Rick Bohannon — Program Director, Building in Good Faith
New Brunswick, NJ
Rick Bohannon is the Program Director for Building in Good Faith, a program sponsored by GreenFaith, an interfaith environmental coalition in New Jersey. The aim of Building in Good Faith is to provide an extensive, introductory “field guide” to environmentally responsible religious architecture, specifically addressing the many issues in the building process at the intersection of the environment, justice, and religious values. He is also currently a Ph.D. candidate in Religion and Society at Drew University, in Madison, NJ, where his research combines the sociology of religion and environmental ethics. Rick began working for GreenFaith as a web designer in the fall of 2003, and has been Building in Good Faith’s director since 2005.
Dana Bourland — Director, The Enterprise Foundation/Green Communities Project
Dana Bourland is Director of Green Communities for Enterprise. Green Communities is a five- year, $550 million initiative to provide financing to developers for more than 8,500 rental and for- sale homes that promote health, conserve energy and natural resources, and enhance access to jobs, schools and services. Dana previously worked in the Maryland Department of Planning, where she implemented and collaborated with other State Agencies and national organizations on Smart Growth related policies including Smart Codes, Transit Oriented Development and the management of a statewide infrastructure needs analysis. Prior to the Maryland Department of Planning Dana worked on poverty reduction strategies in communities across an eight state region with the Northwest Area Foundation. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Dana holds a Master of Planning Degree from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional.
John Carmody — Director, Center for Sustainable Building Research
John Carmody is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor at the College. Mr. Carmody, who holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, has worked in building-related research for 25 years and is the author of several books on building design and construction. He has recently completed a new book, Window Systems for High Performance Buildings, with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is also coauthor of Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance. Mr. Carmody was one of the leaders of a team that developed the Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide, and works with public sector agencies in Minnesota on the development of sustainable projects. He has also led a team to improve the building delivery process for several Minnesota public agencies. This work includes post occupancy evaluations, development of design guidelines, and application of sustainable design principles. Most recently, Mr. Carmody was one of the leaders of a team to develop the State of Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines. He is also the Director of the HUD-sponsored Community Outreach Partnership Center at the University addressing affordable housing issues.
Mick Dalrymple — Co-Founder, a.k.a. Green
a.k.a.Green co-founder Mick Dalrymple helped start the Arizona Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and now serves on the national Board of the organization. He created the TV series Build It Green!, which PBS seeks to distribute nationally and organized the first Cinema Verde Sustainable Film Festival as part of the 2006 Green Building Expo in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dalrymple worked with a task force to update the Scottsdale Green Building Program’s residential checklist, which launched in September, 2006. He is a frequent speaker on green building and LEED to citizen groups and professionals. Dalrymple has extensive experience in logistics and high-speed start-up environments, including Associate Partner in an Internet Consulting firm (clients included Sprint, National Airlines, Honeywell, Harrahs); production for major studio feature films; and producing national commercials. Dalrymple received his MIM from Thunderbird, an MBA from Arizona State University, and studied Spanish in Mexico. His BA with High Distinction comes from the University of Arizona (Electrical Engineering, Math, and International Relations).
Madeline Fraser Cook — Vice President, New Ecology Inc.
Madeline Fraser Cook heads The Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s (LISC) new Green Development Center to support green design, construction, and management principles in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Since 2004 she has been vice president of New Ecology, Inc., the Cambridge, Mass.-based organization that supports green technologies in underserved urban communities. She managed the greening of affordable housing developments, guiding developers through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process. She also presented training seminars on costs and benefits of greening affordable housing.
From 2001 to 2004, Fraser Cook was director of special projects at New Ecology, where she initiated statewide educational efforts around green affordable housing and sustainable development. Earlier, as an analyst at Abt Associates in Cambridge, she implemented program management for HUD HOPE VI grants and assisted housing authorities with HOPE VI projects. She has a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a master’s of city planning from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. Since 1980, LISC has raised more than $8.6 billion to build or rehabilitate more than 230,000 affordable homes and develop 32 million square feet of retail, community and educational space nationwide. For more information, visit www.lisc.org.
Joshua Galloway — Architect/Project Manager, Better Housing Coalition
Better Housing Coalition (BHC) was established in 1988 by local civic leaders to provide creative, collaborative long-term solutions to increase affordable housing resources and revitalize communities in the Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area. The Coalition, a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, has formed enduring partnerships with the business community, other community-based organizations, public agencies and grassroots neighborhood leadership concerned with neighborhood revitalization. As part of our overall mission, we develop properties that are strategically targeted to increase the supply of affordable housing while serving as a catalyst for additional revitalization efforts.
Betsy Hands — Program Manager, homeWORD
Betsy Hands received her B.A. at the University of Michigan in Social Science with a focus on sustainable development. She has worked four years in experiential education facilitating groups in community building and outdoor leadership skills. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa where she worked as a rural development extension agent applying community assessment to surrounding villages and organizing projects in health, education, and agro-forestry. Following the Peace Corps, she was a community organizer in Minneapolis, Minnesota for an inner-city neighborhood that worked with the Neighborhood Revitalization Program. Betsy received her Master’s of Science in 2003 from the University of Montana’s Environmental Studies program. As a part of her master’s program, she was selected as a Doris Duke Environmental Fellow. Her thesis research is focused on the opportunities and obstacles to building sustainable, affordable housing.
Sandra Mallory — Green Building Residential Expert Seattle Dept. of Planning & Development
Environmental Works, a non-profit community design center, advocates the improvement of the physical, economic and social environment by providing sustainable architecture and planning services to low-income community groups throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Max Mead — Chief of Operations, Building Green
San Francisco, CA
Max Mead is the COO of Building Green TV (BGTV), a media company and producer of television show Building Green which began airing on PBS affiliates in June 2007. In this role Max runs the company's website and all business-related aspects of the company's operations. Prior to joining BGTV in January 2007, Max worked at CNET Networks for a total of 7 years, working primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and investments. In his latest position at CNET, Max was a Vice President in charge of finance, business development, search marketing, and content syndication for the companyʼs largest business unit. Max has also worked at Broadview International, a boutique technology mergers & acquisitions advisory firm where he worked on countless acquisitions in the late 1990s, and he began his career working as a CPA and auditor for KPMG in San Francisco. Max did his undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara and Peking University, and had a stint at UC Berkeley's MBA program.
John Quale — Assistant Professor, University of Virginia School of Architecture
John Quale joined the UVA faculty in January 2000, teaching architectural design studios, building technology courses and photography. He is the project director for a new initiative by the school – ecoMOD – an interdisciplinary design/build project focused on ecologically based modular housing for low income families. His research interests are broadly focused on ecological and climate responsive design. John served as the architecture advisor / coordinator for the 2002 UVA Solar Decathlon Team, a national design/build house competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The UVA team won 1st Place in the Design & Livability event of the 2002 Decathlon, and 2nd Place overall. He has worked for several architecture firms in New York City. He spent four years as a project architect with Architecture Research Office (ARO), where he managed a variety of projects, including a house in Colorado, and the offices of Capital Z Partners. These projects have been published in the New York Times, Architectural Record, A+U, Metropolis, and Interior Design. As an intern designer at Richard Meier & Partners, he worked on the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles.
Patty Rose — Executive Director, GreenHOME
Patty Rose is an experienced leader in the field of design for public service. She currently leads partnerships between community organizations and GreenHOME to create more vibrant communities through affordable green housing. She has previously been Assistant Director for an experimental College of Design, Art and Architecture in Santa Monica, CA, and has served as the Executive Director of Student Pugwash, USA, where she was responsible for engaging leaders from industry, academia, government, and the nonprofit sectors in serious discussions regarding science, technology, ethics, and social responsibility. Patty also served as Special Assistant to the Executive Director and the Deputy Secretary of the Board of Commissioners for the regional transportation and development agency in St. Louis, MO during construction of the city's light rail system. She holds a degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mark Watson — Project Manager, Piedmont Housing Alliance
Mark Watson is responsible for the coordination and implementation of PHA's affordable housing construction projects in Charlottesville and surrounding counties. Mark has extensive experience in both design and project management, primarily as head of the restoration team for the Frederick Law Olmsted designed "Emerald Necklace" park system in Boston, Massachusetts, and as the principal of a successful Charlottesville landscape architecture firm. He has studied urban design informally during residencies in Spain and Germany, and formally at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has been involved with several Charlottesville design and planning committees, having served as the Citizen Chair of the Charlottesville Area Transportation Study (CATS) Committee; as a member of the Architectural Selection Committee for the Paramount Theater Restoration; and as a design facilitator for Albemarle County's Neighborhood Design Initiative. He was honored by the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1994 with his selection to serve on the U.S. Capitol Terrace Committee. He has also served as a member of the Virginia Open Space Committee and as an outside thesis advisor to students at several major universities. Mark received his B.S. in Ecological Design from North Carolina State University, and his Master of Landscape Architecture from PENN.
Walker Wells, AICP — Program Director, Global Green USA
Los Angeles, California
Walker Wells is the program director of R.E.S.C.U.E. His responsibilities include working with building industry stakeholders, affordable housing developers, and municipalities to further sustain able development practices, primarily through developing and implementing viable and cost-effective green building practices and programs. He is a former Senior Urban Designer with Gruen Associates in Los Angeles, Associate Planner with the City of Santa Monica, and Urban Planner for the City of Malmo, Sweden. He is a member of the American Institute of City Planners and LEED Accredited Professional. Walker received his Bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Environmental Studies from University of California Santa Barbara, and his Master Degree in City and Region al Planning from the California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo.
Casey Williams — Sustainability Director, Bundoran Farm
Casey Williams is responsible for marrying conscientious environmental policies with good design and construction practices at Bundoran Farm. She will be working with individual residents, design professionals and builders to incorporate appropriate sustainable practices. Casey has significant experience in working with diverse groups focused on environmental issues including serving as the Manager of the Save Our Streams program for the Izaak Walton League where she led conservation programs on water quality monitoring and stream and wetland restoration. Ms. Williams holds degrees in Environmental Science and in Urban and Environmental Planning, both from the University of Virginia.