Rev. Mary Gaut, Chair 

• Immediate past Interim General Presbyter of the Baltimore Presbytery, 2015-2016
• Chair, Ecumenical Leaders Group of Maryland
• Supervisor for the Field Education Program of Lancaster Theological Seminary
• Past President of the Trustees of the Baltimore Presbytery Trustees
• 2014 GreenFaith fellow
• Retired pastor of Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson, 1996-2015


A_Todd.jpgAlbert Todd, Vice-Chair

• Executive Director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
• Former Chesapeake Bay Team Leader, USDA Office of Environmental Markets
• Former Director of Ecosystem Services in Cooperative Forestry and former Watershed Program Leader, both at the US Forest Service
• Chair of the Board, Annapolis Green
• Member, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis



Linda Hanifin-Bonner, Ph.D. CAE, Treasurer 

• Director of the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC)
• Previously served on the Board of Directors for the Maryland State Water Quality Advisory Committee
• Former director of the Water Environment Federation
• Current member of the Board of Directors for the MD/DC Oncology Foundation
• Serves on the steering committee of the Annapolis-based Chesapeake Interfaith Environmental Group
• Member, First Presbyterian Church of Annapolisa



Allan Straughan, Secretary

• Executive Director of Koolhof Earth
• Board of Advisors for Straughan Environmental, Inc.
• Watershed Stewards Academy student 2016-2017
• Former Director of Strategic Market Development for Northrup Grumman, Senior Director of Strategic Planning for Artic Slope Regional Corporation, and Director of Business Development for Harris Corporation
• Member, Jenkins Memorial Church, Pasaden


Bill_Halpern_Photo.jpgBill Halpern

• Retired after a 34-year career with Mobil Oil, held senior positions in strategic planning, finance, performance management
• Previously served on these boards: Bluff Hospital in Yokohama, Japan, Board President for Jewish Marriage Encounter for New York's Hudson Valley, Governors of Daytop Village, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOC Enterprises, a Virginia-based non-profit that trains and employs mentally handicapped individuals, President of the Board of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda
• Member, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Bethesda


McKay.jpgMcKay Jenkins, Ph.D.

• Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, Journalism and Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware, where he has won the Excellence in Teaching Award
• Author for 30 years, including ContamiNation (Avery, 2016), Poison Spring (Bloomsbury, 2014), Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet (Avery, January 2017), Bloody Falls of the Coppermine (Random House, 2005), and several others dating back to the 1990s.
• Former staff writer for the Atlanta Constitution
• Has contributed to Outside, Orion, The New Republic, and other publications
• Affiliated, Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore


headshot-mccann.jpgJeanne McCann

• Vice-President of Digital Strategies for The Hatcher Group
• Expert communications professional with a background in environmental, social justice and mental health issues, digital and traditional media to enact social change, and online public awareness campaigns.
• Oversees digital strategic planning and development for a wide variety of nonprofits and foundations
• Served as Executive Producer of for 12 years before joining The Hatcher Group in 2010
• Former Chair of the Environment Committee at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC
• Former St. Columba’s Publicity Chair for Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
• Member, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Washington D.C.



Rebecca L. Ruggles

• Co-founder and Director of the Maryland Environmental Health Network
• Co-authored the MdEHN publication Maryland Children’s Environmental Health Progress Report in 2013
• Formerly held leadership positions with the Baltimore Medical System, Maryland’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center
• Regularly consults to the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers as the coordinator of the Green Funders affinity group
• Affiliated, The Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Church, Baltimore



Rev. Nathaniel B. Thomas, LICSW, M.Th, D.Min

• Pastor, Forestville New Redeemer Baptist Church, Prince George’s County
• Board member, Collective Empowerment Group
• Board member, Baptist Minister’s Conference
• Served in 2012 as a delegate for the Conference of Mayors in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa addressing education and economic development
• His church was one of the first churches in Prince George’s County to have enrolled in the stormwater Alternative Compliance Program to implement stormwater reduction practices on their church grounds

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ON AIR: IPC in the Media

Living Questions: Faith-Inspired Environmentalism. Listen HERE as IPC's Executive Director Jodi Rose, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin and Emmalee June Aman discuss the role faith plays in motivating environmental activists and what religious scriptures and faith leaders say about humankind's responsibility in caring for Creation. The discussion was originally aired June 7, 2017 on WYPR 88.1FM.

On March 29, 2017, Jodi appeared on The Green & Sexy Radio ShowListen to the conversation HERE.