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.
Greg Bedard serves as the Program Director for California Interfaith Power & Light. Until recently, Greg was the Director of Development at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California where he directed the Cathedral’s capital campaign. Greg previously practiced as an attorney with two different law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also served as Transportation Counsel to Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher and Chief of Staff to Mark DeSaulnier during his time as a county supervisor and in the state legislature. Greg was born in Oakland and is a lifelong resident of the East Bay.
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 former chair and member of the Los Angeles Archdiocese Office of Justice and Peace, and is a board member consultant with the South Coast Air Quality Management District. 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.