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National Board of Directors

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Jenn Weinstein
President

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. 

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Noelle Paige

Treasurer

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.

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Rebecca Justus

Chair of the Communications Committee

Rebecca joined the EcoWomen Board in May 2022 and she has been a member of the EcoWomen community since the summer of 2021.

Rebecca has over 10 years of experience working with organizations domestically and globally to advance justice, equity, and human rights. As a consultant, she focuses on partnership development, virtual community growth, operations and financial management, strategic planning, and advocacy. Her goal is to enhance, connect, and amplify the work of socially responsible organizations, companies, and their leaders, thereby resulting in greater social impact, equity, and inclusion. She 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. She currently resides in Australia.

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Einat Ifrah

Board Member

Einat Ifrah, a financial leader and passionate advocate for sustainable development, who recently joined the board of EcoWomen. With over 16 years of experience in finance and strategic planning, Einat brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Her dedication to driving positive change through responsible financial practices aligns perfectly with EcoWomen's mission of empowering women in the green economy. Recognized for her visionary leadership and collaborative approach, Einat has successfully spearheaded initiatives that balance business objectives with environmental and social impact. As a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion, she is committed to advancing opportunities for women in finance and environmental leadership roles. Beyond her professional pursuits, Einat actively engages in philanthropic endeavors focused on women's empowerment. With her strategic mindset, financial acumen, and passion for sustainability, Einat is poised to make a significant contribution to EcoWomen's mission.

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Donna Cable

Board Member

Donna’s passion for the environment and for advancing the careers of women, led her to become a member of the EcoWomen Board in March 2024.
She brings with her many years of experience and expertise in all aspects of human resources. Her focus on developing programs specific to the needs of women, especially those in leadership positions, was prominent at her last employer where women engineers and managers developed valuable skills in the areas of negotiation, business acumen, public speaking and presentations, and executive presence.
She holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art.

An avid traveler and hiker, Donna has enjoyed hikes in the jungles of Costa Rica, on volcanoes in Italy, in Nicaragua, and now in her home state of Hawaii, on Kilauea, Mauna Kea, and Haleakala.

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Marina Kalika

Board Member

With over 30 years of experience in high-tech, marketing, and product strategy, Marina is a seasoned executive who excels in delivering impactful business results and creating significant customer value. At Microsoft, she led the global industry and field marketing team for the Nuance Enterprise division, providing cutting-edge omni-channel customer experience (CX) solutions powered by generative and conversational AI, cloud computing, and security and biometrics.
She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science, and an Executive MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, reflecting a strong foundation in both technical and business disciplines. Known for a track record of developing and executing business strategies and campaign tactics, Marina has directly contributed to revenue growth and profitability. Passionate about fostering growth and innovation in the AI-powered CX domain, she is dedicated to empowering customers and partners to succeed in their digital transformation journeys.

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Tara Brown-Selders

Vice President

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.

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Ericka Robinson

Secretary

Chair of the Fundraising Committee

Ericka currently serves as EcoWomen's Secretary and Chair of the Fundraising Committee. Growing up on a farm, Ericka developed a deep appreciation for the land and a passion for regenerative farming practices. Her childhood experiences instilled in her a love for biodiversity in farming and a dedication to maintaining the integrity of our food system.

With over 15 years of experience in human resources, organizational development and as a People Leader, Ericka has always naturally been drawn to empowering individuals to reach their full potential. She’s helped build diverse, inclusive, and sustainable practices within organizations and communities and believes this is essential for creating a more equitable and thriving society.

Ericka's passion for the environment led her to join Ecowomen, and through this work she hopes to support and empower other women in underrepresented populations who are passionate about protecting the planet and making a positive impact on the world. When Ericka is not working, she enjoys fishing, hiking, exploring national and state parks, and gardening with her husband and four children. 

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Victoria Xiong-Gnandt

Board Member

Victoria's background is deeply rooted in a childhood shaped by sustainable living principles instilled by her immigrant parents. This upbringing laid the foundation for her educational pursuits, culminating in a diverse academic background including a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, an MFA in Creative Writing, and a JD degree. Her professional trajectory reflects her passion for environmental stewardship and mentoring.
In her current role as a People Partner at Prenuvo, Victoria leverages her HR experience to lead people processes and organizational development. Victoria's dedication to environmental causes is not only evident in her personal life but also in her professional endeavors, where she continuously seeks opportunities to integrate sustainability practices into organizational frameworks. Her commitment to mentoring and fostering sustainable practices underscores her aspiration to create a more environmentally conscious and equitable world.

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Jessica Lassetter

Board Member

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. 

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Chiko Scozzafava

Board Member

Chiko Scozzafava has over 25 years of diverse strategic, operational and risk management experience in the nonprofit, technology, and government sectors.  She has been responsible for driving strategy and spearheading new initiatives, building global programs, leading diverse teams, and serves on several boards. 
During her 20-year law enforcement career, Chiko spent approximately 13 years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. Since transitioning from law enforcement, she has spent time in the tech start up and nonprofit spaces, continuing to build programs and teams within operations, strategy, risk management, physical security, facilities management, talent development, internal audit, event production, business continuity, sustainability, as well as competitive and threat intelligence.
Chiko holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degrees and considers herself a lifelong learner who is passionate about technology, climate sustainability, social impact, and community building.

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