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Paul Schechter | Executive Director

Paul is an environmental justice entrepreneur who has developed numerous community-focused projects.  He received an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from UW-Madison in 2004 and a masters in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh in 2007.

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Nathan Noordhoek | President

Nathan is a Real Estate Entrepreneur focused on building sustainable and affordable housing across WI and Iowa. He owns and operates three businesses  including asset and property management, and restoring dilapidated housing as a contractor. Nathan also volunteers as a Real Estate Educator in the Madison area. He lives in Madison with his wife and two children. As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors and cheering on the Badgers. 

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Norman Bair | Co-Treasurer

Norman lives in Madison and currently volunteers on projects related to energy efficiency and net zero. He has expertise with heating systems and residential weatherization. He worked for 40 years developing, managing, and improving state energy programs in Alaska and Wisconsin. He enjoys biking and choral singing. He is on the board of a campership fund to help people attend Christian Science camps and each Spring helps at one camp to prepare it for the summer.

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Helen Pan | Co-Treasurer

Helen has an interest in issues that impact seniors, including housing, nutrition and wellness. She is a Housing Advisory Committee member of Dane County’s Regional Housing Strategy Program. She is active in the Affordable Housing Action Alliance. In addition, she is on the board of Area Agency for Aging and is a member of its Nutrition and Wellness Committee. Helen received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Stony Brook University in New York; she is retired. She currently lives at the Arboretum Cohousing in Madison and is on its Budget Committee.

Abby Davidson | Director

Abby is a building products engineer at PFS TECO who holds degrees from UW-Madison and Madison College. She is a longtime advocate of cooperative housing, an all-weather biker, and aerial dancer. She currently serves on the board of Freewheel Bicycle Collective, MACHA, and represents the Bay Creek Neighborhood on the SSM Redevelopment Steering Committee.

Samantha Howk  | Secretary

Sam co-manages the sales team for a local renewable energy contractor in Wisconsin.  Her team is responsible for educating homeowners about solar and energy storage systems. Sam received degrees in Business Administration and German from Ohio State University. When she’s not busy “slinging sunshine” in her day job, you can find her soaking up the rays outdoors hiking, biking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, or just hanging out with friends and family. She’s thrilled to now live in Madison with her husband and 2 cats.

Allison Dungan | Director

Allison Dungan lives in Madison, WI with her partner Joe and good dog, Junie. She moved to Madison to go to study Agroecology and now works to promote health and racial equity for Public Health Madison and Dane County. Outside of work, Allison enjoys playing ultimate frisbee (in costumes), nordic skiing, being part of a community garden, and sharing meals with friends.

Liz Schnee | Director
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Liz Schnee works for The Road Home as a bilingual Housing Program Manager working with the goal of decreasing family homelessness in our community. Previously, she worked as a Research Fellow for Stanford University's American Voices Project and graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor's in International Studies Liz is an advocate of housing as a human right and supports affordable housing as a way to address racial equity and sustainability issues in Madison. In her free time, Liz loves to be in nature, hiking, biking, playing sports, and camping. She lives in Monona with her partner and their two cats. 

Board of Advisors

Joseph Shumow

Reinhart Law

John Young

Accipiter Properties

Allison Dungan

Community Development

Division, City of Madison

Mitch Brey

RePower Madison

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