Staff & Steering Committee

Staff | Steering Committee | Advisory Panel


Susannah Tuttle, Director

Tuttle SmilesSusannah Tuttle joined the staff of NCIPL in August 2011. She received a Masters of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. In 2004 Susannah was hired as UNC Chapel Hill’s first Sustainability Research Associate and went on to co-initiate Trace Collaborative, LLC a consulting firm specializing in the implementation of sustainability within the design and construction industry.  Susannah is a founding member of HistoricGreen, a national nonprofit transforming and revitalizing communities through education and charitable activities that integrate sustainable design and heritage conservation practices. She recently served on the Board of Directors of the Triangle Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Contact Susannah: | 919-612-5526

Kathy Shea, Senior Advisor

KMS compressedKathy has been with NCIPL since 2010, first as Director, then Co-Director and now as Senior Advisor.  She is a practicing physician with a Masters in Public Health in Environmental Sciences and Engineering.  In her public health work, she has written extensively on the special vulnerabilities of children to environmental exposures and was the first author on the American Academy of Pediatrics technical report and policy statement on children’s health and climate change.  She has also worked with World Health Organization, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Environmental Defense, Toxic Free NC and other professional and non-profit organizations on education and policy related to environmental health.  Kathy is a life long member of the UCC and attends United Church of Chapel Hill where she is a member of the United Earth Ministry group and leads yoga.

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Nancy Hardy, Operations Coordinator

nancynodeer Nancy Hardy calls herself an integral inter-religious creation-process Franciscan UU and a theological/cosmological activist.   She considers Thomas Berry a touchstone for identifying good cosmology and is currently studying Lakota cosmology and ceremony.   A former interfaith workshop leader for the Mastery Foundation and former Franciscan monastic, she is also a permaculture instructor and a facilitator trainer for the Pachamama Alliance.  She has taken Transition Initiatives Training, and is engaged is working towards resilience in several communities, including Lockridge , the intentional community she joined a year ago in Durham, NC.   She is a member of the United Religions Initiative Global Environmental Cooperation Circle, and a member of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Earth Justice Team.

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Albert Hardy, Systems Analyst

Albert pictureAlbert Hardy began working for NCIPL in October 2013, almost immediately after retiring from Duke University Health System as a Senior Analyst IT.  His love of nature and concern for planet earth led him to provide his services to NCIPL instead of simply staying retired.  He brings his knowledge of computer software and fascination with technology to bear on NCIPL’s communications infrastructure, including its web pages and database.  He has been involved in care for creation since 1975. He worked as a contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency, served on the Episcopal Diocesan Environmental Stewardship Committee, has been on the board of the Center for Ecozoic Societies and is currently a member of the Earth Justice team at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

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Veronica Shingleton, Communications and Advocacy Development Project Consultant

Shingleton_HeadShotVeronica Shingleton has over 14 years of public policy and advocacy experience on the state and federal level. She is well known for helping groups develop high level leaders and advocates. She is highly skilled at building and maintaining relationships, partnerships and strategic alliances.  Veronica has a proven track record of leading organizations and campaigns with shared policy goals through meeting facilitation and creation of joint campaign plans. Prior to starting Harmonizing Strategies Veronica served as Policy Advisor on Energy & Environment in the office in the NC Governor’s office. Previously she worked for the NC Conservation Network as a Climate & Energy Campaign Coordinator to build support for federal policies addressing the impacts of climate change. She is the former president of NC Women United, a non-partisan group advancing progressive policies to ensure equality for women.

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Steering Committee

Henry Fansler
Lewisville, NC
Unity Moravian Church

Dan Figgins, Vice Chair
Raleigh, NC
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church

Steve Halsted, Treasurer
Raleigh, NC
Community United Church of Christ

Penny J. Hooper, Secretary
Smyrna, NC
Unitarian Coastal Fellowship

Stephen Jurovics
Raleigh, NC
Yavneh: A Jewish Renewal Community

Larry Petrovick
Raleigh, NC
Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi Church

Bob Rodriguez
Raleigh, NC
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church

Carl W. Sigel, Chair
Raleigh, NC
Episcopal Church of the Nativity


Advisory Panel

Robert Meadows
Beaufort, NC
First Presbyterian Church, Morehead City

Robert McGahey
Burnsville, NC
Celo Friends Meeting, Clerk


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