Professional experience: Chad has over 20 years of municipal water and wastewater experience:Read more
Brooke DeRenzis is a Project Director at DC Appleseed. There, Brooke manages public policy research and advocacy projects on Anacostia River restoration, affordable housing and jobs for DC’s low-income residents, and revenue limitations facing the Nation’s capital. Prior to joining DC Appleseed, Brooke was a Research Analyst at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, where her research focused on a range of issues affecting the District of Columbia and the Washington region. Previously, Brooke conducted research on economic development policy at the University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy. Brooke received her Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and her undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College.
Elected in November 2007, Joanne M. Mahoney is the first woman to serve as County Executive for Onondaga County.Read more
Secretary of Cuyahoga County Natural Resources Assistance Council, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer DistrictRead more
Juliet Ellis is the Assistant General Manager for External Affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Her background and wealth of experience eminently suit her role in managing our local, state and federal legislative activities, public and media communications. She is coordinating the agency’s upcoming sustainability projects and groundbreaking community benefits program.Read more
Ricardo Moreno is the Landscape Program Manager for Verde, a Portland-based nonprofit that connects low-income communities with training and employment opportunities in environmental restoration and protection. He has over 15 years of supervision and project management experience in Portland, OR and in Mexico City, where he grew up and launched his career. Since arriving in Portland, he has applied this experience within the landscaping, design, and construction fields, where he has also utilized his academic training in Industrial Design and Drafting Technology (from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and Portland Community College). In addition, he has gained an understanding of the nonprofit sector and the issues impacting low-income communities working at affordable housing developments owned by Hacienda CDC, where Verde recruits most of its workforce.
Tom has over fifteen years of experience working in Kansas City and internationally to promote sustainable development patterns and an improved ethic of environmental stewardship. He has worked for the Mid-America Regional Council for twelve years, serving as Director of Environmental Programs since 2001. In this position, Tom oversees regional environmental policy and planning initiatives related to open space conservation, air quality, watershed management and solid waste management.
Rosey Jencks, Urban Watershed Management Program Lead, Wastewater Enterprise, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Rosey Jencks leads the Urban Watershed Management and Stormwater Planning Program at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission where she works to integrate stormwater management and other water sensitive polices and designs into San Francisco’s landscape.
Chris Kloss, Green Infrastructure Coordinator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Chris Kloss serves as Green Infrastructure Coordinator within EPA’s Office of Water. He is responsible for programs and activities assessing the potential for green infrastructure to be used in environmental protection and compliance programs. These activities include collaborating with federal, state, local and NGO partners to assess how green infrastructure can be used to create sustainable infrastructure and communities and providing outreach and technical support.Read more
Before starting GTECH, Chris spent years working in major cities around the country on systemic economic development projects in the private and public sectors. Her background is in the areas of Community and Economic Development, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Project Management, and Social Enterprise. Chris has provided expertise on urban blight reduction strategies and social entrepreneurship to organizations such as the Brookings Institute, Great Lakes Urban Exchange, and Princeton University. Chris holds a Masters of Public Policy and Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, and a BS in History from the same. In 2008, Chris was named an Echoing Green fellow, and in 2009 GTECH was selected as one of 19 of the most innovative social enterprises worldwide, out of a pool of 1500 applicants.