Meet the 2019 Board of Directors

Barbra Batshalom, Chair

Barbra Batshalom, Chair

Sustainable Performance Institute, Founder

Barbra is the founder and president of the Sustainable Performance Institute a national organization that assists the building industry in institutionalizing sustainability. Additionally, she has founded The Green Roundtable as well as leading the way in forming our own USGBC Massachusetts chapter! Barbra is a trailblazer transforming businesses and the building industry into a more sustainable field.

John Dalzell, Vice-Chair

John Dalzell, Vice-Chair

Boston Redevelopment Authority, Senior Architect

John has been deeply involved with USGBC and LEED for many years now, as illustrated by his awarded position as LEED Fellow, Accredited Professional in BD+C and Neighborhood Development, and as a founding member of the USGBC Massachusetts chapter. John is also a senior architect for sustainable development at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and a champion for Green Building and Community Programs.

Carrie Havey, Secretary

Carrie Havey, Secretary

The Green Engineer, Project Manager

Carrie joined the USGBC MA chapter within her first few months in Boston and has brought sustainability into all aspects of her work. She currently works as a Project Manager at The Green Engineer. Carrie has over twelve years of experience in planning and landscape architecture from Concord Square Planning & Development, Stantec, Tompkins County Planning Department, and others.

John "JC" Courtney, Treasurer

John "JC" Courtney, Treasurer

Business Development Manager, Data Analytics, Siemens

John has a long standing professional history with buildings and technology. At Siemens, John assists clients in developing actionable insights into building operation through application of data analytics to their facilities. Siemens’ Navigator, with IBM Watson technology, informs building managers and owners about the operations of their campus helping to reduce energy consumption and operating costs, optimize people’s comfort, and proactively maintain and extend the life of equipment.

Kimberly Cullinane, At Large Member

Kimberly Cullinane, At Large Member

Senior Energy Efficiency Consultant, Eversource

Kim Cullinane has worked in the green building industry as a champion for sustainable buildings since 2002.  She is a senior member of Eversource’s new construction team within its energy efficiency group and co-chairs the statewide Mass Save New Construction Subcommittee. She started in the field managing the Green Schools Program for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and leading the development of the MA version of CHPS (a LEED-like tool for k-12 schools). Kim has a BA in economics from Cornell University and a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University.

 

Brad Mahoney

Brad Mahoney

Senior Project Manager, MP Boston

As development project manager, Brad Mahoney is responsible for all aspects of MP Boston’s commercial development, including design, construction, leasing, and tenant coordination. In addition, he is also the sustainability and technology lead on MP Boston’s next Boston project, an iconic 1.5 million square foot project in Winthrop Square. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.

 

Jim Stanislaski, Director

Jim Stanislaski, Director

Senior Associate, Gensler

Jim is an architect at Gensler where he is a regional sustainability and resilience leader. He grew up in New Jersey, attended Syracuse University, and specializes in aviation design. Jim is a former President of AIA MA and Architecture 2030 National Advisory Board member. He lives in Somerville and has two teenagers. 

Jana Silsby, Director

Jana Silsby, Director

Principal, Perkins Eastman

Jana was highly involved with Greenbuild 2017, where she developed Tours for the Greenbuild International Conference in Boston, which included 29 tours that visited 80+ sites over three days, as well as developed the RFP, reviewed and compiled tour sites into tours, and managed more than 60 volunteers. Jana graduated from Ball State University with a Masters in Architecture and a Bachelors in Environmental Design.

Rebecca Hatchadorian, Director

Rebecca Hatchadorian, Director

Associate, Arup

Rebecca has worked on numerous LEED projects in addition to a broad range of projects ranging from energy and GHG emissions masterplanning, to existing building retrofits, to new construction and climate change vulnerability assessments. For the past four years, she has also been involved with Arup’s corporate sustainability at the regional and global levels in order to drive sustainability and improve how they operate as an organization.

Jenna Dancewicz

Jenna Dancewicz

Project Manager, Suffolk

Jenna has over seven years of experience in the construction industry and is a Project Manager at Suffolk. She joined Suffolk in 2011 as part of the Career Start program. During the program, she rotated through different divisions of the company, including field operations, project management, and estimating. Also during that experience, she worked on a variety of projects from building a hostel to building a nursing addition. After Career Start, she worked on the Burnham Building renovation connected to the Millennium Tower development, and then transitioned into working on the Millennium Tower project. She is currently working on the One Dalton Four Seasons and the Condominiums project. Throughout her career, she has always had a passion for sustainability and strives to improve green efforts at work. Jenna holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Brown University and has many years of experience with the USGBC MA from her role as Committee Chair of the Emerging Professionals Committee.

Henrietta Davis, Director

Henrietta Davis, Director

Former Mayor, City of Cambridge

Henrietta Davis served as the Mayor of the City of Cambridge for two years, 2012 to January 2014. She focused on creating a healthy and livable city, concentrating on energy, the environment, pedestrian and bicycling safety, neighborhood preservation, housing, and children’s health and education. She is now a member of the Cambridge Net Zero Task Force, a municipal advisory committee developing a long-term plan for zero carbon emissions by 2050 through energy efficiency and generation of renewable energy. Prior to serving as mayor, Mayor Davis was the Chair of the City Council’s Environment Committee and she led the Council to adopt a Green Building policy for all new city buildings.

Samira Ahmadi, Director

Samira Ahmadi, Director

Founding Principal, enviENERGY Studio

Samira Ahmadi has four years of sustainability consulting experience and more than six years’ experience in architecture and engineering. Her practice at AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc. focuses on sustainability and energy performance analyses for new construction, pursuing LEED certification and energy-upgrades, and Life Cycle Cost Analyses of existing building retrofits for utility incentives and government founded initiatives. Samira holds a Bachelor of Science. in Architectural Engineering, an Master of Architecture in Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and M.S. in Building Performance and Diagnostics, with a main focus on sustainability and energy simulation, from Carnegie Mellon University. She is the Director of Energy Services at AHA and has earned the prestigious Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) designation from ASHRAE, which is the highest certification available for energy modelers.

Michael Fiorillo, Director

Michael Fiorillo, Director

Director of Sustainable Design, Boston Architectural College

Michael Fiorillo, AIA, ASLA, has been a member of the BAC faculty for over ten years, overseeing the development of students from their first year through graduation. Micahel has taught in many subject areas at the College, including foundation studios, design theory and inquiry, sustainable material assemblies, advanced studio workshops, site design, and more. He has worked as a graduate thesis advisor and graduate thesis panel member. This interdisciplinary experience has given him a knowledgeable perspective on both the BAC and design pedagogy. Michael has a Master of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Rutgers College. He founded and managed the architecture and landscape architecture firm, Fiorillo Architects, in Cambridge, MA. The firm focuses on connecting people to larger systems through sustainable solutions.

Johanna Jobin, Director

Johanna Jobin, Director

Corporate Affairs, PO&T, Biogen

Johanna has over ten years of experience in corporate responsibility and sustainability for both small and large enterprise. From this she has supported and participated in a number of green building projects, including several projects that have achieved LEED Silver or higher, in the U.S. as well as Europe and India. Johanna is active in several sustainability-related organizations. She has contributed to the City of Cambridge’s CPAC (Climate Protection Action Committee) and has spoken externally regarding a number of green building, climate, and energy topics. Johanna was previously Head of Corporate Responsibility & Community Affairs at EMD Millipore and a Management Consultant at CDM Smith. She attended Wheaton College for her undergraduate studies and Duke Nicholas School for the Environment for graduate studies.

Galen Nelson, Director

Galen Nelson, Director

Senior Director of Innovation and Industry Support, MassCEC

Galen is the Senior Director of Innovation and Industry Support at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. He leads a team focused on providing targeted, strategic, and timely resources to help clean energy companies and entrepreneurs develop technologies, while moving closer to commercialization and market traction in established and emerging markets. Galen’s individual work focuses primarily on microgrids, energy storage, and energy resilience. Prior to joining the MassCEC, Galen led clean energy business and green affordable housing policy development efforts at the City of Boston. Galen has over ten years’ experience developing programs and policies at the City and State level often at the intersection of urban planning, economic development, and clean energy. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College.

PAST BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Barbra Batshalom, Chair
Sustainable Performance Institute, Founder

Andrea Love, Immediate Past Chair
Payette, Director, Building Science

John Dalzell, Co-Chair
Boston Redevelopment Authority, Senior Architect

Carrie Havey, Secretary
The Green Engineer, Project Manager

John “JC” Courtney, Treasurer
Business Development Manager, Data Analytics, Siemens

Jana Silsby, Director
Principal, Perkins Eastman

Rebecca Hatchadorian, Director
Associate, Arup

Jenna Dancewicz
Project Manager, Suffolk

Henrietta Davis, Director
Former Mayor, City of Cambridge

Samira Ahmadi, Director
Founding Principal, enviENERGY Studio

Michael Fiorillo, Director
Director of Sustainable Design, Boston Architectural College

Johanna Jobin, Director
Corporate Affairs, PO&T, Biogen

Galen Nelson, Director
Senior Director of Innovation and Industry Support, MassCEC

Mike Davis
Senior Program Officer at LISC

Jim Jones, Director
Senior Director of Business Development at Skanska USA Building Inc.

Ben Myers, Director
Boston Properties, Sustainability Director

Ethan Lay-Sleeper
Planner, Sasaki Associates

Andrea Love, Chair
John Markowitz, Secretary
Steven Burke, Treasurer
Samira Ahmadi, Director
Darien Crimmin, Director
Johanna Jobin, Director
Ben Myers, Director
John Dalzell, Vice Chair
Galen Nelson, Director
Michael Fiorillo, Director
Jim Jones, Director
Ethan Sleeper, Director
JC Courtney, Director
Henrietta Davis, Director
Rebecca Hatchadorian, Director
Barbra Batshalom, Director
Mike Davis, Director
Carrie Havey, Director
Jim Newman, Director, Immediate Past Chair
Sandy Brock, Director
Carolyn Day, Director
Brice Hereford, Director, West Branch Seat
Andrea Love, Director
Ben Myers, Director
Barbra Batshalom, Director
John Dalzell, Vice Chair
Mike Davis, Director
Carrie Havey, Secretary
Shawn Hesse, Board Chair
John Markowitz, Director
Darien Crimmin, Director
Steven Burke, Treasurer
Samira Ahmadi, Director
Johanna Jobin, Director
Jim Jones, Director
Michael Fiorello, Director
Ethan Sleeper, Director
Neil Angus, Vice Chair
Jim Newman, Board Chair
Sandy Brock, Director
Carolyn Day, Secretary
Brice Hereford Director, West Branch Seat
Chris Liston, Director
Andrea Love, Director
Conor McGuire Director, UNRC Rep
Ben Myers, Director
Barbra Batshalom, Director
John Dalzell, Director
Mike Davis, Director
Carrie Havey, Treasurer
Shawn Hesse, Director, UNRC Rep
Tiffany King, Director, At-Large Officer
Neil Angus, Vice Chair
Phoebe Beierle, Director
Sandy Brock, Secretary
Carolyn Day, Treasurer
Mark Dunn, Director, West Branch Seat
Chris Liston, Director
Andrea Love, Director
Conor McGuire, Director, UNRC Rep
Ben Myers, Director
Jim Newman, Board Chair
Erik Ruoff, Director
Greg Sampson, Director At Large & Counsel
Chris Schaffner, Director
David Straus, Director
Jennifer Taranto, Director
Phoebe Beierle, At Large Member, Director
Norman Lamonde, Director
Emily Greenstein, Treasurer & Director
Jennifer Taranto, Director
Sandra Brock, Secretary & Director
Neil Angus, Vice Chair
Andrea Love, Director
Jim Newman, Director
Ludmilla Pavlova, Director
Jacquelynn E. Henke, Director
Greg Sampson, Chair & Counsel
Carolyn Day, Director
David Straus, Director
Erik Ruoff, Director
Chris Schaffner, Director
Pheobe Bierle, Chair
Brian Swett, Vice Chair
Emily Greenstein, Treasurer
Sandra Brock, Secretary
Neil Angus, Director
Andrea Love, Director