Staff

David Rosenheim

Executive Director

David Rosenheim

Executive Director

In his role as Executive Director, David is responsible for providing the strategic direction for The Registry and oversees its program, services and staff. He acts as chief liaison with the state and provincial Board members, as well as between states and provinces and their respective federal governments. David is a proven senior executive with experience as COO, CEO and Director on four corporate Boards. In his previous position, David oversaw U.S. business development for Offsetters, a leading carbon management organization, and he also serves as co-director of the Northern California chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs. Prior to that, David was an entrepreneur in the high tech sector, founding and/or leading innovative internet start-ups. David has an MBA from Oxford University, and has extensive experience across the range of key business functions: strategic planning, vision setting, raising capital, business development, board relations, marketing, and digital product development. He is based in San Francisco.

Amy Holm

Director of Programs & Operations

Amy Holm

Director of Programs & Operations

As the Director of Programs and Operations, Amy oversees The Registry’s member programs, which includes the Outreach & Engagement and Technical Services departments along with other activities, such as the Climate Leadership Conference, Cool Planet Project, and participation at UNFCCC COP events. She is responsible for new program development and ensuring effective processes and communications, in order to strengthen The Registry’s programs and services to its members.

Prior to joining The Registry, Amy worked for numerous organizations in both the non-profit and private sector specializing in program management, special event planning, member relations, and public education, including the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation, Code Blue Foundation, Orange County Department of Education, Global Tomorrow Coalition and also, was a Board member of the Mono Lake Committee.

Amy received an M.A. in Environmental Policy in International Relations from Claremont Graduate University and a B.A.in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College.

Peggy Kellen

Director of Policy

Peggy Kellen

Director of Policy

Peggy Kellen manages the development and design of The Registry’s GHG accounting and reporting policies. In this role, she leads research initiatives and facilitates consensus across industry, government and environmental non-profit stakeholders on best practices in facility-level GHG accounting and reporting. Peggy has participated as a GHG quantification and reporting expert in the development of mandatory and voluntary GHG reporting requirements for the Western Climate Initiative, the World Resources Institute, the Global Reporting Initiative, and the State of California, among others.

Prior to joining The Registry, Ms. Kellen held positions with D&R International, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program and the Consumer Energy Council of America in Washington, DC.

Peggy received her Bachelors degree in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Energy and Environmental Analysis from Boston University.

Alex Carr

Director of International Development

Alex Carr

Director of International Development

Alex leads TCR’s capacity-building work in developing regions and is also the key point of contact for the Canadian Board Directors. For the past 15 years, Alex has been working to address sustainable development issues and opportunities by building bridges between and developing the capacity of large, publicly-listed companies, NGOs, and governments in Australia, the U.S. and Canada. She brings a multidisciplinary management perspective with a focus on communications, organizational change, climate policy, and program development. Alex has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Sussex in England.

Jennifer Kaminski

Director of Outreach and Communications - Climate Leadership Conference

Jennifer Kaminski

Director of Outreach and Communications - Climate Leadership Conference

Jennifer is Director of Outreach and Communications in her role as TCR’s liaison for the Climate Leadership Awards and Conference. Joining The Registry in 2008, Jennifer has applied her background in public policy and communications to several roles within the organization. Prior to The Registry, she worked in client services and communications for a consulting firm, providing alternative investors with public policy due diligence across regulated sectors throughout the United States. In 2005, Jennifer was Deputy Campaign Manager for Rocky Delgadillo’s CA Attorneys General race, where she was responsible for coordinating political and labor outreach, organizing grassroots efforts, and overseeing schedule, endorsement process, and candidate advance. Prior to her campaign work, Jennifer worked for a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide managing market research projects within the radio industry. Jennifer has also spent time in the Washington press corp covering national politics for Talk Radio News Service. Jennifer earned her BA in Political Science with an emphasis in Media Relations from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Annie Hoeksma

Program Manager, Outreach & Engagement

Annie Hoeksma

Program Manager, Outreach & Engagement

As the Program Manager of Outreach and Engagement, Annie is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for building relationships with TCR members, working to engage members in TCR programs and activities, and recruiting new members.  Annie also oversees the implementation of the Cool Planet Project, a program hosted by Southern California Edison and TCR which incentivizes utility business customers to implement, quantify, and model effective long-term energy efficiency strategies in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, Annie co-manages a member services team that provides measurement, verification and reporting support to TCR members.

Before TCR, Annie worked for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on the Clean Cities Program, which focused on promoting the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles in the Southern CA region. Annie has experience in the private sector as well, through her work as a Sales Manager for 4.5 years at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Originally from Los Angeles, Annie holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Amherst College.

Chelsea Hasenauer

Program Associate, Technical Services

Chelsea Hasenauer

Program Associate, Technical Services

Chelsea leads The Registry’s Technical Services team, which aims to make the Registry’s reporting process smooth, easy, and rewarding for our Members and the rest of The Climate Registry Team. In this role, Chelsea oversees the development and maintenance of The Registry’s reporting software and help desk. She ensures the proper implementation of The Registry’s GHG measurement and reporting policies by providing support, training and resources for meeting those policies.

Prior to joining The Climate Registry, Chelsea conducted policy research in the UK under InCrops’ EnAlgae project, which explores the production and trade of second generation biofuels. Chelsea also worked with Global Green USA’s Policy and Legislative Affairs Department to advance California’s own climate change mitigation and adaptation policies: AB32 and AB758. Chelsea received a BA in International Politics and BS in Environmental Systems from the University of California, San Diego.

Ryan Cassutt

Program Associate, Government Services

Ryan Cassutt

Program Associate, Government Services

Ryan Cassutt is a native of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College. For the next two years, he worked at the law firm Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, in Century City, Los Angeles. While at the law firm, he became involved with the “Go Green” committee and volunteered on firm service days for Habitat for Humanity.

In summer, 2010, Ryan served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in the California Indian Manpower Consortium’s Native Americans to Work Project. As a VISTA member, he lived and worked on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, located in northwest Arizona near the Grand Canyon. During his time as a VISTA, Ryan researched green jobs programs and nourished his growing interest in climate and energy. Upon completion of his year of service, Ryan went back to graduate school to get his Master Public Policy degree at the University of Southern California. He graduated in May, 2014, with a concentration in environmental policy. When he is not studying, Ryan can be found hiking the many trails of Los Angeles and reading a good book at a coffee shop.

Jenna Jorns

Policy Associate

Jenna Jorns

Policy Associate

Jenna is excited to join the The Climate Registry’s policy team and work with the staff and our Members to advance robust and transparent greenhouse gas reporting standards. As Policy Associate, Jenna works to maintain and update The Registry’s existing greenhouse gas accounting and reporting protocols, and to manage the development of new sector-specific protocols. Prior to joining The Climate Registry, Jenna worked with Global Green USA as a Policy & Legislative Affairs Fellow. In that role, she focused on advancing clean energy and energy efficiency in Los Angeles. Jenna has a PhD in Geosciences from Princeton University, where she studied the response of marine phytoplankton to increasing carbon dioxide concentrations. Also at Princeton, she received a certificate in Science, Technology, & Environmental Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School. For her undergraduate work, Jenna received a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was first inspired to pursue a career in climate change policy.

Salvador Bautista

Program Associate, Software Development

Salvador Bautista

Program Associate, Software Development

Salvador Bautista was born and raised in Los Angeles and feels lucky to be working for a small company with big goals right in his own backyard. Sal assists in the development and maintenance of the Climate Registry Information System (CRIS). As a new graduate from California State University, Los Angeles with a B.S. in Computer Science, Sal is eager to implement the knowledge acquired during many sleepless exam nights and is excited to learn from this new experience.

Michelle Zilinskas

Verification Coordinator

Michelle Zilinskas

Verification Coordinator

Michelle joined The Registry as a Verification Assistant, and oversees the verification activities between TCR’s Climate Registered Members and third-party, ANSI accredited verification bodies. Her responsibilities include providing technical support to verifiers and reporters undergoing verification, reviewing conflict of interest submittals, and performing quality assurance checks on verified emissions inventories. She also maintains relationships with verification bodies and responds to inquiries about TCR’s reporting, verification, and accreditation programs. Prior to joining TCR, Michelle worked to promote public discussion on energy policy issues in Washington D.C. at OurEnergyPolicy.org. She has also supported corporate climate leadership through the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Savers program, and has developed communication and outreach strategies to engage stakeholders with the US Climate Action Network. Michelle holds a MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, and a BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. She is based in Virginia.

Jordan Faires

Program Coordinator, Technical Services

Jordan Faires

Program Coordinator, Technical Services

Jordan is excited to join The Climate Registry as a Program Coordinator with the Technical Services team. In this role, he supports member efforts to create and report their greenhouse gas inventories. Jordan staffs the help desk, assists members with policy interpretation and clarification, and provides training and resources to guide members through the reporting process.

 

Prior to joining TCR, Jordan worked to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from tropical deforestation, particularly in agricultural supply chains, at the Union of Concerned Scientists and the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. Jordan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College. While at Occidental, he helped support sustainable development policy-making as an intern for the United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations  and studied South African politics at the University of Cape Town.

Nola Hastings

Program Associate, Outreach & Engagement

Nola Hastings

Program Associate, Outreach & Engagement

Nola joined The Climate Registry as an Associate for the Cool Plant Project. Nola has a background in water resources and has worked with Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Co. and water purveyors building collaboration on energy and water efficiency programs. Nola holds a MA in Geography and a BA in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton.

Wai Lam

Program Assistant, Software Development

Wai Lam

Program Assistant, Software Development

Margaret Melendrez

Manager of Accounting

Margaret Melendrez

Manager of Accounting