Board Member

Steve is an associate at Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel Architects where he has managed the restoration, demolition, redesign and construction of multiple commercial buildings. He chose to study sustainable building design at the ECOSA institute. Steve holds multiple certifications...

Katie is currently the Energy Manager at Giant Eagle Inc. She has nearly ten years of diverse experience in sustainable building ranging from performing energy audits of multifamily buildings to carbon accounting. In her current role, Katie worked on WESCO’s internal sustainability program,...

Phyllis earned her bachelor's degree in business administration accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and master of sustainability leadership from Chatham University. She currently serves as sustainability manager for Highmark Inc. Ms. Barber’s efforts in overseeing the company’s...

Randy grew up on a farm near the small town of Meadville Pennsylvania in the northwestern part of the state. He has been a Union organizer for SEIU and in 2004 began working with the Sierra Club. Randy is Western Pennsylvania's Organizing Representative for the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Team....

Joe Freudenberg has over twenty years of environmental law experience. He is currently employed as Environmental Counsel at Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Inc. In the past, Freudenberg represented clients in all aspects of environmental law, including various compliance issues, hazardous site...

Shane Gastecki joined Schneider Downs in 2009 and has experience providing service to not-for-profit, higher education, engineering, and manufacturing clients, as well as conducting audits of employee benefit plans. Shane provides accounting and assurance services to his client base, which...

Bridget is Director of Business Development at Cribs for Kids. She also, has more than 15 years of experience in commercial property management. She has experience with green building practices including successfully establishing a massive waste diversion plan where she prevented more than 60...

Carol’s breadth of experience in national nonprofit advocacy communications spans over 17 years. Since 2003 she stands as Vice President of Communications for the National Consumers League, a nonprofit advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues. Carol is...

Matt is the Program Manager for Sustainable Pittsburgh where he is building a network of companies who convene to tackle common-interest issues, and acts as a community leader in building performance programs like: Green Workplace Challenge, SWPA Sustainable Business Compact and Sustainable...

Bill Miller is the COO and Vice President of Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation. He has been involved in his company's mission is of providing strategic planning, development and direct management assistance for organizations seeking the acceleration of technology-based businesses and combating...

Steve Moritz is the President, CEO and one of the co-founders of Encentiv Energy.  In his former life, Steve was the Utility Optimization Practice Director for a consulting firm that provides strategic design and management of energy reduction programs. He also, was a consultant to CB Richard...

An accredited architecture and real estate professional founder of NK Architects, Nicholson is actively involved in the design and development of high performance, zero energy buildings, advocating for policy advancement that leads to sustainable urban environments and more attractive...

Knowledge Murphy has over 5 years of experience in project coordination and community engagement with project work in renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental justice, and sustainability with a focus on economically disadvantaged neighborhoods and their residents. He presently works at...

Erika Staaf Strassburgher is the Chief of Staff for Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman. Erika has led local, state, and federal campaigns on a variety of issues that impact the Pittsburgh region, including river restoration, air quality, shale gas extraction and voting rights. She has more...

Mr. Trbovich earned a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University’s School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science, Education from the same university. He practices private law, and was the Assistant County Solicitor in the Allegheny County Law Department from 1981-2013. Mr. Trbovich has experience...

Karen Wood is a CPA in public practice with the firm Ruzomberka Holland Renk Smith, where she specializes in small business and nonprofit accounting and consulting. Karen has extensive experience as a board member and consultant within diverse nonprofit organizations, particularly in the...

A native of Pittsburgh, Fred Sargent graduated from Mount Lebanon High School in 1962.