Core Values

These are the Core Values developed by the Board of Directors in September 2010. These values are the guiding principles of the work of GIPL.

  • Respect: Valuing Creation and diversity.
  • Faith: Our work is based on four faith principles: stewardship, justice, community of all life, and awe.
  • Hope: Inspiring positive attitudes and actions.
  • Honesty: Consistently seeking and speaking the truth.
  • Results: Orienting our actions toward outcomes, which are achieved through vision, focused activities and a commitment to excellence.
  • Thankfulness: Gratitude for our blessings and opportunities to serve.
  • And Fun!

Nancy Daves


Nancy is retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  She attends St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta.

Manav Thaker

Vice Chair

Manav is the co-founder of Subziwalla, a grocery delivery service for specialty, Indian groceries, making it easier to find, cook, and enjoy Indian food.  His faith background is Hinduism, though …

Gary Garrett


Gary is a retired energy policy analyst and active community volunteer.  He is a member of Creation Care teams at both Decatur First United Methodist Church and Kirkwood United Church …

Tina Wilkinson


Tina is a Corporate Banking Associate with Atlantic Capital Bank, and an Earthkeeper for the United Methodist Church. She worships at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.

Shan Arora

Shan is the Director of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at Georgia Tech.  He is Hindu and resides in Decatur with his family.

Dabney Dixon

Dabney is a biochemistry professor at Georgia State University, where she also directs the STEM program. She is an active member of North Decatur Presbyterian Church.

Tanya Frazee

Tanya is a fundraising professional, currently working at Girls on the Run.  She is an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Decatur.

Rev. Brendolyn Jenkins Boseman

Rev. Brendolyn Jenkins Boseman is the Pastor and Lead Servant of Hudson Memorial CME.  She is also Founder and Executive Director of The Imani Group, Inc., a community based non-profit …

Neha Pathak

Neha is a physician, currently working for WebMD.  She is Hindu and resides in Atlanta with her family.

Beth Remmes

Beth is a public school registrar and sustainability lifestyle consultant. She leads GIPL’s Four Directions Fund program. Beth attends Unity Atlanta and lives in Lilburn, Georgia.

Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal

Rabbi Laurence serves as the Senior Rabbi and The Sanford & Barbara Orkin Family Senior Rabbinic Chair of Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta. Additionally, he is the president of the …

Isam Vaid

Isam Vaid is the Muslim Religious Life Scholar at Emory University in the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.