Project Co-ordinator - The Rev Fletcher Harper
Fletcher is Executive Director of GreenFaith, an interfaith environmental NGO. He is an Ashoka Fellow and was recognized for his work by Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at the Many Faiths, One Earth celebration at Windsor Castle in 2009.
Web Master - Chris Hurst
Chris is responsible for the creation of the online platform, supervising a small team of sub-contracted programmers. He has a long time interest in the development of web based systems. He is also a photographer and occasional social historian.
Digital Engagement Manager - Alex Price
Alex comes to OurVoices having worked with 38degrees.org where he learnt the skills required to run successful online campaigns, as well as the multi-tasking needs of this project. When he’s not doing all things digital, he’s on his bike and was recruited for OurVoices half way down California peddling along the Pacific Coast highway.
Social Media Manager - Sean A. Watkins
Sean manages OurVoices’ e-mail and social media communications and is the main curator of the OurVoices blog. Sean is a graduate of Michigan State University, studied at the Federal Universities of Bahia & Pará in Brazil, is fluent in Portuguese and speaks Spanish. Previously, he worked with Believe Out Loud, an online community initiative designed to empower Christians to work for LGBTQ equality.
Asia Region Coordinator - Ciara Shannon
Through Eden Ventures, Ciara advises business & NGO's on sustainability and climate change and lectures for the University of Hong Kong and The University of Science & Technology (HKUST). Prior to this, she set up and ran the Climate Change Business Forum for the Business Environment Council (BEC) and was named an Outstanding Earth Champion HK 2008. Ciara has worked with numerous NGOs and development charities across the Asia region, chairs the Cecilian Singers and is on the Board of the Royal Geographical Society, HK.
Latin America Coordinator - Rev. Dr. Neddy Astudillo
Neddy is a Venezuelan-American eco-theologian and Presbyterian pastor who has created and taught eco-theology courses for theological seminaries in Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela. Neddy is also an on- farm educator at an organic farm in Northern Illinois, USA.
Latin America Social Media Managaer - Raimy Ramirez
A Colombian-Venezuelan, Raimy studied environmental management in Venezuela before moving to Colombia, and is passionate about the rescue of sea turtles. A Presbyterian, she has been working with youth of the ecumenical movement on eco-theological themes. She is also part of an interfaith group in Bogotá working to have eco-theology be included within the greater environmental issues in Bogotá.
Muslim Coordinator - Nana Firman
An Indonesian now based in Southern California, Nana previously directed Indonesian recovery efforts in the wake of earthquake and tsunami, and has worked with Muslim leaders in Indonesia to create climate resiliency plans. She is currently a member of Green Mosque Project for Islamic Society of North America.
Catholic Coordinators - Patrick Carolan & Jeff Korgen
Patrick is Executive Director of the Franciscan Action Network, a grassroots organization that mobilizes Franciscans on social justice issues globally. He has managed Advancement for Catholic school systems, run Social Justice Programs for networks of Catholic parishes, and served as president of the Connecticut State Employee Union.
Jeff Korgen is coordinating OurVoices Catholic outreach, in collaboration with leaders of the Franciscan Action Network. Jeff, who has published 3 books on Catholic social justice ministry, has staffed the Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors, served as a social justice educator for the Archdiocese of New York, and worked as lead organizer for the Brockton Interfaith Community.
Jewish Coordinator - Rabbi Lawrence Troster
Rabbi Troster is GreenFaith’s Rabbinic Scholar in Residence and co-founder of the GreenFaith Fellowship Program. One of the world’s leading Jewish eco-theologians, he has published widely on issues of environment, cosmology and Judaism and is the founder of the Shomrei Breishit – Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth network.
Hindu Coordinator - Gopal Patel
Gopal Patel is the Director of the Bhumi Project, the world’s leading Hindu environmental network. He has supported the development of Hindu environmental programs across India and the global Hindu diaspora, and is directing OurVoices’ outreach to Hindu leaders and communities in India.
French Outreach Coordinators - Tiphaine Breillot & Fadoie Habouch
Tiphaine has over seven years of experience in ecotourism and climate change in the Alps working to adapt the territory of Chamonix Valley in response to climate change. She holds a Master's degree in Political Science-International Relations from Lyon University.
Fadoie manages our French communications. After studying history in university to became a journalist, she found herself caring more about humanitarian actions, and soon after joined OurVoices to be more involved in environnemental issues, through both her religious beliefs and civic duties.
People's Pilgrimage Ambassador - Yeb Saño
Yeb Saño is the leader of OurVoices’ People’s Pilgrimage, and will lead a 600+ mile walk from Rome to Paris beginning in September 2015 and arriving in Rome on the day of the start of the climate negotiations. The former lead Filipino climate change commissioner, Yeb attracted global attention for his fast at the 2013 COP in solidarity with the people of his country.
Project Originator - Tessa Tennant
Tessa has worked in the corporate and the not-for-profit worlds for many years. Among other things, she co-founded The Jupiter Ecology Fund, UK-Social Investment Forum, CDP.net, ASrIA and The Ice Organisation. She also helped in the early days of the International Interfaith Investor Group 3ignet.org. Tessa is currently a non-executive Director of the UK Green Investment Bank, President of The Ice Organisation and Chair of the Global Cool Foundation.
Storify Manager - Liberty-Belle Howard
Liberty has over four years of experience in digital marketing and content creation, and has recently been working in the financial sector to develop corporate social responsibility policies and activity. She's passionate about helping to tell the ourvoices story, and has been involved in climate change activity in her local community and online from a young age.