Alumni

 
 
The Corporate Sustainability Leadership Program is a training program for mid-level and senior professionals seeking to increase functional skills in the practices of corporate sustainability and social responsibility. Below is a partial list of alumni:
 
Regina Andler - Regina is the owner of Nature Made Simple, LLC, Green Source Made Simple, LLC, and Green Coach Made Simple, LLC. These companies provide education, consulting, and green product/service promotional support to New Hampshire and Massachusetts households and small businesses.
 
Kerri Cain - Kerri is the North American Marketing Manager for Timberland in Stratham, NH. Kerri works cross functionally with sales, finance, brand marketing, and planning to develop plans that are on strategy and drive revenue.
 
Ann Caron - Ann is the Supplier Sustainability Coordinator for Timberland. She also manages Timberland's Victory Garden, an onsite garden that grows fresh vegetables for Timberland employees, with all monetary proceeds going to the NH Food Bank.
 
David Chapnick - David is a Senior Consultant at Vantage Partners, a Boston-based consulting firm spinoff of the Project on Negotiation at Harvard University. He co-authored the chapter on "Negotiation Systems and Strategies" in the 2008 International Contracts Manual, and his article titled "What is SRM and Why Does it Matter to the Retail Industry?" appeared in The Journal of Trading Practices. David is an active volunteer with Chill, an international non-profit dedicated to building the self-esteem of underserved youth through board sports. He is also the organizer for Vantage Volunteers which creates volunteer opportunities for Vantage employees with local nonprofit organizations. David is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in International Relations.
 
Nichole Cirillo - Nichole is the Senior Learning Manager for the Americas at Earthwatch. Prior to joining Earthwatch, Nichole was Experiential Learning Manager at UUSC, an international human rights and social justice organization. She has worked with numerous global companies including Alcoa, HSBC, and UPS.
 
Stacey Chioccio - Stacey is the Corporate Social Responsibility Project Manager for Hypertherm. Her CSR is two-fold between Philanthropy and Environmental Stewardship. In this role, Stacey works with many non-profits to connect associates at Hypertherm with Community Engagement opportunities in support of the Philanthropy team and HOPE Foundation. Stacey is also the treasurer of the board at David's House, a home away from home for families of children being treated at The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth.
 
Thomas Conneen - Tom is the Director of Footweare Materials Global Sourcing for Timberland, where he is also a member of the Green Working Group, a cross-functional team supporting the direction of sustainability. Tom serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer for Save the Indoor Portsmouth Pool, a local nonprofit organization with a mission of creating a financially sustainable business model for aquatics within the City of Portsmouth, NH. Tom holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and maintains a Professiaonl Engineering (PE) license today.
 
Theresia Crossman - Theresia is an Operations Manager for Dunkin' Brands. She is the corporate liaison for 47 restaurants and 10 franchisees in Maine and New Hampshire. For six years, Theresia has been an integral part of the "People Subcommittee" at Dunkin' Brands, working with corporate and franchisee leaders on Brand HR initiatives. She is currently involved in the NE Regional Chapter of the Dunkin' Brands Foundation. Theresia holds a degree in Germanic Studies from Boston University and earned an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University in 2009.
 
Suzanne Dafni - Suzanne is the Supply Chain Leader for the TC Mechanized division at Hypertherm. Suzanne previously worked as Director of Strategic Sourcing at Dartmouth College.
 
Michael Gass - Mike works for Timberland as a Senior Footwear Product Developer on the Earthkeepers team, and is a member of the Timberland Green Working Group. He earned his degree in Psychology from the University in New Hampshire. A huge fan of the sustainability movement, Mike welcomes the opportunity to delve deeper into the green efforts throughout New England.
 
Michelle Guiney - Michelle is the program manager for Waste Management's Total Recycle Program (TRP). TRP assists clients with corporate sustainability goals primarily with regard to recycling initiatives and practices. Michelle is also on the board of MassRecycle, a state-wide recycling agency.
 
Matthew Haas - Matt is the Maine Operations Manager at IDEXX Laboratories corporate headquarters in Westbrook, Maine. He has been working in the construction and facilities management business for over 26 years, and holds a B.S. in Organization Development and an A.S. in Building Technology. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the International Facilities Management Association and the Association of Facilities.
 
Amy Hattan - Amy is the Corporate Sustainability Officer for Thornton Tomasetti, an international engineering and architecture firm. Her role involves educating and engaging employees across the company's 26 offices. Amy is also on the board of Laudholm Trust, in support of the Wells Estuarine Research Reserve.
 
James Howard - Jim is an adjunct instructor of Financial Management and Budgeting for the Public and Nonprofit Sectors at UNH Durham. He is a retired Deputy City Manager and Finance Director for the City of Concord, NH. Jim holds a BS in Economics from Widener University and an MPA from Southern Methodist University.
 
Shannon Kossakoski - Shannon is Marketing Manager and Consultant Relationship Activist for Market Street Talent, a technology recruitment firm in Portsmouth, NH. She is a 12-year veteran of the high tech recruiting industry and continues to work closely with senior decision makers and leaders in IT throughout New England and Silicon Valley. At Market Street Talent, Shannon has been responsible for identifying opportunities for community outreach and sponsorship of local non-profits.
 
Gary Lemay - Gary is the Business Development Manager in the PSNH Economic Development Department. He works on recruitment, retention, and renewable energy projects. Gary has a strong interest in reducing U.S. dependence on foreign energy. He earned his BA from University of New Hampshire, an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, and he also obtained a Professional Engineer license.
 
Jenny Levy - Jenny is the Director of Environmental Stewardship at Hypertherm. She oversees the build out of Hypertherm's short and long-term strategies for reducing their environmental footprint, and is responsible for ensuring the integration of environmental stewardship throughout Hypertherm's processes and work. Jenny received her BA in Anthropology and Sociology from Wesleyan University in CT, and earned her MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.
 
Edward McGrath - Ed is a consultant currently working for the Safety, Health, and Environment department at BAE Systems in Merrimack, NH. His responsibilities include compiling the monthly sustainability statistics and refining how and what is reported, and also performs compliance audits and conducts training. Ed had been involved in environmental management for over 20 years and is a member of his town's Recycling Committee. He conceived and developed an educational campaign called "Lose Weight North Reading - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" that increased the town's recycling rate by 60 percent and decreased the average weekly household trash weight by 26 percent.
 
Atlanta McIlwraith - Atlanta started her professional life as a political organizer. She then took her organizing skills to the for-profit world as National Public Affairs Manager for The Body Shop. Atlanta joined The Timberland Company in 2005 and works as Senior Manager of Community Engagement. She is involved with designing and implementing global initiatives to ensure the company's values play out with consistency and impact.
 
Andrea O'Brien - Andrea is Environmental Management Program & Business Advisor for the NH Small Business Development Center (NHBDC). She counsels NHBDC clients on assessing their environmental impact, on environmental management and liability, and on achieving environmental compliance. Andrea is a Certified Business Advisor and has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Maine-Orono.
 
William O'Hearn - Bill is the Projects Coordinator for the Orange County Land Trust based in Middletown, NY. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in English-Creative Writing and a minor in Philosophy, and holds a Municipal Elected Officials Certificate from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University.
 
George Parmenter - George is the Corporate Responsibility Manager for Hannaford Supermarkets, and manages the sustainability initiatives at Hannaford. He is currently devoting a significant portion of his time to implementing a sustainable seafood sourcing policy for Hannaford and her sister banner companies in the US. George holds a BA in Business from UNE.
 
Joseph Persechino - Joe is a project manager at Tighe & Bond with over 9 years of experience in civil engineering, site design, permitting, and construction. He is a registered professional engineer and LEED accredited professional, among other technical certifications. Joe is also on the board of the NH Chapter of the US Green Building Council and NH Coastal Protection Partnership.
 
C. Dennis Pierce - Dennis is the Director of Dining Services at the University of Connecticut and has over 37 years of leadership experience in the college foodservice arena. He has been an organizer of a local farmers' market, writes a regular column in a local paper called From the Ground Up - Buying Local in Connecticut, and received the 2011 State of Connecticut Award for Agricultural Journalism.
 
Nancy Rayna - Nancy is the Level 3 Development Support Manager for the IBM Websphere Portal product family. She holds a BS in Business Management/Computer Science from Rivier College in Nashua, NH. Nancy serves on the board of directors of the Manchester Food Co-op and chairs its marketing committee. She is a proponent of the "No Impact Project" which raises awareness of how our daily habits affect the planet.
 
Kathy Simpson - Kathy is an Integration Manager with the Sustainable Business Innovation organization at Nike Inc. Kathy has more than 20 years of experience in the apparel business, including positions with Ocean Pacific, Bugle Boy, and Levi's.
 
Amy Sterndale - For the past 5 years, Amy has been responsible for overseeing all communications and public relations for the Carsey Institute, a public policy applied research think tank at UNH. Prior to joining the Carsey Institute, Amy worked at Random House in New York, and at Arcadia Publishing. She is a 2005 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire.
 
Meagan Sylvia - Meagan is the Environmental Manager for the heavy civil transportation contractor, The Lane Construction Corporation, headquarted in Cheshire, CT. She is responsible for managing environmental compliance at the federal, state, and local levels. Meagan is also responsible for environmental stewardship, such as pit and quarry reclamation and organizing river clean-up efforts.
 
Erin Temmen - Erin is a Program Coordinator in the Community Development Department at C & S Wholesale Grocers. She manages a number of employee volunteerism programs as well as the Mini Grant program, which provides funding and product donations to non-profits in communities where there are C & S facilities. Erin is also a member of the Monadnock Humane Society Development Committee.
 
Robin Tindall - Robin is the Environmental Sustainability Black Belt at Hypertherm. Previously she worked at Efficiency Vermont, an energy efficiency utility. Robin also held a Black Belt position at Standard Register in Middlebury, Vermont, and has 6 years of experience in environmental engineering consulting.
 
Tom Villnave - Tom is the Senior Manager of Enterprise Business Analysis at Timberland. Tom has a BS in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Fredonia and earned his MBA from Syracuse University.
 
David Worthen - David is President and CEO of Worthen Industries, a third/fourth generation family business headquartered in Nashua, NH. He also serves on the board of Feed Resource, a food waste to energy company. Prior to his role with Worthen Industries, David worked as an Outward Bound instructor, as a rafting guide and operations manager for an Alaskan rafting company, and as store manager for a Seattle outdoor retailer.