The Better Builder® Program has improved conditions in the Texas construction industry for over a decade. ​

Meet Our team


Co-Executive Director

Lizeth Chacón began her career as an organizer in Colorado, for 16 years she has worked to build power with those most impacted through community and electoral organizing. Lizeth has been at the helm of creating and leading projects that focus on building and winning with those most impacted; she started Colorado People’s Alliance a member-led and racial justice organization, co-founded the Transformative Leadership for Change Fellowship that serves leaders of color and she currently serves on their Governing Council. Lizeth currently serves as the Board President of People’s Action.


better builder® director

Andrea Nicholls is the Better Builder Director at Workers Defense Project. She is committed to ensuring that the workers who live in and build our cities are safe, healthy, and are earning a livable wage for themselves and their families.
Andrea has an extensive background in the labor movement. She has organized hotel workers in New Jersey and New York, she has organized students and faculty around a campus workers’ organizing campaign while she was in graduate school in Atlanta, she has helped advance worker safety & health policies in Los Angeles, and she has conducted strategic campaign research on the healthcare industry in Oakland. 
Andrea has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University in San Antonio.