Category Our Board

Photo of Joi Travis, Cahaba River Society Board Member
February 21, 2023

Atty Joi Travis

Joi Travis is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alabama State University in Political Science, and completed a Master’s degree in Public Administration with

Photo of Ward Pate, Cahaba River Society board member
February 21, 2023

Ward Pate

Ward Pate is the Corporate Environmental Manager for McWane, Inc. Serving in this role for the past 17 years, he manages environmental compliance through the use and implementation of the

February 21, 2023

Bram Odrezin

Abraham D. Odrezin is Senior Landscape Architect / RLA, ASLA, CLARB and Founder of AO Studio, LLC. Growing up in Savannah, Georgia, ‘Bram’ found a strong connection between the well-planned

Photo of Haley Colson Lewis
February 21, 2023

Haley Colson Lewis

Haley Colson Lewis is a Clean Air Act attorney at Environmental Integrity Project and works on climate change issues. She previously focused on clean air and environmental justice campaigns with

February 02, 2022

Adam Vines

Adam Vines, UAB Associate Professor of English, is an accomplished poet, and one of his strongest areas of expertise is eco-poetry. He has floated many a river, is a naturalist,

February 02, 2022

Craig Neely

Craig is Vice President and Treasurer, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED and has been employed by the company since 2004. He is a Certified Public Account and previously worked in public

February 02, 2022

Reverend John Burruss

The Reverend John Burruss is the rector of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church. He is demonstratively dedicated to the stewardship of the environment, placing care of creation at the center of the Church’s values,

February 02, 2022

Direcus Cooper

Direcus Cooper is the Storm Water (MS4) Program Manager for the City of Birmingham. He is an engineer with a BS in Environmental Science from Auburn University and  a Master

February 02, 2022

Raquel Vasquez

Raquel is currently the Operations Director at ¡HICA!  (Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama), a community development and advocacy organization that champions economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latino and

January 28, 2022

Meg Ford

Meg Ford is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Wild Alabama, serving the Talladega National Forest and advocating for wilderness areas of Alabama. A Birmingham native, Meg has worked as a