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Charles Foster

Program Manager, OurEnergyPolicy.org

Charles is a Program Manager for OurEnergyPolicy.org (OEP) responsible for monitoring legislative and regulatory developments as well as judicial decisions at both the state and federal levels impacting the electric power sector. As part of his duties, Charles develops industry partnerships, facilitates online discussions with energy sector experts, and performs outreach to media. Charles started in the energy industry with a small landfill gas-to-energy developer in the mid-Atlantic region. While in law school, he worked for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy, Installations and Environment gaining insight into the development of clean energy projects on federal facilities. He was also a member of the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force (now the Office of Energy Initiatives). Charles received his law degree from Widener University and a B.A. in Economics from Susquehanna University. Charles is licensed to practice law in Virginia. He is an active member of the Virginia State Bar. For fun, Charles enjoys supporting Manchester United as well as visiting Colorado with his wife and their Shih Tzu, Tribbi.


Kevin Mehren

Program Manager, OurEnergyPolicy.org

Kevin is a Program Manager with OurEnergyPolicy.org (OEP) handling aspects of event management, content writing/editing, organizational communications and legislative tracking, in addition to other administrative duties. Prior to joining OEP, Kevin interned for the World Wildlife Fund and The American Association for the Advancement of Science. Kevin holds a BA in Psychology from Michigan State University and has recently received his Master of Arts in Environmental Resource Policy from The George Washington University. In his free time Kevin enjoys backpacking, playing his guitar, and watching hockey.


Helen Thompson

Program Associate, OurEnergyPolicy.org

Helen Thompson is a Program Associate with OurEnergyPolicy.org (OEP). She graduated Cum Laude with a BA in History from Southwestern University in Texas where she was the J. Charles Merrill Peace and Justice Scholar. Helen interned at the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, and worked as a Program Associate for the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship prior to joining OEP. In her free time, Helen enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and watching baseball and basketball.

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