Board of Directors

The 2017-2019 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the high level strategic planning, governance, and direction of the organization. It is currently comprised of 14 members and seeking to fill vacancies up to 27 seats. With a board growth directive in the short term, and four senior members rotating off, Greenroads expects to grow to at least 15 Directors by the end of 2017.

You can apply to join the Board at any time. We are always recruiting to build the bench and add depth to the organization's governing body. Applicants are reviewed by the Planning & Governance committee and in off-application cycles, applicants may be asked to join the Advisory Council or be appointed to fill vacancies in interrim positions.

Current Director Bios

Chairman-Elect:  Freeman Anthony, P.E., STP

Freeman Anthony is a registered Professional Engineering in Utah and Washington State. He has 12 years of experience as a both a private consultant and public sector engineer in municipal water, wastewater, stormwater and transportation infrastructure with a focus on sustainable design and construction. He has worked in New Zealand, Indonesia and the United States and currently works for the City of Bellingham, overseeing a $45M wastewater treatment plant expansion via alternate delivery process. His design background includes water/wastewater facilities, multi-modal transportation corridors and sustainable design concepts such as porous concrete, rain-gardens, and pin foundations. With the City of Bellingham he has worked on agency sustainable construction specifications, transportation policies, and infrastructure facility plans. His projects have received project of the year awards in transportation for Washington State from both APWA and ASCE. He previously served as the chair of the APWA National Transportation Sustainability Subcommittee and currently chairs the APWA Transportation Committee.

Vice President - Planning & Governance Vice-Chair Elect: Jesse Thomsen, P.E., STP

Jesse Thomsen is Vice President at Perteet, Inc. He has designed and managed transportation design projects for many agencies throughout the Northwest for Perteet Inc. Jesse focuses on sustainable project design through pavement design, LID drainage solutions, and creating multi-modal corridors that enhance the public transportation experience.  Jesse is also practiced in the application of the Greenroads Rating System through his work as project manager for the City of Kirkland’s NE 120th Street Roadway Extension project, as well as through several pilot projects for the City of Seattle. 

Treasurer - Finance & Administration Vice-Chair Elect: Martin Pastucha

Martin Pastucha is a recently retired Public Works and Airport Director for the City of Santa Monica, California. Prior to joining the Santa Monica City team in January of 2011, Pastucha was Public Works Director for the cities of Pasadena and La Habra. Mr. Pastucha has been active with the League of California Cities, serving as the President of the Public Works Officer Department in 2010 and on the Board of Directors from 2012-14. He is also a member of the International Affairs Committee of American Public Works Association, the Board of Directors of Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association, and CALTRANS Transportation Advisory Committee.

Secretary - Advocacy & Outreach Vice-Chair (Continuing): Jamie Holter

Jamie joins the Board of Directors as Executive Commuunications Manager for King County, Washington. Jamie is a welcome addition to our team of engineers, because she knows how to talk transportation and translate our words and data to regular people. She's a seasoned professional communicator, or as she calls it, a "recovering journalist." Far away from her former land of CNN, she found herself in the abyss of civil engineering and construction as Washington DOT Director of Communications for Puget Sound for a decade. She then wandered into the world of traffic data at INRIX, and can nerd out on travel times and routes with the best of them. Give us a call, and Jamie will trade some stories with you and you can tell her what's the best green part about your project. She's high energy and much fun.

Immediate Past Chair: Steve Muench, Ph.D., P.E.

Steve Muench is an Associate Professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a founding Board Member of Greenroads Foundation. At the UW, Steve studies sustainability, roadway design, construction, pavements, materials and online learning. He is also a co-founder and board member of Pavia Systems, Inc., a company that creates web-based training solutions for the asphalt industry. Prior to the UW, Steve was a transportation design engineer at Perteet, Inc. and a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.

Immediate Past Treasurer: Adam Hand, Ph.D, P.E.

Adam Hand is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Nevada Reno. He has been part of the Greenroads Board since 2011 and was formerly corporate Director of Quality Management at Granite Construction Incorporated. Prior to his work at Granite, Adam was an assistant professor at Purdue University, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in topics such as construction materials, pavement design, and bituminous materials and mixtures. Adam also conducted research related to paving materials and mixtures, pavement design and analysis, pavement performance analyses, and specification development. He is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states, and serves on various local, state and national technical committees, boards and panels.

Deron Lovaas

Deron Lovaas is director of state/federal policy & practice for NRDC’s Urban Solutions Group. He is an expert on a variety of issues and has testified multiple times before Congress on topics including energy efficiency, transportation infrastructure and climate change. Prior to joining NRDC in 2001, Deron worked for the National Wildlife Federation, Maryland’s Department of Environment, Zero Population Growth and the Sierra Club, where he directed a national campaign to reduce suburban sprawl. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. He blogs at http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dlovaas/ and tweets from @LovNRDC.

Murray MacKinnon, MRAIC, LEED AP

Murray joins the Board after retiring from his former position as Vice President of Sustainability for the Ledcor Group of Companies. Murray hails from the high north in Vancouver, BC and has been a critical connection to Greenroads getting its feet wet in projects in Canada, especially for P3 major redevelopment projects. Murray has been a long-time champion for sustainability in construction and the built environment, and knows what he's talking "aboot" when it comes to green.

Janet Gonzalez, STP

As HDR’s Transportation Sustainability Director, Janet is responsible for HDR’s sustainability practice across the spectrum of transportation services focused on advancing sustainability initiatives and helping clients address challenges surrounding infrastructure vulnerability and resiliency. Janet’s background provides for a diverse approach to the sustainable development and implementation of community planning and transportation projects. Her experience includes transportation program management, planning and community design projects, leading sustainability visioning sessions for clients, and public involvement and stakeholder facilitation in bilingual capacity.

Michael Green, MBA, CPA, Esq.

Michael Green is a practiced executive with broad legal, compliance and sustainability experience working for a multi-billion dollar publicly traded company, as well public accounting and the government. He currently serves as Director of Compliance and Counsel, Chair of Sustainability Council for Granite Construction. Michael loves devising creative and ethical solutions to complex legal and regulatory business problems, as well as leading interdisciplinary teams through complicated regulatory investigations. He brings a unique background and leadership ability in corporate social responsibility to the Greenroads Team.

Ashley Stevenson, MIE Aust., P.Eng., STP, ISAP

Ashley Stevenson is a Civil Engineer with ten years’ experience and specialises in Sustainable transport infrastructure. Ashley is a Sustainable Transport Professional accredited with Greenroads and an Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional under the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.  She has also been involved in Road Safety Auditing (completed the Queensland University of Technology Road Safety Auditing and Crash Investigation course Brisbane, Australia in 2008), pedestrian and cyclist safety, access and mobility planning and design, public transport planning and design (predominantly the Eastern Busway, Brisbane, Australia), road design, traffic analysis, and other transport related projects. Ashley has worked in Australia, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa during her career.

Doug Feremenga, Ph.D., AICP

Dr. Feremenga is an Environmental Planning Manager for California’s largest tolling agency, the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) in Orange County.  The TCA are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct and operate Orange County's 67-mile public toll road system.  His responsibilities include managing TCA’s nearly 2,200-acres of open space, preparing environmental documents, obtaining permits and coordinating with various federal, state, regional, and local agencies.  He works on conservation and roadway ecology issues, looking at wildlife connectivity for various species including the Santa Ana mountain lions.  As an urban and environmental planner, Dr. Feremenga has over 20 years of professional experience providing environmental resource management; project planning and management; project permitting; preparation and/or review of environmental documents; construction and mitigation monitoring; technical support, and coordination with various stakeholders in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa.  

Doug Feremenga

Andrew Reker

Andrew is an emerging professional in the public transit planning field and is currently a Transit Planner at Central Transportation Planning, a MPO in Boston, MA. Andrew's focus areas include public transit equity and justice analysis, public engagement, active/bike-ped transportation systems, land use-design-transportation issues, and regional planning initiatives. He is fluent in many languages including English, Spanish, and conversational Japanese and French.

 

Edward Luce, LEED GA

Ed Luce is the Quality Control Manager for Vulcan's Western Division and is based in San Diego, CA. He has over 30 years of construction industry experience including working in materials laboratories for both asphalt pavement materials and ready-mixed concrete materials. Ed is currently serving as co-chair of the Caltrans-industry Rock Products Committee for the California Asphalt Pavement Association as well as supporting and fundraising for local charities for foster children and children with Type II diabetes.

President/CEO Jeralee Anderson also serves on the Board of Directors ex-officio.

In September 2016, an Advisory Council was created to provide non-binding strategic advise to the Board and also directly to the operations team. All Board members and staff are also part of the Advisory Council, and Advisory Council members may participate in Board Committees and Task Forces, which operate by consensus. Greenroads seeks to grow the Advisory Council to up to 50 individuals.

We are currently seeking:

  • Subject Matter Experts for Team Dr. Greenroads
  • Young Professional Panel
  • Member and User Panel
  • Council of Partners
  • STP Speaker Special Forces
  • Executive Cabinet
  • International Advisory Panel

Apply to become part of the Greenroads International Advisory Council.

There are no minimum requirements for the Advisory Council; however, we do vet all applicants and make sure that we have appropriate depth and diversity of field and STPs and Members will have priority. Advisory Council members serve for two years and may be requested to renew and stay on for longer as needed. Advisory Council members will also be required to provide a bio, a photograph, a short statement of interest for where you want to help, and complete a conflict of interest statement and emergency contact form.

Current Advisory Council

The Greenroads Advisory Council serves as resource for Greenroads staff and Board members.

Join our team of Advisors.

Immediate Past Chairwoman: Crystal Donner, P.E.

As President and CEO of Perteet, Inc., Crystal Donner provides oversight and leadership for a technical team of over 70 people, who specialize in the planning and design of sustainable transportation infrastructure projects for public agencies. In addition to her involvement with Greenroads Foundation, Crystal is a board member for Leadership Snohomish County and is on the advisory board for Washington State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Robert DeVassie, P.E., STP

Mr. DeVassie earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and a graduate certificate in design and construction management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Mr. DeVassie serves at the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities as a highway design project engineer. Some significant projects include West Dowling Road Phase I & II; Glenn Highway, Parks to Old Glenn; and Parks Highway, Lucus to Big Lake. Mr. DeVassie volunteers his time in many different youth programs from special needs to Arctic Winter Games. He mentors at UAA in the senior design class, elementary schools, and at DOT&PF. He is actively involved with the Anchorage Trails Initiative, one of the 7 areas of focus for Live.Work.Play.; the Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions Air Quality Advisory Committee. He served on the ITE Alaska Section Board of Directors for 5 years and continues to be an active member with ITE.

Marlena Grundy, J.D.

Marlena Grundy is a practicing healthcare lawyer and concerned citizen who is interested in sustainability and transportation. She works regularly with Seattle's startup culture providing coaching in compliance for human resources and business administration. Marlena brings over 16 years of legal experience to the team and a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.

Marc Segal, EIT, STP

Marc Segal, EIT, STP is an engineer in the Atkins North America Central Tolls Division and has experience in corridor analysis, traffic reports, environmental assessments, traffic and revenue, connected vehicles, tolling practices, roadway design and geometric alignment. Marc has also worked in the research and professional environment with emerging technologies such as autonomous and shared-autonomous vehicles, and the implications these technologies have on infrastructure and travelling habits. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is involved with the American Society of Civil Engineering and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and currently serving as the Membership Chair on the International Board for Young Professionals in Transportation.

 

Past Directors

We thank these dedicated individuals for their service and support as Board members.

Sam Seskin

Sam Seskin is CH2M HILL’s Transportation Planning Director. Over 30 years, his innovative and successful planning assignments have won national awards from the American Planning Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Congress for New Urbanism. Sam is chairman of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Transportation and Land Development, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Transportation, an international journal devoted to the improvement of transportation planning and practice. Sam served as Vice President of Greenroads’ Board of Directors 2011-2014 and is happily retired.

Julia Anastasio, J.D.

Julia Anastasio was Director of Sustainability for the American Public Works Association (APWA) and was responsible for managing and directing the APWA Center for Sustainability during her term as Board Member for Greenroads Foundation. Prior to becoming Director of Sustainability, Julia was APWA’s Senior Manager of Government Affairs where she advocated on the legislative and regulatory affairs affecting public works agencies and public infrastructure, with a focus on environmental issues. Prior to joining APWA, Julia worked as an Executive Policy Specialist at the PA Department of Environmental Protection where her primary responsibility was to ensure implementation of the administration’s priorities as they related to water and land use. Julia joined the board in 2012 and served until 2014.  She is now Executive Director at the Association of Clean Water Administrators.

 

Manfred Uken, Pr.Eng.

Manfred Uken is Deputy Director BU Transport, Aviation and Planning at Royal HaskoningDHV in Cape Town, South Africa. Manfred is partly responsible for the small collection of Pilot Projects we've started down in South Africa, and leads the Interrim Board of the South Africa Chapter of Greenroads International.

Kimbra Wellock, A.I.C.P.

With 15 years of experience, Kimbra Wellock develops innovative public engagement programs for a variety of planning and infrastructure projects including high-capacity transit, wastewater, and bicycle and pedestrian trails in all phases of project development, from early planning through construction. Kimbra led public involvement activities for Sound Transit’s expansion of light rail from SeaTac to Federal Way, provided strategic communications and public involvement support to Seattle Public Utilities’ Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Reduction program, and planned and implemented public involvement for a new juvenile detention and family court facility. Kimbra specializes in developing outreach plans to engage historically underserved communities, including limited-English proficient populations and is skilled at creating materials that explain complicated topics in a reader-friendly way. Recent awards include Hermes Creative and Communicator awards for a newsletter for the City of Lynnwood and a Videographer Award of Excellence for a video explaining Seattle Public Utilities’ long-range plan to reduce CSOs. Kimbra formerly worked as a planner for the Town of Framingham, Massachusetts supporting downtown revitalization, brownfield redevelopment, small business development, and affordable housing programs. Kimbra is a member of the American Planning Association and holds a Master of Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from American University.

John Kennedy, P.E., P.T.O.E.

John J. Kennedy, P.E., PTOE is a Sr. Principal with and Co-Founder of VHB, a 1000 plus employee owned consultancy providing transportation, land engineering, environmental engineering and sciences and energy permitting and transmission.  While he is based in the firm’s Watertown Massachusetts Corporate office, he remains active in supporting the firm’s transportation practice in all of the firm’s 22 east coast offices, with more than 43 years of engineering, operations, and planning experience.  He is currently the ITE International Vice President and will serve as International President between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.