The IAC features leaders from the following sectors and communities: commercial, industrial and manufacturing, transportation, low income consumers, energy generation and distribution, environmental protection, energy efficiency and renewable energy, local government, and academic institutions. Listed below is more detailed information on each IAC member.
Judy Chang, Undersecretary of Energy and Climate Solutions, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Judy Chang is an energy economist and policy expert with a background in electrical engineering and over 20 years of experience in advising clients in planning, including improving designs for wholesale electricity markets; developing transmission and generation projects; and organizational/corporate strategic planning. Before joining EEA, she was the co-lead of The Brattle Group’s Energy Sector Consulting practice, and is a founding Director of New England Women in Energy and the Environment.
Undersecretary Chang has served as an expert witness in regulatory proceedings and litigation settings, and has submitted expert testimonies to arbitration panel and regulatory agencies in the U.S. and Canada on topics related to transmission access, transmission pricing, renewable energy development, contract disputes, and power market designs.
Undersecretary Chang holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Davis.
Richard A. Dimino, President & CEO, A Better City
Richard A. Dimino has served as the President and CEO of A Better City (ABC) since 1995. Under his leadership, ABC has achieved major organizational accomplishments and influenced hundreds of city infrastructure projects. He significantly impacted the planning, design, and development of a twenty-seven acre corridor along Boston's waterfront, and, through his advocacy of Massachusetts’ Transportation Reform Legislation, the new Massachusetts Department of Transportation was formed. Within the organization, Mr. Dimino successfully launched the Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative and received numerous awards, including the Move Massachusetts Construction Achievement Award, the Boston Harbor Islands Governor's Award, and the Environmental Business Council of New England’s Environmental-Energy Merit Award.
Prior to leading A Better City, Mr. Dimino served the City of Boston as Commissioner of Transportation from 1985-1993, where he oversaw a staff of 400, represented the City on MBTA advisory boards and committees, and developed all related infrastructure projects and policies. Mr. Dimino then held a position as the Vice President and Deputy Manager of Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation's Transportation Business Sector. He has also advised transportation projects in St. Louis, New York City, Belfast, and New South Wales. Mr. Dimino received his Master's in Business Administration from Boston University in 1994 and is a 1978 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Northeastern University. In 1991 he completed a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Mr. Dimino currently serves as Vice Chairman for the Boston Harbor Association and Chairperson of the Harbor Use Committee, Co-Chair of the Go Boston 2030 Steering Committee, Chairman Emeritus of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and as a Board Member of the Boston Society of Architects.
Dr. Steven Barrett, Leonardo Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
Steven Barrett, PhD, is also Director of the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment at MIT, a Visiting Professor at University College London, and an investigator at the Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling in Singapore. From 2012 to 2015, he was Associate Director of the Partnership for Air Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER)—a 12-university Center of Excellence sponsored by FAA, NASA, DOD, EPA, and Transport Canada, with participants from 50 industry and government organizations. Before joining MIT in 2010, he was a university lecturer at Cambridge University, where he completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering.
The main goal of Dr. Barrett’s research is to advance understanding of the environmental impacts of aviation, and to develop technological, fuel-based, and regulatory strategies to mitigate these impacts. His research includes work to improve understanding of the atmospheric impacts of aviation emissions, assess the environmental and economic feasibility of biofuels, develop and evaluate electric aircraft propulsion technologies, and quantify the air pollution impacts of ground transportation. He has written approximately 60 archival publications, and is current or former supervisor of more than 40 graduate theses. Dr. Barrett’s current teaching at MIT includes the undergraduate jet and rocket propulsion course, and a graduate-level course on aerospace, energy, and the environment. He has contributed to STEM outreach activities since 2003. Dr. Barrett earned his Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees from Cambridge University in 2006, and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering also from Cambridge University in 2009.
Peter Rothstein, President, Northeast Clean Energy Council NECEC
Peter Rothstein is President of the Northeast Clean Energy Council and has many years of venture, entrepreneurial, executive and deal experience across the cleantech venture market. Previously, he was part of the Flagship Ventures team, a leading seed and early stage venture capital firm in Cambridge Massachusetts, and founder of Allegro Strategy, a consultant, advisor and interim executive with early-stage cleantech start-ups.
Mr. Rothstein has been in early-stage deal or executive roles with a number of cleantech companies, including Mascoma, Planar Energy Devices, Ze-gen, Novomer, Boston-Power, and Mechanology. He is actively involved in a range of leading cleantech and entrepreneurial organizations, including the National Renewable Energy Lab’s VC Advisory Board, catalyst to MIT Deshpande Center solar and energy storage MIT projects, and a Board member of the Cleantech Open.
Mackay Miller, Director of U.S. Strategy, National Grid
Mackay Miller is Director of U.S. Strategy at National Grid, where he leads analysis on energy transition and low-carbon business models. Prior to National Grid, he worked for 6 years at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, including a 2015 assignment to the U.S. Department of Energy in the lead-up to the Paris Accords. Mr. Miller holds an MBA from the University of Colorado, and a BA in International Relations from Brown University.
Deb Markowitz, State Director, The Nature Conservancy
Deb Markowitz is the Director of the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Ms. Markowitz has spent most of her career in public service. She was elected Vermont’s Secretary of State six times, serving from 1999-2011. In 2011 Ms. Markowitz was appointed Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), where she served until 2017. At ANR, Ms. Markowitz shaped the state’s environmental agenda, focusing on climate change, forest health and integrity, and water quality. She served on the boards of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the Transportation Climate Initiative, and represented Vermont on the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, and at the United Nation’s Conference of the Parties on Climate Change in Paris and Marrakech.
Before joining The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts in March 2020, Ms. Markowitz served as the Vice President of Programs at Ceres, overseeing the organization’s Climate and Energy, Water, Food and Forest, and Capital Market System programs. These programs engage investors and companies to tackle the world’s most serious sustainability challenges, and work to scale the transition to a sustainable economy. She has also taught environmental policy and leadership at the University of Vermont and was the Director of Policy Outreach at the Gund Institute of Environment. Ms. Markowitz is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Justice Advisory Board and she has been recognized nationally with a Lifetime Achievement Award from EPA, Region 1; an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowship; and the Kennedy School of Governments’ Cahn Fellowship in Public Leadership. Ms. Markowitz graduated from the University of Vermont and the Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude.
Berl Hartman, New England Chapter Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
Berl Hartman is Co-Founder and Director of the New England chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Known as The Independent Business Voice for the Environment, E2 is a national community of business leaders who promote sound environmental policy that builds economic prosperity. Ms. Hartman directs the New England group’s strategy, communications and outreach. Ms. Hartman is a senior executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in marketing, business strategy and public relations.
Prior to her work with E2, she served as Sr. Vice President at Blanc & Otus, a subsidiary of Hill & Knowlton Public Relations, where she founded and led the company’s first Cleantech/Clean Energy practice. Ms. Hartman was also a founding member of the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) and now serves on its Board of Directors and as Co-Chair of the Council’s Policy Committee. In 2008, she received the Council’s first Clean Energy Leadership Award. Prior to her career in cleantech, Ms. Hartman served as Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Sybase, a database software company, and Vice President of Engineering at Computer Corporation of America. She has also held positions at Boston University, University of California and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Cammy Peterson, Director of Clean Energy, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Cammy Peterson has worked with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) since 2013. She oversees MAPC’s clean energy and climate mitigation work, including local clean energy and climate planning, regional clean energy procurements, and local and state clean energy and climate policy. Ms. Peterson strives to integrate clean energy and climate practices into all aspects of MAPC’s planning work, and cultivates partnerships with municipalities, community-based organizations, policymakers, and other stakeholders to advance clean energy and climate efforts equitably throughout the Commonwealth, including on building codes and decarbonization, vehicle and building electrification, solar, and renewable energy additionality. Under her leadership, the department has launched an innovative net zero planning platform, pioneered a groundbreaking green municipal aggregation program, and received a 2018 Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ Leading By Example Award. Ms. Peterson also serves as the Councilor representing Commonwealth cities and towns on the state’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC), a position held by MAPC since 2017, and has co-chaired the EEAC Equity Working Group since its inception in 2020.
Prior to joining MAPC, Ms. Peterson managed the energy, environmental, and transportation policy and legislative portfolios for New York State Assembly member Brian Kavanagh. She earned a Masters degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University.
David O'Neill, President, MassAudubon
David O'Neill has dedicated his professional career to conservation. From 2015-2020, he served as the Chief Conservation Officer and Senior Advisor to the CEO of National Audubon Society (NAS). While there, his powerful vision, collaborative nature, and ability to raise critical funds elevated the entire organization. He led the development of NAS's conservation strategies, helped to unify the organization around a single vision, oversaw the organization's policy, conservation, and science agendas, and launched innovative programs to help fight the impacts of climate change.
Roles prior to his work at National Audubon include Vice President at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Vice President at Cherokee Investment Partners, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and Director of Land Use Policy and Outreach for the Urban Land Institute. He is the recipient of the Andrew White Medal from Loyola University for his leadership on Chesapeake Bay recovery efforts and he has authored publications and spoke often on the relationship between land use and environmental health. As President of Mass Audubon, Mr. O'Neill is focusing his efforts on expanding our work on climate change, tackling equity, diversity, and inclusion issues including our reach to new audiences, protecting habitat for birds and other wildlife, and widening our lens to affect the health and resilience of Massachusetts, New England, and beyond.
Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the City of Boston
Rev. White-Hammond is responsible for leading the Environment, Energy, and Open Space Cabinet in achieving its mission of enhancing environmental justice and quality of life in Boston by protecting air, water, climate, and land resources, as well as preserving and improving the integrity of Boston's architectural and historic resources. Rev. White-Hammond was born and raised in Boston and began her community engagement in high school when she worked as a Peer Health Educator. She was particularly shaped by her involvement in Project HIP-HOP (Highways Into the Past - History, Organizing and Power), a youth organization focused on teaching the history of the Civil Rights Movement and engaging a new generation of young people in activism. After college, she returned to Boston, and became the Executive Director of Project HIP-HOP, where she joyfully engaged young people in community organizing and culture making. After 13 years at Project HIP-HOP in 2014, Rev. White-Hammond left the organization to attend Boston University School of Theology. In 2017, she graduated with her Master of Divinity and was ordained an elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 2018 she founded New Roots AME Church, a multi-racial congregation in Dorchester. In this work, Rev. White-Hammond utilizes an intersectional lens to connect ecology, immigration, climate change, energy policy and economic justice. She is a fellow with the Green Justice Coalition, which brings together eight social/environmental justice groups from around Massachusetts.
Rev. White-Hammond is a public speaker throughout the nation and was a leader for both the 2017 Boston Women’s March and Boston People’s Climate Mobilization. She has received numerous awards, including the Barr Fellowship, the Celtics Heroes Among Us, The Roxbury Founders Day Award and the Boston NAACP Image award. She was selected as one of the Grist 50 Fixers for 2019 and Sojourners 11 Women Shaping the Church.
Bradley M. Campbell, President, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) – Massachusetts
For the past 25 years, Bradley Campbell has been at the forefront of shaping the country’s most significant environmental policies and laws. A former White House senior appointee during the Clinton administration, he was the Regional Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mid-Atlantic Region, and served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In 2006, Mr. Campbell launched a law firm with a focus on issues involving the environment, energy, entrepreneurship, and science. A year later, he co-founded Swan Creek Energy, which went on to develop several of the largest net-metered commercial solar projects in the United States.
Mr. Campbell has a wide range of experience overseeing large public agencies, developing strategic litigation, and negotiating innovative agreements that have resulted in environmental milestones in New England and across the United States. His achievements as the principal of Bradley M. Campbell LLC include successful litigation on behalf of a low-income community to remedy contamination of local drinking water; negotiation of power purchase agreements, leases, and financing documents supporting development of commercial and utility-scale solar energy projects; and litigation proceedings arising from catastrophic oil and chemical spills. Concurrent with his law practice, Mr. Campbell founded Swan Creek Energy, LLC, a renewable energy development firm responsible for several of the largest commercial-scale solar projects in New Jersey. Mr. Campbell lectures and writes regularly on major legal and policy issues.
Dr. Cutler Cleveland, Professor of Earth and Environment, Boston University
Cutler Cleveland, PhD, is author and editor of acclaimed reference works on energy that include the Encyclopedia of Energy (Elsevier, 2004), winner of an American Library Association award, the Dictionary of Energy (Elsevier, 2005), the Concise Encyclopedia of the History of Energy, the Handbook of Energy (Elsevier, 2013), and Energy and Climate Change: A Primer (Trunity, 2013). He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Earth, named the Best Geoscience Website by the Geoscience Information Society. Dr. Cleveland is the recipient of the Adelman-Frankel Award from the United States Association of Energy Economics for “unique and innovative contributions to the field of energy economics.” He is co-author of Environmental Science, the Web’s first entirely electronic introductory textbook on the subject.
Dr. Cleveland’s research on the valuation of ecosystem services, funded by the National Science Foundation, is highlighted in NSF’s Top Discoveries series. Dr. Cleveland has been a consultant to numerous private and public organizations, including the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, Charles River Associates, the Energy Information Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Cleveland holds a B.S. in Ecology from Cornell University, a M.S. in Marine Science from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Paulina Muratore, Clean Transportation Program Campaign Manager, Union of Concerned Scientists
Paulina Muratore is a Campaign Manager for the Clean Transportation Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). In her role, she manages UCS transportation campaigns in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, with a focus on mobilizing UCS members, activists, and other experts to reduce tailpipe emissions while building a cleaner, more equitable transportation system. She also works with state and regional transportation coalitions, partnering closely with a wide range of groups to enhance our collective advocacy voice. Prior to joining UCS, Paulina worked with companies and investors on low-carbon transportation alternatives with Ceres, and also worked as part of a New York/Northeast regional advocacy team at the Natural Resources Defense Council. She holds an MS in environmental planning and policy from Tufts University, and a BA in international relations from Boston University.
Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, President, Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM)
A proven corporate sustainability leader, Elizabeth Turnbull Henry makes the economic case for Massachusetts to lead the nation in environmental quality, innovative policy, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Prior to joining ELM, Ms. Henry managed climate, energy & environmental programs at the global retailer Adidas. She designed the greenENERGY Fund, investing in energy efficiency, renewables, and distributed energy. She also advanced the sustainability of new construction, co-led the team that set Adidas’ industry-leading targets for sustainability, and raised Adidas’ voice on national and global climate policy. Ms. Henry was an EDF Climate Corps Fellow in 2010. She also consulted to the US Department of Energy, worked as Sustainability Lead for a Massachusetts-based residential construction firm, and led international travel programs to over 30 countries. Ms. Henry has an MBA and Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) from Yale University and a BA in Environmental Policy and Economics from Colby College. Raised in West Virginia, she now lives in Jamaica Plain with her husband and two children.
David McMahon, Commonwealth Green Low Income Housing Coalition
David McMahon has been co-executive director Dismas House for almost 20 years. In the past twenty years, Mr. McMahon has helped Dismas grow, spearheading three new housing projects with a blend of public – private supports. These projects include The Mass. Parole Board project Almost Home – a 24 hour residential therapeutic community, The Father Brooks House – a permanent housing facility for homeless former prisoners and their families, and the Dismas Family Farm – a 35 acre residential organic farm.
Additionally, Mr. McMahon is the Project Director of Commonwealth Green Low Income Housing Coalition, an effort launched in 2014 to utilize Massachusetts award-winning energy efficiency programs and solar programs to stabilize low-income housing in the face of the great recession. He has served on numerous Boards and commissions in the Worcester community. He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and a professional fellow at Harvard University Kennedy Center Hauser Center.
Ronald C. DeCurzio, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company
Ron DeCurzio is the chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, a not-for-profit public corporation and political subdivision of the Commonwealth that provides a broad range of energy, financial, risk management, and other services to the state’s consumer-owned municipal utilities.
Dr. Kurt Roth, Head of Building Energy Systems, Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation CMI
Kurt Roth, PhD, leads Energy Systems applied R&D at Fraunhofer USA. The team collaborates with industry on applied research to develop, analyze, test, demonstrate, and evaluate building technologies and technologies that enable integration of large quantities of renewable power with the electric grid. Currently, Dr. Roth is co-PI of a DOE Building America project to use communicating thermostat data to perform remote home performance assessments. In addition, he was recently Co-PI for a DOE SunShot demonstration project to optimize the operation of MW-scale PV, energy storage, and facility load management to enable the electric grid to reliably integrate high levels of PV.
Dr. Roth has also led several studies to assess the energy savings and commercialization potentials of building technologies, including HVAC, building controls and diagnostics, and information (IT) technologies, as well as studies characterizing building energy consumption by different end uses. He has presented at numerous conferences and meetings and authored more than sixty ASHRAE Journal "Emerging Technology" articles. Dr. Roth received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), all in mechanical engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), and Sigma Xi.
James Judge, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eversource Energy
James Judge is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Eversource Energy, New England’s largest utility. Eversource serves approximately 4.3 million electric, natural gas and water customers across Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Prior to his appointment in May 2016, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Eversource for more than 20 years.
Mr. Judge is a former Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Analogic Corporation and is on the board of Edison Electric Institute. He also serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, Boston College Chief Executives Club, Mass General Hospital President’s Council, and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. He is a member of various professional, civic and industry organizations and is actively involved in building healthier, stronger communities. Mr. Judge holds both a master’s degree and a bachelor’s of science in business administration from Babson College. He and his wife Mary have four children.
Dr. Gaurab Basu, Co-Director, Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Health Equity Education & Advocacy (CHEEA)
Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH is a physician and founding co-director of the CHA Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy (CHEEA). He is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Dr. Basu is a Health Equity Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment and Faculty Affiliate at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Basu has received numerous awards in medical education, including the inaugural Equity, Social Justice and Advocacy Faculty Award and the Charles McCabe Faculty Prize in Excellence at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Basu was named to the 2021 Grist 50 list of climate leaders. He also received the Union of Concerned Scientists’ 2020 Science Defender Award. He has served on the city of Cambridge Mayor’s Climate Crisis Working Group and its Net-Zero Climate Task Force.
Dr. Basu was a Sommer Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he studied human rights. From 2018-2021, he was a part of the Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Leaders program. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Basu has served as one of the clinical leads of Cambridge Health Alliance’s COVID Community Management clinical services. He has previously worked for numerous global NGOs including the Gates Institute, Partners in Health, the Child in Need Institute and Last Mile Health.