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OUR TEAM

Meet the team leading New Hampshire's clean energy transition.

POLICY

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SAM
EVANS-BROWN

Executive Director

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CHRIS
SKOGLUND

Director of Energy Transition

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NICK
PAUL

Director of Legislative Affairs

OPERATIONS & DEVELOPMENT

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SARAH
BROCK

Energy Circuit Rider

Program Director

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MELISSA ELANDER

Energy Circuit Rider

(North Country)

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KATRIN KASPER

Energy Circuit Rider

(Seacoast Region)

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DOUG
COGAN

Energy Circuit Rider

(Sullivan County)

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BETH
SAN SOUCIE

Deputy Director

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CAROLYN SWEET

Grants Manager

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ANNA LI PREBLE

Membership Coordinator

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KYANA BURGESS

Communications Coordinator

ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDERS

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FRANK
RICHTER

Energy Circuit Rider

(Monadnock Region)

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GABE
CHELIUS

Small Business

Energy Circuit Rider

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KATHARINE
CUSACK

Small Business

Energy Circuit Rider

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JINJUE ALLEN
Enel North America Inc.

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TOM BURACK
Sheehan Phinney;
Past Chair
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WILLIAM CHURCH
​CRCS LC

 

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DANIEL CLAPP
ReVision Energy;
Vice Chair
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HON. MARTHA FULLER CLARK

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MIKE FRADETTE

Amazon

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BART FROMUTH
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JULIA GRIFFIN;

Chair

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GEORGE HANSEL

Filtrine Manufacturing

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MARY LOU KRAMBEER

MLK & Company

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JAY MCFARLAND

Hampton Ford-Hyundai

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MADELEINE MINEAU

Essex Hydro;

Treasurer

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TOM ROONEY

TRC Companies;

Secretary

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APRIL SALAS

Arthur L. Irving Institute, Dartmouth College

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MEGHAN SEMIAO

Copia Power

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CHRIS STEWART

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DAVID WORTHEN

Worthen Industries

Board of Directors

STAFF BIOS & CONTACT

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SAM EVANS-BROWN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BIO

Sam leads Clean Energy New Hampshire in its effort to create a cleaner, more affordable, and more resilient energy system in the Granite State. Sam grew up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Prior to joining Clean Energy New Hampshire in 2021 he was a podcast host and radio journalist for nearly ten years, during which he wrote stories about New England energy issues extensively and won several regional and national awards. He's an excellent bike mechanic, a Spanish speaker, and a father of two. Sam graduated with a B.A. from Bates College in Politics and Spanish in 2009.

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BETH SAN SOUCIE
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

BIO

Beth is the Deputy Director of Clean Energy NH. In this role, Beth is responsible for overseeing internal matters at CENH, outreach and communications to the organization’s membership base, event planning oversight and project management, and assisting with the organization’s digital and traditional media presence. Previously, she served as the Director of Communications with Stay Work Play NH, a nonprofit dedicated to attracting and retaining more young people to New Hampshire.

CHRIS SKOGLUND
DIRECTOR OF ENERGY TRANSITION

 

BIO

Chris joined the Clean Energy NH team in January 2022 as the Director of Energy Transition, a role in which he will serve as the specialist in matters of policy and implementation of those policies, and will lead the organization’s intervention at the Public Utilities Commission. Most recently, he was the Climate and Energy Program Manager at the NH Department of Environment Services and was a central part of strategic climate and energy policy initiatives at the local, state, and regional level. Chris holds a Bachelor’s in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire. In his free time, he can be found completing the replacement of his yard’s traditional landscaping with vegetable gardens and a diverse polyculture orchard.

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NICK PAUL
DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

 

BIO

Born and raised in Concord, Nick has managed competitive electoral campaigns in New Hampshire as well as several states across the nation. He also has experience with grassroots advocacy organizations like RESULTS, Protect the Granite State and NextGen Climate, mobilizing activists on issues such as global poverty, education, public health, energy and the environment.

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MELISSA ELANDER
ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER (NORTH COUNTRY)

BIO

Melissa Elander worked as an Energy Auditor and Weatherization Project Manager in the North Country of New Hampshire before joining Clean Energy NH. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Plymouth State University and a Master's of Arts in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from American University.  

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GABRIEL CHELIUS
SMALL BUSINESS ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER 

BIO

Gabe Chelius joined CENH in May of 2022 helping small businesses in the North Country access funding streams for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. In 2024 Gabe’s area of operation expanded to include rural small business and farmers across New Hampshire in accessing the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funds for their energy investments. Gabe holds his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science & Policy from Plymouth State University.

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ANNA LI PREBLE
MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

BIO

Anna Li (first name) Preble (last name) joined Clean Energy NH in January 2023 as the Administrative Assistant. After a year with the organization, she has stepped into a new role of Membership Coordinator. In this role, Anna Li will serve as the liaison between our organization and our members. She's thrilled to take on this new role and foster relationships with our valued members. 

KATRIN KASPER
ENERGY CIRCUIT
RIDER (SEACOAST REGION)

BIO

Katrin joined Clean Energy NH in February of 2023. She has a Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Management from UNH.  She grew up in the Upper Valley but found her home on the Seacoast. She is passionate about transitioning to clean, efficient, affordable energy that we can rely on.  She is excited to assist the Seacoast in taking advantage of all the incredible resources that are available to aid in that transition. Katrin can be found enjoying this lovely planet by gardening, bird watching, or hiking in her free time. 

CAROLYN SWEET
GRANTS MANAGER

BIO

Carolyn has joined CENH in the new role of Grants Manager. She has an extensive background in community and economic development planning, and has managed and written grants for state, local, and county government, as well as nonprofits in MD, PA, NH, VT, and MA; she holds a certification in federal performance management, ROMA, as well as in Nonprofit Management from Common Good Vermont. Carolyn is currently completing a MA in Regenerative Economics at Schumacher College. In her free time, Carolyn and her husband can be found hiking, gardening, and cooking yummy local food, often grown at their house. 

SARAH BROCK
CIRCUIT RIDER PROGRAM DIRECTOR

BIO

Sarah Brock joined Clean Energy New Hampshire as Director of CENH's Energy Circuit Rider Program in 2024. Sarah works with our growing team of Energy Circuit Riders to help municipalities and small businesses plan, finance, and implement clean energy and energy efficiency projects. Prior to joining Clean Energy New Hampshire, Sarah spent over a decade implementing community-based climate, energy, and transportation programming at Vital Communities, a nonprofit serving the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire. While at Vital Communities, Sarah was actively involved in the New Hampshire Local Energy Solutions Work Group and Conference. Sarah lives in Warner with her husband and two daughters.

DOUG COGAN
ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER (SULLIVAN COUNTY)

BIO

Doug has lived in Plainfield for more than 35 years, where he has served on the local school board, conservation commission and as a local weather observer. He wrote a book in 1992 on business and investment responses to climate change and has devoted his career to promoting clean energy investments -- first with large investors like universities and pension funds and now with schools and communities at the grassroots level. Doug loves being outdoors on foot, bike or skis, and enjoys nature photography. He wants to "bend the curve" on climate change to benefit future generations, including his two sons, one of whom teaches elementary school in Cornish. His other son is farther afield -- presently conducting orangutan research in Borneo, Indonesia!

FRANK RICHTER
ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER (MONADNOCK REGION)

BIO

Frank Richter joined Clean Energy NH in March of 2024. He has a BA in Economics from Bates College. He grew up in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, enjoying all that it has to offer in outdoor activities. Having done significant energy efficiency retrofits on his own properties as well as installing PV on his home, he hopes to help towns see for themselves the rewards of completing similar projects in their communities. In his free time, Frank enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking, and biking with family and friends.

KYANA BURGESS

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

BIO

Kyana joined Clean Energy NH in April 2024 as the Communications Coordinator. In this role, she supports the advancement of the organization’s strategic communication goals and digital media presence. Her previous experience includes directing legal research and community-based advocacy efforts, as well as managing projects focused on implementing sustainable initiatives and strengthening global outreach development. Kyana graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and Sustainability from the University of New Hampshire. 

KATHARINE CUSACK
SMALL BUSINESS ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER 

BIO

Katharine joined Clean Energy NH in April 2024. She's enthusiastic about collaborating closely with small businesses and farms across the state to assist them in accessing USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funds for their clean energy and energy efficiency projects. Outside of work, you will find her wandering up a mountain, traversing a gravel bike path, carving down ski slopes, scaling a bouldering wall, or browsing through outdoor gear stores. As someone who spends most of her free time outdoors, she is passionate about the transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy, aiming to leave New Hampshire better than she found it. Katharine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Saint Anselm College.

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