Board of Directors

Officers

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Susan Lowry, Chair

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Vice President, Director, Sales Enablement, Philadelphia Market, Jones Lang LaSalle

LEED AP

Susan is Vice President, Director, Sales Enablement for JLL in the Philadelphia Market. With nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate industry focusing on marketing, communications, research, and economic development, Susan excels at understanding clients’ needs and developing results-driven strategic and creative solutions. In her role, Susan provides strategic advisory and integrated solutions that translate the company’s business strategies into tangible revenue-enhancing opportunities and initiatives. Susan leads a team that delivers effective collateral materials, processes, tools, and technologies customized to support the needs of clients throughout their real estate journey. Prior to joining JLL, Susan was the Director of Marketing and Client Relations for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), the City of Philadelphia's economic development agency. Susan is a Leadership Philadelphia Alumni and a 2017 recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award.

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Bahareh van Boekhold, Vice Chair

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Program Manager, Applied Energy Group

LEED AP

Bahareh is a skilled sustainability professional with diverse experience in energy efficiency, green buildings, sustainability, and climate resiliency and mitigation planning. She has worked in private, public, academia, and non-profit sectors to address some of the most pressing energy, sustainability, and environmental issues in the State of Delaware. As a program manager with Applied Energy Group, she manages portfolios of programs and support design, delivery, and implementation of energy efficiency programs. In her previous role as the Principal Planner with the Delaware Division of Energy and Climate, she led statewide building energy codes adoption, development of critical energy efficiency policies, and state’s initiatives to advance high-performance buildings, address climate mitigation and adaptation. She is an active member of the Delaware community of the Green Building United and chairs the Sustainability Planning Steering committee of City of Newark, Delaware, where She lives with her husband and their two children.

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Lisa Shulock, Vice Chair

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Consultant, Twice Green Consulting

LEED AP O+M

Lisa is an independent consultant working with organizations contributing to a clean energy future. 2021 clients include the Philadelphia Energy Authority and Covenant Solar Initiative. 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. She also serves on the Living Futures Community Council. 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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Phil Hinerman, Treasurer

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Partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP

LEED AP

Phil is a founding director of Green Building United (formerly Delaware Valley Green Building Council) and a LEED AP. He is the former chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental and Energy Section and received that Section’s award for lifetime achievement. He practices environmental and construction law at the law firm of Fox Rothschild, LLP in its center city office.

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Ariella Maron, Secretary

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Founder and Principal, Lion Advisors for Community and Environment

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.

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Charles Loomis, Immediate Past Chair

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Vice President, Charles Loomis Chariss McAfee Architects

LEED AP, Certified Passive House Designer and Tradesperson

Charles is a partner at Charles Loomis Chariss McAfee, Architects. Established in 1989 the firm is known for innovative and environmentally sensitive design, a focused attention to detail, and a willingness to allow many voices to enter the design process. His concern for the environment has led to the development of pilot projects addressing urban agriculture, resource recovery, zero waste, and energy efficiency. Charles is a Property Committee member of Christ Church Philadelphia, and was a founding member of the Greater Philadelphia Passive House Association.

Directors

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Stephen Finkelman

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Director, Engineering Services, Kitchen & Associates

Certified Energy Manager, LEED AP

Stephen earned a BSME degree from Temple University and a Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Engineering from Villanova University. He is a Professional Engineer in 21 States, a member of various professional societies, a founder of the Greater Philadelphia Passive House Association, and board member and secretary of the Northeast Chapter of the Building Commissioning Association. He serves on the American Arbitration Association's "Construction Arbitration Panel" and the "Mechanical Industrial Advisory Committee" at the College of Engineering at Temple University, and is an Adjunct Professor at Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment.

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Bill Fisher

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Retired, Liberty Property Trust

AIA, LEED AP

Bill has thirty-five years of development, design, construction, and project experience. He has created fifteen million square feet of buildings in the United States and overseas. During his 15 years at Liberty Property Trust, he managed the development of offices, medical facilities, industrial, and recreational facilities. Prior to joining Liberty, Mr. Fisher was Vice President of Real Estate for the University City Science Center, and managed projects for Lehrer McGovern Bovis in Washington, DC and London, England.

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Donald S. Haas

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General Manager, Brandywine Realty Trust

Don is the General Manager for One, Two & Three Logan Square and has been the instrumental with the management of Three Logan Square, a 1.2 million square foot office building in center city Philadelphia, since its inception in 1990. With over 30 years in the property management field, Don possesses extensive building operational background as well as tenant fit out construction. Don earned his BS in Business Management from Rutgers University. He is a graduate from Ryder Technical Institute and holds a Class A Engineer’s License in Philadelphia and a Black Seal in New Jersey. Industry specific designations include PA Real Estate License, RPA, FMA, SMA, and LEED Green Associate.

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Mary Hall

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Manager of Customer Experience, PECO

Mary Hall is Manager of Customer Experience at PECO. Prior to her current role, Mary managed the PECO Act 129 Small Business Energy Efficiency direct install program for seven years. Mary has over 20 years experience in commercial real estate development, sustainability and energy efficiency as well as sales and marketing. Prior to joining PECO, Mary worked as Director of Sales and Marketing for the area’s largest developer and worked as a Regional Manager for one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. Ms. Hall also previously served as the liaison for the DOE and PIDC Energy Hub at The Philadelphia Navy Yard.

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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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Michael Jouaneh

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Manager - Sustainability and Energy Standards, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Certified Energy Manager, Green Globes Professional, LEED AP

Michael is the manager of sustainability and energy standards for Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. He is a frequent presenter at industry events such as Lightfair International, and is active in the development of the top energy and green building codes/standards for the United States. Michael is active with many organizations, including the Lighting Controls Association, ASHRAE, the California Energy Commission, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and the USGBC. He is a Certified Energy Manager, Green Globes Professional, and LEED AP, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.

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James McNamara

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Senior Procurement Agent, Turner Construction Company

LEED AP, DBIA Professional

Jim is a Senior Procurement Agent with Turner Construction Company, the largest Green Building contractor in the World. Along with his current role, Jim was previously the Sustainability Manager for Turner’s Philadelphia Business Unit, overseeing the office’s Green initiatives while helping with projects and their Green pursuits. In his time at Turner, Jim has worked on both LEED and Green Globes certified projects, and in his current role is active with the trade & subcontractor market providing ample opportunity to review sustainable building and business practices. Jim is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering.

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Uma Pattarkine

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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.

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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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Yogesh Saoji

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Planning and Urban Design Leader, DLR Group

AIA, AICP, PP, LEED AP BD+C

As an architect, planner, and urban designer, Yogesh works closely with DLR Group’s integrated design teams to deliver complex master planning, campus planning, urban design, and redevelopment solutions for clients nationwide. Yogesh experience includes working with wide spectrum of clients including federal, state and local governments, higher educational institutions, developers, communities and stakeholders. He has worked on award winning civic, cultural, higher education, transportation, and large-scale mixed-use redevelopment projects involving collaborations across multiple disciplines and cultures. This background makes him adept in navigating complex challenges of planning, design, policy, and real estate development. Yogesh has instructed at University of Pennsylvania and University of Cincinnati. He is a ULI member and a LEED AP BD+C. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Philadelphia 2030 District initiative.

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Ryan Spies

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Vice President of Sustainability, Clayco

Ryan Spies currently serves as VP of Sustainability for Clayco where he oversees sustainability practices and training, as well as develop a holistic strategy to reduce Clayco’s overall footprint. Ryan previously served as Director of Sustainability, Energy & Stewardship for a global manufacturer where he was responsible for energy, water, waste and CO2 reductions in over 130 facilities. Ryan holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a BS in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University.

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Kristin Sullivan

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Senior Manager, Sustainability Solutions, ENGIE Impact

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.

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E. Mitchell Swann

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Managing Director, Resolution Management Consultants

PE, LEED AP, C. Eng.

Mitchell has over 30 years of domestic and international consulting and problem solving experience in the areas of risk management, project management, design, and forensic construction claims analysis. His career has included the analysis and design of complex systems across a wide range of industries and buildings types with a special focus on high-tech and critical facilities. He is a frequent speaker on project execution, risk management, and sustainability topics and is 10+ year member of ASHRAE’s Distinguished Lecturer program. He is active on several technical committees and a contributing author to the ASHRAE Green Guide for Sustainable Buildings.

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Lindsey Walaski

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Project Mechanical Engineer, Spotts, Stevens and McCoy

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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