MSHub Staff & Board Members

Staff

Annie Henry

Program Manager

Annie Henry, Program Manager

The newest addition to the MSH team, Annie was brought on as the Hub’s full-time Program Manager in August, 2020. Annie graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May, 2020 with a BS in Business Administration. Although she spent her undergraduate education studying international business, economics, and startups, Annie has a strong passion for social and environmental justice. She aspires to use her business knowledge as a force of good, helping to move the private and public sectors towards a greener future. Having grown up in Peterborough, NH, Annie is excited to work with the Hub to make a positive impact within her home community. 

To get in touch with Annie and learn how MSH may be able support your organization with its renewable energy goals, email her at ahenry@monadnocksustainabityhub.org.

Board Members

Ann Shedd

Co-Chair

Ann Shedd, Co-Chair

Ann Shedd is a retired physician who moved to Keene in 2007; her family roots in Keene go back three generations, and she has a life-time love for the region. She served on the Keene Conservation Commission for 5 years and on the Keene Energy and Climate Committee for 6  years.  During her tenure as Chair of that committee the City adopted 100% renewable energy goals, and 2 years later adopted a Sustainable Energy Plan to move the community toward those goals. She is pleased to be part of the collaborative regional efforts of the Monadnock Sustainability Hub.

Dori Drachman

Co-Chair

Dori Drachman, Co-Chair

Dori spent most of her career as an educator. She founded a school that organizes its curriculum around environmental education and was a classroom teacher for more than a decade. After earning her masters degree in environmental education from Antioch University New England, she worked as a teacher/naturalist for the Harris Center for Conservation Education. After years of taking kids into the woods with the goal of inspiring them to care for our planet, Dori decided that we actually couldn’t wait that long. So she helped re-start the Peterborough Energy Committee (PEC) and became its Chair. The PEC is a founding member of the Monadnock Energy Hub.

Mari Brunner

Secretary

Mari Brunner, Secretary

Mari Brunner has served on the Board of the Monadnock Sustainability Network since January 2017 and holds an MS degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on Sustainable Development and Climate Change. She works for the City of Keene Community Development Department, where she spends a portion of her time providing staff support to the City’s Energy and Climate Committee. Her interests include sustainable transportation, especially active forms of transportation such as walking and bicycling.

Mari believes that all “environmental” issues are also social and economic issues, and that a holistic approach is required to ensure our communities thrive in the face of a changing climate and social context. Prior to working for the City, she was a planner at Southwest Region Planning Commission and served on the City of Keene Energy and Climate Committee. She currently serves on the board of the Monadnock Time Exchange and volunteers for the Monadnock United Way.

Tracy Bartella

Tracy Bartella

Tracy Bartella-Metell is the IT Project Manager for Holstein Association USA, in Brattleboro, VT where she leads project teams to provide software and services that help dairy producers worldwide raise the happiest, healthiest, and most productive Holstein cows. She has more than 10 years of experience managing people, operations, and projects across multiple industries and holds an MS degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on Sustainable Development and Climate Change. She is interested in building resilient, distributed systems to support local food, energy, and economies.

Prior to her time at Holstein Association, Tracy worked for local green manufacturer Tree Free Greetings and for OneReport, Inc., a Software-as-a-Service company helping Fortune 500 companies track and report on their Corporate Social Responsibility practices. Tracy believes that the core of sustainability starts inside of each of us and reflects our connection to the world we live in. To feel that connection and help instill it in others, she actively practices and teaches yoga at Keene Yoga Center.

John Kondos

John Kondos

John Kondos is a founder of the Monadnock Sustainability Network, Home-Efficiency Resources and the Monadnock Chapter of Citizen Climate Lobby. He started his career in the renewable energy industry in the late 1970s with the goal of making a practical contribution to reducing our dependence on finite fossil fuels. He began at the contractor level and went on to work at a crystalline and later at a thin-film PV manufacturer.

John returned to solar in 2007 after a number of years in other industries. He has installed PV systems on three continents and solar water heaters in MA, NH and VT. John has a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA from Fairfield University. He is committed to working on solutions to our greatest challenge- climate change caused by fossil fuel combustion- through energy conservation, renewable energy and land stewardship.

Thomas Webler

Thomas Webler

Tom Webler is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College. Originally an electrical and then biomedical engineer, Tom left engineering to pursue public policymaking. He earned a doctoral degree in Environment, Technology, and Policy at Clark University, focusing on public engagement in environmental decision making. He comes to Keene State most recently from Western Washington University where he was a tenured faculty member in the Institute for Energy Studies. But he is no stranger to our region. From 1995-2008 Tom taught at Antioch in Keene.

He joined the Board in 2019 out of a commitment to public service and out of a strong interest to help communities transition off of fossil fuels. Tom believes that the technology and the economics are available to allow us to transition our energy system. What we need is imagination, leadership, and public enthusiasm.

Peter Wotowiec

Peter Wotowiec

Peter is a carpenter, farmer, community volunteer and supporter of the many local eco-action groups working for a sustainable world for generations to come.  He joined the Board to support the vibrant clean energy and sustainability programs underway.   Peter resides along the Cold River in Langdon where he and partner Trish Stefanko grow intensively using regenerative agriculture practices.

Peter Hansel

Peter D. Hansel

Peter received a BA from Princeton University with a major in Environmental Studies. He worked briefly for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council before joining a family owned manufacturing business, Filtrine Mfg. Co., in 1973.  After five years in California as a salesman for Filtrine, he moved back to Keene, NH in 1979 with his wife, Bridget, where they raised four children. He helped Filtrine become more energy efficient, most recently installing a wood chip boiler for heating and a 793 kWh solar array on its roof.  Peter recently retired as the President of Filtrine and continues to serve on its board.

Peter has served as a Keene City Councilor, Chairman of the Keene Conservation Commission, Chairman the Board of Directors of the Harris Center for Conservation Education and President of the Friends of Open Space in Keene. He also served on the board of Antioch University New England.  Peter is a member and past president of the Keene Rotary Club.  He also currently serves as Chair of Keene’s Energy and Climate Committee and the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and is on the board of the Greater Keene and Peterborough Chamber.