Sustainability Advisory Council

The Sustainability Advisory Council is a group of institutional leaders and alumni tasked with offering guidance and inspiration on Yale’s Sustainability Plan. This group meets annually and receives quarterly updates from the Office of Sustainability.

John Bollier, Office of Facilities (Co-chair)

Ann Kurth, School of Nursing (Co-chair)

Deborah Berke, School of Architecture

Indy Burke, School of the Environment

Jack Callahan, University Operations

Marvin Chun, Yale College

Michael Crair, School of Medicine

Don Filer, Office of International Affairs

Eugénie Gentry, Office of Development

Susan Gibbons, Office of the Provost

Maria Ivanova, Alumni Representative, ’99 MEM, ‘99 MA ’06 PhD 

Thomas Lovejoy, Alumni Representative, ’63 BA, ’71 PhD

John Mayes, Administration Operations

Nate Nickerson, Vice President for Communications

Pamela Schirmeister, Graduate Studies

Greg Sterling, Divinity School

Rafi Taherian, Yale Hospitality

Sten Vermund, School of Public Health

Lauren Zucker, Office of New Haven and State Affairs and University Properties

Student Representatives

Jon Gewirtzman, School of the Environment

Alex Rich, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Madeline Zaritsky, Yale College

Wei Zhang, School of Public Health

Implementation Steering Committee

The Implementation Steering Committee is a rotating selection of faculty and staff that support the execution of the Yale Sustainability Plan. The group actively works to build connections between the classroom, the campus, and the city by integrating scholarship and operations. This group meets four times per year with subcommittee meetings in the interim.

Paul Anastas, School of the Environment/Chemistry (Co-chair)

Stuart DeCew, Center for Business and the Environment (Co-chair)

Debbie Stanley-McAulay, Human Resources and Administration (Co-chair)

Saed Alizamir, School of Management

Jim Berger, American Studies

Billy Bromage, School of Medicine

Gary Brudvig, Energy Sciences and Chemistry

Sue Cascio, University Properties

Kristina Chmelar, Facilities Planning

Kate Cooney, School of Management

Miraj Desai, School of Medicine

Rob Dubrow, School of Public Health 

Thomas Easley, School of the Environment

Michael Fotos, Political Science and Environmental Studies

Annie Harper, School of Medicine

Dev Hawley, University Planning & Facilities Operations

Jeff Hughes, Facilities Operations 

Cathy Jackson, University Planning

Michael Jarosz, Finance and Business Operations

Lisa Kimmel, Being Well at Yale

Joe Manning, Anthropology  

Joe Mastracchio, Procurement

Colleen Murphy-Dunning, Hixon Center for Urban Ecology

Jenna Musco, School of the Environment

Michael Oristaglio, Energy Studies

Julie Paquette, Facilities Engineering

Maya Prabhu, Psychiatry 

Brita Roy, School of Medicine

Jodi Sherman, School of Medicine 

Bob Sullivan, Yale Hospitality

Kassie Tucker, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking

Bridgett Williamson, School of Medicine

Suzanne Young, Poorvu Center

Joseph Zinter, SEAS and CEID