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Who We Are

Solarize Indiana is a non-profit, apolitical, volunteer-based organization driven by a steering committee with experience working on Solarize initiatives across Indiana since 2015. Previous initiatives were focused in Columbus, Bloomington, and Northern Indiana.

Steering Committee

  • Barry Kastener
  • Carolyn Vann
  • John Vann
  • Leah Thill
  • Leslie Webb
  • Madeline Hirschland
  • Mike Mullett
  • Ray Wilson
  • Darrell Boggess

Madeline Hirschland from was Solarize Indiana’s first Chair and founder and served from 2017 to 2019.

Barry Kastner from Columbus is the Solarize Indiana Treasurer.

Darrell Boggess from Bloomington and SIREN are the Request for Proposal (RFP) Managers.

In 2019, Solarize Indiana was able to secure a grant from the Energy Foundation to hire one part-time Coordinator. Quintin Thompson was hired in 2019 as the first paid support. The Coordinator’s role is to found new Solarize Teams, support existing teams, and increase the capacity of the organization overall.