Executive Director, The Schmidt Family Foundation Mr. Sciortino has spent many years as a volunteer for environmental groups in the S.F. Bay Area, including leadership of a team monitoring populations of harbor seals in the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary. In addition to The Regeneration Project, he is also active in the Environmental Grantmakers Association and the California Academy of Sciences. He has a M.S. in Environmental Management from The University of San Francisco and a B.S. in finance and marketing from New York University.
|The Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham, President
President and Founder, The Regeneration Project Sally has brought widespread attention to the link between religious faith and the environment through her work on The Regeneration Project and the Interfaith Power & Light campaign. As one of the first faith leaders to fully recognize global warming as a core moral issue, she has mobilized thousands of religious people to put their faith into action through energy stewardship. Sally serves as Canon for the Environment in the Episcopal Diocese of California and is the lead author of Love God Heal Earth, published by St. Lynn’s Press in 2009. In 2012, Sally was awarded the Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award for her environmental leadership.
|Lisa Renstrom, Chair
Environmental Activist and Philanthropist A native Nebraskan, Lisa served as local group chair and then as national President of the Sierra Club from 2005 to 2007. As President of Rachel’s Network, she led the strategic planning to position the Network for a new decade. She is currently working at ecoAmerica on the MomentUs Initiative and also serves on the board of ecoAmerica. She has an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, an OPM from HBS and MPP from the Kennedy School of Government.
|Doug Linney, Treasurer
President and Founder, The Next Generation The Next Generation advances the environmental agenda by offering campaign services and political strategy to nonprofit organizations, environmental coalitions, and progressive candidates. Doug’s environmental service includes past or present membership on the boards of directors for the California League of Conservation Voters, Friends of the River, Planning and Conservation League, ecoVenture, and the Coalition for Clean Air. He was a co-founder of California Interfaith Power and Light and has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy from the University of California, Davis.
|Rev. Doug Bland
Executive Director, Arizona Interfaith Power & Light Doug is Pastor at the Tempe Community Christian Church in Tempe, Arizona and has served as adjunct faculty at South Mountain Community College for thirteen years. He’s taught “The Art of Storytelling”, “Telling Sacred Stories,” and “Using Storytelling in Businesses and Organizations.” Doug graduated from the College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in zoology. Twice Doug and his congregation have received the Martin Luther King Diversity Award from the Tempe Human Relations Commission. He is Executive Director for the Arizona Interfaith Power and Light.
|Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts, Secretary
Abbess Eijun and Senior Dharma Teacher, San Francisco Zen Center, Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara
Linda Cutts came to San Francisco Zen Center in 1971 and was ordained as a priest in 1975. She has lived at Tassajara, San Francisco City Center and has resided at Green Gulch Farm since 1993. In 1996 Linda received Dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson and served as Abbess of San Francisco Zen Center from 2000 to 2007. She was appointed Abiding Senior Dharma Teacher at Green Gulch Farm in 2010 and continues to teach and lead practice periods and retreats at Tassajara, Green Gulch, and elsewhere.
|Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley
Former Pastor, Providence Missionary Baptist Church Rev. Durley is the former Pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta, where he served for nearly 25 years. Rev. Durley’s previous roles include Executive Director of the Head Start Program for Fulton and Douglas Counties, Director of the Health Promotion Resource Center at the Morehouse School of Medicine, and founder of Perspectives, International, a consortium of historically black colleges and universities. In 2011, Rev. Durley was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame for his contributions during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
President, ServRight A graduate of Duke University, Steve Ridenhour is a founding Partner of Intrepid Technical Services, Inc. Under his leadership, Intrepid experienced rapid growth, yet never wavered from its sole focus on service. In 2006 Intrepid acquired the technical services firm USNet. Under Steve’s leadership the two companies were consolidated to form- ServRight. A North Carolina native, Steve lives with his wife and three children in Alexandria, Virginia.
Director, Commonweal Retreat Center Jenepher is Director of the Retreat Center at Commonweal, a non-profit health and research institute in Bolinas, CA., conducting a wide range of programs that contribute to human and ecosystem health.
She also serves on the senior staff of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program, a residential retreat and support program for people with cancer. She has a lifelong interest in the intersection of spirituality, the natural world, human health and the health of the planet, with a particular focus on land conservation on the Colorado Plateau in the Four Corners region of SE Utah. Currently, she also serves on the boards of The Southwest Heritage Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to archeological preservation, and the Bluff Historic Preservation Association, which works to protect the cultural and ecological integrity of the town of Bluff, Utah.