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Michael Gillenwater

Executive Director, Dean of the Institute and Co-Founder

Michael Gillenwater co-founded the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, and serves as its Dean and Executive Director. Dr. Gillenwater is a leading expert on climate change and renewable energy, with a …

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Tom Baumann

Director of Knowledge Management and Co-Founder

Tom Baumann is Co-founder and Director of Knowledge Management at the GHG Management Institute. Tom’s focus is to help establish a robust system of knowledge content, tools, processes, networks and …

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Stelios Pesmajoglou

Director, Professional Programs

Stelios Pesmajoglou is responsible for developing the Professional Certification Programs of the GHGMI. Stelios has more than 14 years of national and international experience on a broad range of issues …

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John O. Niles

Director, The Carbon Institute

John (“John-O”) Niles teaches courses on terrestrial carbon accounting and REDD+. He is Director of the Carbon Institute, a dedicated initiative of GHGMI that promotes innovative and interdisciplinary science, education …

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Danielle Vaughan

Director of Operations

Danielle is responsible for operational and financial management of the Institute.  Prior to joining the Institute, she served for three years in the Peace Corps.  She has a B.A. in …

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Molly White

Senior Education Program Manager and Registrar

Molly is a Senior Education Program Manager at the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute.  She also serves as the Registrar for the Institute’s online learning management system.  Molly manages course enrollment, …

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Patrick Cage

Program Officer

Patrick serves as a Program Officer for the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute. Patrick works largely with GHGMI’s The Carbon Institute to develop partnerships between international experts and academic institutions to …

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Lisa Hanle

Lisa Hanle

Senior Fellow

Lisa has been active in the reporting and review of GHG inventory information at the project, facility, national and international level for 16 years. Most recently, Lisa served as a …

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Caroline Lauer

Registar Assistant

Caroline is a Registrar Assistant for the GHG Management Institute.  In this role, Caroline oversees proficiency exam marking and certificate issuance.  She also helps process learner enrollment and financial aide …

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Don Bain P.E.

Senior Fellow

Don Bain produces the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute podcast. He is also currently developing course 203 Basics of Value Chain GHG Accounting. He is the world’s leading authority on enterprise …

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