SCH Team 2017-11-17T23:00:44+00:00

SCH Team

The Sustainable Cherry Hill leadership team is made up of devoted community members. We currently have a nine member executive board consisting of men and women who have developed a passion for sustainability and creatively lead the organization while maintaining the importance of grassroots change. We have dedicated outreach coordinators who develop publicity around our events and disperse important information about sustainability. And we have a committed producer for our annual Earth Festival, the largest of its kind in South Jersey.

As the founder of the non-profit civic group Sustainable Cherry Hill, Lori helped guide Cherry Hill Township through the Sustainable Jersey Certification process, supported the creation of Camden County’s first long range sustainability plan and shepherded all nineteen Cherry Hill Public Schools through the new Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program. She helped create connections between residents, township government and schools to encourage the mission of the organization: Bringing people together to build a sustainable South Jersey Community. Lori is currently the Director for Change Leadership at The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education and Senior Associate for Marketing and Communications at Sustrana.
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KATHLEEN BANDARUKOutreach Coordinator
Kathleen comes to us from Boulder, Colorado, a place known worldwide for it’s environmentally friendly atmosphere. Before moving to NJ and joining us, she was Zero Waste Events Coordinator for the leading manufacturer in biodegradable paper products. It was there that she realized she loved being a part of the eco-friendly community and quickly turned her passion for sustainable living into a blog, www.deepgreenlove.com. She has been writing about the green lifestyle and taking care of our planet for several years and has achieved national recognition for her witty style and intense passion for the environment. Kathleen loves to get outside as often as possible to hug trees and to kiss any dog she can put her hands on.
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MARY CONNOR Executive Board Member
Mary was the founder and president of a multi-trade association and convention management company. Her firm managed several national and regional industry trade groups ranging from industrial manufacturing/distribution, scientific, natural gas/energy and private airplane operators. Services included membership management, finance/budgeting, communications/PR/publishing, marketing/branding, continuing education/certification, committee and Board management, trade show and convention management, and lobbying efforts. Mary sold her company in 2006 to pursue other interests. She worked in senior-level positions in video production, multimedia and communications.
Currently, Mary is COO and communications advisor for 21GO Communications, a story-driven communications, design and production company in the Greater Philadelphia area serving Fortune 500 organizations, private companies and nonprofits. Mary recently produced a documentary about green building initiatives in Philadelphia as a collaboration between Saint-Gobain and the city of Philadelphia. Mary is credentialed as a LEED Green Associate and is Six Sigma Lean/DFSS certified.

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ROB BLATTTreasurer / Executive Board Member
Rob Blatt is a retired Six Sigma Champion, retired from DuPont Capital Management and is launching an exciting startup targeting the care giving segment. Rob resides in Cherry Hill with his wife and college-aged children. He is the Sustainable Cherry Hill Operations Director and Treasurer and is active in the Way-to-Go transportation task force.
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SUSAN BRIEROutreach Coordinator
Susan Brier is a Certified Health Coach and Clinical Weight Loss Coach as well as a wife and mother of two teenagers. She focuses on educating her clients about non-toxic living and disease prevention. This led her to volunteer for Sustainable Cherry Hill and she is currently the Co – Chair of the Green Health Task Force. Susan enjoys her outreach coordinator role because it is the perfect position to combine her many years of experience in sales and marketing along with her passion for health and wellness.
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ED COHENExecutive Board Member
With hobbies including magic, high school robotics, and Ultimate Frisbee, I got engaged with Sustainability by reading a book (“Hot, Flat, and Crowded”) and attending Sustainable Cherry Hill programs. Getting involved has opened many new exciting opportunities for me (ask me about them!). The sustainability community is active and enthusiastic with diverse interests making the journey fun.
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SCOTT DOWNIEExecutive Board Member
Scott Downie is an architect, energetic cyclist and proud alumni of the University of Michigan. As a LEED accredited architect and Principal with the Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., he has been creatively and sustainably crafting the built environment for over 25 years. Scott works with the Green Building/Business task force to deliver programs aimed at helping people understand how to approach sustainability and benefit through changes in their homes and businesses.
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MIKE DUFFYExecutive Board Member
Michael Duffy is the Director of Energy and Sustainable Development for the environmental consulting firm, Greener by Design (GbD). He manages client relationships and new business development efforts for GbD’s energy and sustainability services which include energy conservation projects, renewable energy system development, and sustainability master planning. Michael also volunteers on the Cherry Hill’s Green Team and with Animal Welfare Association (AWA) of New Jersey and is a member of the Philippine Community of Southern New Jersey (PCSNJ). He holds a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University – School of Law, Camden and received a Bachelor in Economics while minoring in Environmental and Business Economics at Rutgers University.
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CHRIS EATTOCKVice President / Executive Board Member
Christopher Eattock is an Executive Project Manager and Regional Commercial Director with Faithful+Gould, Inc., and a LEED accredited construction project manager with over 20 years experience planning, developing, and managing complex construction programs. Chris lives in Cherry Hill with his wife and two daughters and is an alumni of the Catholic University of America. He is active in the SCH Green Building/Business task force and the Art and Sustainability task force.
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BRENDA JORETTSustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival Producer
Brenda’s mission is all about communications. Her passion for being kinder and gentler to our earth led her to the annual Earth Festival. She works with the township, county, sponsors, vendors and the talented planning group to produce SCH’s festival and Family Fun Bike Ride. Brenda’s background in broadcast journalism (KYW Newsradio and WHYY) led her to start her business as a PR content and digital management consultant. She also helps mold student minds teaching business communications at Rutgers-Camden.
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CAREN KAUFMANPresident of the Executive Board
Caren Kaufman, a clinical social worker by training, began understanding the human connection to the natural world when she took a trip to visit US National Parks 25 years ago. She realized there is a peace and calm that can be found outdoors that is difficult to find anywhere else. Years later, health issues led her down the road to discovering the inextricable link between human health and health of the planet. Nine years ago, she found her passion and like-minded friends through involvement in Sustainable Cherry Hill and she never looked back.
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