‘‘There are those who see things as they are and say, ‘why?’ I dream of things that never were and say, ‘why not?’’’
– Robert Kennedy
mindful MATERIALS is an industry-led program developed by specifiers for specifiers to foster and strengthen the resources available for informed material selection.
Four member-led Working Groups provide guidance, create content, oversee and contribute to the growth of mindful MATERIALS: the Admin Working Group, the Outreach Working Group, the Content Working Group and the Manufacturer Working Group. These Working Groups are foundational to the future of mindful MATERIALS and give members a voice. The program’s success depends on these volunteers,and this page acknowledges their expertise, time and commitment to transparency.
ADMIN WORKING GROUP (AWG)
The AWG acts as a board of directors, providing leadership, decision-making and guidance to maintain the original intent of the program while anticipating future changes. The AWG oversees partnerships, national PR & marketing efforts, program advancements and collaborates with the other Working Groups.
Nancy Hulsey (Co-chair), HKS – Dallas
Jeff Frost, (Co-chair), Brightworks Sustainability – Portland
Jasmine Madson, HKS – Dallas
Ed Clark, ZGF – Seattle
Kim Lombardozzi, Wight Co – Darien
Lauren McNeill, Group 14 Engineering – Denver
Alexa Williams, ZGF – Seattle
Jennifer Atlee, Prosoco – Montague
Chris Hellstern, Miller-Hull Seattle
Janna Wandzilak, DELOS – New York
Erica Godun, Ware Malcomb – New Jersey
OUTREACH WORKING GROUP (OWG)
The OWG is the communications arm of the program, interfacing with members, handling new member sign-ups, member communication and resources, website content and manages social media.
Alexa Williams (Chair), ZGF – Seattle
Sara Tepfer, Arup – San Francisco
Susan Gust, SRG Partnership – Portland
Emily Odell, Organize Corp – Denver
Elizabeth Lockwood, Art Institute of Portland – Portland
Valerie Sherry, HCM2 – Alexandria
CONTENT WORKING GROUP (CWG)
The CWG provides research and development, evaluating the programs, certifications and attributes mM requires, and proposing new content as industry programs evolve.
The CWG also works in conjunction with expertise partner BuildingGreen to review and approve the information submitted by our manufacturer members.
Catherine Bobenhausen, Vidaris – New York City
Leilanie Bruce, Brightworks Sustainability – New York City
Mary Dickinson, Perkins + Will – Dallas
Suzanne Drake, Perkins + Will – San Francisco
Olga Evanusa-Rowland, SmithgroupJJR – San Francisco
Erica Godun, Ware Malcomb – Seattle (Chair-Furniture/Textile Team)
Anjanette Green, stok – San Francisco
Tanya Mejia, Perkins Eastman – Washington D.C.
Ripal Patel, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects – Chicago
Lona Rerick, ZGF – Portland
Clare Ardizzone, Consultant – Chicago
Adrian Boyle, Perkins + Will – Washington DC
Peter Carey, Streamline Material Resourcing – New York City
Lisa Goodwin Robbins, Kalin Associates – Boston
Michelle Heltzel, Ratio Design
Kathleen Madsen, TK Architecture – Colorado Springs
Stephany Mason, Collaborative for High Performance Schools – Sacramento
Diana Paez, THREE Consultoria Medioambiental – Mexico
Maria Papiez, Ewing Cole – North Carolina
You’ll receive communication when opportunities for involvement arise. All members are encouraged to be involved in the advancement of the program, and Working Groups are a way to further your involvement.