TDeetsPresident: Tammy Deets, MBA, CSBA   

Tammy is an experienced business development and marketing professional who is passionate about social justice and environmental sustainability. After working in Hong Kong for over ten years consulting multinational companies, she co-founded a nonprofit, Community Energy Solutions that promoted sustainable energy practices. She lives on Bainbridge Island with her husband and their young daughter.

John-HeadshotVice-President: John Hickey, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD&C

John is Principal at Jacobs Engineering and Member of the Jacobs Global Buildings Consulting Group assisting clients in the design, construction, and asset management of facilities and infrastructure with a focus on all aspects of energy generation and management, high performance buildings, and renewable energy systems. Prior to this position, John was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard managing the Coast Guard’s Energy Program.

TreasuDonna-Headshotrer: Donna Trost, CSBA

Donna is Operations Director and Principal at O’Brien & Company, a nationally-recognized consulting company committed to the creation of a sustainable built environment. During her tenure at O’Brien & Company, she also served as the Business Manager for the Sustainable Building Advisor Institute. She brings more than 20 years of business management experience to the table.

Secretary: MeishaMeisha-Headshot Rouser, MA Org. Psych.

Meisha is a professional development coach, organizational psychologist, and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the Seattle and Bay Area, San Francisco. She is currently working on her PhD in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University


Sandy HowardMember: Sandy Howard, AICP Planner, LEED AP

Sandy did her graduate work in Urban Planning in San Diego with her thesis work on preservation planning in emerging communities. She also earned MBA certificates in Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship from Pinchot University, formerly BGI. She has worked as a planner in San Diego at the Centre City Development Corporation and at the City of Seattle DPD. Sandy managed the Land Use Program in Seattle and is currently a strategic advisor for sustainability initiatives. Urban Planning was a career change for Sandy after living and working in Germany. She returned to the US hungry to learn how European cities are so successful. She has recently become interested in the social equity leg of sustainable cities and is studying how emerging communities can be successful and equitable. Sandy volunteers for the American Planning Association and the Congress for the New Urbanism Cascadia.

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Member: Greg Kight, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, CSBA

Greg is the Director of Sustainability at Jacobs Engineering. He is a licensed Architect with more than 23 years of experience, Greg has focused his career on leadership in sustainable design. With a passion for the integrative design approach, Greg is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) and knowledgeable regarding high performance buildings. As a Director of Sustainability for Jacobs Global Buildings, Greg provides the overall guidance for LEED and Sustainable projects for approximately 2500 employees globally. Greg is the LEED Project Administrator for multiple projects and has served as a facilitator for several ‘eco-charrettes’ for the company from net zero buildings to sustainable master plans.

Brett-DeSantis-headshot-2012Member: Brett Marlo de Santis, MA Interior Architecture & Design, LEED BD+C

Brett has been a part of the EMERGE Community since 2011, when she attended the first EMERGE Leadership workshop. She pursues her personal leadership goals through her participation in community non-profits, service clubs and city boards, such as the Downtown Waterfront Alliance, Rotary, Cascadia Green Building Council and the Design Review Board for the City of Gig Harbor. She is Vice-President of Harbor WildWatch, a marine and environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring stewardship for the Puget Sound. She writes green building columns for multiple publications, and has started a social purpose corporation named Aaah, with a purpose and passion to transform the built environment by creating an affordable, adaptable alternative housing model that is healthy and sustainable for all. She has won several awards for best of design + customer service and is now Living Future Accredited and excited to begin her first Living Building Challenge project!