Genon has been an official member of the World Health Organization’s European Environment and Health Committee since 2000. She is also on the Steering Committee of the International POPs Elimination Network.
Before setting up HEAL, she was the Director of the European Public Health Alliance. She has a degree in journalism and international politics from George Washington University in Washington, DC and an MA in European Administrative Studies from the College of Europe, Belgium.
Genon frequently contributes articles on environmental health policy, including on children’s health, pesticides, mercury, and climate change, to various European and international specialist publications and newsletters. She is a co-author of several publications and reports, such as “Halting the child brain drain: why we need to tackle global mercury contamination”, “Cutting back on pesticides for healthier lives” and “Acting NOW for better health: A 30% reduction target for EU climate policy.