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 decision-makers, partners, and members to advance energy efficiency policies and programs that will help grow the industry throughout the Commonwealth. Prior to joining the VAEEC, … Read More

Jessica Greene

Outreach Director

Jessica Greene joined the VAEEC in 2016. As Outreach Director, Jessica oversees the organization’s educational events, government engagement, and graphic design work. She has diverse experience in the environmental field, including the areas of campaign planning, consulting, education, energy policy, and research. Prior to joining the VAEEC team, she devoted her time to campaigns and … Read More

Rebecca Hui

Office Manager

Rebecca Hui joined VAEEC in October 2018. She is excited to bring her passions for writing and data analysis, honed through a varied professional background, with experience in agriculture, customer service, and communications, to the non-profit sphere to promote energy efficiency in Virginia. Rebecca is also an avid baker and lives in Richmond, VA with … Read More

John Morrill

VAEEC Chair | Fairfax County

John Morrill is the division manager for innovation and sustainability in the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) at Fairfax County. As a part of the County Executive’s Office, OEEC guides policy and implementation of several Fairfax County initiatives including its Operational Energy Strategy, Fairfax Green Initiatives, and the emerging Community Energy and Climate … 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 building program. Under her leadership, the organization has helped certify nearly 3,000 homes, 270 low income multifamily projects representing over 19,000 dwelling units, and continues … 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 connecting building policy to climate mitigation and she represents USGBC at the UNFCCC climate change conferences (COP). She came to USGBC from the U.S. Government … 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 & PA regions. He has over 42 years of experience in the energy industry, and has developed, engineered, installed, marketed and managed energy projects in the … Read More

Joyce Bodoh

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Joyce Bodoh is the Director of Energy Solutions and Clean Energy at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. In her role, she oversees the co-op’s electric transportation programs, sustainability initiatives, and end-use energy services for members. She has over ten-years of experience at REC and has had a variety of responsibilities in government and regulatory affairs, demand response, … Read More

Chase Counts

Community Housing Partners

Chase Counts is the Senior Director of Operations for Community Housing Partners (CHP) Energy Solutions where he leads a talented, mission-driven team of 80 staff dedicated to delivering weatherization services to energy burdened households across Virginia and the Southeastern United States. In his twelve-years with CHP Energy Solutions, he has lead and supported several initiatives … 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 that the most energy efficient and environmentally responsible solutions are considered and implemented where feasible. She has over 100 LEED certified projects in her portfolio. … Read More

Bill Eger

City of Alexandria

Bill Eger serves as the Energy Manager for the City of Alexandria, where he leads the City’s multi-disciplinary Office of Energy Management team – from planning to outreach through implementation – of Alexandria’s energy efficiency, clean energy, and other related sustainability initiatives. He is a registered Professional Engineer, US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, and a … Read More

Stephen Evanko

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 to support green financing. He has worked in the sustainability industry for the past 14 years and holds numerous industry certifications. Prior to D3G, Stephen … 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 a number of regulatory and customer service-related leadership roles. Michael joined the VAEEC Board in May 2018.

Maggie Kelley Riggins

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Maggie Kelley Riggins serves as SEEA’s Built Environment Project Manager and has held this position since 2019, after serving as SEEA’s first Emerging Leader Fellow. She got her start as the Policy Analyst at the City of Brookhaven, where she focused on sustainability and energy with transportation projects and internal policies. Her current charge is … 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. With over 10 years of experience, she is able to help clients balance the needs of energy regulators and external stakeholders. Megan holds degrees from … Read More

Leigh Anne Ratliff

Trane Technologies

Leigh Anne Ratliff is delighted to be participating with VAEEC, a great organization doing vital work in the Commonwealth. Recently Leigh Anne started a new position with Trane Technologies in their complex solutions group. This new role allows her to use her engineering, finance and energy background to define and finance critical energy solutions for … Read More

Carrie Webster

Henrico County

Carrie Webster is the Energy Manager of Henrico County, Virginia.  The Energy Manager works to reduce energy use and cost within the general government, schools, and public utilities.  Key activities include energy benchmarking, promoting conservation and efficiency, and implementing renewable energy. Carrie graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Environmental Science. Carrie … Read More