MSHub Staff & Board Members
Annie Henry, Program Manager
To get in touch with Annie and learn how MSH may be able support your organization with its renewable energy goals, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Mari Brunner, Secretary
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.
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 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.
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 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.