Cheri is a LEED Accredited Professional with extensive experience and a genuine passion for energy & water conservation. Other areas of interest include indoor environmental quality, clean/renewable energy, access to healthy food and all things related to educating and promoting a healthy built environment.Prior to her work in non-profit Cheri spent most of her career consulting & partnering with private sector corporations to reduce resource consumption within their facilities through the implementation of energy conservation technologies and improved operational practices. Mrs. Holman is Past Chair of USGBC West Michigan Board of Directors after serving as Treasurer for 2 years. In early 2008 Cheri founded the LEED for Existing Building Advocacy Group. She served as a subject matter expert for the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) LEED for EB Operations and Maintenance test development in 2008 and the Commercial Reviewer exam test development in 2009. In 2010 & 2011 Cheri served as a Greenbuild conference session reviewer.
Rebecca Holman Director of Communications & Marketing
Rebecca is a graduate from Grand Valley State University, holding a bachelors degree in Health Communications. Her interests include healthcare, indoor air quality and energy efficiency. She has been with the West MI Chapter since 2015. Rebecca helps with chapter committees such as Green Schools, the Grand Rapids 2030 District and the Michigan Battle of the Buildings. She is currently pursuing her LEED Green Associates accreditation to help further her knowledge of the green building industry.
Morgan Price Program Administrator
Morgan administrates the Battle of the Buildings, assists with the 2030 district program events and activities, as well as advocates for LEED among other initiatives of the Chapter. She has a passion for renewable energy, sustainable design, and green infrastructure. Prior to working for the Chapter, she managed projects for environmental consulting and engineering firms, furthering her knowledge in the environmental policy and programs.
Morgan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Communications and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Environmental Management and Policy with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability.
Gillian Giem Program Manager
Gillian concentrates on Michigan Battle of the Buildings energy data in accelerating high performance building operations. She manages energy efficiency programming for District 2030 by providing education to stakeholders, developing energy case studies, and monitoring building owners’ progress.
Prior to this position, Gillian has researched sustainability opportunities in public transportation, and administered energy efficiency programs for a utility provider. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Energy Management. Gillian is passionate about infrastructure resiliency, energy waste reduction in the built environment, and mitigating climate change.