As a Cooperative, People Power exists by and for its Members. The enormity of our task at hand – transitioning away from a fossil fuel economy, combatting wealth inequality, and building power for people of color, low-income communities, and frontline communities – requires that communities doing the groundwork of leading a justice-based transition also lead in making decisions about our collective assets and resources.

We work toward deepening our relationships with energy and each other by being activated in collaboration with the community. Together, we are developing a shared vision of the decentralized, democratized, distributed and diversified energy systems that will meet our needs today and for generations to come.

Worker Members

People Power's Worker Members carry out the day-to-day work of the cooperative and provide the technical, operational, and organizing support to all People Power Members organizing to achieve our cooperative mission.

Crystal Huang

Crystal is a grassroots community-builder and a 2020 Roddenberry Fellow with more than 10 years of experience deploying climate solutions technology — from resource recovery, to energy management, to solar. Before she joined the movement for enegry democracy, she served as COO for Powerhouse, a solar incubator, and an Associate Producer of “Time to Choose”, a documentary film by Academy Award winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson. Today, she leads the Energy Democracy Project, a national collaboration of close to 40 geographically and racially diverse organizations working to democratize the energy sector in the U.S. She has established a uniquely collaborative culture within the Energy Democracy Project since the publication of the book “Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions” in 2017 to advance the national movement to democratize energy. She serves as the Board Treasurer of the People’s Solar Energy Fund.


People Power is a change-making organization that is worker-led, grassroots-led, and decentralized. Our Board primarily oversees the Workers to ensure that Workers are fulfilling their purpose and are accountable to all Members. Like owls, Board members watch and listen carefully.

Brandi Mack

Governance Director, Board President

Selena Feliciano

Worker Director, Board Secretary

Marquita "Keta" Price

Anchor Director

Yasir Cross

Subscriber Director

Adrionna Fike

Permanent Cooperatives Director
Appointed by Sustainable Economies Law Center

Crystal Huang

Grassroots Clean Energy Director
Appointed by Local Clean Energy Alliance


  • Linda Barrera, California Energy Commission
  • Gopal Dayaneni, Movement Generation
  • Subin DeVar, Initiative for Energy Justice
  • Annelise Dillon, People's Solar Energy Fund
  • Mark Hall, Revalue.io
  • YaVette Holts, Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses
  • Vivian Yi Huang, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Andreas Karelas, RE-volv
  • Doug Lybeck, Nuance Energy Group
  • Mmakgantsi Mafojane, People's Solar Energy Fund
  • Janelle Orsi, Sustainable Economies Law Center
  • Ian Petrich, solar consultant
  • John Powers, Extensible Energy
  • Angela Scott, Community Organizer
  • Kareem Shihab, Solar Advocate, in memoriam
  • Maria Stamas, energy justice advocate
  • Jessica Tovar, Local Clean Energy Alliance
  • Franki Velez, People of Color Sustainable Housing Network

Anchor Members

People Power's Anchor Members root and steer the activities and projects of the Cooperative toward a just transition .

Note: the organizations listed are for identification only, and not an organizational endorsement.

Last updated: September 10, 2023.

  • Ranil Abeysekera, Community Printers
  • Ernesto Arevalo, Communities for a Better Environment
  • Feby Boediarto, East Bay Community Energy
  • Ophir Bruck, Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Rev. Ambrose Carroll, Green the Church
  • Nevada Yasir Cross, Soul Flower Farm
  • Gopal Dayaneni, Movement Generation
  • Selena Feliciano, Energy Democracy Project, Berkeley Student Cooperative Alumni Association
  • Adrionna Fike, Mandela Foods Coop
  • lora jo foo, No Coal in Oakland
  • Anthony Forrest, Planting Justice
  • Nikki Fortunato Bas, Oakland City Council District 2
  • Esther Goolsby, Communities for a Better Environment
  • Mark Hall, Revalue.io
  • Kansas Heaney, Ingleside Community Power
  • YaVette Holts, Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses
  • Vivian Yi Huang, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Gregory Jackson, Repaired Nation, Sustainable Economies Law Center
  • Sandhya Jha, Oakland Peace Center
  • Rev. Earl Koteen, Ecological Justice Minister
  • Aaron Lehmer-Chang, City of Oakland
  • Margie Lewis, Friends Of the Public Bank East Bay, Communities for a Better Environment
  • Andre' Little, activist
  • Brandi Mack, The Butterfly Movement, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
  • Michelle Mascarenhas, Movement Generation
  • Mark Miles, MMCI SOLAR
  • Colin Miller, EJ Solutions, Oakland Climate Action Coalition
  • Zolboo Namkhaidorj, Communities for a Better Environment
  • Megan O'Neil, Local Clean Energy Alliance
  • Susan Park, activist, educator, and healing practitioner
  • Marquita Price, East Oakland Collective
  • Prescott Reavis, The San Francisco Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, in memoriam
  • Doria Robinson, Urban Tilth
  • Noni Session, East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative
  • Parin Shah, Clean Energy Equity Fund
  • Kareem Shihab, solar advocate, in memoriam
  • Maria Stamas, energy justice advocate
  • Jessica Tovar, Local Clean Energy Alliance
  • Franki Velez, People of Color Sustainable Housing Network
  • Aaron Voit, California Rural Legal Assistance
  • Alvina Wong, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Miya Yoshitani, Asian Pacific Environmental Network