John H. Dane joined our H-IPL team as our new part-time Executive Director in September 2017. A Michigan native who was raised in the United Methodist Church, he has held professional positions in associations and non-profits since 1987. John and his wife Lisa recently returned to Indiana after a decade in California where John most recently served as Executive Director for the California Resource Recovery Association, a leading educational and advocacy voice on recycling and climate change issues. Prior to this John, lead the Indianapolis-based United States Rowing Association, which trained and managed the United States National Rowing Team for international and Olympic competitions. John holds a Masters degree from Virginia Tech. John and Lisa have two grown sons and two grandchildren!
Amy joined the H-IPL team in December 2017 as part-time program manager. She has long been involved in environmental issues, testifying against strip mining based on a research project she did as an undergraduate. In Indianapolis, she has chaired the statewide UMC Creation Care Committee. As a workshop facilitator, she leads programs on social justice and environmental sustainability for both the United Methodist Church and Awakening the Dreamer. She has served on the Board of the Heartlands Group of the Sierra Club. Currently, she is part of the creation care team at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (UMC) and attends the H-IPL affiliate Indy Green Congregations. Amy has a Masters in Counseling from Christian Theological Seminary, Magnum cum Laude, where she has also been Alumni Board President. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Butler University. She is a licensed therapist and trauma specialist, who debriefs employees in the workplace after traumatic incidents.
Public Policy Director
Dori Chandler joined our team in November 2018. She is an environmental consultant and planner who brings a wealth of non-profit and government experience in the areas of advocacy, resource recovery, and community engagement. Her passion for environmental and social justice has led her to be an urban planning fellow in Midtown Manhattan, initiate a Food Scraps Recycling programs in Ithaca, NY, and work as the Indiana organizer with Union of Concerned Scientists. She is the Indiana statewide coordinator for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, working on a non-partisan comprehensive policy solution to Climate Change. Dori has a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College and a Bachelors in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an educator and leader in the Jewish community, she works to instill the values of Tikkun Olam–repair of the world–and Baal Tashchit–not to needlesslessly destroy–as core values. She resides in Indianapolis and attends the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation.
Angie joined H-IPL as a part-time administrative support staff member in January 2017. Angie comes to us with over 20 years of administrative experience. She has been a part-time administrative assistant at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital since 2006, where she supports the Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery department. Angie has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University. She grew up and still lives in Brownsburg, IN with her husband Ed and their two teenage children. They are active members of Church at Main in Brownsburg.