Board of Directors

Christina Hall  chall@ocsustainability.org
Board Chair
pixfromFB-challChristina is the Executive Director of the Orange County Food Access Coalition, which is focused on ensuring that our county’s most nutritionally vulnerable residents have access to healthy, local food options. She has extensive leadership experience in both corporate information technology and community environmental and social responsibility programs. Her background includes engagement on social justice matters relating to food access, the right to water, and bettering air quality. Her vision is to create sustainable regional changes that value social equity, environmental best practices, and enhance community well-being through connection and collaboration.

In her role as a community leader in southern California, she has and continues to serve as:

  • Steering Committee Member for the CA Food Policy Council
  • Adjunct Faculty Member for the Food Science Department at Chapman University
  • Founder of Sprouting Justice

Christina holds:

  • A Masters of Arts degree in Urban Sustainability from Antioch University
  • A Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology from the University of La Verne with Cum Laude and Departmental Honors.

 

Bill Conley  bconley@ocsustainability.org
Chief Governing Officer
Bill Conley CFM, SFP, FMP, LEED AP, IFMA Fellow is owner of CFM2, a Facility Management & Sustainability Consulting company based in Orange County, California.

Conley has more than 35 years of experience in the facility management profession and has been a proponent of sustainable operations for more than 20 years. He has managed facilities for both large corporations and smaller companies. He has worked on LEED projects as well as assisted businesses in implementing and benefitting from sustainable practices.

Conley received his Certified Facility Manager (CFM) designation from IFMA in 1992 and achieved LEED professional accreditation through the US Green Building Council in 2002. He is certified by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as a sustainability reporter for both G-3.1 and G-4 protocols.

 

Chris Rogers  crogers@ocsustainability.org
Director
CRogersChris Rogers is an environmental and sustainability professional (MBA, LEED AP) with a passion for solving problems, defining strategy, reducing cost, and identifying new revenue opportunities while minimizing or eliminating environmental impacts.  He embraces sustainability as a key driver of competitive advantage and corporate responsibility in the 21st century.

His twenty-five years of experience in the environmental services and consulting industries includes technical, leadership, and business development positions at top companies performing environmental restoration, hazardous waste and hazardous materials management, environmental permitting, regulatory compliance, waste minimization and recycling.  More recently he has focused his efforts on working with companies to quantify environmental impacts across the value chain and prioritize sustainability initiatives.  His clients have included government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in the energy, aerospace, manufacturing, maritime, and healthcare industries.

His commitment to the community includes serving on non-profit boards of the International Trade Education Programs, the Global Environmental Sciences Academy, and work on a number of projects for Habitat for Humanity.  He holds a B.S. in Ecology from Oregon State University and an MBA from The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.  He is a LEED® AP, a certified building energy analyst and building envelope professional, and a certified hazardous materials manager.

 
OCSC Board Advisors

Bill Borges
In his technical field, Bill has successfully directed more than 100 sustainability, environmental management, public policy, impact assessment, research and analysis, and pollution-control projects.  As a principal scientist, he led the sustainability/environmental management system consulting practice at Midwest Research Institute, operator of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

In his organizational transformation work, Bill designs and implements highly successful solutions tailored to the unique strategic, tactical and operations issues facing rapidly growing and crisis-plagued technology-based organizations.  Notable beneficiaries of this work include regional healthcare systems, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winning medical imaging company in Silicon Valley, and a major West Coast military base.

Further, as an educator, he teaches undergraduate and graduate level business management courses.   He designed and is currently teaching a professional certificate program in Sustainable Supply Change Management for Cuyamaca College, one of the Grossmont Colleges in San Diego County.

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography with an environmental management emphasis, Bill holds an MBA with a thesis on the design and implementation of corporate environmental management systems

He is the author of “Planning the Creation and Implementation of World Standard Environmental Management Systems” (1995) and “Performance Improvement for Healthcare Managers” (2005).  He also writes the blog, “Creating Hospital Sustainability Programs” at http://hospitalsustainability.blogspot.com/

Volunteer work includes service as an examiner for a state-level Baldrige Award program.  And, just for the fun of it, he serves annually as a Grand Award judge in the environmental management category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

 

John Grosskopf
John Grosskopf is an accomplished and award-winning environmental and sustainability professional with over 34 years engineering, health and safety, quality, security, and sustainability management experience in the private and public sectors, nationally and internationally.  He is a Professional Engineer, Board Certified in Hazardous Waste Management and served for 15 years as an environmental executive for General Dynamics Corporation and several national consulting firms including most recently as TRC’s V.P. of Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability, leading their national efforts in sustainability, climate change, and corporate best practices.

John is a pioneer and leader in sustainability and corporate best practices who specializes in implementing strategic and tactical solutions that have successfully helped hundreds of private and public sector organizations dramatically improve their environmental performance, compliance and triple bottom line through a combination of integrated management systems, corporate best practices,  collaboration, and partnering.

John is a passionate spokesman for sustainability and is the Co-Founder of the OCSC and the San Diego Sustainability Partnership and currently serves on the Sustainability Advisory Committee to UCI-Extension where he also teaches a course on sustainability.  John has been an ardent promoter of sustainability for over two decades and specializes in the difficult but important practice of “operationalizing sustainability” in organizations of all kinds.

Educated as an Engineer (BSCE, The Ohio State University) John is also a published author, adjunct faculty/guest lecturer at UCSD La Jolla, UCI-Extension, the OSHA Institute, the University of Colorado and others and is a speaker at national and international venues. 

 

Montgomery Norton   
Montgomery Norton graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Social Ecology & Education, and an MA in Urban & Regional Planning, specializing in community sustainability and collaborative development.  Mr. Norton served as the graduate student representative to the Sustainability Steering Committee for the University of California, 10-campus system and the UC Irvine Sustainability Committee.  Montgomery co-founded the UC Irvine chapter of the California Student Sustainability Coalition.  Montgomery founded the UC Responsible Investment Campaign and Coalition.

Montgomery served as an Advisory Board Member for the nonprofits Solar the Sign and Ecofficiency.  Mr. Norton served as an Executive Assistant to Irvine Councilmember, Beth Krom, where he developed large-scale community sustainability collaborations and initiatives.  This role informed the initial development of the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative.  He is the founder of Paradigm Solutions Development, a Sustainability Incubation and Orchestration Services firm.  He is founding board member of the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative, as well as serving as an advisor to many other organizations.  Montogomery has a 20+ year background in both food & beverage service and holistic medicine.  Mr. Norton recently moved to Napa, CA where he is contributing to the growing development of another rich sustainable community.

 

Katie Schmitz-Eulitt 
Katie Schmitz Eulitt is a highly qualified sustainability professional with an unusual mix of industry and international experience across a wide range of sectors in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, including:

• Financial Services
• Energy – Oil & Gas and Renewables
• Cleantech
• Water, and
• Non-profits

She is currently the Associate Director for Stakeholder Engagement at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board ( http://www.sasb.org/sasb/about/ ).  SASB develops and disseminates industry-specific accounting standards for material sustainability issues so that sustainability performance can be evaluated alongside financial performance.

Her other notable work includes:

Systematic CSR strategy and tactics consulting to produce triple-bottom-line results for organizations ranging from non-profit startups  to Fortune 100 corporations, and

Co-development of a revolutionary business model to serve base-of-the-pyramid markets with safe drinking water.  The model tapped into CSR programs of Fortune 500 companies to help fund special projects at the WaterHealth International (WHI).