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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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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

Senior Fellow

Lisa has been active in the reporting and review of GHG inventory information at the project, facility, national and international level for 18 years. Most recently, Lisa has been seeking …

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Caroline Lauer

Registrar 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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Scott A. Muller

Director, Subnational Program

Scott’s focus is to support the creation of climate action pathways, that integrate governance and accelerate the subnational implementation of GHG emission reduction goals. New institutional arrangements and technical capacity …

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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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Marco Buttazzoni

Software Evaluation Services

Marco Buttazzoni is a fellow at the Institute where he supports the Institute’s international capacity building work, focusing on local governments and course development. Marco’s interest is at the intersection …

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