Board of Directors

NESEA's Board of Directors consists of 13 independent, voting members who are elected on a rolling basis. Each year, NESEA members elect three Board members and the Board appoints one Board member. In addition, every three years the Board appoints a Member Services Liaison. Board members serve for three-year terms, with no term limits.

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Loic Chappoz

Program Manager
NYSERDA
Board Term: 2021 to 2023

Loic Chappoz leads the Multifamily team for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). He joined NYSERDA in 2014. Prior to his work with NYSERDA, Loic worked as an independent consultant on energy efficiency policies in France, as a fuel efficiency specialist in the airline industry, and as a commercial pilot for ten years. Loic Chappoz received a Master of International Affairs in Energy and Environmental Policy from the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, and was a visiting student at Columbia University in New York City.

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Betsy Glynn

Managing Director
BlueWave Solar
Board Term: 2022 to 2024

Elizabeth (Betsy) Glynn is the Managing Director for Community Solar Partnerships at BlueWave Solar, working to help more residents, businesses and public institutions to save money and be part of the energy revolution. Collaborating with public and private stakeholders, Betsy ensures that BlueWave's solar customers meet program eligibility requirements and investor underwriting thresholds to maximize project viability.

Based in Boston, Betsy has worked with multifamily building owners to implement energy efficiency and water conservation measures, healthy housing practices and renewable power installations to benefit low- and moderate-income communities. She was an appointed voting member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (2014-2017), served as a member of the steering committee of the Network for Energy, Water and Health in Affordable Buildings (NEWHAB; 2015-2017), co-chaired the BuildingEnergy Boston conference (2017-2018) and currently sits on the board of directors of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA).

Betsy holds a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree in Geosciences from Franklin & Marshall College.

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Arlen Li

Associate VP
HGA
Board Term: 2021 to 2023

Arlen Li is an architect and Associate Vice President at HGA. He has over 35 years of experience planning and designing cutting-edge teaching and research facilities for higher education, corporate, public, and medical institutions located throughout the United States. He has led numerous feasibility studies, from short-term implementation plans to large-scale strategic visioning documents, and promotes the integration of sustainable design into all building projects. Arlen is a member of HGA’s National Sustainability Council and is active in local and national sustainable design groups, including U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), and International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL). He is a LEED accredited professional and Fitwel Ambassador.

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Andrea Mancino

Executive Vice President, New York
Bright Power
Board Term: 2021 to 2023

Andrea leads the operations of the New York business unit at Bright Power. Pairing her deep technical expertise in building sustainable, high performing projects with an ability to create and execute efficient business processes, Andrea’s goal is to ensure the financial success of the business unit while delivering strong, proven services to our New York-based clients. Andrea is also very active in the industry, consulting with government agencies, green building programs, clients, and product manufacturers to ensure efficiency and sustainability goals can be met through proper goal setting and alignment.

Prior to her role as Executive Vice President, New York, Andrea led the New Construction division, which she co-founded after seeing an opportunity to expand Bright Power’s offerings to build green multifamily buildings from their conception. In her role as Director of New Construction, she managed team members working on ground-up new construction and commissioning projects, supervised long-term strategic planning for the division, and helped cultivate client relationships.

Ultimately, Andrea’s mission is to continuously improve the standard of energy efficiency and sustainability best practices across the development, design, and construction industries.

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Lauren Moss, Board Vice-Chair

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
Center For Active Design
Board Term: 2020 to 2022

Lauren Brust Moss is the program director of the NORESCO Sustainability Services New York City office Lauren joined NORESCO after seven years with another New York City-based energy and sustainability consulting firm. As program director of commercial building energy services, Lauren managed a team that provided commissioning energy audit services on more than thirty million square feet of commercial space for both new construction and existing buildings.

Lauren is also a part of the Urban Green Council speakers bureau (an active resource of New York City's U.S. Green Building Council® chapter) for New York City's Local Law 84 and Local Law 87. In this role, she helps building owners and managers understand local laws and achieve compliance with them. In addition, she managed her previous firm's team for the NYSERDA Buildings Outreach program, where she navigated commercial projects through the incentive program for energy-efficiency upgrades.

Lauren is an active member of industry organizations such as Building Owners and Managers Association, and the New York City, Real Estate Board of New York. She earned an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University.

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Matt Root

Senior Project Manager
Integrated Eco Strategy
Board Term: 2020 to 2022

Matt Root helps building projects of all sizes achieve their healthier materials and building performance goals. He supports design and construction teams with strategies and solutions for installing Red List free products, an effort often perceived to be too difficult, but which has proven, affordable answers. Matt works closely with projects pursuing Living Building Challenge certification, and others inspired by the program’s intent. His wide-ranging experience encompasses mechanical systems, enclosure detailing, and performance testing. Matt is an active NESEA member, currently serving on the Board, and previously presiding as Co-Vice Chair and then Conference Chair for BuildingEnergy Boston ‘14 and ‘15.

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Daphany Sanchez

Executive Director
Kinetic Communities Consulting
Board Term: 2021 to 2023

Daphany Rose Sanchez is a New York native who has been passionately working as an energy equity advocate for twelve years. Daphany founded Kinetic Communities in 2017 when she saw the representation gap in the energy sector and knew something had to be done.

Kinetic Communities is a New York Certified Social Enterprise Benefit Corporation which advocates and implements strategic energy equity market transformations for diverse New York communities. We use data to develop strategic engagement strategies and tools to catalyze positive relationships with energy. We work in the intersection of finance, engineering, planning, and organizing; a sweet spot that helps us understand how to systematically drive change for a clean energy transition. We want to help our communities save money, feel safe, and live in a cleaner environment.

KC3 works with the sectors most impactful leaders. We want to help New Yorkers lead by example, which is why we have committed to our own internal goals. KC3 has volunteered to be legally committed to consider our impact on our workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. KC3 is registered through Certified B Corporation, CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, 1% for the Planet, We Are Still In, and commitment to Net Zero by 2030.

Daphany has her B.S. from NYU Tandon School of Engineering and her M.S. from the New School. She has been awarded as a Next City Vanguard Fellow, a NYC Housing Hero in 2018, 2019 Grist50! Fixer, and a 2020 NYC Climate Hero for her vigorous work ensuring front line communities and people of color are engaged in a just clean energy transition.

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Arnold Sapenter

Director of Sustainability, Retired and Consultant
Arnold Sapenter Consulting
Board Term: 2022 to 2024

Arnold Sapenter is a highly energetic consultant with over 30 years of professional experience in cultural diversity, environmental planning and sustainability, as well as, organization training, project development and management. He is an adept communicator and analytical thinker with proven ability to develop and lead cross-functional teams. An expert presenter, negotiator, and facilitator he is able to forge solid relationships between government and community partners and across multiple organization levels.

Arnold serves as a board member and volunteer for a number of non-profit organizations including the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, the Fenway Health Center, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators Boston Chapter and the Shirley Eustis House in Roxbury. After retiring from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Director of Sustainability and previously serving as the Director of Diversity and Program Monitoring; Arnold decided to use his program development, project management, training skills and experience to assist business, and non-profit organizations in achieving their missions and strategic goals related to cultural diversity, social justice and environmental sustainability. For more information go to: www.arnoldsapenterconsulting.com

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Jodi Smits Anderson, Board Secretary

Managing Principal
EYP, Inc.
Board Term: 2020 to 2022

Jodi Smits Anderson is the Director of Sustainability Programs for DASNY, an architect, LEED AP BD+C, WELL-AP, AIA member, NESEA Board member, past regional and national U.S. Green Building Council committee member, wife, mom, hiker, kayaker, knitter, and storyteller. She has spoken at the ILFI unconference in Seattle, WA, at the NACUBO conference in Austin, TX, at the first Wellness in Design conference in San Diego, CA, and several times each at Greenbuild, NESEA’s Building Energy Boston, and the NYS Green Building Conference, and has been a guest teacher at SUNY ESF, RPI, Ithaca College, NYU, Cornell, and SUNY Albany. She is a NY Energy Code trainer, the 2018 recipient of the Green Building Advocate award, and has assisted in research and writing for Project Drawdown, which cites the 100 market-proven ways we already have in our toolkit to reduce CO2 in our atmosphere. She had a featured article appearing in the Journal of Green Building's V14 N3 in July of 2019, on “Excellence in Building Envelopes”, and is working on ultra-low energy achievement, approaching ZNE, in existing residence halls in order to inform and change how we do renovation projects in New York State. Jodi’s goal is to understand and incorporate informed sustainable practices into design, construction, and living, and to share whatever she has learned and learn still more from whomever will talk with her.

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Ben Southworth

Owner
Garland Mill
Board Term: 2020 to 2022

Ben Southworth is a second-generation owner of Garland Mill Timberframes, a family-owned business specializing in the design and construction of heavy timberframe structures and high performance buildings. While design/build is at the heart of the company, its soul resides in the water-powered sawmill GMT uses to saw timber for their frames and lumber for their homes.

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Kate Stephenson, Board Treasurer

Partner
HELM Construction Solutions
Board Term: 2021 to 2023

Kate is a partner in HELM Construction Solutions, which works with owners, designers and builders to create high performance and sustainable buildings and businesses. She is an experienced leader in the fields of green building, professional education, sustainability, and business management. She’s worked with established and emerging businesses and non-profits to achieve triple bottom line metrics, develop business systems, and plan for a dynamic and resilient future. She has deep experience in post-secondary education, and led the Yestermorrow Design/Build School for over thirteen years. Kate manages the Vermont Farm Fund, a revolving loan fund providing low interest loans to farmers. Kate helped to develop and is a facilitator for NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Bottom Lines program. Kate is the Chair of the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee, and serves on the Board of the Vermont Council on Rural Development. She holds a MS in Management from Antioch University New England and a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Science from Haverford College.

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Andrew Webster

Principal
StudioWEBSTER
Board Term: 2022 to 2024

We specialize in energy-smart residential design - in existing buildings or new construction. Winner of NESEA's Zero Energy Challenge, and Fine Homebuilding's Best Retrofit award (with C&H Architects) and PHIUS' Best Single Family Passive Home (2nd place). Andrew has trained as a HERS rater and a Passive House consultant, and is licensed as an Architect in VT. He's taught sustainable design at Greenfield Community College, and now serves on the Board of Directors at NESEA. studioWEBSTER is a member of Building Energy Bottom Lines.