OhIPL Staff

Sara WardSara Ward
Director

Sara Ward, Executive Director of Ohio Interfaith Power & Light since August of 2011, is one of its original steering committee members and previously served as the Advocacy Chair of the Board.  From 1992 until 2007, Ms. Ward served as Director of Ohio’s State Energy Office in the Ohio Department of Development, responsible for oversight of the State’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.  From 1978 until 2007 Ms. Ward also oversaw the State’s Weatherization Assistance Program. More…


Craig FosterCraig Foster
Technical Consultant

Craig Foster has over 40 years of experience as an engineer and manager. His experience spans many areas of facility design, optimization and management. Craig is also a Deacon in the Episcopal Church  More…


Marti HunterMarti Hunter
Communications Consultant

Marti Hunter comes to OhIPL with a background in religious education and communications work in both the nonprofit and religious communities. Marti worked as Director of Religious Education for churches in Ohio and Wisconsin before joining the staff of the United Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio.  More…


debsteeleDeborah Steele
Volunteer Coordinator

Deborah Steele has been a passionate advocate and organizer on a variety of issues from healthcare to environmental concerns for the past decade. Growing up in the United Church of Christ in Minnesota she gained a deep appreciation for being connected to, and worshiping in nature. More…


AlyciaAlycia Ashburn
Outreach Consultant/Coordinator

Alycia Ashburn is the Outreach Consultant for Ohio Interfaith Power and Light. Before moving to Ohio in 2013 she served as the Creation Care Campaign Director for Sojourners in Washington, DC.  She is a board member for the Center for Spirituality in Nature, an advisory board member for Lutherans Restoring Creation, and a GreenFaith Fellow (2013) More


Samantha_photoSamantha Miller
Project Consultant

Samantha grew up in northeast Ohio—she is just now returning to her Ohio home after 10 years of making homes in other places. She came to OhIPL with a hope to continue working in the realms faith, environment and justice. She first articulated her desire for drawing connections between environmental and social justice issues while attending Calvin College, where she studied biology and international development. More…