Staff and Board

Chelsea Harnish

Executive Director

Since 2015, Chelsea oversees all VAEEC operations and strategic initiatives, including programs, policy, communications, membership, and events. With over a decade of Virginia energy policy experience, Chelsea regularly engages with … Read More

Jessica Greene

Director, Events & Digital Media

Jessica Greene joined the VAEEC in 2016. As Director of Events & Digital Media, Jessica oversees the organization’s educational events, government engagement, graphic designs and publications, and social media presence. … Read More

Rebecca Hui

Manager, Research & Strategic Partnerships

Rebecca joined VAEEC in October 2018, acting as the single point of contact for all membership activities. She also spearheads the organization’s workforce development initiative and acts as the staff … Read More

Erika Reel

Workforce Program Director

Erika is native of Brooklyn, NY, currently residing in Norfolk, VA. She is a Hampton University graduate with an advanced Women’s Entrepreneurial Studies certificate from Cornell University. With several years … Read More

Leigh Anne Ratliff

VAEEC Chair | Trane Technologies

Leigh Anne Ratliff is delighted to be participating with VAEEC, a great organization doing vital work in the Commonwealth. She is part of the Trane Technologies complex solutions group, which … Read More

Stephen Evanko

VAEEC Vice Chair | Dominion Due Diligence Group

Stephen Evanko is the Managing Director of Energy and Sustainability for Dominion Due Diligence Group (D3G) and is responsible for multifamily energy benchmarking, energy audits, energy modeling and green building consulting … Read More

Elizabeth Beardsley

VAEEC Secretary | U.S. Green Building Council

Elizabeth Beardsley is Senior Policy Counsel at the U.S. Green Building Council. Her portfolio includes federal, state, and local green building law and policy issues. Recently her work has focused on … Read More

KC Bleile

VAEEC Treasurer | Viridiant

Since 2006, KC Bleile has led Viridiant, first serving as Director of Operations and then as Executive Director. She joined Viridiant as its first employee and helped pioneer Virginia’s first state-side green … Read More

Tim Bernadowski

Siemens Industry

Tim Bernadowski is a Lead Project Developer for Siemens and is responsible for engineering and development of energy performance contract and other energy service projects in the VA, MD, WV … Read More

Bryan Burris


Bryan Burris is the Vice President of Energy Conservation at project:HOMES, a Richmond-based housing nonprofit that provides affordable housing solutions to those in need. He joined project:HOMES in 2019, and … Read More

McKenna Dunbar

Sierra Club Virginia Chapter

McKenna Dunbar is a steadfast advocate for equitable clean energy transitions in frontline and rural communities, with a focus on the intricate intersections of environmental justice, green workforce development, and … Read More

Bryna Dunn

Moseley Architects

Bryna Dunn is a Vice President, serving as the Director of Sustainability Planning, for Moseley Architects.  She works with project teams from the early planning through building construction to ensure … Read More

Bill Eger

Arlington County Government

Bill Eger serves as the Chief Climate Policy and Coordination Officer for Arlington County where he leads the Office of Climate Coordination and Policy to amplify, coordinate, and add capacity … Read More

Raye Elliott


Raye is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of FLIPP Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit headquartered in Dillwyn, VA that exists to reduce employment barriers for disadvantaged populations and to empower low-income … Read More

Lori Herrick Borden

Lori Herrick Borden, MBA, LEED AP is the Energy Management Administrator for the City of Virginia Beach. In this position, Ms. Herrick Borden and her team work to analyze and … Read More

Michael Hubbard

Dominion Energy

Michael Hubbard is the Manager of Energy Conservation at Dominion Energy. His responsibilities include oversight and design of new DSM programs. He joined Dominion in 1996 and has served in … Read More

Meghan McMillen

Community Housing Partners

As CHP’s Director of Weatherization Programs and Services, Meghan McMillen, is responsible for the effective delivery of all weatherization programs. She oversees the delivery of multiple programs across the state … Read More

Nam Nguyen

Virginia Tech

Nam is the Executive Director of Energy and Utilities, leading the Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities at Virginia Tech. Nam oversees the production, delivery, and management of the … Read More

Megan Partridge

Franklin Energy

Megan Patridge is the Director of Business Development for Franklin Energy and brings a holistic understanding of the opportunities and pressures facing utilities and energy providers in the Mid-Atlantic region. … Read More