Josh Dean, CEM, LEED AP O+M, Fitwel Ambassador

Executive Director

Josh has over 11 years of professional experience working in the sustainability, construction and real estate fields. Josh holds a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management from Southern Polytechnic State University, is pursuing a Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Certified Energy Manager and LEED AP O+M. He has managed a number of local LEED O+M and energy projects with a focus towards community education and driving regenerative design.


David Adler, LEED GA

Program Manager

David is a native San Diegan who enjoys all facets of sustainability and how they affect us here locally. He has experience in small-scale commercial and municipal energy efficiency projects, water conservation projects, waste management policies and green business initiatives while working for the City of Chula Vista. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University in Economics, a Certificate of Knowledge of Building Science Principles and is a LEED Green Associate, pursuing LEED Accredited Professional.  


Bridget Rickman, GPRO O+M

Community and Programs Manager

Bridget is a San Diego native whose passion for the environment began during childhood. Whether it was participating in beach cleanups, after school recycling programs, or her various work with non-profits across the county, she has been determined to take a hands-on approach to sustainability for years. She has experience in education, non-profits, and sustainable development with a passionate desire to explore Environmental Justice and Biophilic Design. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from San Diego State University in Sustainability with a minor in Anthropology and is a Citizen's Water Academy Alum. 


Robert Carr, MA, LEED AP O+M, Fitwel Ambassador

Education and Programs Manager

Robert has been in the teaching profession for 20 years as a flight instructor, science teacher and education consultant. To begin his sustainability journey, he received his Masters of Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University. Along the way, he received his LEED AP O+M and Fitwel ambassador credentials. He has volunteered with the SDGBC GAP Program, currently chairs the Green Business Committee, and has consulted for the organization since 2018.


2020 Board of Directors


Ravi Bajaj, WELL AP, LEED AP O+M, BD+C, ID+C

Program Manager, UL

Vice President

Courtney Bonas, CEM, LEED AP, WELL AP, CMVP

M&V Project Manager, stok


Bryon Stafford

President, Leland Construction 


Katy Hamilton

Project Architect, L7 Studio Architects


Architect + Building Scientist, Studio Verde

Rebecca Baptiste, LEED AP O+M

Associate Manager, Advisory Services, Center for Sustainable Energy

Elizabeth Carmichael, AIA

Principal Architect, ECOhouse Architecture

Calina Ferraro, PE, LEED AP, WELL AP

Principal, Mechanical Engineer, Integral Group

Colleen FitzSimons, LEED AP, PMP

Senior Project Manager, Urban Fabrick, Inc.

Susan Freed, LEED AP, CEM

Project Manager, County of San Diego

Tanya Goyette, LEED AP O+M

Technical Training Specialist, Qualcomm

Angela Hansen, DBIA

Project Manager, DPR Construction


Senior Associate, Senior Sustainability Design Specialist, Syska Hennessy Group

Doug Kot, LEED AP ND, BD+C, O+M, Homes, AIA, CEM, AICP

Head of Department, DNV GL


Soheil Nakhshab, LEED AP

Principal Architect, CEO, Nakhshab Development & Design, Inc.

Bob Secrest, PE, LEED AP O+M

Principal, CityScape Solutions

Steven Shinn, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Studio Director, Senior Associate, Gensler

Leadership Committees

Residential Committee

Katie Teare - Chair

David Berens - Co-chair

Women in Green

Tina Angeles - Chair

Jennifer Montgomery - Co-chair

Green Business Committee

Robert Carr - Chair

Amanda Striplin - Secretary

Living Future Collaborative

Josh Dean - Collaborative Facilitator 

Ravi Bajaj - Collaborative Facilitator 

Colleen FitzSimons - Collaborative Facilitator 

John Ambert - Collaborative Facilitator 

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