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.
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.
COMMUNICATION & CONTENT MANAGER
Morgan oversees communications programs that promote the Chapter. She also creates and develops digital & print content, manages email marketing and administrates our three websites. In addition, Morgan runs the Green Building Certification committee. 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 environmental policy and programs.
Morgan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Communications. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Environmental Management and Policy with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability, as well as a certificate in non-profit management.
Morgan loves spending time with her husband Jake and dog Posey. In her free time she loves to travel all over, participate in trivia competitions, and check out the new happenings in Grand Rapids.
Wendy is the newest member of the USGBC-WM team and will be expanding our Green Schools program. In addition, she will oversee event planning, the membership platforms, and tracking program impact and community engagement. Wendy is most passionate about mitigating climate change, reducing energy consumption, and environmental conservation.
Wendy comes to USGBC-WM with fifteen years of account management, event planning, volunteer training, and administrative experience in the non-profit and corporate sectors with a focus on the education environment. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resource Management and Environmental Studies.
Wendy spent her childhood days on the shores of Lake Superior and is a Yooper at heart. In her spare time she likes to keep active. She has been a long distance runner since middle school, is a certified advanced NAUII scuba diver, practices hot yoga, and loves to spend time exploring nature and traveling.