Liz Coyle joined the team at Georgia Watch in February 2012. In her role, she advocates for policies that open doors to the financial mainstream, increase financial security, improve access to affordable healthcare and lower consumers’ energy burden. As Executive Director, Liz manages the organization’s operations and staff and oversees all Georgia Watch programs in the areas of Healthcare Access, Consumer Energy, Civil Justice and Financial Protection.
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Berneta L. Haynes
Senior Director of Policy and Access
Berneta L. Haynes is the Senior Director of Policy and Access at Georgia Watch. An attorney and champion of energy equity and healthcare access in particular, Berneta brings a unique mix of legal advocacy work, writing expertise and innovative use of digital journalism to impact pressing consumer issues. Her work centers specifically on ensuring access to healthcare for all Georgians and increasing access to clean energy to improve the health and financial well-being of low-income families and communities.
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Berneta received a J.D. from University of Iowa College of Law, a B.A. in English, Psychology, and Writing from Drury University, and a Master’s in English from University of Iowa. Her interest in energy equity, public health, and healthcare access stems from her liberal arts background and research around intersections of race, class, and gender in American culture.
Policy Research Associate
Jenny Guadalupe is the Policy Research Associate at Georgia Watch. She brings a mix of experience in the private and public sectors, most recently spending five years as a legislative assistant in the Georgia Senate. Her passion for equity and justice stems from her formative years growing up in an immigrant family. In her role as Policy Research Associate, she leverages this experience to close opportunity gaps, reduce health disparities, and protect consumers’ income in Georgia.
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Jenny received a B.A in Political Science from Georgia State University, and holds a certificate from the Institute of Comparative Political and Economic Systems from George Mason University and The Fund for American Studies.