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Casey DeMoss Roberts
Ms. DeMoss Roberts brings fifteen years of experience in non-profit management. From her work in the United States Peace Corps to the Gulf Restoration Network, she has spent her career working to solve human health, economic, and other problems related to poor environmental management. Ms.DeMoss Roberts brings with her an impressive list of contacts from her work as a progressive energy policy leader both locally and nationally. She is a highly sought after speaker following the successful talk at the TEDxOilSpill conference. She earned her Master’s in Public Health, focus in Biostatistics from Tulane University. A Louisiana native, Ms. Roberts is dedicated to the principles of fair, affordable, environmentally responsible, community-based energy for all Louisiana residents.
Director of Operations
Ms. Netto brings 10 years of non-profit experience in fundraising and program administration. From her work as Development Director for Gulf Restoration Network, Program Administrator for Second Harvest Food Bank, and most recently as an independent fundraising consultant, Jessica is committed to the development of sustainable organizations by ensuring the integrity of programming and establishing and implementing long term fundraising goals.
Jessica is a native of the area and a life-long resident of New Orleans. She earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of New Orleans.
Julia Michaels recently joined the Alliance as Education Director after graduating from Wesleyan University with her BA in Biology and Environmental Studies. She grew up in Oakland, California, where she was introduced to environmental justice issues at an early age. In Oakland, Julia taught environmental education at the Chabot Space and Science Center, helped build backyard gardens with City Slicker Farms, and advocated for equitable green jobs at Green For All. She loves spending time outdoors, and spent several months living in Alaska studying salmon fisheries with the Fish and Wildlife Service. Julia is interested in energy policy, wetland mitigation policy, and environmental education.
Annie Williams hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. Her mother is originally from New Orleans, giving her long established roots in the city. After volunteering post-Katrina, she decided to move back to the city to live full time.
Annie is a Masters Candidate in Public Administration at the University of New Orleans, expected to graduate in December of 2013. She is a member of the Public Administration Student and Alumni Association as well as the American Society for Public Administration. She first came to the Alliance for Affordable Energy as the Office Outreach Intern, but now works as the Volunteer/Intern Coordinator.
Utility Policy Director
Forest Bradley-Wright is currently the Utility Policy Director for the Alliance for Affordable Energy, which is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. In this position, he is responsible for their efforts to expand investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy through Integrated Resource Planning efforts at the city and state level, while working to pass a renewable portfolio standard, protect net metering rules, and intervene on behalf of consumers in municipal and statewide rate-making cases.
Forest created New Orleans' monthly Solar Roundtable and Rater Roundtable industry meetings and sits on the boards the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industry Association and the Louisiana Green Corps workforce training program. He was a leading force in the creation of Energy Smart, an $11 million city-wide energy efficiency program in New Orleans and spearheads the ongoing effort for approval of similar programs statewide through the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Forest is a graduate of Tulane University, where he studied sustainable development and tourism.
Lynncal T. Bering
Lynncal T. Bering brings 11 plus years of experience in government affairs ranging from non-profits and policy to public health and organizational development. She is a native of Laplace, La and has a deep passion for human rights and community service. As program manager, Ms. Bering will track, monitor, and enhance communications and awareness of the Alliance’s programs. From serving as State Director with Organizing for America along with a host of other political roles, both across the state and nationwide, she comes to the Alliance with the political prowess and experience needed to move Louisiana forward in fighting for affordable energy for Louisiana Citizens.
Lynncal T. Bering is a graduate of Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical College (BR) where are acquired her bachelors of Psychology and Rehabilitative Services. She later on pursued and attained her Masters in Healthcare Administration. She has served and serves on various local and state boards such as the Louisiana Council for Women in Government and Business where she continues to be a pioneer in justice and fair action for all.