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Terry Ellen is Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist for Social Justice of the Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia Area. His work includes providing networking opportunities, training in effective advocacy and community collaboration, and conducting workshops on global warming, health care for all, affordable housing, marriage for all as a civil right, etc. to area UU congregations. He has testified at EPA hearings on Co2 levels as an environmental issue, and speaks often at UU congregations on global warming as the ethical issue of our time. He served as Consulting Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Greater Cumberland (MD), a leader in the area of global warming and mountaintop removal issues for the local religious community.
A graduate of Amherst College, Terry received his Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and his Doctorate from the Andover Newton Theological School. Terry joined the CCAN board in 2010.
Sat Jiwan has been an environmental advocate and activist since 2000, working and volunteering in non-profit environmental consumer advocacy and energy efficiency consulting. He recently completed an intensive green renovation of his family’s home. Sat Jiwan works closely with a team of green architects, designers, builders and energy consultants (Helicon Works) to make green homes. Sat Jiwan is a green-building and environmental consultant, current president of the Save Our Sky Home Heating Cooperative (aka “Corn Coop”), and the monthly “Going Green” columnist for the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Voice.
Sat Jiwan previously worked at Whole Foods Market and Center for a New American Dream. He graduated from Brandeis University with BAs in linguistics and cognitive science, and psychology. He joined the CCAN board in 2007.
Currently the Advocacy Coordinator with the National Peace Corps Association, Jonathan has twenty years experience working for non-profit organizations in community organizing and program management. This includes work with Maryland Save Our Streams and Amnesty International USA. A graduate of Boston College, Jonathan served as a teacher and community development worker as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Federated States of Micronesia from 1987 and 1989. Jonathan joined the CCAN board in 2004.
David Goodrich is the former Director of the Climate Observations Division for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He also served as Director of the Global Climate Observing System at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and Director of the U.S. Global Change Research Program in Washington, D.C. Earlier research interests included the physical oceanography and biology of Chesapeake Bay. David spent two years on a NOAA research vessel in the Bay, logging over 150 dives. David also taught science in Montgomery County, MD.
After retirement in 2011, David rode by bicycle from Delaware to Oregon, talking to groups about climate change along the way. Recent rides include the Appalachians from New York to North Carolina and across Spain. He also rode on the CCAN team in the New York to Washington Climate Ride.
David received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Oceanography from Stony Brook University and his B.A. in Biology from Dartmouth College. David joined the CCAN Board in 2013.
April Moore is a climate activist, speaker, organizer and writer who works to help people understand why the climate change crisis has come to be and what we must do to address it. She currently serves as the Fundraising Chair and Vice-President of Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and is also a member of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley’s Speakers’ Bureau. As a champion at writing inspiring pieces and giving motivating climate talks to local communities, April’s passion is reflected through her blog, The Earth Connection, and her book The Earth and You: Eating for Two. April joined CCAN’s Board of Directors in 2013.
Albert Nunez has more than 35 years of technical experience in the solar energy and energy/water conservation/efficiency field. His career has included hundreds of energy-related educational and consulting assignments for public service institutions, business, government and consumers. He holds leadership positions in national solar energy organizations and also chairs the Customer Advisory and Dispute Resolving Board for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).
A cofounder of Capital Sun Group in January 1997, he is a director and chief project leader for solar thermal and PV power system design and integration. Mr. Nunez has carried out a vast number of solar energy assessment and analytical projects for a variety of customers. Significant projects include 25.9 kW grid tied photovoltaic array for the General Service Administration Federal Drug Administration Federal Research Center at White Oak, MD completed in 2004. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy sent Mr. Nunez to the South Pole and McMurdo Bay station to conduct a comprehensive renewable energy assessment of the facilities. He has also consulted to renewable energy project development companies, and recently designed a large geothermal system for a large winery in Virginia and a 1.0 MW ground mount PV system with trackers for a proposal to the U.S. Coast Guard in California.
He joined the CCAN board in 2004.
Dr. Parker is on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she co-directs the Program on Global Sustainability and Health. She is also an instructor in the Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences where she directs the new undergraduate major in global environmental change and sustainability. Her professional interests include education, policy work, practice, and research on the global environmental topics of climate change, peak petroleum, and global sustainability. She is a frequent speaker on the health effects of global climate change and recently co-authored the book Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk published by Praeger.
Dr. Parker received her M.D. from the University of Arizona and her master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is board-certified in public health and general preventive medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine where she is co-chair of the environmental health committee. She also serves on the National Board of Directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility and has served on the board of directors for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network since 2004.
Ted formed an urban redevelopment and construction company, in 1977 in Baltimore, MD, specializing in adaptive reuse of historic buildings. In 1980 Ted merged with another firm now known as Struever Bros., Eccles and Rouse, which grew to be a Mid-Atlantic leader in urban public/private partnerships and historic tax credit renovations. As Partner, Ted created Struever Rouse Homes, which brought quality, green design and value to homeowners in urban areas. Ted sold his interests in both companies to his partners in 2004.
Ted now serves as President of Healthy Planet LLC, focusing on sustainable economic and real estate development projects in North, Central and South America. Ted is an early investor/financial advisor for a carbon credit financing of a 7500 acre reforestation project in Honduras. In Costa Rica, Ted is an investor/advisor to Kopali Communities which will build two organic farm communities. In Mexico, Ted is an advisor to the Loreto Bay sustainable second home community and on the board of Sierra Madre Alliance working to preserve cultural and bio-diversity in the Copper Canyon region. In Brazil, Ted is financing and developing an urban permaculture demonstration center. In Canada, Healthy Planet is involved in land preservation through ecosystems management.
Ted joined the CCAN board in 2008.
Anya is a private consultant who provides strategic planning, program development and grant assistance to foundations and non-governmental organizations devoted to environmental protection. Her previous experience includes serving as Director of West Wide Programs for the Wyss Foundation, and Director of the Eco-regional Support Unit and Senior Program Advisor to the Executive Vice President at the World Wildlife Fund.
Anya has held positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department, and has worked on environmental projects in Peru, providing assistance to the Peruvian Environmental Law Society and the Ford Foundation. A graduate of Barnard College, Anya received her masters degree from Columbia University in International Environmental Policy and Management.
Along with serving on the CCAN Board of Directors, Anya is the Founder and President of the Mount Pleasant Solar Coop and serves on the Board of the Anacostia Watershed Society. Anya has served on the CCAN board since 2010.
Lise has maintained a private practice in psychiatry for over twenty years, and is board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry. An Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and an active member of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, she has worked to educate the public on mental health issues through writing in professional journals, the press and other media outlets.
A frequent guest on local and national radio and television, Lise has addressed a range of issues on violence, trauma, and mental illness. Through Physicians for Human Rights, she has conducted evaluations of victims of torture seeking asylum in this country and has advocated on their behalf. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Lise traveled to Houston to assist those in need of mental health treatment.
In 2005, concerned about the direction the country was taking — and believing that a background in science and human behavior would strengthen the political process — she ran for the U.S. Senate seat in Maryland. In September, 2006, she was chosen as one of the first fifty persons to be trained in Nashville by Al Gore to give her version of his global warming slide show, the basis of the documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth. She has presented her slide show to over 100 educational, religious, political, environmental and business audiences in the United States and abroad. In the spring of 2008 she developed a second slide show on the “health effects” of global warming which she has presented to the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, educational institutions, and medical professionals. During the summer of 2008 she traveled to the Arctic Circle to give presentations on the impact of Global Warming in the Arctic. In collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation she organized a conference held in March 2009 on the mental health and psychological impacts of climate change.
She is on the board of the National Wildlife Federation, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and is a member of the working group of the Maryland Commission on Climate. Governor Martin O’Malley named her to the board of the Chesapeake Bay Trust. In July 2009 she was named to the Metropolitan Council of Governments. She has served on the CCAN board since 2006.