There are three primary volunteer-led committees to advance Illinois Green Alliance’s educational outreach and member engagement work. Additionally, the Emerging Professionals Committee coordinates networking and education events for emerging professionals.

The Programs Committee is responsible for monthly educational programs on the latest trends in sustainable design and technology. Selected through an application-only process, the members represent a unique mix of industries and bring a broad range of experience and subject matter to the program planning process.

*Application Now Open: Illinois Green is currently seeking new volunteers to join the standing Programs Committee. Committee members will lead the selection, development and implementation of our monthly education programs and panel discussions by volunteering time and expertise on the committee.

Serving on the Programs Committee provides an opportunity to engage with leading thinkers on sustainable design and drive the conversation in Illinois’ green building community. Programs Committee members work with staff to determine event topics and speakers that support our mission and initiatives.

Programs Committee members are applying to serve a one-year term beginning December 2018 and running through December 2019. Selected members will participate in monthly coordination calls and in-person meetings and should also expect to spend between 2 and 5 hours per month between meeting times coordinating with committee members and program speakers.

Programs Committee members are selected based on their past experience, time available to consistently contribute and ability to add to the diversity of professional backgrounds and expertise on the committee.

Please complete the short application by December 5. Application>>

2017/2018 Programs Committee Members:

Clare Ardizzone, UIC

Thomas Dietz, Rugo|Raff Architects

Dan Docel, BuildingIQ Inc.

Kathryn Eggers, Goby (Co-Chair)

Kelly Moynihan, Farr Associates

Mihir Parikh, APTIM

Stephenie Presseller, Moraine Valley Community College

Jamie Redmond, Redmond Construction Corp

Elena Savona, Elevate Energy (Co-Chair)

Josh Schubert, Goby

Daniel Starr, BOS

Sarah Wood, RATIO Architects


The Membership Engagement Committee is responsible for networking opportunities and community engagement programs which allow Illinois Green Alliance members the chance to impact more neighborhoods with their sustainability know-how.

2018 Standing Membership Engagement Committee Members:

Maria Albulescu, Walgreens

Mari Bishop, CLEAResult

Damon Henrikson, Accurate Perforating

Sue Olson, Keleen Leathers

Danielle Passaglia, Arup

Kyleen Rockwell, HKS Inc.

Prachi Sharma, DePaul University

Aryn Shaw

Aschley Yanda, Infinium Walls


The Emerging Professionals Committee is responsible for coordinating education, networking, and volunteer opportunities to engage emerging professionals in green building and sustainability industries.

2018 Emerging Professional Committee Members:

Mohammad Abbasi, WSP USA

Paula Debkowska, 360 Energy Group

Mari Bishop, CLEAResult

Priyam Parikh, CLEAResult

Andy Stein

Lauren Tavel, CBRE (Co-Chair)

Taylor White, 360 Energy Group (Co-Chair)

Ari Widen, Alpine Home Air Products



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Learn more about these committees and other volunteer opportunities here.