Executive Staff

Our Executive Staff

Dr. Rich Sapienza

Executive Director Science and Research

@dr-rich-sapienza-4046b89

Dr. Sapienza was hired under JimmyCarter’s Research Addressed to National Needs at Brookhaven National Lab; helped developed DOE’s Energy Conservation Utilization Technology division; and  is a dedicated and passionate futurist and an optimist. He has worked in and for companies and organizations that want practical and applied solutions and believes science and technology has solutions and ignorance and poverty create most of the world’s problems.

His work includes GTL catalysis, carbon dioxide utilization, water cleanup ANG, drilling mud chemistry, lubricants and other green chemical needs. Dr. Sapienza’s company Enersciences, LLC provides innovative changes for the dynamic drilling and NG industry. Enersciences provides practical science for the home to oil field innovation and the de-icing of airplanes.
Dr. Sapienza’s other company is Visibly Green/Energime is focused on the commercial development of alternative energy processes that promise near-term applications in the field. Visibly Green is constantly working to develop innovative solutions that help reduce operating costs or resolve operational problems. Dr. Rich acts as Technical Director – work in waiting. Continue reading…

Jay Dubinsky

Director of Integrated Technologies Project Management

 @jaydubinsky

Over the last thirty years Jay Dubinsky has been a pioneer in some of the most exciting and innovative science and research work relating to sustainable development. His experience has provided him with hands-on knowledge in the fields of waste management, high density food growth, renewable energy, composite recycling, algae production for fuel, food, and industrial uses, advanced medicine, industrial processing, systems design, and business management. This wealth of knowledge and practical experience makes him a valuable contributor to Energime University as a visionary project designer, implementation manager, and educator. Continue reading…

Les Hamasaki

Director of Sustainable Planning and Site Development

 @les-hamasaki-3813a411

Les is the CEO of the International Green Technology Institute whose mission is to educate, train and empower a new generation of green leaders to help create a sustainable future. He also heads “Project Green Haiti” to assist in the recovery and reconstruction of earthquake devastated Haiti. Additionally, Les served as a Los Angeles Airport Commissioner under Mayor Tom Bradley, a Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner under Mayor Richard Riordan, and he is currently the Green Technology Editor of the Inland Empire Business Review. Other accomplishments include his serving on the Advisory Council for the Keck School of Medicine USC, heading up the “Green Heart Veterans” education and training mission, and participating in the design and implementation of the Pasadena based Audubon Society Complex which received LEED platinum certification. Continue reading…

Dr. Joseph Ravet

Executive Director Algal Sciences

@joseph-ravet-ab064015

Dr. Ravet has worked in a diverse group of research laboratories over the last 20 years, ranging from studies in Plant Pathology and Soil Science, to Molecular Biology and Limnology. While at the University of Washington, Joe conducted research on the biochemical basis of algal food quality and taught coursework in Environmental Engineering. He is currently interested in developing new methodologies for incorporating high food quality algae groups into aquaponics farming systems, and producing nutritional food products for human and animal consumption. Continue reading…

Mike Waters

Advanced Energy Technologies


https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-waters-83791411

http://cureforglobalcrises.weebly.com/

Michael Waters is an advanced technology consultant, researcher, inventor and sustainable recovery strategist. He has previously owned businesses in, designed and built: multi-axis robotics, adaptive manufacturing systems, experimental aircraft, custom homes, portable housing systems. Michael’s automated disaster recovery and library preservation systems are used worldwide at institutions such as the Library of Congress, the National Archives and the Russian Academy of Sciences, instrumental in recovery of the worst library fire disaster of the last century.

In the last twelve years Michael has researched cutting edge science and technologies that redefine current understandings in mainstream physics. He has established a large network of researchers with ideas and technology that profoundly affect the fields of mining, health, food, water, transportation, housing, sustainable economics and environmental recovery.

Continue reading…

Dr. Paul Oliver

Agricultural Waste Management and Food Production

http://www.slideshare.net/Jupiter276/paul-oliver-presentation-in-dalat

Paul Olivier began his career in mineral preparation in 1981, and he sold throughout the world more than 50 separators for the reclamation of abandoned mine lands. In 1986 he invented and patented a unique bi-directional dense medium separator which was first applied to the separation of a variety of root vegetables. The accuracy of separation here was so noteworthy that it drew the attention of plastic and non-ferrous metal recycling companies.

Continue reading…

Dr. Joseph Weinstock

Executive Director Executive Director Agriculture and Nature Sciences

@joseph-weinstock-b807349

Dr. Joseph Weinstock has more than 30 years of professional and academic experience across Asia in agricultural and rural development, forestry, natural resources and environmental management, environment law, disaster management and climate change. He has served in a policy advisory role in relation to agriculture, rural development, forestry, disaster management, environment and natural resource management to local and national governments as well as regional institutions. Dr. Weinstock has significant experience with management of interdisciplinary teams and has facilitated collaborative efforts at local, national and regional levels, among development agencies and with participation of various stakeholders.

Specialties:

  • International, extensive experience throughout Asia
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Management
  • Forestry, Agroforestry and Forest / Land Management
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Disaster and Climate Change

Continue reading…

Tim Butts

Director Integrated Farm Project Management

 Website

Tim is a former Net Zero Project Manager; where he became an expert in system optimization. He has optimized hundreds of energy systems, green building systems, and now he has developed the new integrated greenhouse crop farm delivery system. His energy accomplishments include over twenty professional certifications which earned him a position as a California “specialized workforce development trainer”. He is working with Native American Tribes and Veterans training them in the development of the most advanced “energy efficient” Green House produce production farm system that is available today.

He was awarded the most energy efficient custom builder in California in 2004 for building “Net Zero” structures that were 70% more energy efficient than California’s Title 24 Energy Standard. He earned the “Energy Efficient” award from the California Public Utilities Commission “Flex Your Power” Organization using advanced Energy Pro software for building modeling simulations and calculations. Continue reading…

Rolland Gregg

Advanced Energy Technologies

 Website

Rolland is a passionate environmentalist and technology innovator. His main focus has been in the areas of researching and developing paradigm shifting energy technologies and applications. He is co-founded Native Clean Energy whose mission since 2008 has been to study, research & develop new sustainable & clean energy technologies. Since then he’s built a team of associates in the new energy field that represent the leading edge of new clean technologies. Rolland believes that scaling up the quantum powered solid state Reid Crystal Cell performance characteristics is paramount to helping create a sustainable world.

Continue reading…

Liz Greenwell

Executive Director Global Social Development Initiatives

 Website

Professor Liz Greenwell’s work with regard to global social, economic and environmental growth, development, enhancement, and advancement is well documented. She has written much on the subject and has put particular emphasis on developing countries, with priority given to countries experiencing extreme and urgent need. In her program World Resource Analysis Point (WRAP) and related program World Major Disaster Rescue and Relief Center (WMDRRC), she has called for immediate fast-tracking of essential services, amenities, and other quality infrastructural developments. She has also championed the process of speeding up help to those countries to become self-sufficient, and participants in the building of a strong and thriving global economy through practicing global cooperation, hospitality and exchange. Continue reading…

Stefan Doering

Director of Sustainable Entrepreneurship

 Website     Website     Website

Stefan Doering is a true innovator, demonstrating business acumen in environmental business and sustainability since 1987. He is an expert in teaching and coaching green businesses in three major areas: 1) innovating powerful green business models, 2) crafting and implementing marketing and positioning strategies for bringing green to mainstream, and 3) creating a consistently profitable and sustainable business. Stefan will also oversee the “Gamifying” of certain critical Energime courses creating a truly inter-active learning experience for our students.

Stephan has been featured in media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, and Mademoiselle as well as being a regular guest speaker at varied conferences and seminars.  Continue reading…

Chris Dyson-Coope

Director Children’s Sustainable Education

 Website

Chris is a horticultural inventor, internet radio show co- host, landscape professional, and educational innovator. His passion for empowering children with life changing education and mentorship has led him to his current mission. Chris’s commitment is to nurture the minds of our children with the critical knowledge that will prepare them to confidently face the challenges we will confront in the coming century.

His online “radio” show co-hosted by Ann Miller focuses on innovations and trends which will directly affect our quality of life in the years ahead with an emphasis on agriculture. Their interviews with experts are aimed at how we the consumer may in our own small way make a contribution to the ‘Growing Needs’ of our planet. Subjects cover how we can reduce our water usage, grow more of our own food, conserve some of the dwindling resources and perhaps help those in need around the world. Chris and Ann call upon experts in solar, water, food production, transportation and environmental management to help us understand the changes affecting us daily. It is this focus that Chis will bring to young minds in his role as a children’s educator. Continue reading…

Dr. Sandra Jewett

Director Platform Development

@dr-sandra-jewett-2620a64

Dr. Sandra Jewett is an accomplished and successful senior executive and educator. She has dedicated her entire career to improve and provide educational equity and equal access to K-20 students both in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Jewett possesses both teaching and administrative credentials; she holds multiple post-graduate degrees in education, organizational leadership and theology, the latter two from the University of San Francisco. Her doctoral expertise is on mentoring and coaching school leaders and she is also certified on coaching C-level executives. Sandra served as classroom teacher, dean, principal, director, assistant superintendent, chief academic officer, vice president for educational services and adjunct faculty in the College of Education.

In her role as Executive Vice President, Educational Services, for an international for-profit company, she has been able to expand her vision and commitment across the globe, whereby bringing education via blended learning platforms in an array of partnerships and collaborations with foreign governments, universities, and enterprises. Continue reading…

Alexandra Roach

Executive Director for Veterans Education

https://www.facebook.com/healingthemilitary/

www.alexandraroach.com

Alexandra is the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Civilian Service Award, the Commander’s Award for Public Service, the Order of St. Joan D’Arc, and the Golden Rose Award. Her conspicuous efforts won her several other accolades, including a commendatory letter from Alaska State Representative Lora Reinbold.
A former journalist, she is now a board certified holistic health practitioner. Her decade long experience in military matters and her research-proven Integrated Holistic Intervention Program show that Alexandra’s formula is reliable in turning old restrictive thinking into new visions and sustainable life purpose. Drawing on this knowledge, she creates “roadmaps to health,” incorporating unique lifestyle, preferences, and personal & business goals. Continue reading…

Rogier Fentener van Vlissingen

Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits

 Website

Rogier has been at the forefront of a strategy which treats energy retrofits as capital investments, not operational savings. His focus has been on retrofits that improve asset values and achieve 80+% GHG reductions. Approached this way, issues such as life-cycle planning, capital budgeting, and an economically sound and systematic approach to prioritizing competing solutions under constraints are emphasized. With a background in economics, and project development, Rogier creates value by bringing long industry experience to bear on these challenges.

As president of DaBx Demand Side Solutions Rogier focuses on strategic consulting on the economics of renewable energy, as well as providing technological solutions. This includes system purchasing and project management for the integration of renewable energy solutions primarily in existing residential buildings. It is this methodology that enables a paradigm shift from energy consumption to energy production.

This approach optimizes financial risk management pertaining to energy, and achieves the optimal balance of maximal property values and minimal GHG-emissions. Continue reading…

Lloyd Helferty

Project Development Director

 Website         @lhelferty

Mr. Helferty is an engineering technologist with more than 10 years of experience working for various multinational corporations in Canada and around the world. He provides project and system support for domestic and international firms undertaking engineering projects and activities related to research, development and deployment (RD&D). Mr. Helferty has a solid background and experience undertaking various aspects of field commissioning, sales support, pre-planning and site preparation, pre-shipment and post-shipment testing.

Mr. Helferty is acknowledged to be one of Canada’s pioneer leaders in the development of the Biochar industry and his expertise includes professional Engineering Support Services to assist engineering and R&D teams as they undertake projects and deploy these technologies. He strives to integrate Biochar into the new Green economy and make the Biochar industry the gold standard of innovation, technology, job creation and growth within this emerging industry. Continue reading…

Dr. Andrejs Zagars

Director Waste Composites and Biomass Recycling

Dr. Zagars has pioneered many patented processes combining waste plastics and rubber with available biomass to create a host of innovative new products. Andrejs is patent-holder on innovative ozone systems for recycling tires into activated rubber and has fifteen years’ experience developing chemical formulas in composites manufacturing. He is a specialist in setting-up composite biomass manufacturing for over 100 types of biomass/wood/ Plastic/rubber composites, and for every type of use and performance.  These applications range from engine gaskets to acoustic sound walls. As President of the Latvian Tire Recycling Association for the EU and professor of chemistry, he specializes in organic and bio-organic chemistry, and synthetic and analytic practice. This includes running a composite plastics manufacturing line in Lithuania making composite rail road ties, solar panels, solar panel packaging and brand new interlocking 50 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm honeycomb blocks for the Latvian Rail Road 1 km acoustic sound wall. He has also developed and incorporated the next generation of materials for railways and highways employing both industrial design and innovative material science. Andrejs has incorporated new materials with Helmholtz resonators built into an innovative hollow block and panel tri-layer composite sound wall. Continue reading…

Aina Julian

Sustainable Architecture

 @aina-julian-ripoll-9706132a

Aina has spent the past decade innovating new designs and integration models for low cost social housing in the developing world. These evolutionary structures built out of composite, lego-like, high durability component elements can be constructed primarily from waste plastics, rubber, and available biomass in just two days. The relative ease of construction and low material costs are a break-through in the mission to provide affordable, quality housing to those in need. Aina’s experience in advanced architecture and teaching background make her an ideal partner and contributor to Energime University. Continue reading…

Shivanand “Shiva” Utlasar, M.D., M.S.M.

Ayurvedic Medicine

Dr. Shivand Ultasar is a visionary in the use of natural remedies or “Ayurvedic Medicine” in the treatment of many common diseases. He was appointed to the position of Medical Director for East/ West Institute in Karnataka India focusing on developing and treating clients with herbal medicine. Dr. Shivand is leading the effort to certify and distribute various herbal alternatives for the treatment of Diabetes, Malaria, Dengue and many viruses. In addition, Dr. Ultasar actively teaches physicians and health care professionals how to treat and apply various herbal medicines. Continue reading…

David Krasnow M.D., M.S.M.

Medical Education

 Website

Dr. David Krasnow OP MPH MBA has been appointed to the position of Medical Director for EGG Phama (Energime Green Group Pharma). His work will focus on teaching courses such as “Designing Health Care Systems for the Developing World.” His expertise includes defining protocols for health care systems in the public and private sectors; non-profit and for-profit entities; and analysis, strategic planning, design and implementation.

Dr. Krasnow has augmented his clinical career by working and consulting in England, North Africa, Central and South America and Asia. He is a founder and former Executive Director of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) California. Dr. Krasnow has provided humanitarian relief during times of civil war in Ethiopia, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. He has received many commendations for his humanitarian work including a Presidential Citation from the President of El Salvador. Dr. Krasnow has worked as consultant to the governments of Peru, Cuba and El Salvador. He has designed and implemented eye care programs that have provided vision services to more than 2 million people from under-served populations throughout Latin America and Asia. Continue reading…

Craig Hover

Environmental /Climate Change

 Website

Craig R. Hover is the author of “A World To Come Home To”. This truly insightful book examines the steps we must take immediately to end global warming in our lifetime. In it Craig explains the politically charged and oftentimes confusing topic of global warming in terms that the average person can readily understand. The book presents in clear and concise language, a comprehensive and viable solution to end this developing global disaster using currently available technologies.

By trade Craig is a licensed professional engineer with more than 30 years of engineering, project and facilities management, financial services and consulting experience in independent business and traditional corporate settings. He believes that aggressive development of renewable energy sources is necessary for us to successfully meet the challenges of today’s national and global environment.

Craig is a third-generation engineer. His grandfather was a civil engineer who built highways across America during the Great Depression. His father was a mechanical engineer who worked in aerospace during the 1950s and 1960s—most notably the Apollo Moon Project. And Craig, also a mechanical engineer, spent nearly two decades working in the electric power industry in southern California.

Craig received his Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Fullerton campus. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, he did post-graduate work in nuclear engineering at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Heeding an early interest in renewable energy, Craig studied solar system design in the 1980s at ARCO Solar, an early pioneer in the photovoltaics industry. Continue reading…

Richard Nelson

High Density Food Growth

 Website

Richard Nelson is an inventor, author, and developer of the Sola Roof. He is currently embarked on a life-long mission to create “living structures” that serve as “Eco Habitats” reconnecting people and the built environment with nature. His CEE system provides for all the essentials of life, integrating the regenerative cycles for food/energy/water into those built environments. Richard’s has several patents which he has dedicated to a Creative Commons Public License so as to provide a platform for global collaboration & cooperation.

Continue reading…

David Gershuny

Executive Financial Director

David has been involved in sales, marketing and management for more than thirty five years.

His experience in sales and marketing began in the insurance industry where he spent sixteen years building insurance and reinsurance brokerages both on and offshore, general agencies and a managing general agency. David then turned his attention to the water conservation industry, where he created a division for a major fire & sprinkler company and helped to lead the EPA’s Toilet Rebate Program in New York City. David was responsible for retrofitting more than 50,000 apartments in the five boroughs of New York. He then expanded operations to Toronto, Canada where his company contracted with major property owners, retrofitting six large residential projects. In addition, David has built sales and management organizations in many other ventures including a skin acre and anti-aging company and a technology company.

Currently David is the Chief Financial Officer for the Energime Companies and oversees all legal matters, insurance, and corporate negotiations. Continue reading…

Norma Burnson

Executive Director, Start-Up Team

 Website     Website

In 2013, Mrs. Burnson received the Delegate Award from The International Women’s Leadership Association in recognition of services rendered to our country as a U.S. Navy Veteran and for demonstrating leadership in both national and international business arenas; for dedication to her community as a college professor and mentor; for being a sustainable food activist and humanitarian.

On Earth Day 2015 the second book in the series Sustainable Food for the Globe, Everyday People Producing Food in Abundance became an overnight 5 star bestseller.

Earlier this year, Mrs. Burnson was invited to participate in The United Nations Environment Assembly, in short UNEA.

The UNEA is the house where representatives from all peoples and sectors of our societies such as parliamentarians, local authorities, indigenous peoples, civil society, business and the private sector, the scientific and academic community – and all peoples in general— can have a say in the design of the solutions for our planet’s health.

In 2014, she was active in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Assembly, and in 2013 participated in the United Nations the World We Want Assembly. Continue reading…

Eckhart Beatty

Advanced Energy Design

 @eckhartbeatty

Eckhart is a business writer / marketing strategist focusing on sustainable energy, as well as business innovation. Examples of his focus include the following:

  • solar-based vehicle charging
  • energy efficiency and design industries
  • solar thermal innovations in the field
  • design innovation strategy in the public realm

In recent years, he has consulted to pioneers of such novel designs as solar charging solutions for electric vehicles in places without accessible grid solutions. Since its technology is by its nature grid-independent, each installation stands to promote the likely advancement of the “smart grid.”
Based on those efforts, Envision won the Eric Schmidt Foundation’s 11th Hour Project in 2014.

Leading the way with a focus on concentrated solar as well, he has been driving strategy for Sollector Systems since 2012. Currently, we are positioning strategic partnerships with incubators, architects, and designers such as international Reinhold Ziegler of Synergii/Energime. Continue reading…

Ali Ashu

Executive Director Africa

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ali-ashu-213037b

Mr. Ashu has served as Assistant Director of Global Business Development of the Energime Companies since 2008. His exhaustive networking efforts were integral in developing the complex and diverse network of supportive relationships for Energime that now reach into more than 140 countries around the world.

Continue reading…

Adam Greenwell

Public Relations Director

 @adam-greenwell-95404217

Adam is a tenacious and tireless networker who spends his hours bringing together groups and individuals from around the globe in the cause of protecting our environment and fostering commitments to human rights and educational empowerment. His efforts have greatly expanded the reach and visibility of Energime University throughout the world while simultaneously furthering the mission of Liz Greenwell and her humanitarian outreach. Adam has been one of the key forces behind “Global Cooperation Day” and several other U.N. supported efforts developed to build a global consensus in addressing the critical issues we face as a inter-connected population. Continue reading…

Robert McQueen

Director Project Management

 @robert-mcqueen-51831111

Robert oversees the project management and logistical issues related to Energime University construction related projects. His experience in transformation and ground breaking projects makes him the perfect partner for such highly complex and technologically integrated efforts. Robert has a passion for sustainable development and is studied and experienced in practically every discipline that relates to developing and building high efficiency, ecologically sensitive infrastructure. Continue reading…

Tom Terrio

Partnership Development Director

 @tom-terrio-b2a768a

Tom Terrio has been a passionate advocate of environmental protection and humanitarian outreach for most of his professional and private life. A highly successful businessman and regional business development director for several large enterprises, Tom brings extensive market development expertise and relationship building skills to the Energime University team. He excels in bringing together diverse networks and developing symbiotic partnerships for a common cause. Driven by a desire to correct our current course of environmental destruction and resource mismanagement, Tom has dedicated himself to applying his experience and human relation skills to building the Energime University connective network. Continue reading…

Peter le Grand

Strategic Development

https://th.linkedin.com/in/peterlegrand

www.CombiCulture.com

Peter is an IT professional with P&L experience in international ERP and business empowerment software company in Thailand. He has extensive strategic consulting and project implementation experience. Holding both a Master and Bachelor Degree in Economics, specialization IT, Peter has worked and lived in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Philippines for over 15 years and is well accustomed to cross culture management.

Peter has a deep passion and commitment for environmental protection and environmentally conscious agriculture and spends much of his free time coordinating shared knowledge on farm productivity and food health.

David Weaver

Social Media Director

David oversees the dissemination of all social media content for Energime University maintaining the EU Facebook site and twitter accounts. David has been a tenacious supporter of the education platform creating relationships globally having opened up partnering opportunities in more than a dozen Countries. He was instrumental in EU business development efforts in China, the Philippines, Thailand, and New Zealand to name just a few.

David’s background is strong in business development and relationship building. Continue reading…