PATRICK HERMANN, PRESIDENT
Patrick Hermann is Net Impact Boston’s President for 2018 - 2019, previously Internal Communication and Operations Leadership chair. Along with NIB, he has served a consultant for Electra Vehicles, a top 30 MassChallenge startup, and microgrid consultant for Codman Square Neighborhood Development Center & Eco-Innovation District in Dorchester.
Pat is a triple terrier, recently completing his 3rd degree, an MBA, focusing on Energy, Environmental and Sustainability at the Questrom School of Business and is a LEED Green Associate. His MBA work involves winning 2nd place team for the Questrom Net Impact Graduate Case Competition earlier this year, as well as involvement with the BU Energy & MBA Consulting Clubs.
DAN HARO, VICE PRESIDENT
Dan Haro is the Program Specialist for the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the Commonwealth’s innovation-focused economic development agency.
At MassTech, he manages comprehensive operations and communications for the executive committees, advisory boards, and stakeholder working groups that support MassTech initiatives. Dan has served as the project manager for many of the agency’s signature programs, including, the TechHUB Collaborative, the Massachusetts Tech Caucus, the Mass Big Data Initiative, the Massachusetts Cyber Forum, and the MassTech Intern Partnership Program.
Prior to his work for MassTech, Dan worked in CSR at MathWorks and held a position with the Spanish Ministry of Education in Madrid, Spain. He currently serves as the Vice President for Net Impact Boston after serving in the roles of President, Treasurer, Student Chapter Relations, and Membership. Dan holds a B.A. from Skidmore College.
Anthony toppi, treasurer
Anthony joined Net Impact Boston’s Events Team in 2016, bringing experience from several event planning organizations, including the Mayor of Boston’s ONEin3 Council, the Project Place Young Supporters, and the Allston Village Farmers Market.
In addition to serving as the Treasurer of Net Impact Boston, Anthony works as a Manager within the Company Network team at Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization working with investors and companies to build leadership and drive sustainability solutions throughout the economy. Focusing specifically on the technology, apparel, and automotive sectors, Anthony conducts research and consults companies on best practices related human rights due diligence and business strategy. Anthony came to Ceres after working in several other human rights related positions at the Harvard Kennedy School and GLTBQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.
Jacob Robinson, Board Fellows Co-Chair
Nil Bhumralkar, Board Fellows Co-Chair
Laura Torres, Board Fellows Member
Addison weinstein, board fellows member
Addison joined the NIB Board Fellow's program in 2018. She has worked in the sustainability field for the past 6 years in various capacities including ESG standards, residential energy efficiency programs and most recently CSR for a global building materials company. What drives her interest and engagement in the field is the belief that companies have a unique opportunity to set higher standards for how those within their spheres of influence address ESG issues. They are in a position to shift the status quo regarding what are acceptable business practices in relation to social and environmental concerns.
Addison graduated from Penn State in 2012 with a B. Phil degree which focused on the intersection of behavioral economics and environmental studies. She is currently pursuing her Master in Sustainability at the Harvard Extension School.
Alexandra Wong, marketing Chair
Alex joined the Net Impact Boston Leadership Team in September 2017 as Marketing Chair, and has served in this position since.
Outside of Net Impact Boston, Alex works on the Finance Team at Ceres. Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and inequitable workplaces.
She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Management, concentrating on Organizational Behavior and Operations & Technology Management, with a minor in Sustainable Energy from Boston University.
sophia geanacopoulos, content manager
Diana Rodon, marketing member - digital marketing
Diana Rodon works as an assistant to a local Boston author and book indexer. Although Diana is predominately a writer and reader, she also takes a strong interest in environmental causes. Diana runs @TheSustainableStitch Instagram, where she documents her journey to a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle by implementing small but significant changes.
Alissa Santucci, marketing member - newsletter
Alissa Santucci is the Environmental Technology & Sustainability Program Manager at Xerox Corporation responsible for understanding environmental sustainability external trends, stakeholder priorities and their applicability to the Xerox business. Through product Lifecycle Assessments and CSR team project management, Alissa guides decisions to ensure Xerox products enable the greatest environmental benefits for our customers, business and the global community.
Alissa has a B.A. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Wesleyan University and a M.S. in Sustainable Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world, board games and pretending to be a competitor on the Food Network show ‘Chopped’ while cooking dinner.
abby barnicle, events co-chair
Shannon Fellows, events co-chair
Shannon joined Net Impact’s Events Team in 2016 and currently serves as the Events Team Co-Chair. As a member of Net Impact, Shannon enjoys being a part of the cross industry collaboration that aims to create positive environmental and social impact through responsible business practices.
Shannon works as a Senior Associate on the Client Relations Team at Sustainalytics, a leading global ESG and Corporate Governance research provider that enables investors to incorporate sustainability into their investment decisions.
Shannon is also actively engaged with other non-profit organizations in the Boston area including WISE, BASIC, and USSIF. She holds a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Connecticut College and her personal sustainability interests include (but are not limited to) urban transportation, food systems and agriculture, waste management and product/packaging innovation.
Sharon Bort, Events Member
Tanveer chawla, events member
amanda epting, events member
ajay pal singh, events member
Ajay grew up on his father’s farm in India, where he came across many sustainability challenges faced by farmers and workers in his village at the very grass root level. Having seen the hardships so closely in an emerging market like India, he realized the need for education and knowledge to bring about a change. With his passion and desire to work towards the emancipation of communities across the globe, he went on to pursue an M.S. degree in Sustainable Resource Management from the Technical University of Munich, Germany after obtaining his Bachelors in Civil Engineering.
Since his graduation, Ajay has also worked on various Sustainable Development projects in culturally diverse global markets, including Cameroon, Japan, Germany, Croatia, Canada, and India, gaining extensive work experience with international development organizations and think tanks. He is currently working as a energy consultant at Sunrun where his role focuses on educating communities about the benefits of solar energy and promoting the adoption of the same. Prior to his role at Sunrun, Ajay held position as a consultant at Tesla and with the Supply Chain Sustainability team at the UN Global Compact.
Ajay joined the Net Impact Boston’s Leadership Team in September 2017, in his present capacity, he supports the events team with their initiatives and undertakings.
erin victor, events member
Erin joined Net Impact's Event Team in September 2018. Her goal at NIB is to leverage her event planning experience to help bring fellow sustainability change agents together for opportunities to learn, network, and make an impact.
Erin currently works as an Environmental Analyst with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) where she helps municipalities across the state with their waste reduction and recycling programs.
Prior to moving to the greater Boston area, Erin worked as the Sustainability Specialist for the City of Durham in Durham, North Carolina where she led a cross-departmental strategic planning process to develop the City's first-ever Sustainability Roadmap. Erin has a Master's Degree in Conservation Ecology from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor's in Health Science and Environmental Science from Kalamazoo College.
Erin is a Michigan native who is an avid world traveler, runner, and always excited to "talk trash" (or recycling).
emma vinella-brusher, events member
Emma Vinella-Brusher joined the Net Impact Boston team in September 2018. She is an Operations Research Analyst at the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center, where she supports projects covering resource efficiency, waste management, resiliency, accessibility, public lands, and more.
Emma is originally from Oakland, CA, and has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Carleton College. During her time at Carleton, Emma spearheaded a number of initiatives surrounding hunger, waste, and biking. She is most interested in the intersection between urban planning and public health, particularly in ensuring everyone has car-free access to healthy food.
Beyond Net Impact, Emma works for Sofar Sounds Boston, a music organization that curates intimate secret gigs, and competes for the Tracksmith Hare A.C. running team. She is also an active participant in many local sustainability, transportation, and social justice organizations.
kaelin holland, events member - impact summit liaison
Kaelin is currently the Assistant Director of International Research at Northeastern University. As a prospect researcher, she helps major gift fundraisers make smarter decisions about how to spend their limited time and resources in order to hit their fundraising goals. Earlier in her career, she worked for environmental non-profits and in her college's Office of Sustainability. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a dual degree in English and Environmental Studies, and has her MBA in international business from Northeastern.
Outside of work and NIB, she enjoys spending time outdoors, yoga, climbing, scuba diving, and either cooking food, eating food, or talking about food.
student chapter relations
lauren goldberg, student chapter relations chair
Lauren Goldberg joined the Net Impact Leadership team as Student Chapter Relations Chair in September 2018. Her empathetic nature and passion for building a more inclusive, sustainable community has led her to a career in creating social impact. She has worked on city-wide community outreach as a Greenovate Boston Programs Coordinator for the City of Boston. She later helped Fortune 1000 companies engage employees in mission-driven programs as Customer Success Manager for WeSpire. Currently, Lauren works to build a sense of belonging among all employees as Project Manager of People & Culture at Abt Associates. She also enjoys helping people find jobs they love and make the world a better place as #HappyPlanetJob spotter on LinkedIn.
Lauren earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies, concentrating in Sustainable Business Management, and a minor in Business Administration from Ithaca College. As a student, she co-founded the undergraduate chapter, Net Impact Ithaca College, as well as the school’s bicycle advocacy club, Bomber Bikes.
Outside of work, you’ll find Lauren riding her bicycle, practicing yoga, playing soccer, and stopping to smell the roses.
libby morley, impact summit co-chair
Libby joined the Net Impact Boston team in 2016 as the Student Chapter Relations Chair. In this role Libby forms and maintains connections with local university Net Impact chapters and assists in planning the annual Impact Summit.
Libby works in Human Resources at Accion International, a global non-profit dedicated to financial inclusion. Libby was a member of Net Impact during college, and discovered the Boston Professional Chapter after attending the annual Speed Networking Event. Libby is passionate about finding scalable solutions to global poverty, pursuing gender equality, and connecting like-minded individuals to better use their strengths for global good.
Libby graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. in International Affairs. Her favorite pastimes include traveling, playing with every dog she sees, visiting libraries, and (very) amateur cooking.
Ian seeley, impact summit co-chair
Ian Seeley is currently Impact Summit Co-Chair, doing anything and everything necessary to support Net Impact Boston's flagship event. Professionally, Ian works as the Operations Manager for Solstice, an organization offering customer management and acquisition services for developers of community-shared solar arrays.
Ian holds an MBA from Boston University as well as a BA in Politics from Oberlin College. In his spare time, Ian enjoys all things music, whether catching a show around town or writing music on his guitar.
laura breed, operations coordinator
Laura Breed is a sustainable international development practitioner with a social work background working as a International Development Project Assistant 2 at Tetra Tech. Laura thrives in a cross disciplinary team and is excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Net Impact Boston Leadership Team as the Impact Summit Operations Coordinator. Laura enjoys volunteering her time in the climate and energy sector and enjoys spending her free time with her husband hiking in the White Mountsins, sipping coffee and creating photography. She holds an MA in Susatinable Internstional Development from Brandeis University Heller School and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati
maria dipasquale, partnerships coordinator