Colleen FitzSimons, PMP, LEED AP BD+C/ID+C, GPR

Executive Director

Colleen is a sustainability professional who has used her technical expertise and project management experience to help project teams understand how to meet the requirements of local and state green building codes, green building certification programs and organizational sustainability goals. While managing the GreenPoint Rated green home certification program she provided educational opportunities and resources while helping Raters understand the nuances of the rating system. She brings her enthusiasm for environmentalism to every project, especially her work leading the San Diego Green Building Council.


Robert Carr, MA, LEED AP O+M, LFA, GPRO Instructor

Education & Project Manager

Robert Carr is a green building professional who specializes in working with regional municipal and non-profit organizations to make our region’s built environment more sustainable. Robert has used his experience to participate in variety of local green building and sustainability based projects, including the LEED certification 10 Balboa Park buildings and the San Diego Food Bank. He has also participated in the City of San Diego’s SD ZN3 project discussed during this webinar. Robert’s credentials include a Masters in Sustainability Leadership, LEED AP for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance, and a ILFI Living Future Accreditation. Robert is an active volunteer in the San Diego community.  He is a Board member for Tree San Diego, Co-Chair for the San Diego Building Electrification Coalition Messaging Working Group, and member of the SD350.


Alessandra Konzen, GPRO O&M

Development & Fundraising Coordinator

Alessandra is a development professional who specializes in departmental restructuring and building, growth projects, and operations optimization for impact-based businesses. Her passion for human interaction with the environment is why she worked to earn a degree in sustainability and is the reason behind her commitment to working for community-based organizations



2023 Board of Directors


Elizabeth Carmichael, AIA

Principal Architect, ECOhouse Architecture

Vice President

Tina Angeles, AIA

Architect, Perkins&Will


Steven Shinn, FAIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP

Studio Director, Senior Associate, Gensler


Angela Hansen, DBIA

Project Manager, DPR Construction


Principal, Design Analytics, Integral Group

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

Principal, ESG & Sustainability, Citadel EHS

Daniela Deutsch, AIA

Associate Professor, Head of Architecture Programs, NewSchool of Architecture and Design

Elektra Fike-Data

Director, Tree San Diego

Elayne Fowler, GPRO

CEO, Business Growth & Operational Innovation Consultant, Saltwater-Strategies


Charles Loftland

Executive Director, Uplift Institute



Whitney Pearce, AIA

Architect, Senior Associate, Miller Hull Partnership



Chantal Sanchez, REALTOR, GREEN

Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices


Bryon Stafford

President, Leland Construction 

Charlie Trujillo, LEED Green Associate, GPRO, TRUE Advisor, EcoDistricts AP

Code Compliance Associate Engineer/AnalystNORESCO

Leadership Committees

Residential Committee

Katie Teare - Co-chair

David Berens - Co-chair

Women in Green Committee

Steffi Reyes-Thomas - Co-chair

Jennifer Montgomery - Co-chair

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