Board of Directors
Mark Alan Burnett – Chair
Mark is a nationally-acclaimed portrait artist and a long-time environmentalist who is very interested in progressive politics Mark is on the Cultural Arts Committee at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral, where he was also a Stephen Minister, and in charge of the bookstore.
Eugene TeSelle – Secretary/Treasurer
Gene TeSelle is a veteran community activist, having served in this capacity for over 40 years. He is active with the Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors, Nashville Neighborhood Alliance, Tennessee Network for Community Economic Development, Affordable Housing Resources, Nashville Peace and Justice Center and the Nashville Housing Fund. He was a Professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Presbyterian minister (now retired).
A 30-year veteran of the music industry Cliff Audretch has been a personal manager and an A&R executive at Sony Records where he helped the careers of the Dixie Chicks, Travis Tritt and Patty Loveless. Cliff was a top executive in several small publishing houses and worked for larger companies such as Screen Gems/EMI and Carlin Music. He is a trained psychologist and a university administrator and he worked at the Pentagon and the Battelle Memorial Institute think tank.
Darrell Bouldin, aged 24, is the youngest member of the TAP board. He is the leader of the Murfreesboro Community Organizers, worked extensively on the campaign of Barack Obama, was an active member of TAP’s Common Vision Network and is a graduate of the prestigious Rockwood Leadership Institute,
Scott Davis is the publisher of Nashville Pride and Pride Publications, which publishes newspapers in African-American communities around Tennessee. His company is one of the greenest newspaper publishers in Tennessee. Scott is rising star in his Metro Council district and in the Democratic Party of Nashville and Davidson County.
Rob DeGraw is the Director of Renewable Energy at Miller-Motte Technical College. He has 30+ years of experience in electrical/mechanical power systems. He has designed commercial and residential power systems that included wind turbines and solar. Significant Power System designs have included the World Trade Center, IBM, MicroSoft, Intel, NASA, NASDAQ, NYSE, Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Bellsouth, Disney and many others.
Dietrich Johnson is the political Coordinator for United Steelworkers Union 1055. He is the Tennessee Rapid Response Coordinator for the Steelworkers. He is on the executive board of Nashville Middle Tennessee Central Labor Council and a 2008 graduate of the AFL/CIO Leadership Institute. He is a former vocational rehabilitation instructor and a disabled veteran of the United States Airforce.
Theresa Kenney holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University, she is chair of the Board of Earthmatters, Tennessee and the mother of five children. She is an eco-preneur, having recently started a business called Allied Eco-Enterprise Organization and she also has a real estate license. She is active in Transition Nashville and other environmental organizations and serves on the Women In Green Jobs Committee.
Rosemary Mincey, Ph.D.,is a visual artist, grassroots activist and organizer, cultural studies professor and extensive world traveler, having traveled or conducted research in 46 countries. A Rockefeller Scholar and recipient of the University of Tennessee's McClure Fellowship for the Study of World Affairs, she has been a Foreign Expert-in-Residence and Visiting Professor of Foreign Languages at Hebei Normal University in China. She is a consultant/researcher for the International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN, Washington, D.C.), and is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Creative America Project.
Susan Shann is a musician/singer/songwriter who produced and hosted the cable TV show, Earth Revolution. She has put out several critically-acclaimed CDs and is a leader of Transition Nashville, a group that is looking at strategies for surviving the effects of peak oil and other environmental disasters. She is very active in the environmental and the musical communities of Nashville and is a member of the Center for Spiritual Living of Nashville.