Lynn Pasquerella, President, Mount Holyoke College
A philosopher and ethicist whose career has combined teaching and scholarship with local and global engagement, Lynn Pasquerella’s first four years as Mount Holyoke’s president have been marked by a robust strategic planning process, outreach to local and regional communities as well as the world-wide network of Mount Holyoke alumnae, and a commitment to a vibrant campus community. Read more.
Jonathan Lash, President, Hampshire College
Jonathan Lash was named the sixth president of Hampshire College on May 11, 2011. He is an internationally recognized expert on practical solutions to global sustainability, climate change, and development challenges. President Lash came to Hampshire from World Resources Institute, a Washington-based environmental think tank focusing on issues ranging from low carbon development to sustainable transportation. Read more.
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, President and CEO, the Hip Hop Caucus
Rev. Yearwood is a minister, community activist and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He works tirelessly to encourage the Hip Hop generation to utilize its political and social voice. In 2010 he was named one of the 100 most powerful African Americans by Ebony Magazine, and one of the 10 Game Changers in the Green movement by the Huffington Post. Read more.
Panelist and Other Presenters
Alice L. DonnaSelva, CFA, Consultant, Prime, Buchholz & Associates
Alice DonnaSelva has 13 years of industry experience. She serves as Chair of Prime Buchholz’s Sustainable Investment Committee and is a member of the Fixed Income and Defined Benefit Committees. She provides advice, analysis, asset allocation modeling, and portfolio development support to endowments, foundations, and other types of clients. Read more.
Sonal Mahida, US Network Manager, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Sonal Mahida is the US Network Manager for the PRI initiative. She is responsible for engaging with and supporting US signatories in the practice and implementation of their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk management. Read more.
Cheryl Smith, Managing Partner, Trillium Asset Management
Cheryl Smith is a managing partner, economist, and investment manager. She leads the fixed income management process at Trillium Asset Management, and is co-manager of the Green Century Balanced Fund, for which Trillium is the sub-advisor. Read more.
Marcie Smith, Executive Director, Responsible Endowment Coalition
Marcie Smith is the Executive Director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition where she works with university students, alumni, administrators, and trustees to align endowment investments with the long-term, democratic mission of higher education. Read more.
Lisa Hayles, Institutional Investment Services
Lisa works closely with members of the investment team to liaise with existing institutional clients—as well as support the development of new relationships with investors and consultants. Previously, she was head of Client Services (North America) for EIRIS, a non-profit ESG research firm headquartered in London. Read more.
Liz Michaels, Chief of Staff, Aperio Group
Liz Michaels is Aperio Group’s Chief of Staff and Director of ESG/SRI. Prior to joining Aperio Group, Liz was responsible for the $11 billion defined contribution managed accounts business at Ibbotson Associates, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. Read more.
Marija Tesla graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2011 with high honors in English and Russian language and literature, Phi Beta Kappa. Her senior thesis, a creative writing project, focused on the stories of women and children during the 1990s war in Croatia which she is now making into a novel. Read more.
Dr. Stephen Mulkey, President, Unity College
Stephen Mulkey assumed the post of president at Unity College on July 1, 2011. As president, Dr. Mulkey is a champion of sustainability science, which he sees as the defining framework for academic programming at Unity College. Read more.
Lynn Benander, CEO, Coop Power
Lynn Benander is an educator and community entrepreneur. Using a broad range of skills and experience, she has helped to build community-owned businesses across the Northeast, bringing quality jobs, sustainable products and services, and valuable assets to local communities. She has been particularly focused on ensuring that individuals and communities that have traditionally had limited participation in our economic system gain access and influence. Read more.
Charles Sandmel, Portfolio Manager, Shelton Capital Management
Charles Sandmel is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the portfolio management team responsible for Shelton Capital Management’s fixed income separately managed accounts. He joined Shelton in January 2015 after serving as an Investment Advisor Representative of First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC from 1998 to 2014 where he managed bond portfolios for individual and institutional clients, integrating client values into investment decisions. Read more.
Siiri Bagalke, Student, Smith College
Siiri is student at Smith College studying Environmental Science and Policy with a concentration in Climate Change studies. Involved in national and international environmental activism, she has been a youth delegate at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development as well as the UN Climate Change negotiations in 2012. Read more.
Dorian Gregory, CPA, New England Loan & Outreach Officer
Dorian visits current and potential borrowers, providing technical assistance, administration of the loan portfolio, and marketing the Fund in southwest New England. A CPA with almost 20 years in public accounting, including as a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, she has provided finance, audit, governance, and business advisory services to a variety of companies in industries as diverse as higher education and health services, manufacturing, transportation, and technology. Read more.
Lauren Ressler, Director of Campus Organizing, Responsible Endowment Coalition
Lauren currently supports the national student responsible investment movement as Director of Campus Organizing for the Responsible Endowments Coalition. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Lauren worked with the Cascade Climate Network and Sierra Student Coalition to oppose the development of coal export facilities along the Pacific Northwest coast. Read more.