About Us  


Kathy Andrews
Email: kandrews@bredl.org
Executive Director

Read Kathy's Bio

Rev. Charles Utley
Email: bredlutley@gmail.com
Associate Director, Environmental Justice Campaign Director
Augusta, GA
phone (706) 772-5558

Therese Vick
Email: therese.vick@gmail.com
NC Sustainable Economic Development Coordinator/ Community Organizer
Raleigh, NC
phone: (919) 345-3673

Ann Rogers
Email: amelvin3@verizon.net
Grant Writer/Community Organizer
Boones Mill, VA
phone: (540) 312-3104

Mark Barker
Email: mebarker@cox.net
Executive Assistant
Roanoke, VA
phone: (540) 342-5580

Jenn Galler
Email: jgaller1112@gmail.com
Community Organizer
Knoxville, TN
phone: (865) 660-4925

Renee Cail
Email: disoni7@yahoo.com
Community Organizer
Lithonia, GA
phone: (617) 320-3910

Jason Torian
Community Organizer
Roxboro, NC

Jan Haagensen
Development Director/Community Organizer


Sam Tesh
Sandy Kurtz

Tom Duckwall

Daisy O'Nan

Vice Presidents
Elizabeth OíNan
Kathie Mosley
John Wagner
Brenda Whitaker
Alfred Kwasikpui
Courtland Lewis

Previous Leadership

Louis A. Zeller

Lou served as BREDL's Executive Director for 9 years, from July 2012 to August 18, 2021. Lou, now retired, spent 35 years on the BREDL staff. Lou is still serving BREDL as Special Advisor. Check out our interviews with Lou, which were conducted prior to his retirement, as he discusses his time with BREDL including memorable campaigns.

Janet Marsh Zeller

Janet served as BREDLís Executive Director for 28 years, from its inception in March of 1984 until July of 2012. From July 2012 - January 2019, Janet acted as a consultant to the BREDL Board Executive Committee.

In Remembrance of Janet

James A. Johnson

James A. Johnson served as BREDLís Co-President for nearly three decades. James was presented with a 30 years of service award at our Board meeting in July 2018. We are honored that he is now serving as At-Large Vice President, emeritus

Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League
PO Box 88
Glendale Springs, NC 28629
Phone: (336) 982-2691
NEW email (effective Aug. 2021): bredl@bredl.org