People

Board of Directors

The Green Advantage Board of Directors defines the organization’s strategic plan, budget, and certification activities. It appoints the Advisory Board, Certification Boards, and the Chief Executive Officer. It ensures objectivity and impartiality, and manages conflict of interest throughout the organization. Nominations for the governing Board are submitted to the Executive Committee, and elected by the Board of Directors.
Tina Dortch, Secretary
Barbara Englehart, Treasurer
Chris Haddox
James Mayer, Vice Chair
Grady O’Rear, President/CEO
Dean Rodeheaver
Lorna Bravo

Advisory Board

To enhance the direction and expert guidance of Green Advantage, the organization has established an Advisory Board made up of environmental luminaries who significantly influence sustainability causes.

The Advisory Board Includes:
Denis Hayes
Amory Lovins
Susan Maxman
Mona Sahlin

International Green Builder Certification Board

The International Green Builder Certification Board is responsible for ensuring the integrity, impartiality, and fairness of the standards documented in the Compendium, from which the Green Advantage Certified Associate (GACA) and the Green Advantage Certified Practitioner (GACP) certification exams are drawn. This Board also approves requisites and specifications for the GACA and GACP certification exams and determines target audiences for these certifications. Certification Board members are appointed by the Board of Directors.

James Scott Brew
Daniel Castro-Lacouture
Lance Davis
Richard Dooley
David Eisenberg
Bruce Hammond
Rob Holsten
Werner Jager*
Scott Kelting
Jim Kerr
Dave Metzger
Chuck Miccolis
Georg Reichard
Keith Robinson
Chris Rotenberry
Kevin Stack
James Sullivan
Maruja Torres-Antonini
Jim Touey*
Darryl Williford

* Ex-officio

International Glazier Certification Board

The International Glazier Certification Board is responsible for ensuring the integrity, impartiality, and fairness of the standards documented in the Compendium, from which the Green Advantage Certified Curtainwall Installer (GAC/CI) Curtainwall Installer certification exam is drawn. This Board also approves requisites and specifications for GAC/CI exams and determines target audiences for glazier certifications. Certification Board members are appointed by the Board of Directors.
Quincy Alexander
Andy Bordick
Patrick Byrne
Robert Clarke
Jeremy Cromer
Don Ghent
Werner Jager*
Mike Laughlin
Mike Metz
Dave Metzger
Chuck Miccolis
Peter Neudorf
Mic Patterson
Leonard Pianalto
Keith Robinson
Chris Rotenberry
Urmilla Sowell
Tim Stricker
Bruce Toman
Jim Touey*
Vivian Volz
Andrew Williams

* Ex-officio

PCRA/ICRA Subject Matter Experts

Pre-Construction Risk Assessment/Infection Control Risk Assessment Subject Matter Experts include:
Cathryn Balestrieri
Sheila Bosch
Daniel Castro-Lacouture
Michael Compton
Mike Gonzalez
Kenneth Haber
Joe MacInness
Anna Marshall-Baker
Patrick Smith
Tyler White

Staff & Consultants

Green Advantage is fortunate to have a dedicated, highly-skilled staff who bring diverse, creative, state-of-the-art planning, implementation, and evaluation activity throughout the work of the organization.

Green Advantage provides rich educational experiences to bachelor and graduate level students from various colleges and universities who are seeking “real-world” experience in spearheading green solutions in the construction industry.
Maria Orlando Edelen
Diane McKay Lebherz
William Lebherz
Solveig Mortensen
Tena Meadows O’Rear
Grady O’Rear, President/CEO
Ruth Snyder
Heather Jacques Tomlinson
Maruja Torres-Antonini
Betsy Van Ness
Lisa Yzaguirre