Heaven Sensky

Heaven Lee Sensky (she/her) is the Organizing Director with the Center for Coalfield Justice. She primarily serves Washington and Greene Counties on issues of Oil and Gas development and provides support for our organizing team. Heaven has been with CCJ for 4 years, working on a variety of campaigns serving impacted community members including advocacy around the prevalence of rare childhood cancers, the impacts of waste generated and disposed of by the oil and gas industry, and advocating for harm reduction in relation to the opioid epidemic. CCJ is organizing frontline residents through grassroots efforts to advocate for healthy communities with thriving economies.

Heaven was born and raised on a small farm in Washington County where her family has resided for 5 generations. She is a first-generation college student and a graduate of American University (Washington, D.C.) with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Law Studies, Economics, and Government. Before joining team CCJ, Heaven interned in the United States Senate and for the office of Barack and Michelle Obama. She lives with her husband Casey and her dog Olive on her family farm.

Contact Heaven at heaven@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org.

Blog Posts by Heaven Sensky

With this Mask I Thee Wed

By Heaven Sensky | July 30, 2020

This blog was written by CCJ member and supporter Jeremi Sensky (aka “Heaven’s dad”). It is the 17th installment in our What’s on your mind? blog. Enjoy! Set aside all of the lies being spread about the dangers of wearing a mask, and search yourself for the common sense in it all. I feel the […]

Health Advocacy Groups Say Pennsylvania Department of Health Not Actively Protecting Pennsylvanians Living Near Shale Gas Development

By Heaven Sensky | July 9, 2020

While residents continue to fear for their health, DOH is taking a hands-off approach.  In a subsequent virtual meeting, however, on June 26, between DOH Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and DOH staff members and two public health advocacy organizations – Physicians for Social Responsibility-Pennsylvania (PSR-PA) and the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) – raised […]

Juneteenth Actions in Greene and Washington Counties

By Heaven Sensky | June 23, 2020

Legislative Panel CCJ team member Heaven Sensky was the moderator of the event, and local organizers included Ahmad Morris-Walker, A’Shon Burgess, Zhiere Patmon, Faith McClendon, Kierra King, Brianna King, and Dara Thomas. The organizers asked the panel questions focused on Criminal Justice Reform, Health Care Access, Labor and Workers Rights, Policing Reform, and Education from […]

Someone We’re Staying Home For

By Heaven Sensky | April 3, 2020

This is the 11th installment in our What’s on your mind? series and was written by CCJ Community Organizer Heaven Sensky. I’ve been caring for my dad, alongside my mom, for 20 years (most of my life). Most caregivers these days are feeling immense grief, fear, and more distress than we have ever endured in […]

Methane Pollution and Public Health Webinar

By Heaven Sensky | April 3, 2020

On March 31, 2020 Health First PA hosted a webinar that featured information about the impacts of methane pollution from natural gas production. Listeners learned from experts from the University of Pittsburgh about the risks of air pollution from living near oil and gas development. In addition, participants heard directly from residents of Marianna, Pennsylvania, […]

Cecil Township held a public workshop on their oil and gas ordinance: Here is what residents had to say

By Heaven Sensky | March 2, 2020

In August, CCJ posted a blog to encourage and inform Cecil township residents to ask pointed questions to their Board of Supervisors regarding a well pad that was permitted beside a housing development known as Windsor Woods.   In preparation for the meeting, CCJ served our members in Cecil township during this pressing time by knocking […]

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