Susan Jennings - Director
Susan is the force behind the development of this office. She oversees its vision, outreach, and community-building on and beyond campus.
Staff by last name
Nathan Byrnes - Communications Director
Nate is sustainability's web and publication master. He is responsible for creating this UMassD Sustainablity web site as well as the Council on Sustainability web site and a Green Jobs web site. Nate works on the Office's twice-yearly newsletter and weekly Sustainability Almanac. In addition, Nate teaches a weatherization class and proctors weatherization exams.
Pamela Marean- Development Director
Pamela does much of the public relations and internal development writing for the office. She also researches and writes grants. She attends conferences to keep the office up-to-date on national sustainability mindsets. Pamela also consults on development issues for the Sustainability Almanac.
Thomas Paine - Project Manager
Tom manages major projects for the office. This work includes design and implementation of the University's Climate Action Plan, maintenance of the University's carbon accounting, and compliance with the University's various environmental reporting obligations. His work also includes program management for the Office's Energy Training Center, and technical advising for environmental and energy policy issues in the region.
Chancery Perks - Sustainability Educator Graduate Assistant
Chance helps to coordinate the Green Navigators and focuses on Forestry and Permaculture projects. As an avid woodsmen, Chance teaches students and community members how to live within the realm of balanced ecology and economy. If you have ever wondered about how healthy forests work, you'll have to join in on his forest discussion walks.
Daniel Schemer - Outreach Services
Daniel Schemer manages much of the electronic outreach for the office. He’s Editor of our weekly Sustainability Almanac, does content development for our Almanac website and Office website, and is Admin for our Facebook and Twitter pages. In addition, he also does layout and writing for the annual Sustainability Initiative Newsletter, conducts research and report writing for many of our projects, and does grant writing.