Staff Bios

Abigail Walker Anthony, ENE Rhode Island Director

Abigail is a Policy Analyst based in her home state of Rhode Island working on energy, climate and air quality issues with ENE's Energy, Analysis and Transportation teams. Abigail earned a Ph.D in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Rhode Island (URI) where she wrote her dissertation on compliance rates in residential demand response programs and was a fellow in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Coastal Institute training and internship program, IGERT. As an IGERT fellow, Abigail had the opportunity to work with the New England Energy Innovation Collaborative in Cambridge, MA researching emerging clean energy technologies and facilitating discussion between clean technology entrepreneurs and investors. Abigail also had the opportunity to work on the communications team at Boston-based Ceres. Abigail is a member of the Jamestown (RI) Wind Energy Committee.  Abigail received her MA and BA in economics from the University of Montana. (aanthony@env-ne.org)

 

Carrie Armbrecht, Finance and Operations Manager

Carrie joins ENE as Director of Finance and Operations in Rockport. Carrie was previously employed at ARMX in Camden handling financial matters and data management. She also was a Teaching Assistant and Graduate Assistant at the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine in Orono, co-facilitated a secondary school education project connecting climate to curriculum and for six years was an administrative assistant in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. She has held other database and office management positions in non-profit academic and for-profit office settings. A Camden native, Carrie holds a BA in Psychology from Wellesley College and is a candidate for dual Masters of Science in Oceanography and Marine Policy at UMaine where her thesis is Climate Change: Effects in the Arabian Sea Region – From Science, Social and Communications Perspectives. (carmbrecht@env-ne.org)

 

Emily Avery-Miller, External Relations Manager

Emily’s responsibilities include managing grants and other administration needs. She is also a staff writer contributing to development and communications outreach.  Emily is a 2005 honors graduate of Vassar College where she majored in environmental studies and was active in the College Committee on Sustainability, working to promote environmentally friendly purchases and energy conservation.  After college, Emily interned at Northern Sky News in Belfast, Maine, a periodical covering environmental issues in New England and Eastern Canada, where she researched and wrote news articles and conducted interviews. (eavery-miller@env-ne.org)

 

Amy Boyd, Senior Attorney

Amy Boyd is Senior Attorney in ENE’s Boston office. She works on energy, transportation and climate change issues in Massachusetts and regionally.  Amy comes to ENE from Foley Hoag LLP in Boston where she had been an associate in the Environmental Practice Group & Administrative Department since 2006, focusing on environmental, energy and climate change law, regulations and policy.  Amy served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Energy & Telecommunications Law Committee for three years, as well as on its Task Force on Environmental Sustainability. During law school she was a volunteer mediator, and an articles editor for the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. Prior to law school, Amy managed political campaigns in Oklahoma and New Jersey. Amy holds a JD cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law and a BA in Environmental Studies from Wellesley College. (aboyd@env-ne.org)

 

William E. Dornbos, ENE Connecticut Director

Bill came to ENE from the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, where he was the Associate Director.  Prior to Yale, Bill was a Special Executive Aide at NRDC, where he worked with NRDC President Frances Beinecke and Executive Director Peter Lehner.  He was previously an Assistant AG in the Environmental Protection Bureau at the NY State Attorney General’s Office.  His other career experiences include co-founding a boutique litigation firm in Minneapolis that specialized in plaintiff-side federal civil rights cases, and clerking for a US District Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan.  He holds his JD with honors and a MS in Resource Policy and Behavior from the University of Michigan and received his BA in history with honors from Carleton College.  (wdornbos@env-ne.org)

 

Ellen Hawes, Forest Policy Analyst

Ellen’s work as policy analyst focuses on forests and their relation to developing markets for carbon offsets, biomass generation and biofuels. Based in Farmington, Maine, Ellen received her Masters in Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. While at Yale, Ellen was a member of the School Forest crew, helping manage 10,880 acres of forestland in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont to meet silvicultural, ecological and educational objectives.  Her research at Yale focused on analyzing trends in forest structure, health and ownership in the Connecticut and Pennsylvania Highlands Region.  Prior to entering Yale, Ellen was Research Coordinator for the Climate Change Initiative of The Nature Conservancy, where she coordinated a program to develop cost-effective ways to quantify carbon sequestration.  Ellen also engaged in policy discussions internationally and domestically, working on rules for land use and forestry under the Kyoto Protocol and voluntary initiatives, such as the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Ellen received her BA magna cum laude in International Relations from Brown University. (ehawes@env-ne.org)

 

Jamie Howland, Director, ENE-CLEAN Center

Jamie leads ENE's Climate & Energy Analysis Center (ENE-CLEAN). His work as a policy analyst focuses on data management on energy markets and emissions trends, buildings and land use issues.  A Connecticut native, Jamie is based in ENE’s Hartford office and brings many years of experience in engineering and consulting to ENE’s energy and emissions data research and reporting.  He previously worked as a design engineer in the medical device industry and as a consultant for Hewlett Packard.  He also served as an intern at Audubon International.  Jamie holds a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School Forestry and Environmental Studies, a Masters of Engineering from Yale, and an MBA and a BS in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (jhowland@env-ne.org)

 

Roger E. Koontz, Of Counsel

Roger is one of Connecticut's most experienced energy and environmental attorneys. His work at ENE focuses on sustainable energy policy, including energy conservation, renewable resources, and utility system planning. Roger has been particularly involved in designing and implementing energy planning and procurement policies in Connecticut. He represents ENE on Connecticut’s Energy Management and Conservation Board. Roger was previously counsel to Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn and a partner at Silverstone & Koontz in Hartford for 17 years. His legal practice focused on representing nonprofit organizations and small power producers on a wide variety of energy and utility issues. He ran the Conservation Law Foundation's Connecticut office in the early 1980s. Roger was also executive director of Connecticut Legal Services and began his legal career at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association. He holds a JD from Yale Law School and a BS in chemistry from the University of Illinois. (rkoontz@env-ne.org)

 

Varun Kumar, Data Analyst, ENE-CLEAN Center

Varun is a Data Analyst in ENE’s Climate and Energy Analysis Center (ENE-CLEAN). He assists in the analysis of energy, climate and economic information as part of ENE’s advocacy and research efforts. He received his Masters in Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, where his studies concentrated on energy and the environment.  He is a native of Delhi, India where he received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Univ. of Delhi and worked for an environmental and energy consulting firm before starting the Duke program.  (vkumar@env-ne.org)

Mark E. LeBel, Staff Attorney

Mark is a staff attorney in ENE’s Boston office and works on energy, transportation and climate change issues at ENE. He also participates in research reports for ENE’s Climate and Energy Analysis Center (ENE-CLEAN). Mark holds a JD with honors from NYU School of Law and an AB with honors in Applied Mathematics with a focus in Economics from Harvard College. During law school, he was a faculty research assistant, Articles Editor at the NYU Environmental Law Journal, and interned at NRDC’s Environmental Law Clinic in New York and the Government Civil Litigation Clinic in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Prior to law school, he was an Associate Analyst with NERA Economic Consulting in Boston.

 

Leslie Malone, Canada Program Director

Leslie works to strengthen ENE's partnerships with Canadian organizations and institutions and to promote innovative energy efficiency, renewable energy, and emissions-reduction policies in Eastern Canada and at the federal level.  Leslie has represented ENE at House of Commons and Senate Standing Committee hearings regarding U.S. greenhouse gas emissions regulatory programs and energy policy, and represents ENE at New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP) forums.  Originally from Prince Edward Island, Leslie previously worked for the Environmental Coalition of PEI, where she directed the group’s energy project and was a member of the provincial government’s Potential Study Advisory Committee.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Climate Action Network Canada-Réseau action climat Canada (CAN-Rac).   Leslie holds an MSc in Environmental Economics from the University of London, Imperial College and a BSc from Mount Allison University.(lmalone@env-ne.org)

 

Beth Nagusky, ENE Maine Director

Beth leads ENE’s efforts in Maine to promote low cost energy efficiency and sustainable energy policies; develop ways to reduce Maine’s overreliance on heating oil; support and improve the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; spur market based ways to accelerate clean, alternative fuels so Maine citizens have greater choices in vehicles that do not rely on increasingly expensive gasoline. She also works with ENE’s data and energy team to formulate plans to match Maine’s renewable energy resources with ways to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.  Beth has a distinguished record as one of Maine’s leading environmental citizens and advocates.  Most recently, Beth served as acting Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Director of the DEP’s Office of Innovation and Assistance.  Prior to her work at the DEP, Beth held a variety of senior government and business executive level positions, including: director of the Climate and Energy program at GrowSmart Maine; Director of the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security; and Director of the Independent Energy Producers of Maine.  Earlier in her career, Beth was a staff attorney at the Natural Resources Council of Maine.  She began her career as an attorney with the Maine Public Utilities Commission. She resides in Litchfield, ME. Beth holds a JD degree from Case Western Reserve University and a BS in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan. (bnagusky@env-ne.org)

 

Peter Shattuck, Director Market Initiatives

Peter directs ENE’s regional and federal climate policy analysis and advocacy, focusing on market-based systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  He leads ENE's engagement on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) through analysis of emissions trends, economic impacts, and market dynamics.  Peter also directs ENE’s work on climate and energy policy outside the northeast, bringing design precedents and lessons learned to the development of programs in other regions and at the federal level.  Peter also supports ENE's efforts to advance grid modernization, electric vehicles and energy efficiency in Massachusetts and other northeast states.  Peter received a B.A. in history from Yale University and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Trinity College, Dublin, where he wrote his thesis on the impact of carbon markets on development in Mexico. (pshattuck@env-ne.org)

 

Daniel L. Sosland, President & CEO

Dan is executive director of ENE, a regional non-profit research and advocacy organization he co-founded in 1999.  Under his direction, ENE has grown to a staff of 15 professional advocates, one of the largest teams of climate and energy policy specialists in the Northeast, working from offices in Portland and Rockport, Maine, Boston, Providence, Hartford and Ottawa, ON, Canada.  ENE has successfully advanced the adoption of comprehensive energy, climate and clean air policies through legislation, regulatory proceedings, regional initiatives and publications that identify priority policy solutions for adoption, including the Climate Change Roadmap for New England and Eastern Canada and Climate Change Roadmap for Connecticut.  Prior to establishing ENE, Dan was senior attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston and Rockland, Maine and began his career as an attorney at major law firms in New York City.  He resides in Rockport, Maine and holds a JD with honors from Cornell Law School and an AB from Brown University. He serves on the boards of directors of the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships and the U.S. Climate Action Network. (dsosland@env-ne.org)

 

Jordan Stutt, Policy Analyst


Jordan Stutt is a Policy Analyst in ENE’s Boston office. He works on energy, transportation and climate change issues at ENE with an emphasis on research and policy analysis for energy systems and carbon markets.  He was an Energy Policy Analyst at Pace Energy and Climate Center, Pace University Law School in White Plains, NY, where he focused on energy efficiency and RGGI.  While at Pace, Jordan has analyzed New York’s progress on renewable portfolio standards and energy efficiency, co-authoring the reports New York's Renewable Portfolio Standard: Where To From Here? and Sizing Up Progress Toward ‘15 by 15’: A 2012 EEPS Update. Jordan holds a BS in Environmental Studies and a BA in International Relations, both magna cum laude, from Tufts University. (jstutt@env-ne.org)

 

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