There are two 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.

2017/2018 Programs Committee Members:

Clare Ardizzone, UIC

Angel Diaz, Dominion Lighting

Thomas Dietz, Rugo|Raff Architects

Dan Docel, BuildingIQ Inc.

Kathryn Eggers, Goby (Co-Chair)

Kelly Moynihan, Farr Associates

Susan Pearson, Merritt Connect, Inc.

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

Alina Tompert, Farr Associates

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:

Juliette Ambrogi

Mari Bishop, CLEAResult

Tom Clement, U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office

Priyam Parikh, CLEAResult

Ankush Rastogi, Environmental Systems Design

Andy Stein, Northwestern

Lauren Tavel, CBRE (Co-Chair)

Steph Townsend, AECOM

Taylor White, 360 Energy Group

Ari Widen, Alpine Home Air Products


Interested in serving on the Standing Programs Committee?
Click here to learn more about qualifications and the application process.

  • Required Qualifications:  Applicants must be current Illinois Green Alliance members and have significant sustainable design and construction experience. Preference will be given to those who have substantial contacts in the industry. Successful applicants will be offered a year-long position with a renewable term. Committee members are listed on the Illinois Green Alliance website and eligible for our annual volunteer awards.
  • How to Apply:  Please submit this application form and upload your resume and cover letter stating your interest in serving on the committee. If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call Katie Kaluzny at: 312-245-8300 x203.
  • Applications are currently closed. Applications will open again in April 2018.

(*) Members of the Programs Committee work with the staff to determine event topics and speakers that support our mission and initiatives assist with event logistics and participate in monthly coordinate calls and in-person meetings. Committee members will collaborate throughout the year, but each member is responsible for leading the development of at least one program in the calendar year. The time commitment will be greatest in a month when you are planning or facilitating a specific event. We estimate the overall time commitment to be approximately two to five hours per month. Illinois Green Alliance staff will provide administrative support.



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Learn more about these committees and other volunteer opportunities here.