John Tynan, Executive Director
Prior to joining CVSC, John oversaw the customer service, marketing, and government relations sections of Central Arkansas Water. He has also served as the Deputy Director of Upstate Forever and Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Greenville. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Furman University and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University. He is also a 2010 Enviropreneur Fellow from the Property and Environment Research Center.
Sarah Cohen, Engagement Coordinator
A South Carolina native, Sarah attended Winthrop University where she double majored in Political Science and Religion and Philosophy. Following her work on a political campaign, Sarah taught English in Italy for a year before returning to South Carolina to work at Conservation Voters.
Rebecca Haynes, Government Relations Director
Rebecca brings over ten years of experience working on water policy in South Carolina with communities, utilities, and agencies, most recently at the SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control and American Rivers. A University of Georgia graduate, Rebecca holds an Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a Certificate in Environmental Ethics, and a Master of Science in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development. She is also active in the community as Founding Chair and former Board Member of the NoMa Bark Park and Past President of the Earlewood Community Citizens Organization.
William Mitchell, Development Director
A Columbia native, William joined Conservation Voters following work on a political campaign. William graduated from Furman University with a degree in Political Science. While at Furman, William interned for the European Parliament and the Riley Institute.
Adam F. Naughton, Communications Coordinator
Adam brings over a decade of communications experience to CVSC. He prides himself on being a dynamic digital marketing and communications expert with a comprehensive career tackling tough challenges, finding creative solutions, and getting positive outcomes. Throughout his professional life, he has helped launch and manage a variety of successful political campaigns, public relations efforts and digital marketing projects. He is always looking for ways to make an impact and do good work. When he’s not fighting for clean air, land, water and energy, Adam can usually be found spending time with his wife and son, reading a novel, or cheering on his beloved Tottenham football club.
Carolee Williams, Lowcountry Field Director
Carolee loves working to make meaningful connections throughout the Lowcountry on all things related to clean air, water, land and energy. She brings a career’s experience managing long range planning and sustainability initiatives for the City of Charleston, including creating and shepherding a Green Business Challenge, Resilience Network, and Charleston’s first Sea Level Rise Strategy. When not at work she enjoys seeing Charleston from a kayak or viewing the mountains from a quaint log cabin.