National Board of Directors
Jenn Weinstein joined the EcoWomen Board in June of 2022.
She has over 15 years of experience in the renewable energy sector focused on project finance, project controls and development in the C&I/DG, utility, and wind markets. Currently, Jenn is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at X-Elio and in her previous position at New Columbia Solar, Jenn ran the development side of the business where she managed and oversaw the project lifecycles from signing through project energization and operations. Prior to New Columbia Solar, Jenn worked for many other leaders in the solar development market, such as SunEdison, Clearway and Summit Ridge Energy.
Jenn is currently the President of EcoWomen’s National Board and is also involved with the SEIA DEIJ Mentorship committee. Jenn is passionate about DEIJ initiatives and mentorship especially in the renewables sector which made EcoWomen a perfect space to spend her time and efforts. EcoWomen’s mission aligns with her passion to create more diverse leaders in the solar and energy industries.
When Jenn is not working, she enjoys playing pool, rock climbing, watching hockey, basketball or going to see live music.
In March 2023, Tara Brown-Selders joined EcoWomen as it aligns with her passion for encouraging women to embrace careers that will have a positive environmental impact and to connect with other co-minded professionals.
Tara’s unique career path is one she has forged herself.
After her green wedding in 2008, Tara founded a small business offering recycling collection services to companies and affluent communities in the Houston area.
In 2018, Tara returned to the commercial title insurance industry after closing her small business and joined the renewable energy team in various roles.
Tara joined Kensington Vanguard National Land Services in May of 2022 and has been instrumental in building their Energy Division. By combining Tara's passion for renewable energy with her love of entrepreneurship and her knowledge of title insurance, she has created a successful division in a short period of time.
In 2024, Tara will graduate from the University of Houston Clear Lake’s Master of Business Administration program with a focus on Environmental Management as furthering her education is something she cherishes.
When she has downtime, Tara enjoys spending time with family which includes her mother, husband, daughter, and rescue dog. She also enjoys relaxing on the beach or at a park on a nice Houston day and traveling whenever possible.
Chair of the Chapters Committee
Noelle joined the National Board of EcoWomen in April of 2022, serving as Secretary in 2023 and now Treasurer, bringing her passion for sustainability and mentorship.
Noelle earned her Bachelor of Urban Planning & Public Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Master of Public Administration from DePaul University.
After a transient career as professional ballet dancer, she now works in solar energy development and serves as the Vice President of Project Development for Onyx Renewable Partners headquartered in New York, New York.
Noelle guest lectures for DePaul University and volunteers as a Chapter Leader for the DC DePaul University Alumni Committee. Noelle currently lives in Washington. D.C, is an active-duty Army spouse and cat mom of two.
Chair of the Communications/Fundraising Committee
Rebecca joined the EcoWomen Board in May 2022 and she has been a member of the EcoWomen community since the summer of 2021.
She works with organizations across the U.S. and the world to advance environmental justice, gender equity, and human rights. Rebecca is particularly interested in centering and uplifting the work and voices of those who have been marginalized and underrepresented in the environmental movement, such as Black and Indigenous leaders and organizations.
Rebecca holds a MA in Human Rights from the University of Sussex and a BA in International Relations from Boston University.
Chair of the Finance Committee
Amanda has been working with internal fundraising teams on their data and operations structures for over 20 years. She loves making order out of chaos and solving challenges through solid data solutions.
Amanda has spent the last 12 years at League of Conservation Voters where she has modernized their data structure. This includes eliminating most data silos and introducing a data warehouse that allows for additional reporting features and the automation on imports and exports. Prior to LCV she tackled similar situations at NARAL and Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
Amanda lives in DC with her daughter and two cats. When she’s not being asked to play with Barbies, Legos or slime, she enjoys reading, sewing, hiking and getting out to the mountains whenever she can.
Jessica brings to EcoWomen her experience across all sectors of government (Federal, regional, and local), as well as, the private-sector and non-profit sector. She currently serves as a Senior Environmental Specialist with the City of Alexandria (VA) focused on stormwater management and flood resilience. Prior to joining the City she worked for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation where she managed a nationwide environmental remediation program; a regional river basin commission where she focused on water quality improvements in Central VA; and a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Masters of Natural Resources, both from Virginia Tech. A lifelong Virginia resident, she recently moved to Montgomery County, MD, in 2022 and stays busy exploring new running trails.