Board of Directors
Board of Directors
GIPL has an active Board of Directors and three action committees - fundraising, outreach, and program. Scroll down to see our Core Values
and Former Board Members
From left: Leslie Lyons Watkins, Noah Levine, Rev. Woody Bartlett, Judy Hartley,
Walt Bryde, Reneé Kastanakis, Marti Breen, and Garry Harris.
Reneé Kastanakis, Chair of the Board - Renee is an attorney, who
practiced for 20 years with the litigation law firm of Carr, Tabb &
Pope. She currently works part-time as legal counsel for PS Energy
Group, Inc. She is a lifelong Episcopalian, who is currently a member of
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church.
Noah Levine, Vice-Chair of the Board - Noah works for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and is a member of Congregation Etz Chaim.
Marti Breen, Secretary - Marti is a principal with C3 Marketing,
Inc. As a congregant of All Saints' Episcopal, Atlanta, she became
interested in the potential for the faith community to help its members
realize the connection between spirituality and care for creation.
* Walt Bryde, Treasurer - Walt is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Atlanta and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Woody Bartlett, Co-founder - Woody is a retired Episcopal priest in the Atlanta Diocese. He is the author of Living By Surprise: A Christian Response to the Ecological Crisis.
Beth Bond - Beth is the Managing Partner at Southeast Green and a member of First Baptist Church of Decatur.
*Dr. Mark Douglas - Mark is the Associate
Professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is a
member of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.
Garry Harris - Garry is the CEO of HTS Enterprises and an active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Leslie Lyons Watkins - is the Director of both the Single Adult and Creation Care Ministries and also a member of the Pastoral Care Team at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
* = New Members
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These are the Core Values developed by the Board of Directors in September 2010. These values are the guiding principles of the work of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light.
Respect: Valuing Creation and diversity.
Faith: Our work is based on four faith principles: stewardship, justice, community of all life, and awe.
Hope: Inspiring positive attitudes and actions.
Honesty: Consistently seeking and speaking the truth.
Results: Orienting our actions toward outcomes, which are achieved through vision, focused activities and a commitment to excellence.
Thankfulness: Gratitude for our blessings and opportunities to serve.
Carol Bartlett, Co-founder and Former Secretary - Carol is an
educational consultant. She currently teaches at Shorter College and
does consultations with schools and nonprofit groups. She is a member of
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
Dan May, Former Treasurer - Dan is a former college biology
teacher and a retired epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. He is a member of the Atlanta Friends Meeting.
Carol and Dan both remain active on GIPL's Education Committee and continue to teach our Home Energy Audit Training Classes.
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