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Leo Woodberry

Reverend Leo M. Woodberry oversees and operates the Strategic Planning Division of Woodberry & Associates having over 20 years of experience managing non-profit and for profit organizations. He became involved in environmental work in the 1990s.

He joined the newly formed African American Environmental Justice Action Network (AAEJAN) in 1996. AAEJAN was instrumental in uniting people of color across America, and in influencing the Ford Foundation and other philanthropic entities to support people of color communities disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards.

Reverend Woodberry has also worked with a host of other organizations focused on environmental justice, environmental protection, health, wildlife, climate change, and education. He has and continues to work in the areas of water and air quality, as well as renewable and sustainable energy issues.

In August 2001, Leo Woodberry attended the United Nations Conference on Racism and Xenophobia in Durban South Africa. There he presented a paper on the HIV AIDS epidemic entitled “The New Trade Triangle” and was a contributor to the resultant environmental statement added and adopted to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and subsequently signed by 161 countries.

Reverend Woodberry is also a certified consultant with the United Nations Civil Society Organization. Woodberry & Associates has offices located in Florence, SC, New York, NY, and Umuahia, Nigeria.

He attended Francis Marion University and The University of South Carolina. He retired from AT&T after 20 years of service and receiving three Vice Presidential Corporate awards. The SC State Senate also presented him with an award in recognition of his community service.

Reverend Woodberry is currently the pastor of Kingdom Living Temple in Florence, SC. He is married with two children and resides in Florence, SC.