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GJGNY Advisory Council

Ex-Officio Members

  • John B. Rhodes, President and CEO, NYSERDA (Chair)
  • Kenneth Adams, Commissioner, Economic Development
  • Kristin Proud, Commissioner, The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
  • Audrey Zibelman, Chair, The Department of Public Service
  • John D. McMahon, Chief Operating Officer, The Long Island Power Authority
  • Joseph Martens, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Cesar A. Perales, Secretary of State
  • Gil C. Quiniones, President & CEO, The New York State Power Authority
  • Peter M. Rivera, Commissioner, Department of Labor
  • Darryl C. Towns, Commissioner & CEO of NYS Homes and Community Renewal

Appointed Members

Appointed Members represent the following organizations:

  • Constituency–Based Community
  • Consumer Advocates-Utility and Housing
  • Community Base Workforce Development
  • Union Building Trades
  • Home Performance Contractors
  • Large Scale Construction Contractors
  • Investment Market Experts
Member Organization End Term
James Barry SEIU 32BJ 12/31/2013
Chuck Bell Consumer Union 12/31/2012
Les Bluestone Blue Sea Construction 12/31/2012
Judy Butler Butler Building Performance 12/31/2012
Tria Case CUNY 12/31/2013
Richard Cherry Community Environmental Center (CEC) 12/31/2013
Sammy Chu Suffolk County Department of Labor 12/31/2013
Donna De Costanzo NRDC 12/31/2013
Dr. Charles S. Dedrick Capital Region BOCES 12/31/2012
Kate Fish Adirondack North Country Association 12/31/2013
Dave Hepinstall Association for Energy Affordability 12/31/2012
Alan Hipps Housing Assistance Program of Essex County 12/31/2012
David Johnson LIUNA 12/31/2012
William Johnson Green America Public Private Partnership 12/31/2012
Dan Kartzman Powersmith 12/31/2013
Jennifer Keida Standard Insulation Co. Inc. 12/31/2012
Dick Kornbluth Building Performance Contractors Assoc. 12/31/2013
Dr. Andrew Matonak HVCC 12/31/2012
Jackson Morris Pace Climate and Energy Center 12/31/2012
Ed Murphy Workforce Development Institute 12/31/2013
Anthony Ng Center for Working Families 12/31/2013
Kevin Rooney Oil Heat Institute of Long Island 12/31/2013
Hugo Salinas New York Energy Conservation 12/31/2013
Kate Shackford Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation 12/31/2013
Eric Walker PUSH Buffalo 12/31/2013
Michael Weisberg Hudson Valley Commercial Bank 12/31/2013
  • View the events calendar for the specific dates of the advisory council meetings.

GJGNY Program Information

For information on the Green Jobs-Green New York program, visit the Green Jobs-Green New York page.