Advisory Board

Nancy Seidman, Board Co-Chair
Energy Efficiency & Electrification, Regulatory Assistance Project

Nancy Seidman is a Senior Advisor with the Regulatory Assistance Project spending time in Boston and Vermont. She hopes to bring insights from energy efficiency and electrification to Green Neighbor Challenge. Nancy assists state and federal regulators in thinking about the links between energy and environmental regulation. She completed a MBA in Public Management and a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering. Nancy can often be found walking in the quiet woods and thinking about how to lower her carbon footprint and make a clean environment a reality for future generations.

Matthew Grimley, Board Co-Chair
Research Fellow, University of Minnesota

Matthew Grimley is a Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with broad experience in policy analysis, energy-centric transitions, and multilevel networks of change. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and Biology, and an M.S. in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from the University of Minnesota with a focus on energy policy and geographic information systems. A humorous historian and natural anthropologist, Matt is keenly observant, cool under pressure, and brings an extensive knowledge of birds to the team.

Aaron Hanson
Energy Program Specialist, Institute on the Environment

Aaron Hanson is a Program Specialist for Leadership and Education at the Institute on the Environment. He splits his time between teaching, research, and project management. Currently, Aaron is leading an effort to examine potential benefits of solar with strategic vegetative ground cover. Aaron enjoys grappling with interconnected systems, educating others, and working together to solve complex problems. Aaron has experience in construction and real estate, and a Master’s in Science, Technology, & Environmental Policy, with a Minor in Law from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Frank Jossi
Journalist, Midwest Energy News

Frank Jossi is a journalist with the Energy News Network, mainly covering the transition to clean energy in Minnesota. He also writes about sustainability, real estate and development, and covers stories for local and national publications. Frank received a BA in history and journalism from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and was a Policy Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis, biking and hiking in his free time. A loyal Saint Paulite, Frank especially enjoys exploring the Twin Cities area’s beautiful city and regional parks.

Bill Jarrett
Managing Director, TrueNorth Capital Partners

Bill Jarrett is Managing Director at TrueNorth Capital Partners, and will help guide the Green Neighbor Challenge in our capital-raising, financial analysis, and project management. He attended Dartmouth College, Yale School of Management, and University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative (UMAC). Bill is excited about creating awareness around green energy and effecting change to protect the climate. He enjoys biking and seashore vacations with his family.

Sital Sathia
Energy Justice Research Associate, Union of Concerned Scientists

Sital Sathia is an Energy Justice Research Associate for the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists where she examines the dimensions of energy policies to advance equity and justice mechanisms advocated by environmental justice communities. She offers critical thinking, curiosity, and creativity and looks forward to building with the team. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Peter Fontana
Innovation Hub Director, The Partnership Project

Peter Fontana is a market research, analytics, and data strategy specialist with experience across non-profit marketing, for-profit advertising, electoral work, and renewable energy. As Director of the Innovation Hub at the Partnership Project he serves in a consultative and coordination role for data strategy across the environmental community. Together they foster data collaboration and insights-led solutions to innovate on common challenges. He currently resides in the Lower Hudson Valley in New York.

Daniel Card
Assistant Professor, Department of Writing Studies, University of Minnesota

Bio Coming Soon

Mattheaus Singh
Campaigns and Partnerships Manager, Environmental Defense Fund

Bio Coming Soon

Former Board Members

We are so grateful for your guidance and assistance in bringing this project to life!

Cameran Bailey
Metropolitan Council
Melissa Varga
Union of Concerned Scientists
Megan Voorhees
Acara / Institute on the Environment
Saren Glenn
Power Shift Network
Neal I. Cuthbert
Retired, McKnight Foundation
Tom Garry
The Nature Conservancy
Asher Michels-Allen
CommonBond Communities
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