Cassandra Carmichael is Executive Director of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. Formerly she was the Washington Office and eco-justice program director for the National Council of Churches where she helps serve the environmental ministries of the NCC's 37 member denominations, which represent 120,000 churches nationwide. Previously, she was director of faith-based outreach at the Center for a New American Dream, where she worked to encourage communities of faith to take action to conserve resources and protect the natural environment. Cassandra has worked as an environmental consultant with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and A Rocha USA, and was a teacher educator, university instructor, and environmental education specialist at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County and the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Cassandra also is a former member of the City of Annapolis (Maryland) Environmental Commission. Cassandra also recently served on the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership Advisory Council Task Force on Climate and Environment and the Advisory Council for the Green Bible.