Our Team

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Jeremy Hays

Executive Director

Jeremy was a founding staff member at Green For All. As Field Director, he helped propel Green For All from a start-up nonprofit into a national force for change. Later, as Chief Strategist for State and Local Initiatives, Jeremy led the organization’s focus on the development, implementation, and replication of green economic and workforce development models. Jeremy has broad experience bringing together diverse stakeholders to address poverty, environmental issues, and economic development. He holds master’s degrees in City Planning and in International Development from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Julian McQueen

Director of Education and Outreach

Julian has been at Green For All since its inception and has played a pivotal role in designing and implementing our work to build a strong movement for a more just and sustainable economy. Over the last six years, he's been responsible for launching the Green The Block campaign, our national Fellowship network, and our  College Ambassador program.

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Kim Noble

Director of National Partnerships

Kim builds and manages relationships with the Administration, Congress, and with national environmental and progressive organizations and coalitions. She also helps shape the organization's national policy agenda. Prior to this role, she served as an executive aide and program associate for the organization. Kim attended Fort Valley State University and received her B.A. in Mass Communications. She has spent the majority of her career assisting children and families as a parent educator and later as a program manager and training director for resource centers in the Maryland Child Care Resource Network. She is passionate about making sure children are in a safe environment and families have access to available local, state and federal resources. Kim also enjoys photography and reading and is an avid walker.


Samantha Akwei


Samantha is a passionate leader who shares a love for people, poetry, and the planet. Her work with Green For All began when she was recruited to the organization’s first class of College Ambassadors. Samantha brings to Green For All a strong activist spirit and gift of sound as a national spoken word poet. She has served as a Life Together Fellow at the Boston Workers Alliance, where she cultivated skills in organizing, advocacy, economic development, and systematic change. Through the fellowship, she also attended spiritual and leadership workshops, and in her second year she became a training associate. As a result, Samantha strongly believes that organizing is just as much internal as it is external. She works to keep Green For All’s base engaged at a heart level. Samantha is a native of Harlem, New York, and graduated from Spelman College.


Genesa Greening


Genesa comes to Green For All from Canada, where she has nearly twenty years of senior executive experience in the nonprofit sector. Most recently she was the Director of Community Strategies and Resource Development for Union Gospel Mission, an urban relief organization in Vancouver, B.C.’s ill-famed Downtown Eastside. She served as an advisor to the City of Vancouver’s municipal government on neighborhood issues such as food security, local economic development, aboriginal urban peoples, women’s issues, sexual exploitation, addictions and mental health. Over her career, Genesa has led and advised more than twenty charitable causes in fundraising a total of more than $150 million.


Ambrose Carroll

Green For All Fellow, Green The Church Founder

Rev. Dr. Ambrose F. Carroll is one of the nation’s premiere Practical Theologians. Through the Green the Church campaign, he combines theology with ecology, and challenges churches around the country to embrace their mantle of creation care. In 2009 Ambrose founded the Renewal Worship Center Christian Church of Denver, CO—one of the first environmentally-friendly churches in the country. The church has been recognized by Fast Company and CNN for its innovative approach. A 1987 graduate of Oakland High School, Ambrose holds a Doctor of Divinity degree and a Masters of Business Administration. He is now the Senior Pastor of the Church by The Side of The Road in Berkeley.


Kristina Johnson Avery

Communication Strategist

Prior to joining Green For All, Kristina spent five years at the Sierra Club, where she handled communications on issues like the Keystone XL pipeline, coal pollution, and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She’s also worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and a Forest Service wilderness ranger. Kristina has won a number of journalism awards, including the Colorado Press Association’s prize for Best Sports Story, and Oregon Quarterly’s Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.