Susan Stephenson, Executive Director
Susan oversees The Regeneration Project and California Interfaith Power and Light. Susan has over twelve years experience developing and implementing issue-advocacy and electoral campaigns for environmental and other public interest organizations. Prior to joining The Regeneration Project, she served as vice president of the Oakland-based campaign consulting firm The Next Generation. Beginning in 1999, she organized and coordinated the California Global Warming Campaign, which implemented a proactive strategy resulting in several landmark legislative victories. She has been involved with California Interfaith Power and Light since its inception in 2000. Susan received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina.
Allis Druffel, Southern California Outreach Director
Allis joined CIPL in 2009 as Southern California Outreach Director. She brings with her a wealth of experience working in the faith community, having been Director of Community Services for Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. She is the former chair of the Los Angeles Archdiocese Office of Justice and Peace, and is active with their Creation Sustainability Ministry. Allis is a classical singer and holds a Master in Vocal Performance from the University of Maryland, as well as a Master degree in Pastoral Ministries from Santa Clara University. In addition to climate change work, she enjoys her post as choir director and song leader at Pasadena Christian Church.
Liore Milgrom-Gartner, Program Manager
Liore comes to CIPL from the San Francisco Department of the Environment where she managed programs and policies to encourage people to walk, bike, take transit and carpool. Before her return to California, she mobilized the Jewish community to advocate for strong climate policy and to green their synagogues and homes. She earned her MPS in Environmental Economics and BS in Environmental Science, both from Cornell University. While away from the office, Liore can be spotted with her family at myriad farmers markets, gardening at home or getting around San Francisco on her bike.
Ryan Shea, Climate Fellow
Ryan comes to CIPL as a 2018 EDF Climate Corps Fellow to work with the low carbon congregations initiative in the Bay Area. He is currently pursuing a M.S. in Renewable & Clean Energy at the University of Dayton, where his research at UD’s Hanley Sustainability Institute focuses on HVAC and lighting controls, specifically on college campuses. Ryan’s previous research through a Fulbright Award identified cost-effective renewable energy pathways for the Public Utility in Mauritius. In his spare time, he enjoys all things outdoors, especially biking and backpacking.