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Energy Policy Manager

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Chris Ann Lunghino

Chris joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in April of 2016. Her role is to advocate for solar policies to advance the deployment of solar in Florida, the Carolinas, and the TVA region and to participate in regulatory proceedings. Chris previously worked with the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign in Tennessee, Community Sustainability USA, Inc. in Tennessee and Southern California, and the Oakville [ MORE » ]

Kyle James

Kyle joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in March 2016 as the Development and Outreach Coordinator. He is responsible for managing the donor databases, hosting webinars and coordinating membership efforts. He will also assist in stewardship and developmental strategy. Kyle grew up in Chapel Hill, NC and is a lifelong Tar Heel fan. Kyle left Chapel Hill to study at Appalachian State University [ MORE » ]

Kara Karona

A Florida native, Kara works on promoting clean energy, focusing on citizen education of solar energy in the state. She has worked with SACE independently on a number of energy issues since Sept. 2014, where she provided assistance in planning and organizing the Climate Science and Solutions Summit and Pitchfork Protest. Most recently, she has led volunteer outreach for solar education across Florida. Before [ MORE » ]

Jennifer Weiss

Jen joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in August 2015 as the Energy Efficiency Policy Manager for North Carolina. In this role, she is a liaison with advocacy organizations, utility regulators, electric utilities and other key energy efficiency stakeholders, focused on providing outreach and technical assistance on issues of importance to SACE and the North Carolina energy community. Jen previously worked at the [ MORE » ]

Michelle Powell

Michelle joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy as Executive Assistant in 2015 and is excited to be a part of the team that makes such a difference in our world. Most of her professional career has been in the non profit sector, most recently serving as the Executive Director of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. Her varied background includes working in development, public [ MORE » ]

Alissa Jean Schafer

  Alissa Jean Schafer, M.S., manages solar communications and policy efforts for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Her role includes coalition and volunteer outreach, as well as public education and communications development. Alissa is based in Florida and has a special focus on the shaping of solar policy in the South East region. Prior to SACE, Alissa had several years of communications experience [ MORE » ]

Sarah Gilliam

Sarah Gilliam joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2015 as the Communications Coordinator. She will coordinate the digital media efforts and virtual presence, and assist with traditional press and public relations. Sarah grew up fishing and mud stomping in south Georgia. She went on to attend the University of Georgia to study public relations and journalism. After graduation, Sarah moved to Wilmington, [ MORE » ]

Brooke Durham

Brooke Durham joined SACE as Communications Intern in June 2015 and became Communications Associate in May 2016. She primarily focuses on graphic design and media, developing visual assets and videos that further SACE’s mission. Brooke graduated summa cum laude from Montreat College in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. She developed a wide variety of skills both in and outside [ MORE » ]

Katy Townsend

Katy joined the Development Team at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in June 2015. She is responsible for writing grant proposals, reports and quarterly updates in collaboration with Program Staff and the Development Team. She also conducts research on prospective funders and assists with membership cultivation and stewardship. Katy originally hails from Tulsa, Okla. and previously worked as an attorney and freelance writer [ MORE » ]

Adam Reaves

Adam serves as Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s High Risk Energy Program Coordinator, based out of the Asheville, NC office, working with regional stakeholders and allied organizations on coal ash strategies to protect Southeast communities and hold utilities accountable for their pollution. Adam maintains the Southeast Coal Ash website as well as SACE’s web presence for coal and coal ash issues and furthers coal [ MORE » ]