Staff member bio
Betty Goebel, Executive Director, 4 years with CoIPL, 2007 to present, Executive Director, 2010 to present.
Betty Goebel made a decision in 2006 to become a climate change educator. She joined CoIPL in late 2007. She has delivered over 40 presentations on climate change and how people can respond to it, with heavy focus on energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy. She is a certified presenter for The Climate Reality Project. In 2010, Betty obtained over $40,000 in grant aid to develop and coordinate the Energy $avers program of energy and money saving workshops for seniors. CoIPL will complete the 100-workshop program this year. She has successfully brought in over $45,000 in other grant funding.
In 2008, Betty implemented a program to distribute 1,500 energy efficiency kits to low income and elderly households through congregational youth groups and other channels. She coordinated CoIPL’s 2009 “Climate Change and Faith” conference, attendance 152.
As executive director, Betty completed the Executive Director Academy (2009) training from JVA Consulting and the 2011 Leadership Development program of the Community Resource Center, the latter with a scholarship from the Anschutz Family Foundation.
Prior to choosing nonprofit work, Betty spent 18 years in the research and development division of a major high-tech telecommunications company. During her 13 years as a manager there, she performed project management for small and large hardware and software projects, and project managed a new product development effort with a $10 million budget, close to 100 staff, and several thousand work tasks. She has managed groups ranging from three to 25 members. Betty has degrees in sociology and computer science.
Betty resides in Thornton, where she donates office space in her home for CoIPL’s office. She is presently the only paid staff person at CoIPL. She works closely with a half-time volunteer and an intern when available.