About Us

Who is MEVA?

The Michigan Electric Vehicle Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit organization consisting of a diverse network of individuals and organizations from all across Michigan.

MEVA was founded by a passionate and dedicated group of Michiganders looking to better their community and the world. When we overlaid our diverse experiences in healthcare, automotive, and community organization, we found that electric vehicles can solve problems that Michigan faces on many fronts. MEVA is our way to try and push for a better world, and if you want, it can be yours too!

Meet Our Team

Amy is a native Detroiter and recent transplant to Grand Rapids. Growing up in the Detroit area, she was surrounded by the auto industry and can trace her roots back to family members who worked at the Packard Plant. Still to this day, much of her family is employed by the auto industry and its supportive businesses.

Amy has a passion for both climate change mitigation and how Michigan can be a leader both nationally and internationally in the electrification of vehicles for a greener future. Being a Physician Assistant, she’s also dedicated to working towards a cleaner environment to minimize the detrimental health affects of climate change on her patients.

On any given day, you’d probably find Amy out hiking, snow shoeing or running with her two furry Siberian Huskies, enjoying all of nature’s beauty. She sees herself as a realistic tree hugging climate nut!

Melody is a public relations and corporate communications graduate of SNHU. She is currently studying to receive her master’s degree in the same field of PR&CC at Georgetown University. When Melody is not working or spending time with her husband and three sons, she volunteers her time with Auto Club Group’s Employee Resource Groups for Women in Leadership, African American, Native American, Hispanic and Emerging Professionals. Melody is MEVA's Communications Director and is on the board of directors, where she advocates for the group’s goals, recruits support by individual Michiganders and other climate change organizations, and tables events across the southern Michigan region.

Rev. Richard L. Killmer is a Presbyterian minister who has served in several national religious organizations, including the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the National Council of Churches. Most recently he was the executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture – an interfaith membership organization in Washington, DC of over 325 religious organizations committed to ending U.S.-sponsored torture in the U.S. policy, practice, and culture. He served in that position from May 2007 to December 31, 2013 when he retired and currently bears the title of founding executive director.

In retirement, he was the director of two conferences on drone warfare at Princeton Theological Seminary in 2015 and in September 2019. He also worked on the issue of climate change with the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA). He was a member of the CRCNA delegation to the Paris Climate Change Talks in December 2015 and has attended the UN conferences on climate change in Madrid, Spain, Glasgow, Scotland, and Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

In 2010, he was the co-founder of Shoulder to shoulder: Standing with American Muslims; Advancing American Ideals.

Nyanna is a community advocate from Pittsfield, Massachusetts with experience with children, politics, the criminal justice system, and entrepreneurship. A dedicated public servant committed to seeking change in the justice, economic, social, and political system.

Slaughter is passionate about community service. Slaughter served as the Regional Director of Western and Central Massachusetts for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren for over four years. She currently serves as the Director of Engagement & Communications for Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action. She sits on the Board of Directors for non profit the Berkshire Black Economic Council as well as her family's nonprofit Focus Is Our Children Inc.

Slaughter continuously strives to represent every individual with dignity, love, and understanding. Nyanna enjoys sports, writing poetry, family and her dog, food, personal development and traveling.

What’s at stake?

The standard of global transportation is changing.

Internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles have been a staple of our world for over a century, but the consequences of this industrial age technology are coming into sharp relief in the 21st century. Health concerns, pollution, and global climate change are among the currently tangible side effects of the ICE automobile, and the world is shifting to compensate. With this shift, the home of the Motor City finds itself in on the edge of the spotlight. Will Michigan have the vision to lead the way, leaning on its existing infrastructure, technical expertise, supply chains, and reputation? Or will we cling to the past, and let the automotive capital of the United States lose its century long head start?

Our Goals


100% of new passenger and light duty vehicle sales in Michigan will be electric by 2030


Increase rapid charging stations across the state by 50% by 2024


MI joins the Multi-State ZEV Program

Want to get involved?

Contact us and learn about donations through our contact page, or directly at contact@michiganeva.org. We would love any help in our mission to make Michigan a leader in sustainable transportation.