Staff


Colleen FitzSimons, PMP, LFA, 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.

 

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 at SDGBC, he has grown his knowledge and interest in building decarbonization, occupancy health and wellness, as well as onsite water reuse. He hopes to push for easier permitting pathways and greater adoption of water reuse infrastructure for large commercial and multifamily projects in San Diego.

 

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 for 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. 


2021 Board of Directors


President

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

Program Manager, UL

Vice President

Rebecca Baptiste, LEED AP O+M

Manager, Distributed Energy Resources, Center for Sustainable Energy

Treasurer

Bryon Stafford

President, Leland Construction 

Secretary

Katy Hamilton

Project Architect, Stephen Dalton Architects

Tom Abram, LEED AP, WELL AP, CEM, PE, GPRO, CWEP, CEFP

Energy Engineer/Project Developer, EMCOR/Mesa Energy Systems

John Ambert, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, BPI BA+EP

Architect + Building Scientist, Studio Verde

Tina Angeles, AIA

Architect, The Miller Hull Partnership

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

Senior Project Manager, KMEA

Elizabeth Carmichael, AIA

Principal Architect, ECOhouse Architecture

Daniela Deutsch, AIA

Associate Professor, NewSchool of Architecture and Design

Calina Ferraro, PE, LEED AP, WELL AP

Principal, Mechanical Engineer, Integral Group

Miranda Gardiner, LEED Fellow, Assoc. AIA, Fitwel Ambassador, Estidama PQP

Vice President, Sustainable Design Leader, HKS, Inc.

Angela Hansen, DBIA

Project Manager, DPR Construction

Xun Jia, PH.D., PE, LEED AP, WELL AP, CEM

Engineering Account Manager, stok

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

Head of Department, DNV GL

 

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

Studio Director, Senior Associate, Gensler


Leadership Committees


Residential Committee

Katie Teare - Co-chair

David Berens - Co-chair

Women in Green Committee

Hilary Haskell - Co-chair

Jennifer Owens - Co-chair

Green Business Committee

Robert Carr - Chair

Living Future Collaborative

Josh Dean - Collaborative Facilitator 

Ravi Bajaj - Collaborative Facilitator 

Colleen FitzSimons - Collaborative Facilitator 

John Ambert - Collaborative Facilitator 

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