Climate Action Summit
Executive Director, Green Building Alliance
A GBA staff member since 2008, Jenna leads efforts to integrate health and sustainability values and practices into projects, buildings, schools, and communities throughout the 26-county Western Pennsylvania region, as well as parts of West Virginia. She created and implements the Green & Healthy Schools Academy for preK-12 stakeholders, which includes the integration of sustainability leadership, values, practices, and learning into schools and districts. Jenna created and curates GBA’s Inspire Speakers Series, an effort to bring national and local thought-leaders to the Pittsburgh region to inspire aspirational ideas for the places where we all live, work, learn, and play, with the overall vision of creating a healthy, just, and vibrant region for everyone. She provides technical assistance to transformational green building projects of various scales; facilitates community engagement and partnerships to create healthy, sustainable places; and co-facilitates the Pittsburgh Living Future Collaborative to help create socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative places. Jenna also works internally at GBA to assist with strategy and innovation, and helps to curate staff development and organizational practices that foster a positive, effective, and healthy team and work environment. Her dedication to this work over the last ten years at GBA has been recognized locally, including by the Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2014.
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