In Gratitude: Leon Eplan, Former Board Member of Southface (1928-2021)

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Leon Eplan, longtime Southface Institute board member from 2001 to 2019 and fourth generation Jewish Atlantan, passed away on April 15, 2021 at the age of 92. After graduating from Emory University, a short stint in the army and marrying his wife Madalyne Buchman in 1959, Eplan had a long career as a city planner …

Southface Institute Welcomes Three Florida Sustainability Leaders & Launches Southface Sarasota
Elizabeth Moore and Expert Charles Reith join the Southface Institute Board of Directors; Amber Whittle begins new Managing Director role.

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ATLANTA, GA—APRIL 22, 2021— Southface Institute is pleased to announce today the addition of three Sarasota sustainability leaders to its team as it expands work in Florida and officially launches Southface Sarasota, the Atlanta-based national nonprofit’s first satellite location. To lead the new office, Southface selected Amber Whittle, Ph.D., as Managing Director of Southface Sarasota, …
Elizabeth Moore and Expert Charles Reith join the Southface Institute Board of Directors; Amber Whittle begins new Managing Director role.
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Stephanie Stuckey Joins the Staff of Southface

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Longtime sustainability champion adds her vision, urban resilience experience For Immediate Release ATLANTA, GA – November 27, 2018 – Southface, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability policies and practices across homes, workplaces and communities throughout the Southeast, announced today that it has added Stephanie Stuckey as its new Director of Sustainability Services. This position is …

Q&A With Southface’s New Communications Manager: Jaimie Cohen

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Southface was pleased to welcome Jaimie Cohen as our Marketing and Communications Manager. As the leader of the Marketing and Communications team, Jaimie will develop a cross-disciplinary strategic communications and marketing plan and strengthen the Southface family of brands. This is Jaimie’s second stint at Southface – she was an intern in 2006, and she …

Architects Foundation names New Executive Director

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The Architects Foundation Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Marci Reed, CFRE, MPA, to serve as the Executive Director of the organization. Starting on October 2nd, Reed will be responsible for all programs and activities related to the Architects Foundation, the philanthropic partner of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Reed joins the …

Alumna Feature: Rachel Shelar

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Rachel Shelar joined Southface in 2014 and worked her way from Intern to Coordinator. Last year, she ventured to Ohio with her husband and now works as a project assistant in Columbus. Southface caught up with Rachel and is excited to share her advancement in the Alumni Feature Series.

Meet a Southfacer: Amber McFarland

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Amber McFarland works at Southface as a Communications and Events Project Manager. In her spare time she likes to hang out with her dogs and her husband. Read to find out more about Amber and her love for Southface!

Get to know Amelia Godfrey, Senior Project Manager

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I have seen some of the worst housing in this country, and I have seen some of the best housing in this country. That has opened my eyes to the fact that people’s access to basic housing, education, food, etc., are wildly unequal. My job plays a factor in social equality.

Meet a Southfacer: Ingrid Irby

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Ingrid Irby works at Southface as a Residential Sustainability Services Administrator. In her spare she likes to march around Atlanta with her daughter. Read to find out more about Ingrid and her love for Southface!