Les Judd was inspired to be an environmentalist after participating in a clean-up as a child. In 1982, he became a leader in the nuclear freeze movement after his Rabbi recommended him as a co-founder of the local nuclear freeze chapter. In 1995, he was one of the founding members of the Environmental Committee at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun and served as co-chair for 5 years. Currently, Les is an Adjunct Professor at Lehman College teaching sustainability. He has a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport and a MPA from NYU. His expertise includes NYC government, the nonprofit sector, and private business.
Tracy Mitchell is a Mergers & Acquisitions Specialist and has over 25 years of experience in banking, finance, and accounting. He graduated from NYU with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Psychology. Over 30 years ago, Tracy was a beneficiary of a youth development program at Claremont Village Community Center, which gave him an appreciation for how nonprofits improve the quality of life for a region. Since then, he served on various boards, including Afro Brazil Arts, City At Peace, and Wingspan Arts.
Kay Lee is a Business Analyst with 5 years of experience in the banking and financial technology industry. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and minors in Psychology and Advanced Business Analysis from CUNY Baruch College. In her spare time, Kay is a volunteer teacher for the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) Financial Backpack Program. Her expertise includes relationship management, business and financial analysis, and product management.
Sarah Jancot is a seasoned real estate investment professional with over 10 years of experience at leading investment firms. She has a Master of Science in Management from ESSEC Business School and is a Columbia Business School alumni. Sarah’s passion for the built environment extends beyond her work at the firm, as she is an active member of industry associations. She is committed to giving back to the community through mentorship and wants to help young people become responsible global stewards of the planet.
Daniel Krupa is a student with over 5 years of experience in the environmental sector. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability from San Diego State University and, while there, founded an environmental fraternity, participated in student government, and volunteered with various nonprofit organizations. Currently, Daniel is pursuing a J.D. from Pace Law School and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Yale University. His expertise includes law, public policy, land use, and environmental justice.
Kelli Long has more than 20 years of financial and office management experience. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance from the Univ. of Mississippi. Kelli has served on several boards, including Oxford Endowment for Public Education, Oxford High School Band, Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society, and Boys & Girls Club. Currently, she is on the board for Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Image Impact International. Her expertise includes Finance/Office/Business Manager, HR Coordinator, Bookkeeper, and Director of Development.
Erik Nevala-Lee first engaged in the green movement in 2004 while studying Urban Design and Architecture at NYU. Erik has a Master’s degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute and currently works as an independent designer focusing mainly on architectural, scenic, and event design projects. Over the last 15 years, he has held various roles at environmental nonprofit organizations, including program creation and management, volunteer coordination, and daily administration.