Executive Sustainability Council

Role & Purpose of the ESC. The Executive Sustainability Council was established in 2016 to ensure achievement of the system’s sustainability goals. Roles are outlined below. 

  • Set sustainability-related vision and goals
  • Allocate the resources (financial and staff time) necessary to achieve campus sustainability goals
  • Strategize the effective communication of the importance and impact of sustainability within and outside of the organization 
  • Determine and enact policy changes that lead toward achievement of campus sustainability goals
  • Assist in brainstorming strategies, determining timing for implementation of resource-intensive strategies, and coordinating working groups to implement resource-intensive strategies
  • Appropriately connect operationally-focused sustainability efforts with academic and patient-focused activities of the organization
  • Ultimately accountable for organizational progress towards the goals

Current Members of the ESC [Updated October 2022]

  • Dr. Ali Khan, Dean of the College of Public Health & Professor
  • Jen Bartholomew, Vice President, Associate Vice Chancellor, Facilities
  • Julie Lazure, Vice President, Operations
  • Jennifer Anderson, Clinic Manager
  • Kelly Betts, Assistant Dean & Professor
  • Alison Bobal, Associate Professor, McGoogan Health Sciences Library
  • Molly Cornelius, Student
  • Anne Barnes, Vice Chancellor, Business and Finance
  • Tom Macy, Vice President, Operations 
  • Matt Pospisil, Vice President, Operations
  • Kelly Vaughn, Vice President Operations
  • Julie Sommer, Research Facilities Planner II
  • Frank Venuto, Chief Human Capital Officer
  • Ada K Wilson, Vice President Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
  • Dr. Alison Freifeld, Professor
  • Scott Raymond, Vice President, Information Technology
  • Pranita Devaraju, Student