Staff

Allen Rainey, Founder
Allen is a pioneer in solar-powered missions, having designed and installed over 190 solar projects in some of the most remote places on earth.  Before Going Green became today's mantra, Allen developed a self-taught mastery of solar technology from a variety of courses and fieldwork.  He has an M.A. in Practical Theology from Regent University.

Allen was named a 2017 Finalist for the Jefferson Award, the Noble Prize of public service.  This video was showcased during the presentation ceremony:

Kevin Sasson, Executive Director
Inspired by a SonLight Power mission trip to Central America, Kevin left a successful Silicon Valley career to move to Honduras and launch a comprehensive outreach effort for SonLight Power in Latin America.  He was named executive director in 2011.  A former Rhodes Scholar nominee, Kevin is a graduate of Ohio University where he also served as a governor-appointed student trustee.  Kevin is a featured speaker on Leadercast.

Gary Antonius, CPA, Director of Financial Stewardship
In addition to his finance duties, Gary has led several SonLight Power mission teams from his church in Oxford, Ohio.

Clay Luna, Director of Programs

Clay is a NABCEP-certified solar PV installer and instructor.  He has led several large solar PV installations for SonLight Power and serves as an instructor in SonLight Power Solar School.  His leadership on a 2017 grid-tied mission project in Appalachia was featured on a WKYT (Lexington, KY) newscast.
 
François Vibert, Solar Engineer & Program Coordinator
François Vibert (pronounced Fran-SWAH Vee-BAIR) is a Fulbright Scholar from Haiti studying at the University of Dayton master's program in renewable and clean energy.  In the U.S. and Haiti, François serves with SonLight Power in a variety of roles.  His personal journey is a powerful story that has been featured by the University of Dayton and SonLight Power:
 
 
Angie Roehm, Executive Assistant
Angie is a gifted administrator who supports multiple areas of the SonLight Power mission, including mission team mobilization, logistical / supply chain management, and event planning.  A graduate of Indiana State University, Angie is a leader of women's ministry activities at her church and in the Greater Cincinnati area.
 
Jacob Lucia, Engineering Consultant
Since joining SonLight Power in 2014, Jacob has provided engineering and installation support for several SonLight Power projects while serving as an instructor in SonLight Power Solar School.

Terri MacGregor, Engineering Consultant
Terri is a NABCEP-certified solar PV installer.  She has served several years as a solar missionary - designing, installing and training others on solar power systems on behalf of SonLight Power.

John Foster, Engineering Consultant
John is a licensed professional engineer, NABCEP-certified installer and an IREC certified instructor.  He has worked full-time with solar energy systems since 2005 and provided engineering support for SonLight Power since 2010.  His expertise ranges from design, installation and activation of systems ranging up to 5 Megawatt solar farms.

John Stowell, Communications Advisor & Journalist
A freelance journalist, John provides valuable storytelling and communications support for SonLight Power.  He is a retired executive with Duke Energy International and has worked in Washington, DC in advisory roles with U.S. elected officials.

Sara Reyes, Honduras Programs Coordinator
Sara and her team at Vida Abundante (Abundant Life) church in Tegucigalpa provide essential in-country support for SonLight Power programs in Honduras.

Board of Trustees

Board Officers:

Jim Cochran, President
Jim is the Director of OneLife Ministries at Vineyard Cincinnati Church.  Jim and his wife, Dana, have led mission trips to Haiti and their son, Mike, has served on several SonLight Power mission teams.  At the 0:53 mark in the following video, Jim explains how the complementary missions of SonLight Power and OneLife intersect in Haiti:

Ryan Clark, Treasurer
Ryan is Finance Director in the National Shared Service Center of Gannett | USA Today Network in Indianapolis.  He has served on SonLight Power mission teams in Haiti and Honduras, along with his wife, Kate.

Bart Sauer, Secretary
Bart is a Market Segment Manager at Siemens Industry with primary responsibilities to the oil and gas market.  A graduate from Case Western Reserve University, Bart and his family have served on multiple SonLight Power mission trips.

Board Leaders:

Ellen Bowman, Ph.D.
Ellen is a retired Director of Global External Relations for Procter & Gamble’s OTC health care, pharmaceuticals, oral care, feminine care and pet care businesses.  This role placed her as the lead in several of P&G’s social marketing programs, working with non-profits, government agencies and in-country organizations throughout Africa.

Tim Donovan
Founder & Partner of Donovan Energy, Tim has dedicated his entire career to energy management and optimization.  His expertise spans financial modeling, investment strategy, budget development, planning and corporate structure.

Mark Fisher
Mark is the Vice President of Facilities, Planning and Sustainability at the Cincinnati Zoo. He joined the Zoo in 2006 after an 11-year career at Turner Construction and has become the driving force behind the Zoo’s commitment to sustainability.  Mark oversees the Zoo’s aggressive green building program and has initiated programs that have led to dramatic reductions in natural resource consumption and dramatic increases in recycling.

Tina McKinley
Tina loves Jesus.  She is a gifted leader of missions and women's ministry in the Greater Cincinnati area and has co-authored a spiritual development kit for SonLight Power mission team leaders.  Tina and her husband, Doug, enjoy life's adventures together, having lived and worked in various locations around the world.

Renee Pitts
Renee is the retired regional Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness and Learning at Mercy Health Partners. In her position, she designed and implemented leadership training for more than 13,000 employees and led a multi-cultural board in addressing the many issues and concerns of the healthcare population both internal and external to Mercy.

Advisory Board

Gary Booth, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research and Development, Europe (retired) at Procter & Gamble

Stephen K. Melink, PE
President at Melink Corporation

D. Gates Smith
President & CEO at H&S Associates
Executive Vice President (retired) at Ohio National Financial Services

Rob Stease
Owner of Honeymoon Paper Products, Inc.