Dedee DeLongpré Jonhston, Board President
Chief Sustainability Officer, Wake Forest University
Dedee has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California with a concentration in entrepreneurial studies and a master’s of business administration with an emphasis in sustainable management from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. She has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, primarily in the areas of education, sustainability, and the environment. Her past appointments include director of the University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability, where she was awarded the President’s Medallion, executive director of the non-profit organization Sustainable Alachua County, and US program director for Fauna and Flora International. Dedee served on the founding board of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and now serves on the association’s advisory board. She also previously served on the board of the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, as the chair of the grants committee.
Rajesh Kapileshwari, Board Vice-Chair
Principal and Mechanical Engineer, Ethos Engineering
Alec Robinette, Treasurer
Founder, Elemental Financial
Leah Lavin, Board Secretary
Geologist, Northwest Geoscience, P.C.
A native of Winston-Salem, Tim is a geologist, environmental consultant and teacher. He has worked with cities, including Winston-Salem, to develop environmental training programs based in environmental justice, written successful grants, served as a national mentor on environmental training, and taught Geology at Forsyth Tech. As a board member for PEA, Tim has been a presenter in the Energy Explorers program, helped develop PEA’s environmental debate tournament and new environmental programs for use in public schools, and volunteered at the Earth Day Fair.
Anna Marie Carr
Human Resources Coordinator, Wake Forest University
Corporate Development Officer, Hanesbrands
Paul-Ernest holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Virginia’s Darden School and a Masters Degree in Engineering at École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris, France. Paul-Ernest has been with Hanesbrands for 2 years, after working for years as Corporate Vice-President of Strategy & Marketing for B/E Aerospace, the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and the world’s leading distributor of aerospace fasteners and consumables. He has a wealth of experience in the corporate sector, focused on strategic planning, risk assessment, and management consulting. Paul-Ernest is fluent in English, and proficient in German and Spanish. Paul-Ernest has a passion for making a difference regarding our use of natural resources, and is excited to support PEA's mission to educate and empower students to protect and restore the environment.
Founding Owner, Camino Bakery
Cary Clifford is a Winston-Salem native and the founding owner of Camino Bakery. She is an avid gardener, is crazy about her husband, her son, and her dogs (the cat, not so much), and absolutely loves to travel. She is passionate about our need to act on climate change, and is hoping to use the public platform and community gathering space of Camino to push our city to become more environmentally friendly.
Lauren Quartz DiBianca Frye
Architect and Teacher, Forsyth Country Day & Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce
J. Denise Johnson
Associate Professor of Education, Winston-Salem State University
Community Relations Director, SECU Family House
Writer and English Teacher, Wake Forest University
Owner, Young Global Health
Angela is the owner of Young Global Health, a health insurance agency that provides job training and employment to people who have left situations of violence and harship. Local environmental sustainability has always been a passion for Angela, a long time volunteer with Piedmont Environmental Alliance. She is looking forward to volunteer, educating others, and promoting environmental action in the community as a board member.