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The RE-AMP Steering Committee and Network staff work together to guide the Network in service of our mission, vision and values. Member organizations currently serving on our Steering Committee include:

  • Gregory Norris – ACES 4 Youth
  • Dr. Cecelia Martinez – Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy
  • Lu Nelsen, Center for Rural Affairs
  • John Farrell – Institute for Local Self Reliance
  • Rachael Belz – Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund
  • Susan Hendershot – National Interfaith Power & Light
  • Nicole Donaghy – North Dakota Native Vote
  • Jessica Tritsch – Sierra Club National
  • Jessica Collingsworth – Union of Concerned Scientist
  • Peter Skopec – Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group
Chief Network Officer

Melissa Gavin

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As the Chief Network Officer, Melissa leads the Network’s catalytic efforts to reduce global warming pollution and ensure Midwest States lead the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy. 

Community Management Director

Sarah Ann Shanahan

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As the Director of Community Management, Sarah is responsible for fostering a healthy ecosystem within the Network including managing the Network’s membership services and facilitating connections in the Network. Consider her your doorway to and through the Network. 

Strategic Director

Gail Francis

As the Strategic Director, Gail works closely with members to maintain our collaboratively created shared analysis. She also works closely with our Action Teams to help deepen our knowledge and spur action so we can equitably decarbonize the Midwest.  

Organizing Hub Director

Sean Carroll

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As the Director of the Organizing Hub, a shared network asset, Sean helps drive the power-building work across the RE-AMP Network by developing capacity-building resources and bringing members together to collaborate on strategy. 


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