Carol Parsaca

 Carol Parsaca, Assisted Living Sustainability Coordinator, Pilgrim Manor Carol Parsaca serves as the Assisted Living Sustainability Coordinator at Pilgrim Manor. Pilgrim Manor is a sustainable, faith-based community for older adults. It provides healthcare services and support to older adults (rehab, long-term care, assisted living). Through Carol’s work at Pilgrim Manor, she has developed a working … Continue reading


Steve Teitsma

Steve Teitsma, Civil Engineer, Progressive AE Steve Teitsma is a Civil Engineer with Progressive AE. Progressive AE is a full-service architectural and engineering firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and practicing throughout the United States. In 2012, Progressive AE merged with Design Plus to form one of West Michigan’s largest full-service design firms. This entity … Continue reading


David Rinard

David Rinard, Director of Global Environmental Performance, Steelcase Inc. (2014-2016)  David A. Rinard is director of Global Environmental Performance for Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office furniture industry. Steelcase delivers a better work experience to its customers by providing products, services and insights into the ways people work. Its portfolio includes architecture, furniture … Continue reading

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Jennifer Wammack

Jennifer Wammack, Senior Design Associate, IDa Design – Immediate Past President Jennifer’s role at IDa Design includes product design, design research and strategy, marketing, and sustainable practices. She brings a unique perspective to product design that is heavy on the user’s experience. She authors the firm’s quarterly trend report, Inspiration & IDa’s. Jennifer also enjoys … Continue reading

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Chad Gunnoe

Chad Gunnoe, Executive Vice President and Provost, Aquinas College (2014-2016) History Professor, Ph.D. University of Virginia, BA College of William and Mary, DAAD Fellow University of Heidelberg, outside fields in Economics, Sociology, & Theology.  Active in all aspects of the college’s sustainability work including substantial engagement with the Wege Foundation, AASHE, and the ACUPCC. Planned or facilitated … Continue reading

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Theresa Hogerheide

Theresa Hogerheide, Owner & Writer, MI Local Foodbeet Theresa Hogerheide is owner and writer for the food blog, MI Local Foodbeet. The goal of the Foodbeet is to show people how to find, prepare, eat, preserve, and enjoy local, seasonal food. MI Local Foodbeet educates readers on sustainable issues related to food and gardening. She is also … Continue reading

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Cindy C. Locklin

Cindy C. Locklin, President & CEO, Busy Bea’s Services, Inc. (2014-2016) I represent the small business sector and bring that perspective to decision making and the planning process.  I represent a small business doing what it can to embrace environmental sustainability.  I also am a small business owner that is passionate about corporate social responsibility and … Continue reading

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Sara Meyer

Sara Meyer, Project Scientist, Environmental Resources Management (1st full term) Sara Meyer is an environmental consultant with Environmental Resources Management, where she specializes in assisting companies to achieve and maintain compliance with environmental regulations, including Storm Water, Wastewater, and Air regulations. She regularly conducts site audits and works closely with her clients to help their companies … Continue reading


Wendy Ogilvie

Wendy Ogilvie, Director of Environmental Programs, Grand Valley Metro Council Wendy joined GVMC in 2013 as the Director of Environmental Programs. Current initiatives include facilitating NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permits in Kent and Ottawa County communities: implementing the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW) strategic plan, and assisting the project team in restoring the rapids … Continue reading


Susan Paauwe

Susan Paauwe, Senior Consultant, ERM (Environmental Resources Management)

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Steve Ramus

Steve Ramus, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Perrigo Steve works for Perrigo as the Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, where he oversees a variety of CSR programs, including but not limited to: Social and Ethical Compliance in the Supply Chain, tracking and reducing of Energy, Water and Waste in Perrigo Operations, the annual publication … Continue reading


Eric Saigeon

Eric Saigeon, Sustainability Manager, Intertek (2014-2016) After completing an internship in sustainability at Intertek testing labs from June to October 2012, Eric Saigeon has quickly created his ideal position within Intertek. Initially Eric learned the testing industry as a testing technician in the furniture test lab located in Grand Rapids Michigan. During this time Eric … Continue reading


Brian J. Smith

Brian J. Smith, Zero Waste Advisor, AL&S Compostable Products (2014-2016) I have lived in Grand Rapids most of my life and am proud of our city. My background is Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. My 17-year career has included IS implementation, project management, MIS instruction and helping run and grow a local sustainable products distribution company. … Continue reading


Alison Sutter

 Alison Sutter, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Key Green Solutions (2014-2016) Alison Waske Sutter is an expert in sustainable healthcare and extremely passionate about helping organizations increase profitability while decreasing environmental and human health impacts.  As Key Green Solutions’ Senior Sustainability Consultant, she utilizes her analytical and managerial skills to help hospitals achieve their sustainability goals and … Continue reading

Doug Tamboer

Doug Tamboer

Doug Tamboer, Sustainability Director, Consumers Energy Responsible for developing and updating the framework for a Corporate Sustainability Program, assuring that the business units have adequate awareness, tools and plans for implementing sustainability practices within their areas. The Director is the corporate lead and primary support for key projects to deliver achievement of the company’s Sustainability … Continue reading


Kristen Wieland

Kristen Wieland, Kent County Department of Public Works Kristen is the Resource Recovery and Recycling Manager with the Kent County Department of Public Works. This last year she has been working diligently at making the Kent County Recycling & Education Center as efficient as possible to ensure that the facility is a reliable outlet for … Continue reading


Dan Schoonmaker

Dan Schoonmaker, Director, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum