Tabitha Schwartz

Executive Director

From an early age I had a deep interest in the natural world and my own impact on it. I spent my youth learning about how to be a good steward to the environment at Northampton County Junior Conservation School. During this program, I learned I could make small but deliberate changes to reduce our impact. At Emory, I earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Environmental Studies and Psychology. During this time, I was given the opportunity to travel abroad to Namibia, where I saw the benefits and support their pillars of the community gave to each other and how that dramatically protected their environment. I left inspired to bring that level of collaboration back to the states. I spent the past 10 years working with AmeriCorps and environmental nonprofits like Trees Atlanta where I built and grew programs and supporting databases. In 2020, I graduated from UGA with a Master of Public Administration with a certificate in Nonprofit Management. I aspire to continue to build a strong foundation for environmental stewardship and connect communities together to reduce our negative environmental impact.


  • Food Systems

    • Natasha Dyer
    • Juliet Eden
    • Kashi Sehgal

    Sustainable Buildings, Products, & Practices

    • Dawn Brown
    • Rachel De Las Casas
    • Casey Kelly

    Travel & Transportation

    • Jim Moulton
    • Matt Stigall

    Air & Water Quality Management

    • Jean Millkey
    • Alessandra Ribeiro

    Canopy & Land Management

    • Kimble Joyner
    • Bridget Robertson