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Person: Oriana Magnera

Oriana manages the day-to-day execution of a set of West policy-related grantmaking and projects, while ensuring alignment with overall program strategy and goals. She manages the workflow of key West policy-related efforts, and improves collaboration and alignment within the region and with EF’s National Policy programs. Oriana also supports the West team’s grantmaking budgeting systems … Continued

Go to Reflections on 40 Years of Climate and Clean Energy Work

Post: Reflections on 40 Years of Climate and Clean Energy Work

Note: For the past four decades, Katie McCormack has been a valued leader and thought partner in the climate and clean energy movement, particularly in the West. She is retiring from her position as our Program Director, West Policy, so we asked her to share some thoughts about her work, her fellow advocates, and her … Continued

Go to Our Conversation with Energy Foundation Board Chair Nicole Systrom

Post: Our Conversation with Energy Foundation Board Chair Nicole Systrom

Nicole Systrom has chaired the U.S. Energy Foundation (EF) Board of Directors since taking the reins from Rose McKinney-James. As we look to opportunities in 2023, we wanted to sit down with Nicole to talk about her leadership, priorities, what excites her about EF’s work, the role of philanthropy in the climate and clean energy … Continued

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Person: Rachel Wallace

Rachel works with the Program Team and across EF to ensure consistency in the operational management of EF program activities, ensuring strategically aligned, consistent, and equitable grantmaking and program implementation. Rachel creates, manages, and enhances the processes, tools, and systems to support and improve EF programs. Previously, Rachel worked with the University of California Office … Continued

Go to Amar Puri

Person: Amar Puri

Amar contributes a strategic communications perspective to EF’s state and regional strategies in the Northeast; manages EF’s state communications work and other regional communications contracts and grants; develops, tests, and shares guidance to advance key narratives across states and regions; serves as a point to connect state stories and national communications partners; and builds strong … Continued

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Person: Lisi Desai

Lisi supports the Southeast Regional Team’s internal coordination, maintains the region’s budget, and works closely with other regional offices and headquarters to help enable an organized, efficient, and ambitious team. Lisi also runs weekly team meetings, manages the annual planning and budget processes, and provides office administration. Prior to joining EF, Lisi was an AmeriCorps … Continued

Go to Carmela Morales

Person: Carmela Morales

Carmela is responsible for driving programs, policies, and procedures in the areas of talent management, recruitment, employee relations, and compensation, serving as a thought partner and sounding board and providing advice and guidance to EF’s Programs department on human resources best practices. She consults with employees of all levels, coaching and guiding managers and employees … Continued

Go to Colette Andrews

Person: Colette Andrews

Colette supports multiple regional teams to plan and manage projects and budgets, make and administer grants, support the work of the States and Regions team, and foster close collaboration and alignment with other teams at EF. Colette manages projects within and outside teams, develops and implements systems and processes to facilitate internal and external collaboration, … Continued

Go to Althea Hart

Person: Althea Hart

Althea’s primary responsibilities include managing the day-to-day execution of campaign-related grantmaking and projects for the Southeast team, while ensuring alignment with overall program strategy and goals. Althea also manages the workflow of key Southeast campaign-related efforts, and improves collaboration within the region. In addition, she helps to strengthen the team by generating and implementing ideas … Continued