As a non-profit, Every Tray Counts has a volunteer board that meets twice yearly to help steer our work.

Members:

Stephanie A. Anderson,  Born in Massachusetts, Stephanie first came to NC to attend college but found that she loved the area and has been here ever since. A graduate of NCSU, Stephanie has worked in the pharmaceutical industry most of her career. Working for 15 years at RTI International, Stephanie moved from a technical position in the toxicology lab to leading her own pharmacology lab. Moving to Inspire Pharmaceuticals in 2004, Stephanie was the Sr. Director of Drug Evaluation and later the head of Nonclinical Development and CRO Management. Following the acquisition of Inspire by Merck, Stephanie became the Sr. Director of Preclinical Research and Development at Tenax Therapeutics (fka Oxygen Biotherapeutics) until recently accepting a position at Novan Therapeutics as Director of Nonclinical Studies. With over 25 years of industry experience, Stephanie has developed strong leadership capabilities and management skills. She hopes to be able to bring some of this experience to the board of ETC. Her interest in ETC and sustainability in our schools stems from having raised 2 children in the Chapel Hill – Carrboro city school system, her interest in recycling and earth ecology, and her friendship with one of ETC’s co-founders whose passion has been contagious. She believes we should all strive to leave a better world behind and that working with children and our schools is the ultimate way to reach that goal.

Teresa Baker, Teresa currently serves as Recycle & Sustainability Coordinator Granville County Public Schools – Granville County. She created her job as “Recycle Lady” in 2009 by implementing a program to collect and haul recyclables through the county and school systems contracted hauler, Waste Industries. The program has grown over the years with a wide array of accepted recyclables within the schools and community as well.  Serving on the board of Every Tray Counts adds to her motto that “the possibilities are endless” when it comes to ways to recycle and divert school trash.

 Robert Hartman

Noah Marsh, Treasurer –  Noah and his wife Sarah started a company, Food FWD, to divert food waste from ending up in a landfill. Instead they take it to be composted so it can then grow more food. Whenever Noah isn’t found driving a garbage truck collecting food waste to be composted he spends time with his family reading aloud together and taking long walks with the puppies.  Noah volunteers as a platelet donor with the American Red Cross, participates in Don’t Waste Durham, serves on the Board of Every Tray Counts, and acts as the NC Composting Council Host for its networking night Sustainable Spirits when held in Durham.

Melanie Middleton

Susan Nolan Budziszewski, Secretary – Susan lives in Durham with her husband and three sons.  Susan is an educator, gardener, composter and chicken whisperer who has always had a passion for ecology.  As a parent volunteer, she has been pro-active in the composting pilot at E.K. Powe Elementary School in Durham.  In the past, activism has felt like an uphill battle for her.  In college, she posted a sign listing ways to save water in the restroom and her dorm-mates splashed water on it.  She now reports, “It’s easier to teach elementary school children ways to be kinder to the earth.  They understand the need more readily. Now that we compost our food waste and recycle what we can recycle at school, the students ask how to do this during field trips as well.  It’s a habit rather than a revolution.”

L. Bingham  Roenigk, Co-Founder & Vice-President – Born and raised in Durham, NC, Bing is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and has served in the public sector for most of her career. Currently serving as capital business officer at UNC Chapel Hill, she has also worked in local government with an emphasis in budgeting and financial accounting.  As co-founder of Every Tray Counts, her passion for public service extends to advocating for compostable product purchasing and waste diversion in schools across the State of North Carolina, starting with trays in the school lunchroom.

Sue Scope, Co-Founder & President – Sue Scope has volunteered in the public schools since her kids started kindergarten. She has been involved in the PTA, the School Improvement Team, and as a classroom volunteer. Sue became interested in applying the idea of “reduce, reuse, and recycle” in the public school system, and, combined with an interest in using compostable products when possible, began researching how this principle could be applied in schools. Now that compostable products are getting cheaper and more compost facilities are available, she feels that this is the right time to integrate new systems into the public schools. Along with co-founder Bing Roenigk, she is dedicated to bringing composting and food waste diversion to the school lunch rooms in North Carolina.

Jennifer Craft, Social Media Intern – Jennifer started interning for Every Tray Counts in the summer of 2016. She is an Environmental Studies and Political Science double major at UNC Chapel Hill and is particularly interested in how environmental policy shapes our lives. Jennifer enjoys running, being outdoors, and volunteering at Northside Elementary School. She is excited to work with Every Tray Counts and looks forward to helping this organization make a positive impact on local schools and their sustainability efforts.