OUR TEAM

LEADERSHIP

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ROBERT DDAMULIRA

Founder & CEO

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DONNA SANDERS

Operations Director

Donna is a certified energy auditor with the Association of American Engineers and has performed 350 energy audits, 300 household energy upgrades, managed several electrical contractors, and achieved a net promoter score of 9.5. She holds MBAs from elite schools including Hong Kong, London, and Columbia Business schools. Donna is also a U.S Marine veteran. She currently leads the energy operations of GreenPesa.

ADVISORY TEAM

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TOM ROBERTS

Advisor

Tom Roberts works in the Innovation department of IGS Energy, developing next-generation energy management and information solutions for IGS Energy. Prior to joining IGS, Tom started his own business, PowerSage, which was acquired by IGS in 2018.

Tom started PowerSage to help people answer the question “Why is my utility bill so high?” As Senior Director of Operations at Nationwide Energy Partners - a utility billing company serving more than 25,000 apartments. Tom is a naturally curious individual that focuses on the possibilities of situations and thrives on designing solutions to complex problems. His engineering background instills a methodical and systematic approach to problem-solving activities, while passions for customer service and branding guide his interactions.

Prior to Nationwide Energy Partners Tom’s early career included Engineering roles in the research centers for the Mead Paper Company followed by the Trane Company. His career started with the United States Air Force and the Ohio Air National Guard, where he served 6 years with the 121st Tactical Fighter Wing, working with the Electronic Warfare systems. Tom credits his military experience for his foundation in electronics, and more importantly a disciplined, systematic approach to procedures. Tom received a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from The Ohio State University.

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PROF. KALIM SHAH

Advisor

Prof. Shah is a professor at the University of Delaware, Energy and Environmental Policy Department. He has eighteen years of policy analysis and development experience working as a consultant and researcher in the fields of climate change, energy, and corporate sustainability. His experiences include implementing national and regional projects on climate change mainstreaming, industrial policy evaluation and sustainability investments. He has held senior policy positions with the Governments of Trinidad & Tobago and Canada, Caribbean Central American Action and faculty appointments at top tier University of Delaware (present), Indiana University, York University and the University of the West Indies and has completed over twenty projects and studies in the Caribbean, Central America and Southeast Asia. He has conducted regulatory impact assessments, cost-effectiveness assessments, and multi-criteria assessments. He has also designed and implemented industry, organizational and community surveys and various climate vulnerability, environmental performance, and social protection indices. His research work has been published in over twenty-five peer-reviewed journal articles on climate change and energy policy, environmental management, and corporate social responsibility. A Fulbright Scholar, he holds a Doctorate in Public Policy focused on environmental policy and Masters in Natural Resource Management focused on resource economics. Prof. Kalim provides technical support and advise to YESE team.

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JED TROTT

Advisor

LEADERSHIP

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ROBERT DDAMULIRA

Team Leader

After 16 years working in the sustainability space including 9 years with the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Robert is passionate about applying his accumulated professional skills and experiences in addressing global climate change by identifying and promoting practical solutions especially in the energy efficiency and sustainable forestry sector. Robert has accumulated these experiences through his diverse work life that has seen him professionally work and live in over 25 countries. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor and PhD candidate (ABD) in Energy & Environmental Policy at the University of Delaware.

 

Robert is the Team Leader at GreenPesa.

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Jimmy Murillo-Gelvez

Operations Analyst

Jimmy is finalizing his PhD studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware. During 2020, Jimmy co-led the Greenest Blue Hen Challenge, a sustainability challenge targeting all University of Delaware students which among others incentivized students towards more sustainability actions on energy, food and waste issues. Jimmy also has experience working with small businesses on energy efficiency and sustainable waste management strategies.  His hobbies include hiking, reading (mostly pop-science and thrillers), playing video games, and listening to music (with a certain predilection for rock). Jimmy supports GreenPesa as an operations analyst specifically on data analysis, technical reporting and communications.

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Isabel Yu

Energy Analyst

Isabel is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Energy & Environmental Policy with a minor in Economics at the University of Delaware. In the fall of 2019 she studied at Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain as part of the World Scholars program. While there, Isabel founded SLU-Madrid’s first Environmental Club that worked to take initiative to help the campus become more green.

This spring semester, she has worked on research projects and policy briefings highlighting issues such as climate change, rising sea levels, and maintaining clean water standards. Isabel also took part in the Greenest Blue Hen Challenge incorporating a more sustainable daily lifestyle. She is supporting GreenPesa as an energy analyst, social media/outreach representative, and conducting market research.

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Anne Anaba

Business Analyst

Anne is a young community  leader driven by sustainable development and process optimization. Currently completing her MBA is Business Analytics at the University of Delaware, Anne’s point of focus is to combine her skills in  data analytics and experience with customer relations provide  targeted high-quality solutions that meet client needs. Anne is open minded and as such takes pleasure in collaborating with diverse groups thereby bridging the gap between cross-cultural differences. Her hobbies include dancing (afro-pop and salsa), cooking and  travelling. Anne supports GreenPesa as a business analyst in marketing and sales.

ADVISORY TEAM

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Christina Pellicane

Advisory Board Chairperson

Christina Pellicane is a consultant for universities and entrepreneurship programs and an Expert at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships.

Most recently, she was the first Director of Commercialization for University of Delaware’s Horn Entrepreneurship Center. In this role, she managed several initiatives including a $2M Proof of Concept program and the UD I-Corps Site. She is a nationally certified NSF I-CorpsTM Instructor and Lean Launchpad educator at schools and incubators around the world.

 

Ms. Pellicane has experience supporting high-tech entrepreneurs spin out of academia and experience in industry as a research associate at a biotech startup and a business development specialist in a clinical research organization.

 

Ms. Pellicane is a patented inventor and holds a B.S. in Biology and Animal Science from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business and Science with a concentration in Biotechnology and Genomics from Rutgers University.

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TOM ROBERTS

Advisor

Tom Roberts works in the Innovation department of IGS Energy, developing next-generation energy management and information solutions for IGS Energy. Prior to joining IGS, Tom started his own business, PowerSage, which was acquired by IGS in 2018.

Tom started PowerSage to help people answer the question “Why is my utility bill so high?” As Senior Director of Operations at Nationwide Energy Partners - a utility billing company serving more than 25,000 apartments. Tom is a naturally curious individual that focuses on the possibilities of situations and thrives on designing solutions to complex problems. His engineering background instills a methodical and systematic approach to problem-solving activities, while passions for customer service and branding guide his interactions.

Prior to Nationwide Energy Partners Tom’s early career included Engineering roles in the research centers for the Mead Paper Company followed by the Trane Company. His career started with the United States Air Force and the Ohio Air National Guard, where he served 6 years with the 121st Tactical Fighter Wing, working with the Electronic Warfare systems. Tom credits his military experience for his foundation in electronics, and more importantly a disciplined, systematic approach to procedures. Tom received a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from The Ohio State University.

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David Dorwart

Advisor

Dave is the Chairman and CEO of ViaOne Services and an Alumni of the University of Delaware (1977-1981). As an advisory board member of GreenPesa, Dave provides business mentorship and support to GreenPesa. He does so by drawing from decades of experience from building successful business ventures in the tech and energy space.

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PROF. KALIM SHAH

Advisor

Prof. Shah is a professor at the University of Delaware, Energy and Environmental Policy Department. He has eighteen years of policy analysis and development experience working as a consultant and researcher in the fields of climate change, energy, and corporate sustainability. His experiences include implementing national and regional projects on climate change mainstreaming, industrial policy evaluation and sustainability investments. He has held senior policy positions with the Governments of Trinidad & Tobago and Canada, Caribbean Central American Action and faculty appointments at top tier University of Delaware (present), Indiana University, York University and the University of the West Indies and has completed over twenty projects and studies in the Caribbean, Central America and Southeast Asia. He has conducted regulatory impact assessments, cost-effectiveness assessments, and multi-criteria assessments. He has also designed and implemented industry, organizational and community surveys and various climate vulnerability, environmental performance, and social protection indices. His research work has been published in over twenty-five peer-reviewed journal articles on climate change and energy policy, environmental management, and corporate social responsibility. A Fulbright Scholar, he holds a Doctorate in Public Policy focused on environmental policy and Masters in Natural Resource Management focused on resource economics. Prof. Kalim provides technical support and advise to GreenPesa team.

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JED TROTT

Advisor

Jed brings to GreenPesa more than 12 years of working experience in energy-efficiency through demand response management. He has accumulated the bulk of this experience with Customized Energy Solutions which he has been working for since July 2007 in the Demand Response Business Line. His work includes advising clients on behind-the-meter Independent System Operator (ISO) and utility market participation and implementation of end-use-customer market participation for partner companies.  His focus is on helping customers weather the storms of changing regulations and rates with a strategy that creates an opportunity for low price energy in accordance with customer operational needs. Jed’s most recent efforts have been in electric vehicle and distributed energy resource grid integration.