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COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Community Sustainability Advisory Committee is composed of 15 members, with three appointed by each of Lee County's five-member Board of County Commissioners. In addition, there are three ex-officio members, which are the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, the Chairman of the Lee County School Board, and the County Manager.

 


Appointed by Commission DISTRICT 1:

Scott Kashman

 

Occupation:  Chief administrative Officer for Cape Coral Hospital including Lee Memorial Health System’s two Wellness Centers.

 

Education:
Master of Health Administration, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives
Bachelor of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 Home:  Cape Coral


Matthew Johnson

 

Occupation:  General Manager of the City of Fort Myers Cultural and Historic Affairs Department, includes the Imaginarium Science Center, Southwest Florida Museum of History and Historic Langford/Kingston Home and Burroughs Home.

  

Education: Bachelor of Arts in History from Florida Gulf Coast University.  Founding Member of the S.T.E.M. Team of Southwest Florida and currently is the Vice Chairman of the Florida Association of Museums. 

 Home:  Fort Myers


KEN F. BUSCHLE

 

Occupation:   Specifications/Quality Control Manager for Gora-McGahey Architects.   A state and nationally certified building inspector in all major disciplines of construction.  Accredited by the US Green Building Council as a LEED Professional (LEED AP BD+C) and was instrumental in founding the SW Florida USGBC Branch.  Also an active member of Florida Green Building Coalition serving on the Commercial Building Standard Committee.  Recipient of the 2008 SW. FL. AIA “Architectural Achievement Award” for commitment to promoting sustainability in architecture and the Florida Gulf Coast USGBC Chapter 2010 “Chapter Member of the Year”.

 

Education:  Associate in Science in Architectural Technology, Saint Petersburg College; Associate in Science in Building Construction Technology, Saint Petersburg College

 Home: Fort Myers


 Appointed by Commission DISTRICT 2:

DAVID V. WILLEMS

 

Occupation: Environmental Engineer with Waldrop Engineering providing water resource consulting services.

 

Education: Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. Currently working on Masters of Engineering in Environmental Engineering Science with a specialization in Systems Ecology and Ecological Engineering

 Home: Fort Myers


CLARA ANNE GRAHAM

      

Occupation: Self Employed,  Over 30 years' involvement with the League of Women Voters nationally, statewide and locally. Current Member, LWV of the United States 11 member Climate Change Task Force; Served as Member of the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers 12 week 2 days a week EIS (Environmental Impact Study); Served as Member of The Governor's Commission for a Sustainable South Florida - Southwest Florida Issues Group

 

Education: Business Administration and Accounting Degree from Goldey Beacom College, Wilmington, Delaware.  League of Women Voters of the United States, Virginia, and Florida

 Home: Bonita Springs


 JENNIFER A. DUFFALA HAGEN 


Occupation:  Planner with CH2M Hill and is currently project based with the City of Bonita Springs in the Community Development Department. Over 10 years of planning and environmental experience in both the public and private sector. Member of both the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter (Southwest FL branch) and the Florida Green Building Coalition and is a LEED AP. Lee County native.
 

Education: B.A. in Sociology with a Minor in Visual Arts - Eckerd College. Masters of Environmental Education – Lesley University.

 Home: Fort Myers

 Appointed by Commission DISTRICT 3:

STEPHANIE KEYES

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Home:


DIANA M. GIRALDO

 

Occupation: Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Fort Myers for over 4 years.  Ten plus years experience in construction - several national and state licenses with the Building Code Administrators and Inspectors’ Board, and extensive knowledge of green building practices. Currently serves as a mentor of the Take Stock in Children Program; a judge for the Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science and Engineering Fair for the last three years.

 

Education: B.S. in Architecture & Urban Design; M.S. in Management; several advanced engineering classes.

Home: Fort Myers


ROGER STRELOW, J.D.

 

Occupation: Adjunct Professor, Environmental Policy and Sustainability, Florida Gulf Coast University; Member of Lee County Local Planning Agency; and Principal in both 3S Environmental & Energy Strategies, LLC and Strassner Strelow & Smith, Dispute Resolution, LLC. Formerly, Assistant Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency; Staff Director, US Council on Environmental Quality; Environmental Vice President of General Electric; and Executive Vice President, Bechtel Environmental.

 

Education: J.D., School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

Home: Estero 


Appointed by Commission DISTRICT 4:

JENNIFER NELSON

 

Occupation:  Senior Director of Sustainability, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida

 

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History, The University of Texas at Austin. 

Affiliations:  Board Member: Recycle Florida Today (statewide recycling organization), Board Member: Keep Collier Beautiful, Recycling Coordinator, Florida Goodwill Association, 2008 Graduate of Goodwill Industries International Senior Leadership Development Program, 2011 Graduate of Leadership Ft. Myers

 Home: Cape Coral


CHRISTOPHER M. RESSLER

 

Occupation: Project Manager and Intern Architect at Studio+. with 9 years of experience in the Architecture and Planning fields. Founding member and current Chair of the USGBC Southwest Florida Branch and one of our region's representatives at the USGBC Gulf Coast Chapter Board.

Education: Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech.; BS in computer Science with a Minor in Art/Architecture from the College of William and Mary.
Home: Fort Myers


JOHN LAI

 

Occupation:  General Manager of the Hyatt Place, Fort Myers at the Forum, a 148 room hotel, with 2500 square feet of meeting space, and 24 hr food and beverage service.

 

Education:  Northwood University

Home:  Fort Myers

Appointed by Commission DISTRICT 5:

ANN PIERCE

Occupation:  Citizen Advocate, Landscape Designer. Thirty years’ experience in community based sustainability programs. 

Education:  B.S. BioChem - Colorado State University, Specialist Certificate- George Washington University

Home:  Fort Myers


CHARLES "GARY" VERWILT

 

Occupation: Manager of Realty Executives SW Florida. He holds the Graduate REALTOR® Institute designation (GRI), the SRES designation, and the “At Home With Diversity” designation.

 

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision and 57 post graduate credits. Completed course work in Naples School of Real Estate, Ed Plofker School of Real Estate, REALTOR® Board Seminars, Academy of Real Estate Broker School, and the Graduate REALTOR® Institute. Currently is the Director for the Florida Association of REALTORS®

Home: Fort Myers


Damon Shelor

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Home: Lehigh Acres


EX-OFFICIO:

Don Armstrong, Lee County School Board Liaison


STAFF SUPPORT:

Holly Schwartz

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