THE FOUNDATION

mindful MATERIALS is an industry-led program developed by specifiers for specifiers to foster and strengthen the resources available for informed material selection.

Six member-led Working Groups provide guidance, create content, oversee and contribute to the growth of mindful MATERIALS: the Steering Committee, the Outreach Working Group, the Content Working Group, the Portal Working Group, the Review Working Group, and the Engagement 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.

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

The Steering Committee includes the co-chairs from each of the Working Groups and 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 Steering Committee oversees partnerships, national PR & marketing efforts, program advancements and collaborates with the other Working Groups.

Jennifer Atlee, Prosoco – Montague
Rebecca Best, GIGA – Montreal
Ryan Dick, GIGA – Chicago
Jeff Frost, Brightworks – Portland
Erica Godun, Ware Malcomb – New Jersey
Kim Lombardozzi, Wight Co – Darien
Jasmine Madson, HKS – Dallas
Janna Wandzilak, DELOS – New York

 

HONORARY MEMBERS

Ed Clark, ZGF – Seattle
Nancy Hulsey, Dallas

 

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.

Uwe Bergk, SRG Partnership – Seattle
Rebecca Best, GIGA – Montreal
Jeff Frost, Brightworks – Portland
Susan Gust, SRG Partnership – Portland
Elizabeth Lockwood, Art Institute of Portland – Portland                                                 
Kimberly Lombardozzi, Wight Co – Darien
Jasmine Madson, HKS – Dallas
Candon Murphy, MG2 – Seattle
Emily Odell, Organize Corp – Denver
Valerie Sherry, HCM2 – Alexandria
Sara Tepfer, Arup – San Francisco
Alexa Williams, ZGF – Seattle                                                                                                                        

 

CONTENT WORKING GROUP (CWG)

The CWG provides research and development, evaluating  the programs, certifications and attributes  mindful MATERIALS requires and proposing new content as industry programs evolve.

Clare Ardizzone, Consultant – Chicago
Jennifer Atlee, Prosoco – Montague                                                                       
Annie Bevan, Superior Essex – Philadelphia
Catherine Bobenhausen, Colden Corporation – New York City
Adrian Boyle, Perkins + Will – Washington DC
Leilanie Bruce, Brightworks Sustainability – New York City
Ryan Dick, GIGA – Chicago
Suzanne Drake, Perkins + Will – San Francisco
Jeff Frost, Brightworks - Portland
Lisa Goodwin Robbins, Kalin Associates – Boston
Michelle Heltzel, RATIO – Indianapolis
Annie Hollibaugh, RATIO – Indianapolis
Kimberly Lombardozzi, Wight Co – Darien
Jasmine Madson, HKS – Dallas
Kathleen Madsen, TK Architecture – Colorado Springs
Stephany Mason, Collaborative for High Performance Schools – Sacramento
Tanya Mejia, Perkins Eastman – Washington DC
Diana Paez, THREE Consultoria Medioambiental – Mexico
Maria Papiez, Ewing Cole – Raleigh-Durham
Ripal Patel, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects – Chicago
Lona Rerick, ZGF – Portland                                                                                       
Alex Setmajor, Brightworks Sustainability – Portland
Janna Wandzilak, DELOS – New York
Sarah Wood, RATIO – Chicago

 

CONTENT WORKING GROUP (CWG) - FURNITURE TEAM

Tracy Backus, Teknion - Washington DC
Leilanie Bruce, Brightworks - New York
Mary Dickinson, Perkins + Will - Dallas
Suzanne Drake, Perkins + Will - San Francisco
Stacey Foreman
Jeff Frost,
Brightworks - Portland
Erica Godun, Ware Malcomb - New Jersey
Jean Hansen, HDR - San Francisco
Dustin Heiler, Steelcase
Judy Levin, CEH
Jon Strassner, Humanscale - Hartford

 

PORTAL WORKING GROUP (PWG)

The PWG helps guide the development of the mindful MATERIALS Library portal and acts as a first-responder user interface feedback team. All members of the PWG help to channel technical feedback from the broader user group (both manufacturers and the A+D community) to Origin's software development team.

Jennifer Atlee, Prosoco – Montague
Ryan Dick, GIGA – Chicago
Amy Costello, Armstrong Flooring – Lancaster
Dana Davis, Ecore – Lancaster
Jack Dinning, Healthy Materials Lab, Parsons School of Design – New York
Jeff Frost, Brightworks – Portland
Anjanette Green, A Greener Space – Seattle
Christian Kofod, Roxul – Milton
John Mlade, WSP – Chicago
Eileen Quigley, NRDC – New York
Lona Rerick, ZGF – Portland
Jenelle Sams, Arconic – Norcross
Rami Vagal, Mohawk – Atlanta

 

REVIEW WORKING GROUP (RWG)

The RWG works in conjunction with expertise partner BuildingGreen to review and approve the information submitted by our manufacturer members.

Kayla Biers, Hord Coplan Macht – Denver                                                                       
Tara Blank, Elixir Environmental – Ridgefield                                                            
Ryan Dick, GIGA – Chicago    
Brent Ehrlich, BuildingGreen – Brattleboro
Jeff Frost, Brightworks – Portland
Anjanette Green, RESET – San Francisco
Kimberly Lombardozzi, Wight Co – Darien
Madeleine Malone, Flad Architects – San Francisco                                               
Tayna Mejia, Perkins Eastman – Washington DC
Eileen Quigley, NRDC – New York                                                                             
Sara Tepfer, ARUP – San Francisco                                                                           
Matt Van Duinen, WAP Sustainability – Chattanooga

 

A+D ENGAGEMENT WORKING GROUP (AEWG)

The AEWG provides guidance and support to steer the outreach requirements in order to raise awareness internally and externally.  The group also commits to spearheading and promoting initiatives and adoption internally of the mindful MATERIALS Program.

Rebecca Best, GIGA - Montreal
Jasmine Madson, HKS - Dallas
Amber Richane, CallisonRTKL - San Francisco

 

MANUFACTURER ENGAGEMENT WORKING GROUP (MEWG)

The MEWG provides guidance and support to steer the outreach requirements in order to raise awareness internally and externally.  The group also commits to spearheading and promoting initiatives and adoption internally of the mindful MATERIALS Program.

Jane Abernethy, Humanscale - Toronto
Rachel Berman, Mechosystems - New York
Rebecca Best, GIGA - Montreal
Arthur Clarke, MetroFlor
Tim Conway, Shaw - Ohio
Dustin Heiler, Steelcase - 
Mike Johnson, 3Form - Seattle
Kendra Martz, Construction Specialties
Anita Snader, Armstrong Ceilings
Brent Tenga. Kingspan - Florida
Amy Vigneux, Assa Abloy
 

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.