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POB 590564
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Phone: 617-244-0755



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Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light's Executive Committee (Board of Directors)

  • James D. Nail, President
  • Vincent Maraventano, Executive Director
  • The Rev. Mr. Jeffrey Barz-Snell
  • Frances Ludwig
  • Jeffrey Steinfeld
  • Bill Schroeder
  • Jim O'Reilly

James D. Nail, Medfield, MA, President
In addition to his overall guidance of MAIP&L, Jim's work focuses on the implementation and financing of renewable energy technologies, and on improving the organization's marketing. During his 30-year career in marketing and advertising he has specialized in helping people understand and derive maximum benefit from new, complex technologies. Jim served as the Senior Warden at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Dover, Massachusetts. Jim's commitment to the environment is a lived one. He bought a Toyota Prius in 2002, installed solar photovoltaic panels on his house in 2005 and a solar hot water heating system in 2007. He holds a BA from Williams College.

The Rev. Mr. Jeffrey Barz-Snell, Salem, MA, Treasurer
Jeff is a minister at the First Church in Salem (Unitarian Universalist), and is president of the Salem Alliance for the Environment. After years of work as an environmental activist and minister Jeff earned a Masters in Public Policy, with a concentration in climate change and sustainability at Tufts University in 2009. He also holds an MDiv from B.U. School of Theology.

Frances Ludwig, Lexington, MA
Fran was a young high school science teacher when she led a "teach in" on the first Earth Day in 1970.  She has taught science and environmental education to children, teenagers and adults for many years.  Fran co-founded the Faith and Environment group at Sacred Heart and St. Brigid Parishes in Lexington. She is also a member of the Lexington Interfaith Environmental Action Team a group of Catholic, Jewish and Protestant faith communities in Lexington that have reduced their carbon dioxide by 162 tons per year, the equivalent of taking 33 cars off the road or planting 160 acres of forest.

Jeffrey Steinfeld, Boston, MA
Professor emeritus of Chemistry at MIT, Jeff has been affiliated with MIT's Laboratory for Energy and the Environment (LFEE), the MIT Council on the Environment, and the Alliance for Global Sustainability. He has served as Education Program Director at LFEE and Education Coordinator at the AGS. Jeff received the 1999 American Chemical Society Director's Award for Advancing Public Policy in Environment, for work to encourage the use of sound science in global climate change policy.

Bill Schroeder, Windham, NH
Bill is an electrical engineer who worked at Bell Laboratories for 30 years, directing research and development. He gives talks to faith communities and community groups on the science of climate change and the importance of taking action to reduce its effects. Bill is a member of South Church in Andover, United Church of Christ, and serves on the Green Team there. He is currently the chair of the Water Quality Standards Advisory Committee of the NH Department of Environmental Services. Bill earned his BS, MS and PhD at the University of Michigan.

Jim O'Reilly, Groton, MA
Jim is the Director of Public Policy for Lexington-based Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), a non-profit organization that works to advance energy efficiency policies and programs throughout the Northeast U.S. His work specifically focuses on building energy codes and green building standards; appliance efficiency standards; and state energy efficiency programs. Jim is a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Westford, where he has served two terms on the Vestry. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, with a BA in Political Science. Jim resides in Groton.



Vincent Maraventano, West Roxbury, MA, Executive Director
Since becoming Executive Director Vince has worked to strengthen MAIP&L by expanding its Executive Committee and Advisory Board, by cultivating partnerships with other faith and environmental organizations and by diversifying its sources of income. Vince joined MIP&L as a community organizer helping the Town of Andover to obtain a solar panel through the Clean Energy Choice Program of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. He has more than twenty-five years experience as an attorney including thirteen as Senior Counsel at the MA Department of Environmental Protection where he worked on air quality and energy efficiency issues. He holds a JD from Boston College Law School and an MDiv from Andover Newton Theological School.


Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light's Advisory Board:

Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light's Executive Committee has created a Board of Advisors, to provide a variety of technical and advisory services. The persons currently serving on the Board of Advisors and their affiliations are:

  • Rabbi Katy Allen, Jewish Climate Action Network
  • Rev. Dr. James Antal, President & Conference Minister, Mass. Conference, United Church of Christ
  • The Rt. Rev. Roy F. Cederholm, Bishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
  • Rachel Cleetus, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Ross Gelbspan, author
  • Rev. Michael Harvey, Executive Minister, MA Conference of Baptist Ministers
  • Amory B. Lovins, Chairman & Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Robert Massie, Harvard University
  • David Murphy, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Tighe and Bond
  • Thomas E. Nutt-Powell, co-founder of MIP&L, founder and President, Capital Needs Unlimited
  • Geeta Pradhan, Director, New Economy Initiative, The Boston Foundation
  • Hon. Byron Rushing, Representative, Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Sergio Siani, P.E., Principal, Norian/Siani Engineering
  • Hon. Frank I. Smizik, Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Alan Teperow, Executive Director, Synagogue Council of Massachusetts
  • Richard Trethewey, This Old House/RST, Inc.

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Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a faith based response to climate change by promoting energy efficiency, environmental justice, green job training, and policies that will lead to a sustainable future.