Staff

Salvador Bautista

Senior Software Developer

Salvador Bautista

Senior Software Developer

As Senior Software Developer at The Climate Registry, Salvador Bautista is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Climate Registry Information System (CRIS). Sal has been part of the TCR team since November 2013, and he is eager to continue improving the system that enables TCR members to measure, verify, and report their carbon emissions.

Sal was born and raised in Los Angeles. He earned his undergraduate degree in computer science from California State University, Los Angeles. Sal is excited to implement his knowledge of system engineering and feels lucky to be working for an organization with big goals right in his own backyard.

Alex Carr

Director of Special Projects

Alex Carr

Director of Special Projects

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.

Ryan Cassutt

Manager, Verification & Registry Services

Ryan Cassutt

Manager, Verification & Registry Services

Ryan manages the operations of TCR’s verification program, including quality assurance of GHG inventories and development of protocols and guidance. Ryan also provides guidance and technical support to TCR member organizations to develop GHG inventories.

Prior to his role with TCR, Ryan served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and worked as a Research Management Assistant for the University of Southern California’s METRANS Transportation Consortium. 

Ryan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and a master’s degree in public policy from USC’s Price School of Public Policy.

Alexzandria Chalmers

Program Coordinator, Member Services

Alexzandria Chalmers

Program Coordinator, Member Services

As a Program Coordinator with Member Services, Alexzandria supports member efforts to develop and report their greenhouse gas inventories. She staffs the help desk, assists members with policy interpretation, and provides training and resources to guide members through the reporting process.

Alexzandria holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Amherst College. During her undergraduate career she helped make key decisions about sustainability policies and the direction of the college by consulting on the campus’s 30-year climate action plan, organizing and leading sustainability workshops for student leaders, and implementing a food justice project that redirected funding toward more sustainable sources. Alexzandria was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Chelsea Hasenauer

Senior Manager of MRV Initiatives

Chelsea Hasenauer

Senior Manager of MRV Initiatives

Chelsea leads TCR’s GHG- and water-related measurement, reporting, and verification initiatives and awards programs.

Prior to her time at TCR, Chelsea conducted policy research in the UK under InCrops’ EnAlgae project, exploring 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.

Amy Holm

Executive Director

Amy Holm

Executive Director

As Executive Director of The Climate Registry. Amy is responsible for providing strategic direction as well as overseeing its programs, services, and staff. She also acts as chief liaison with TCR’s state and provincial Board members. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Amy led numerous TCR programs, including the Cool Planet Project, Water-Energy Nexus Registry, Climate Leadership Conference and Awards Ceremony, and organization of US sub-national delegates to the UNFCCC climate change negotiations.

Prior to joining TCR, Amy worked for both non-profit and private organizations specializing in program management, strategic outreach, and environmental education, including the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation, Code Blue Foundation, Orange County Department of Education, and Global Tomorrow Coalition. She also served on the Board of the Mono Lake Committee. Amy has a degree from Lewis and Clark College in International Affairs and a masters in Environmental Studies in International Relations from Claremont Graduate School.

Jennifer Kaminski

Climate Leadership Conference

Jennifer Kaminski

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.

Marta Membreno

Director of Accounting and Operations

Marta Membreno

Director of Accounting and Operations

Marta Membreno serves as the Director of Accounting and Operations for The Climate Registry. In this role, Marta has overall responsibility for TCR’s financial reporting, planning and budgeting; implementation of  internal controls systems; and management of the operations and administration of day-to-day activities.

Prior to joining TCR , she acquired more than 25 years of experience in operations and accounting management for both corporate and non-profit clients. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is a Certified Management Account.  In her spare time, Marta serves on a number of community service non-profit boards.

Akilah Morgan

Senior Program Manager

Akilah Morgan

Senior Program Manager

As the Senior Program Manager, Akilah supports the Executive Director in implementing The Climate Registry’s strategic vision, assisting as a board liaison, and managing programs to achieve TCR goals.

Akilah is a native of Los Angeles with familial roots in the Caribbean. She graduated from Claflin University, earning a BA in Sociology. At Claflin, she became an ambassador for HBCUs in China, participated in humanitarian exchange work in India, and conducted research in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. She received her MA in Nonprofit Management from Antioch University and will complete her PhD in Global Leadership and Change at Pepperdine University in 2025.  She has worked in nonprofits for eight years and is a classically trained Flutist. Prior to joining TCR, she worked for the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and serves on the Association of California Symphony Orchestras Board of Directors.

Leigh Ann R. Osborne

Strategy & Planning Manager

Leigh Ann R. Osborne

Strategy & Planning Manager

As Strategy & Planning Manager, Leigh Ann reports to the Executive
Director and coordinates closely with other members of the management team and staff on key projects and initiatives.

Leigh Ann grew up in Columbus, Ohio. She completed a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College and holds an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Nasreen Sayed

MRV Initiatives Associate

Nasreen Sayed

MRV Initiatives Associate

Nasreen supports the MRV Initiatives team in leading research on  sustainability best practices and actively developing tools and resources that help companies, universities, governments, and other organizations develop and implement their climate programs.

Prior to joining TCR, Nasreen held positions with various international organizations and local government agencies, including the Islamic Development Bank, United Nations, City of Signal Hill Department of Public Work and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

Nasreen holds an M.Sc. in Global Environmental Change and Policy from Imperial College in London and a B.A. in International Studies from the American University of Sharjah.

Michelle Zilinskas

Senior Manager of Registry Services

Michelle Zilinskas

Senior Manager of Registry Services

Michelle Zilinskas oversees TCR’s voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting and verification programs including TCR’s GHG, energy, and water accounting and verification guidance and the Climate Registry Information System (CRIS) platform. She leads the development and design of TCR’s accounting and verification policies, contributes to research initiatives, and facilitates consensus across industry, government and environmental non-profit stakeholders on best practices.

Prior to joining TCR, Michelle held positions at OurEnergyPolicy.org, the World Wildlife Fund, and 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 San Diego.