Envision Review Board

Envision Review Board

The Envision Review Board is comprised of industry-leading infrastructure professionals representing public agencies, private companies, and general interest groups. The mission of the Envision Review Board is to ensure the continued integrity and efficacy of Envision and its associated tools, resources, and documents; to provide for consistency in interpretation and development; and to assure the ongoing relevance of the tool and its associated best practices to the highest standards of scholarship and practice.

Michaella Wittmann
(ERB Chair)

Sustainability Director, Senior Vice President
HDR

 

Michaella Wittmann has over 20 years of experience focused on integrating the right sustainable solutions for a multitude of project types. This often includes the use of HDR’s Sustainable Return on Investment Process to match sustainable solutions with favorable social, environmental and economic outcomes. She has worked on over 20 LEED projects, written sustainable guidelines for government agencies and organizations, trained over 3,000 people in various aspects of sustainability, and integrated sustainability into multi-million dollar infrastructure projects.

Michaella was actively involved in the development of the first LEED® Green Building Rating Tool and the Envision™ sustainable infrastructure rating system. A LEED® Fellow, Green Globes Professional and Envision® Sustainability Professional. She is currently focusing on integrating sustainability into large-scale infrastructure projects.

Under Michaella’s direction, HDR began a process for integrating sustainable design concept into its work beginning in the early 1990s. She currently leads HDR’s Office of Sustainability, focusing on adding value to projects through sustainability, and overseeing the firm’s carbon footprint reduction initiative.

Timothy J. Barry

Sr. Vice President, Energy Business Unit Leader
Obrien & Gere

 

Mr. Barry has over 25 years experience in engineering and project delivery. Presently, Mr. Barry serves on the Board of Directors of O’Brien & Gere and leads the Firm’s Energy Business Unit. The Energy Business provides vertically integrated Engineering, Procurement, Systems Integration, Construction and Operations & Maintenance Services to Fortune 100 companies and major Colleges and Universities. Mr. Barry’s executive responsibilities include serving on the Board’s Governance and Audit Committees, as well as directing the Firm’s Strategic Investments and Acquisitions.As a Professional Engineer and Certified Energy Manager, Mr. Barry’s experience includes design, system integration, construction, start-up, and commissioning of industrial process facilities, energy and utility systems, water / wastewater treatment facilities, and environmental remediation systems. His experience in these areas includes a wide range of project delivery models, including, including Lump Sum Design-Build, Progressive Design-Build, AE-CM, Owner’s Agency, CM for Fee, and CM-at-Risk. Mr. Barry has extensive experience with engineering and construction contracting and risk management, and has served as an Expert Witness in regards to Engineering & Construction litigation.

John Eddy

Principal,
Arup

 

With experience that spans 28 years, John has engineered and managed projects ranging from transit-oriented development master plans to the final design of transit stations, mixed-use developments, and railroad and highway tunnels and bridges.John’s view of the future of design in the built environment emphasizes improving infrastructure’s interface with all forms of land use. A sampling of projects on his resume includes:

  • Transbay Transit Center and Downtown Rail Extension in San Francisco, California
  • Tappan Zee Bridge/Interstate 287 Corridor EIS/EIR in Rockland and Westchester Counties, New York
  • Bay Meadows Phase II Transit Oriented Development, San Mateo, CA

John’s is licensed as a professional engineer in seven states and is actively involved with the Design Professionals Coalition, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Andreas Georgoulias

Director, Environmental Financial Consulting Group

 

Andreas Georgoulias is a Director at the Environmental Financial Consulting Group. He has advised major engineering consulting and construction firms, multilateral development banks and infrastructure funds. He has worked in assignments and projects in more than 20 countries throughout the world. He is affiliated with the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University, where he has been a faculty for eight years and still teaches at the executive education programs. His PhD at Harvard studied risk management processes at engineering and construction firms. He also holds degrees in engineering and project management.

Elizabeth Heider

Chief Sustainability Officer
Skanska

 

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Beth translates Skanska’s commitment to sustainability into action, catalyzing leadership across all four of Skanska’s US business units and inspiring a vision of the future. She supports a company of exceptional talent and admirable values with over $7B in annual revenue to build a more sustainable world and a more profitable business. She serves on Skanska USA’s Management Team.

Her 36-year career encompasses all phases of design and construction from master planning through project closeout as architect, construction manager, cost manager and value management facilitator. She has presented papers on cost, value, eco-efficient building, and program management at some 150 international conferences.

One of ten women named “pioneer in green building” by the Green Economy Post, Heider served for six years on USGBC’s national Board of Directors which she chaired in 2012. In 2013, she received Skanska’s global achievement award for green market making. Most recently, the American Institute of Architects named her Fellow, a prestigious honor recognizing architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

Kari Hewitt

Director of Sustainability
VHB

 

Kari Hewitt is Director of Sustainability at VHB where she has extensive experience in developing sustainability plans for local government and airport clients. Her specialty is in sustainable energy and resiliency planning. Her approach to sustainability planning combines technical analyses, vulnerability assessments, stakeholder engagement, and development of implementable action plans. She also leads VHB’s corporate sustainability program, which focuses on efforts to integrate sustainable practices into both internal operations as well as in project work and community engagement. Ms. Hewitt has been a LEED AP since 2008, a Certified Energy Manager since 2010, and an Envision Sustainability Professional since 2013. She holds an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a B.A. in Sociology from Smith College.

Martin Janowitz

Vice President, Discipline Leader Sustainable Development
Stantec

 

Marty Janowitz is Vice President, Sustainable Development at Stantec, a Canadian-based design, engineering, architecture and environmental planning firm with more than 15,000 professionals based in 290 offices across North America and internationally. He has more than 30 years’ experience consulting nationally and internationally in environmental and sustainability planning, policy and stakeholder engagement focused on community and resource management, design and infrastructure. He is responsible for guiding Stantec’s efforts to become an exemplary model of sustainability in all its operations and also leads the company’s initiatives to develop an integrated sustainability consulting practice. Over the past six years he has played a prominent role in the sphere of integrated sustainable infrastructure. In that context he serves on the Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board of the Zofnass Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, was Chair of ISI’s Resource Management Credits Technical Sub-Committee and is an Envision™ Sustainability Professional, Verifier and Trainer. He served as senior advisor on the first two Canadian projects submitted for Envision verification. Marty has presented on Envision at a number of international conferences, worked as a prime sustainability consultant for many municipalities and for some of North America’s tier one corporations and was selected to be a member of Canada’s Clean 50 – outstanding contributors to sustainable development and clean capitalism.

Marty holds a Masters’ Degree in Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University and a B.A. in Sociology from Brandeis University.

Lindsay Motl

Lead Environmental Specialist
Alliant Energy Corporation

 

Lindsay brings 14 years of experience within the environmental field, including nine in the utility industry, specializing in sustainability management, landfill development projects, contract administration, and environmental compliance. She manages Alliant Energy’s beneficial reuse program, overseeing marketing of byproducts from generation facilities to be utilized in a sustainable manner. In addition, she is a champion for sustainability, supporting the implementation of best practices that enhance the environmental and social performance of infrastructure projects. The projects she has supported have been recognized with two Platinum Envision awards to date. Lindsay holds a BS in biology and environmental science from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and is a certified Envision© Sustainability Professional.

Floren Poliseo

Public Works Director,
Town of Jackson

 

Floren Poliseo has 20 years of private and public engineering and management experience.  In Jackson Hole, WY she is the Public Works Director for the Town of Jackson, which includes the Town’s water supply, stormwater, sewer collection and treatment, streets, facilities, fleet, capital program, and private development engineering permits.  She was formerly Director of Watershed Planning & Modeling at NYC Environmental Protection (DEP), responsible for developing NYC’s first MS4 Stormwater Management Program, and prior served as capital projects in-house design civil engineering Section Manager.  She is an Envision Sustainability Professional and Verifier, and a founding member of DEP’s Panel for Sustainable Infrastructure.  In addition to engineering design, Mrs. Poliseo’s past work in consulting included Sustainability Director at an engineering firm and sustainable design advisement for the Atlanta Beltline.  As her master’s capstone project, she developed impact metrics and communication strategies for decentralized sustainable infrastructure in peri-urban Mexico.

Andy Sauer

Project Manager, Green Infrastructure & Stormwater Leader
Burns & McDonnell

 

Andy Sauer is a senior project manager and green infrastructure and stormwater manager for Burns & McDonnell Water Global Practice. Mr. Sauer has over 21 years of experience in water resources, stormwater management, and green infrastructure. Mr. Sauer holds a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering and M.S. in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has managed stormwater projects throughout the Midwest and is currently the Green Infrastructure Task Leader for KCMO’s Smart Sewer Program. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Kansas and Missouri and an Envision™ Sustainability Professional.

Amanda Schweickert

Project Engineer/ Sustainability Specialist
BergerABAM

 

As the Sustainability Specialist at BergerABAM, Amanda has been in charge of sustainability for projects varying from buildings, bridges, transit and waterfront structures. She leads the development of sustainability within the company and in the community. As an early adopter of Envision, she became one of the first Envision Sustainability Professionals credentialed in Washington and was part of the first class of ISI trained Verifiers and Trainers. Amanda has reviewed projects for Envision v2 verification and has had the opportunity to train individuals in WA, CA, HI, NJ, and NY. In addition to Envision, Amanda has experience in LEED and Sustainable Sites.

Ms. Schweickert has a passion for educating on and advocating for sustainable infrastructure within the Pacific Northwest through her involvement in the green infrastructure community. She is involved with school activities that focus on being “green”, participating in the Green Apple Day of Service each year. She cofounded and chaired the sustainability committee with the American Society of Civil Engineers Seattle Section, is a member of the American Public Works Association sustainability committee and has been involved with Engineers Without Borders USA as a project manager and professional mentor in Ghana and Uganda. She holds a BS from the Pennsylvania State University in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing and an MS from the University of Arizona in Civil Engineering. She is a licensed professional engineer in Washington and California.

Andrew Shaw

Associate Vice President
Black & Veatch

 

Andrew is a Global Practice and Technology Leader in Sustainability and Wastewater for Black & Veatch. He has over 20 years’ experience in wastewater treatment design, having worked in the UK, Australia, Asia and North America. His specialties include nutrient removal, computer modeling, instrumentation, process optimization and life cycle assessments. He is an active member and chair of several WEF and IWA task groups and committees.

Youn Sim

Head, Strategic Planning and Sustainability Office, County of Los Angeles Public Works

 

As a 21-year veteran at Los Angeles County Public Works, Dr. Youn Sim is currently serving as Public Works Sustainability and Innovation Officer. For years, he has been leading a wide variety of sustainability initiatives. In 2012, he created Public Works Sustainability Council and has been a chair since then. From 2014 to 2016, he led a thinktank group, Public Works Innovation Laboratory. In 2016, he was appointed to lead Public Works Strategic Planning & Sustainability Office and has been managing the Office since then.

He is best known as an executive advisor, diplomat, strategic thinker, and change agent. His expertise includes addressing enterprise level strategic issues through innovative solutions, government performance & accountability management and infrastructure fiscal sustainability, economic development strategies through enhanced infrastructure management. He is currently focusing on LA County Infrastructure Investment Initiative that explores innovative infrastructure investment strategies to enhance economic and equitable development of the County.

He received a Ph.D. from University of California at Irvine in Civil Engineering. He is a member of ASCE Committee on Sustainability and the former chair of the Sustainability Committee of ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute. He serves as a member of Board of Directors in Korean American Chapter of UCI Alumni Association, KSEA Southern California Chapter, and IC Future, Inc.

Ifetayo Venner

Principal Environmental Engineer, Wastewater Treatment Practice Technical Leader
ARCADIS

 

Ms. Venner is a professional engineer and ARCADIS’s Wastewater Treatment Practice Technical Leader. As a wastewater treatment technical expert she has been responsible for the planning, modeling, design and startup of municipal wastewater treatment facilities throughout the United States. As a project manager she has been responsible for project delivery for various projects related to water and wastewater treatment and distribution. Ms. Venner has been an active proponent of incorporating sustainability principles into design projects. She is a member of the ARCADIS Envision Leadership team, providing training to ARCADIS staff in pursuit of ENV SP credentials, as well as support for project teams in incorporating sustainability principles into projects and evaluating the applicability of Envision and the various credits.  She is also involved in several Water Environment Federation (WEF) and International Water Association committees and task forces on wastewater process design, modeling, and sustainability. She is Director of the WEF Sustainability Community of Practice which comprises 7 committees and task forces including the Utility Management Committee and the Envision and Resiliency Task Forces. She is leader of the Wastewater Treatment group under the Envision Task Force which she created to educate WEF members on Envision and to develop Envision guidance specific to wastewater systems (wastewater treatment and reuse, collection systems, stormwater/watersheds, and biosolids) to assist members as they incorporate the use of Envision into projects.

Sharon Wright

Sustainability & Resiliency Director
City of St. Petersburg

 

Sharon is the Sustainability & Resiliency Director for the City of St. Petersburg. She is responsible for delivering the mayor’s sustainability priorities by working across city departments and with citizens, businesses, and community partners to establish a community-wide sustainability program. Sharon has a B.S. Soil and Water Science – Forestry, Wetlands, Agriculture from the University of Florida and an M.S. City and Regional Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology. Before coming to the city in 2014, Sharon worked as a Community & Environmental Planner for almost 14 years.

Sharon’s work up to now has taken her across disciplines and across the country from doing GIS and planning work on combined sewer overflows in the City of Atlanta, to community plans and environmental impact statements across the west coast. Based in Seattle, Sharon worked on large infrastructure projects including bridges, transit centers, and solid waste facilities in Washington, Alaska and Montana. In 2009, Sharon earned her LEED AP BD+C, and has since continually increased green building and sustainability into her work.

Sharon’s current work includes collaborating on a multitude of sustainability programs as well as participating as an internal city team advisor for sustainability, resiliency and green certifications, including Envision, on an array of building and infrastructure projects. Sharon’s personal interests including hiking, biking, live music, and her new little dog Jovi (she’s a little runaway).

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