about climate action and uplifting the voices of communities most impacted by environmental racism and the climate crisis through her communications work. Denali leads POWHR’s media and communications work as Communications Director. You can find her reading a book, painting, or walking in the woods.

Grace Tuttle, Development and Programs Coordinator

Grace lives in Bath County, VA in the Allegheny Mountains. She believes in a just and livable future for Appalachia where all life is respected and protected. Grace helps wrangle public participation in governance, development, welcoming events and support for member groups as POWHR’s Development and Programs Coordinator. Grace was a Co-Captain of the UVA Women’s Rowing team and is passionate about protecting water. Catch her leading one of our new book club events, foraging or out in her garden!