Founder and Board Secretary
Erik is a systems analyst focusing on resource management in urban and natural systems. He uses modeling to inform infrastructure planning. Erik specializes in leading multidisciplinary applied research projects and is the principal architect for the Artes model of urban water resources management in Los Angeles County. He is director of the California Institute for Water Resources.
John is cofounder of DBC Partners, LLC, which focuses on supporting BIPOC developers and projects in underserved neighborhoods that have significant upside to the communities.
Lauren's work focuses on creating the conditions within and between people that enable us to shift perspectives, collaborate in meaningful ways, and unlock new thinking in service to a better future for all. Primary client parters include Rockefeller Foundation, Ashoka, Volgenau Foundation, and Arizona State University.
Shannon is with Generation180, a nonprofit leader shifting how we respond to climate change. She is a community organizer committed to transforming the way we interact with each other and the natural world. She volunteers with Regenr8, a group of regenerative practitioners seeking to effect positive change in alignment with healthy living systems and vibrant communities in central Pennsylvania.
Felipe Tavares is environmental engineer and consultant in regenerative development. Grounded in the systemic view of life and regenerative thinking, he works for the evolution of sustainability towards integration with the intelligence of living systems.
Felipe is co-founder of the Institute for Regenerative Development (IDR); author of the book The Call to Regenerative Leadership (2019, Editora Bambual); co-initiator of Pólen, a local ecological currency; and co-creator of the Uberlândia Heirloom Seeds Exchange Festival.
Shannon is with Regenesis, a world leader in the field of regenerative development - an approach to land use, community development, and the built environment that has defined the leading edge of sustainability practice for more than two decades. Shannon also lends critical leadership in the discussion of the intersection of regenerative thinking and practice with social equity.
Marcus Sheffer promotes the application of a living systems, regenerative approach to projects and organizations. After 12 years at the Pennsylvania Energy Office, he founded Energy Opportunities in 1993 to provide technical consulting services on all manner of building energy issues, renewable energy systems, the environmental impacts of human enterprises. Marcus is also a partner in 7group, a multi-disciplinary team of professionals developing the capacity of your project and organization to affect how humans regenerate life through building.
Founder and Executive Director
Max has a broad background in architecture, sustainability, green building , and regenerative education and design, and a near obsession with seeing systems and how they COULD work.
Founder and Board Member Emeritus
Glenna has a deep background in corporate process improvement, and has a successful interior design firm. Sustainability Nexus is founded upon some of the concepts of her masters thesis.
Melissa is founder and CEO of The GREEN Program, which provides transformative, immersive sustainability study abroad experiences, including through scholarships managed through Nexus. She has served as a U.S. Global Schools Ambassador for the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and has been named the 2021 Lattman Vis
Melissa is founder and CEO of The GREEN Program, which provides transformative, immersive sustainability study abroad experiences, including through scholarships managed through Nexus. She has served as a U.S. Global Schools Ambassador for the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and has been named the 2021 Lattman Visiting Scholar of Science & Society at Pennsylvania State University, and a Heinz Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh.
Educator, facilitator and consultant to NGOs - inspiring authentic leadership and inclusive workplace culture. Portfolio includes: creating cross-cultural competency across diverse stakeholders, developmental leadership, case study design and facilitation, nonprofit finance and nature-connected learning.
John is a green architecture movement leader and pioneer, focused solely on regenerative thinking and approaches. He's a founding partner of 7group, and responsible for much of the progress in professional practice in the built-environment, as an author, educator, and practitioner about Integrative Process and Regenerative Development.
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