Urban Green Lab Inc.
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1310 Clinton Street Suite 205
Nashville, TN 37203
Organization Details

Executive Director

Executive Director Mr. Todd Lawrence
E-mail director@urbangreenlab.org
Term Start August 2016
Todd's Experience: Todd Lawrence is executive director for Urban Green Lab, a nonprofit founded in 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee to improve community health through sustainable living. A Nashville native, Todd spent the last 15 years on the frontlines of global health, with a focus on strengthening marginalized communities and programs that advance social change. Prior to UGL, Todd managed community education initiatives for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, targeting high-risk and underserved populations, and chaired the middle Tennessee chapter of Cervical Cancer Free Tennessee. He taught International Leadership as an adjunct instructor with the Human & Organizational Development program at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education & Human Development and advised students in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health. Before returning home in 2013, Todd spent two years in South Sudan with the Carter Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program (a waterborne parasite) where his team contributed to a 69% reduction in disease cases nationwide. He spent five years with the Global Health Council in Washington, DC, leading the historic International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (one of the world's first AIDS awareness campaigns), coordinating some 1,200 nongovernmental organizations in 119 countries, and contributing to the Council's policy advocacy efforts for increasing federal global health spending. Todd also trained community health workers as a Peace Corps volunteer on rural farms in Zambia. Todd has a masters in International Development from American University and a bachelors in Political Science from Furman University. With his outstanding team of experts and volunteers, Todd hopes to ensure that future generations live more sustainable lives in the city that raised him, especially during this unprecedented era of anthropogenic climate change and rapid urban growth. When not working, Todd is in love with photography, dogs, and family - his ultimate priority.


Full Time Staff 5
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 20
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 40%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? June 2020
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy? Yes


Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Annually
Senior Management Yes Annually
Non-Management Yes Annually


Affiliation Year
Center for Nonprofit Management (Nashville) 2019