Global Green Staff
A native of Claremont, California, Dr. McCabe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Irvine, a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington, a second Master’s degree in public administration from Seattle University, and a Ph.D. in administrative and policy studies, with an emphasis in global education, from the University of Pittsburgh. After seven years of dedicated service to the clinical needs of children and families in the Seattle area at the Casey Family Program, Dr. McCabe joined the Institute for Shipboard Education in Pittsburgh, PA, when the program’s academic sponsor was the University of Pittsburgh. At ISE, Dr. McCabe helped to establish a sustainability curriculum within the Semester at Sea program, and inspired college-age students to explore and examine environmental issues related to globalization, including ecology, marine environment, and climate change.
Dr. McCabe has recently located to the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles, where he lives with his partner Bill Bridge. He has two children who attend college at the University of San Francisco and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. When Dr. McCabe isn’t working he enjoys world travel, skiing, and staying active in his community.
Mary Luévano is Vice President of Global Green USA. Prior to becoming Vice President, Ms. Luévano served as Policy and Legislative Director for over 15 years where she oversaw many of Global Green’s groundbreaking initiatives related to green building and clean energy--including the creation of a revenue stream for disadvantaged communities in California’s Global Warming Law, AB 32, and a $300 million set-aside in California’s state-wide solar program for affordable housing.
In her role as Vice President, Ms. Luévano is responsible for facilitating general administrative affairs; special projects; organizational policies, procedures and compliance; and intergovernmental relations; among other responsibilities. In addition, she will continue to be Global Green USA’s public policy senior representative.
Prior to joining Global Green, Ms. Luévano worked for eight years as a Congressional staffer in the offices of U.S. Senator Alan Cranston and U.S. Reps. Augustus Hawkins, Calvin Dooley and Jane Harman. In 2004, she was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn to serve on the City of LA’s Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners where she was elected Vice President. In that capacity, she also served as the alternate representative to the LA Coliseum Commission. Ms. Luévano served for three years (one as President) on the City of LA’s Environmental Affairs Commission and two years on the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors as Chair of the Government Relations Alumni Advocacy Committee.
Ms. Luévano holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/International Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles and has completed the Congressional Research Service’s Graduate Legislative Institute in Washington, DC.
He is a certified urban planner, a LEED Accredited Professional and Green Rater, an appointed member of the State of California Green Building Code Advisory Committee, an invited contributor to the Planetizen.com, and a lecturer at the Claremont Colleges and the UCLA Urban Planning Program.
Mr. Wells holds Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s of City and Regional Planning from the California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo.He studied at Lund University and the Lund PolyTechnic Institute School of Architecture in Sweden. Prior to joining Global Green Mr. Wells was a Senior Urban Design with Gruen Associates in Los Angeles, an Associate Planner with the City of Santa Monica, and an Urban Planner for the City of Malmo, Sweden.
Tim holds a Bachelor's degree from UCLA as well as a Master of Urban + Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and a Master of Urban Design from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Global Green, he held a fellowship with the National Park Service where he worked on bicycle trail planning and design.
Krista holds a Bachelor of Urban Planning degree and a Certificate of Horticulture from the University of Cincinnati. Her studies also included Interior Design and have taken her around the globe from the American Southwest, to Spain, India, and to multiple internships in California, where she now calls home.
Linda also maintains an active role with the Green Collaborative of New Orleans. Her professional background includes work on the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation master plan, founding The Green Project in 1994, and serving as director of Mayor Morial's Office of Environmental Affairs from 1999 to 2002. When Morial left office in 2002, Linda took a job in San Antonio as director of the Metropolitan Partnership for Energy, where she coordinated development of the city's first residential green building program. She returned to New Orleans in January 2008 to join Global Green. Linda has a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans. She also studied Spanish in Mexico and Spain and is a certified hatha yoga instructor. Linda and her husband, Hugo Montero, recently completed a green historic renovation of an 1850s building on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in Central City, where they live and will soon open a Latin Cultural Center and Café. Read our Global Green Room Staff Interview with Linda.
Heidi is a native New Orleanian whose life endeavors have included the Louisiana Children's Museum, NO AIDS Task Force, childcare, voiceover, and local theatre and music.
Robyn is now working to manage various energy and water efficiency programs including NOLA Wise, Water Wise, Community Outreach, and Schools Outreach. She is the mother of one beautiful baby girl, a big lovable pitbull, and a rescue kitty. She is very passionate about the greening and sustainability of New Orleans and beyond for her family, friends, and community.
Michelle earned a B.S. in Interior Design with a minor in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech in 2009. After graduating, the Pennsylvania native served two terms of service with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in the Southern Region. In her time with AmeriCorps NCCC, Michelle restored oyster reefs in Georgia, worked with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Greater Birmingham, and provided disaster relief services in Mississippi after the 2011 tornadoes.
Monica's passions are green sports, sustainability, and environmental education. In the fall of 2013, she will begin the Masters program at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, where she will study Behaviour, Education, and Communication while working towards improving the environmental and educational capacity of athletics organizations and their stadiums.
Heather is excited to be working with community members in order to educate and foster interest in the NOLA Wise program. In addition to being a sustainability enthusiast she is also an avid biker, writer and coffee-drinker.
Finn studied at the University of Geneva, Switzerland; he has a B.A. in Political Science and an M.B.A. specializing in International Management from Monterey Institute of International Studies, as well as an M.A. in Environmental Conservation Education from New York University (internship at The American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation). In his former career, Finn was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase Bank. Finn is also a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board on Underwater Munitions and sits on the Chairman's Council of Conservation International.
Originally hailing from north Florida, Lily earned a dual BA in Economics and Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also spearheaded the campus’ first comprehensive Sustainability Assessment. In 2009 she moved to New York City to study Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University, and graduated in 2010 with an MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs. Read our Global Green Room Staff Interview with Lily.
Previously, Tina was vice president of external affairs at the Skirball Cultural Center and executive vice president at Golin Harris in Los Angeles, managing multi-million dollar marketing communications campaigns. Before relocating to L.A. in the mid-nineties, Tina began her career in Washington DC and Philadelphia, having graduated from the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Tina remains very active in social, civic and political events.
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