President & CEO
Leesa Carter-Jones (she/her) joined CPF in 2012 and has led the organization’s successful launch of the Project Learning Garden, Planeteer Alliance, Green Heart STEM Challenge for Environmental Justice, Project Hero, EcoSTEM Resource Kits; and helped lead CPF in co-founding the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp & Network.
Leesa has a BA in Communications from Wake Forest University where she graduated with honors and served as Captain of the Women’s Basketball Team. She has over 30 years of executive-level experience in industries such as: environment, organic products, green building, and non-profit arts management. Prior to joining CPF, Leesa served as Executive Director for the U.S. Green Building Council – Georgia Chapter as a leading advocate and educator for sustainable communities, green jobs and green building. She graduated with the 2012 Class of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership.
Leesa is a recognized and respected speaker in the fields of sustainability, environmental stewardship, and youth education programs; and serves on the Board of the Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Foundation. She has been a Judge for FIRST Robotics Global Innovation Award, the Environmental City Pitch for the Mayor’s Fund of London, Georgia Green Ribbon Schools, and with the USGBC Center for Green Schools.