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OUR TEAM

Meet our Staff & Board of Directors below!

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Photo Credit: Sam Searles
Sam Evans-Brown
Executive Director
Sam Evans-Brown
Executive Director
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Kelly Buchanan
Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

Kelly Buchanan
Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

Chris Skoglund

Director of Energy Transition

Chris Skoglund

Director of Energy Transition

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JINJUE ALLEN
Enel North America Inc.

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DORIA BROWN
City of Nashua
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TOM BURACK
Sheehan Phinney;
Chair
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DANIEL CLAPP
ReVision Energy;
Secretary
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HON. MARTHA FULLER CLARK

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BART FROMUTH
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MADELEINE MINEAU

Essex Hydro;

Vice Chair

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JULIA GRIFFIN

Town of Hanover

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TOM ROONEY

TRC Companies;

Treasurer

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JACK RUDERMAN

NH Housing

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APRIL SALAS

Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

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CHRIS STEWART

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SHERRIE TREFRY

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DAVID WORTHEN

Worthen Industries

 

STAFF BIOS & CONTACT

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.

 

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.

 

KELLY BUCHANAN
DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS

BIO

Kelly joined Clean Energy NH as Director of Regulatory Affairs in 2020. She represents the interests of Clean Energy NH and its members in regulatory proceedings at the NH Public Utilities Commission and in other venues. Previously, Kelly was the Advocacy Program Coordinator at NH LAKES, where she specialized in government relations and research. Kelly has a BA in Environmental Studies with a minor in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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.

 
 
 

MELISSA ELANDER
NORTH COUNTRY ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER

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.  

JOSHUA SINGER
PROGRAM COORDINATOR

BIO

Joshua is Clean Energy NH’s Program Coordinator. He works to plan, develop, and deliver educational and technical assistance to communities around NH. Josh is the primary point of contact for Clean Energy NH’s municipal members, he organizes quarterly Local Energy Solutions Workgroup meetings, and heads the Drive Electric NH Initiative and Coalition. Prior to joining Clean Energy NH, Josh worked in the Vermont Agency of Agriculture’s market access program.  Joshua has a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in Environmentally Sustainable Business Design.