Board of Directors

Officers

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Lisa Shulock, Chair

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Director of Commercial Programs, Philadelphia Energy Authority

LEED AP O+M

Lisa is Director of Commercial Programs for the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA). She joined PEA full-time in 2023 after serving as program consultant to PEA for four years. She also consulted with Indigenized Energy Initiative, working with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana to develop a comprehensive solar program on the reservation. She led sustainable energy education and workforce development initiatives at Penn State at the Navy Yard from 2014-2018. Prior to that she was a consultant at two design and consulting firms, Re:Vision and Kitchen & Associates. Lisa serves on the Governance, Finance and Executive Committees of GBU. Lisa has her MBA from Yale University and B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont. Lisa is passionate about sustainability and the power of community to transform the world.

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Lindsey Walaski, Vice Chair

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Portfolio Energy and Sustainability Manager, JLL

Lindsey is committed to promoting sustainable urban development and creating holistic and impactful solutions in the energy sector. She has developed strategic energy master plans and comprehensive energy assessments for municipal, commercial, and institutional buildings. From the technical elements of engineering related to energy and sustainability, to student and staff programming, she can provide services from energy audits and modeling to curricular presentations in the classroom. Since 2015, she has worked as a mechanical engineer for Practical Energy Solutions. She also serves on the Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy Board of the Philadelphia Chapter. Lindsey has her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Union College, and her M.S. in Sustainable Engineering from Villanova University.

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Kristin Sullivan, Secretary

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Global Energy & Sustainability Director at CBRE for IBM

After serving in Peace Corps Honduras, Kristin began her career with an internationally focused energy management consulting firm. Kristin saw an opportunity to combine an interest in environmental advocacy with a chance to build upon her international experience through an awareness campaign, biking 14,000 miles from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Upon her return, Kristin moved into large scale wind and solar development with Community Energy & Iberdrola Renewables and then took an opportunity to work for Mayor Nutter. As Energy Manager for the City of Philadelphia, Kristin was critical to meeting the Mayor's sustainability goals and the management of the City's utilities. Kristin moved back to the private sector as TD Bank's Energy and Sustainability Manager for 5 years before leaving to hike the Continental Divide Trail.

Adam Cutler, Treasurer

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Counsel, Fox Rothschild

Directors

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Ronald J. Becker

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Senior Vice President – Operations and Sustainability, Brandywine Realty Trust

Ronald J. Becker, CRX, CSM, Fitwel Ambassador, Senior Vice President of Operations & Sustainability joined Brandywine Realty Trust in August of 2019. In his role Ron oversees all aspects of operations and property management for the firm providing tactical leadership and strategy to the building operators and management teams. In addition, Ron has taken over leadership of Brandywine’s continued commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance platform including best practice implementation in each of the segmented sectors. Mr. Becker was most recently the Vice President of National Operations & Sustainability for Federal Realty Investment Trust based in Rockville, MD where he oversaw all aspects of operations for the national portfolio including Federal’s ESG program and multiple solar photovoltaic system investments. Prior to that he was the assistant vice president of property management for Cedar Realty Trust as well as working for a number of niche and boutique companies such as Pennsylvania based WP Realty, Inc. Mr. Becker is a 27-year industry veteran whose career has ranged from the management and leasing of retail, office and flex-space throughout the US to the acquisition of commercial assets in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest for a Boise, ID based 1031 syndicator. Mr. Becker is a Certified Real Estate Executive (CRX), a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) and became a Fitwel Ambassador in March of 2020. He has published articles for Management-Marketing-Leasing Today and has taught at ICSC University at the Wharton School of Business as well as at the John T. Riordan School of Professional Development in Arizona. Mr. Becker graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Angie Bivens

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Outreach Manager, Franklin Energy Services, LLC

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Kristin Brubaker

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Customer Acquisition and Education Manager, Green Badger

LEED AP BD+C

Kristin Brubaker (LEED, AP BD+C) is passionate about facilitating sustainability in the construction industry. She is guiding Green Badger’s efforts to provide in-depth, actionable knowledge on LEED certifications and the rapidly changing requirements of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) as they apply to construction and the built environment. Kristin plays a vital role in developing educational resources such as ebooks, presentations, and guides that help construction teams navigate sustainability requirements. In addition, she supports clients in leveraging Green Badger's LEED and ESG automation software to achieve their sustainability goals. Kristin doesn't slow down outside of her work at Green Badger and has been volunteering with the Green Building United since 2019, supporting the Delaware Community Steering Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and former membership committee. She also is a member of the Professional Women in Construction/Philadelphia Chapter, and is an executive committee member of the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Mpanda Castelo

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PECO

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Amy Cornelius

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Founder and Sustainability Consultant, GreenBeams LLC

Amy Cornelius is a partner at GreenBeams, LLC a full-service sustainability consulting and Project Management company, focused on helping residential, small business, and institutional clients, adopt sustainable lifestyles, landscapes, and business practices while saving money and improving quality of life. Amy received her BA from Trinity College and her MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Design from the Boston Architectural College. Prior to founding GreenBeams, Amy was responsible for general management at Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, Inc. Her earlier professional career was focused on commercial construction and real estate management where she worked as a General Manager for LA SALLE PARTNERS (now JLL) and was involved in various projects including: the restoration of Union Station in Washington, D.C., management of The News Building in NYC and in the construction and development of Merck’s World Headquarters in White House Station, NJ. Prior to JLL, she was a Forecasting and Market Manager for CSX Transportation. Amy managed the construction of the first home in Chester County, PA to achieve a LEED certification and has consulted on a number of other custom home projects that have LEED certification and net zero energy goals. Amy is committed to giving back to the community. She has served on the Green Building United Board and is actively involved in the Advocacy Committee and in the LBC and PH Communities there. She is an active member of the Sustainable Business Network. She was a stakeholder in developing the PA Solar Future plan and is an active participant on the City of Philadelphia’s Solid Waste Recycling Advisory Committee (SWRAC) and Net Zero Waste Subcommittee.  Amy enjoys riding her bicycle all over Philadelphia to commute, shop and just ride around, she is an avid gardener and mini-farmer, and she is fanatic about reducing utility costs in her own home. Disclosure: Amy has an active  consulting contract with Green Building United supporting non-profits and other entities through the William Penn Foundation.

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Raj Deshpande

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Senior Director - ESG Sustainability & Stewardship, Saint-Gobain North America

Raj has deep expertise in sustainability for the built environment. He has been involved in a variety of decarbonization strategies for building products. Raj currently leads a team that is responsible for all aspects of sustainability strategy including: reporting on carbon emissions, renewable power procurement, novel decarbonization pathways, life cycle analysis program and facilitating their strategic mission through business units. He has been an invited speaker at national conferences & events focused on ESG. Raj holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and a MBA in Finance Strategy. Prior to his current role as Senior Director of Sustainability & Stewardship at Saint Gobain, Raj worked in the building products industry including global roles of increasing responsibility in Technical Research, Product Development, Process Improvement, Business Development, Marketing & CSR/ESG Sustainability functions. Raj describes himself as an engineer by training and sustainability professional by passion.

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Manny Feris

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OEM Sales at Lutron Electronics

For over 40 years, Manny has committed his career to making the world brighter though the lights we switch on and off every day. Starting in New York City, Manny’s experience has taken him from classrooms to showrooms and offices throughout the East Coast, conducting seminars on all aspects of lighting and controls for interior designers, architects, electrical engineers, lighting designers, contractors, utilities and end-users. Today, he works with Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. as the OEM Team’s Senior Member and joins the GBU board with a wealth of knowledge on how to increase the efficiency of our built environment through advances and changes in lighting, daylighting, and control technologies.

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Patrick Isaac

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Program & Sustainability Manager, Community Ventures

LEED Green Associate

Patrick is passionate about sustainability and housing affordability for low-income individuals. He wrote his Master of Sustainable Design Thesis on the topic of providing affordable sustainable housing for homeownership by renovating existing blighted rowhouses in Philadelphia. In 2008, Patrick graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from CCNY and has worked as an architectural designer on the renovation of private homes in NYC while employed in different architecture firms. From 2012, he spent three years in Malawi, South East Africa, working and volunteering, both in the field of design and research, striving to understand the best sustainable and affordable methods which can be applied to help alleviate poverty through housing. In 2017, he joined Community Ventures. He assists with project planning & design, construction management and finding new ways to develop sustainable single-family housing without subsidies. He is also the organization’s lead manager for the awarded Rebuild renovation projects.

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Ariella Maron

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Executive Director, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

LEED AP

Ariella has always been interested in the intersection of policy, design, and technology, and the impact they collectively have on the natural and built environment and on people’s lives. Working in both the public and private sectors, she has had the opportunity to lead the development and implementation of far reaching solutions to a broad set of urban challenges across the disciples of urban planning, local government policy, infrastructure, and economic development. In 2017, Ariella started Lion Advisors for Community and Environment to apply my experience to help communities scale up their climate action efforts and see more substantial progress.

Dominic McGraw

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Deputy Director, Energy Services & Operations, City of Philadelphia

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Stasia Monteiro

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NAC Program Director, HACE CDC

M.S.Ed

Based in unceded Lenapehoking territory (Philadelphia), Stasia works alongside people within communities to identify shared priorities and act collectively to build a more equitable world. Their work cultivates through-lines from ideation to implementation as a facilitator of resident-led programming in a community development context with responsibilities including: grant writing, implementation, and reporting; curriculum development and instruction; communications; and building relationships that leverage resources to enhance local quality of life. They value practicing dialogue and deep listening among people of many identities, embracing creative thinking, and celebrating each other’s strengths. Their early career serving students and families through Philadelphia’s public education sector and volunteering in liberatory LGBTQ+ and human rights spaces continue to inform their commitment to intersectional justice. Stasia serves as the NAC Program Director at HACE CDC, where they lead Community Engagement Department efforts; a Steering Committee member of the HERE 4 Climate Justice coalition; and a Board member of Philly Community Wireless, Historic Fair Hill, and the Philadelphia Assembly. Stasia holds a BA in English Literature (SUNY Geneseo) and an M.S.Ed in Secondary English Instruction (University of Pennsylvania).

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Uma Moriarity

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Global ESG Lead & Investment Strategy Analyst, CenterSquare

Uma Pattarkine is the Global ESG Lead & Investment Strategy Senior Analyst leading the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy to incorporate ESG into investment decision-making and management of global listed and direct real estate investments across Center Square's $15b assets under management. Our research demonstrates embedding ESG considerations into our investment process provides opportunities to create value, reduce risk, and generate superior investment returns. Not only does Uma lead the sustainability efforts across the firm, she does so across the industry - in this effort she's the Sustainability Co-Chair for NAREIM and serves on the Sustainability Advisory Board for the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University.

Emma Raymont

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Director of Engineering, MaGrann

PE, CEM

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Kayla Reddington

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Regional Sustainability Manager – PA & NJ, Turner Construction Company

LEED Green Associate

In her over 11 years of experience at Turner Construction Company, Kayla has held many different roles and responsibilities including estimator, engineer, superintendent, business development, and the current role as Regional Sustainability Manager for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Through this experience, Kayla has developed a diverse knowledge base of the construction and real estate market which is valuable to the development and implementation of Turner’s sustainability and ESG commitments. Through Turner’s sustainability program, Kayla focuses on supporting our clients, projects, and staff in various subject areas including embodied carbon, waste and circularity, jobsite emissions, energy, building certifications, resiliency, and wellness. Kayla is an active member of several internal and external organizations including Turner’s NJWEST (NJ Women Enhancing Success at Turner), Green Building United DEI Committee, Circular Philadelphia's Built Environment Committee, and USGBC New Jersey’s Market Leadership Advisory Board.

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Sangeetha Sambandam

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Project Architect, WRT

CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Sangeetha is a Project Architect and Certified Passive House Consultant at WRT, LLC. Her work includes high performance buildings including buildings designed to meet Passive House standards. She is currently working on a multi-phase, multi-family, mixed use project where the first four phases have been awarded tax credits and will achieve Passive House certification. The project will provide 260 new low-income rental units. Also, as a LEED AP, WELL AP and a Living Future Accredited professional, she is passionate about sustainable built environments. She has been a presenter at the New Gravity Housing conference and a guest on the Passive House Accelerator’s Happy Hour and Podcast. This year she has been a presenter with a diverse group of women architects at Green Building United’s Sustainability Symposium, Building Energy NYC 2021 conference and will be presenting at PHIUS Con 2021. Sangeetha volunteers with Green Building United’s Philadelphia Collaborative of the Living Building Community in a group advocating for sustainable education in high schools. She is also an active volunteer for the Haverford School District and her local community..

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