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Mass. Interfaith Power & Light
14 Collins Road
Waban, MA 02468

Phone: 617-244-0755



MIP&L's Staff and Key Volunteers

Protect the earth


Vince Maraventano, Executive Director
As Executive Director, Vince has primary responsibility for fund raising, staff work, administration and oversight of a dedicated corps of volunteers. Following the successful implementation of the federally funded Noah Challenge in 2010 & 2011 Vince coordinated both worked on and managed the 2-year $110,000 CARES grant that will avoid more than 6,600 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Vince has also elevated MAIP&L's public policy education and advocacy. He has provided written and verbal testimony to the state legislature, the New England EPA and the MA Energy Efficiency Advisory Council. Before joining MA IP&L as a community organizer in 2008 Vince worked as a lawyer including 13 as Senior Counsel to the MA Department of Environmental Protection where he worked on air pollution and energy efficiency matters. Vince holds a law degree from Boston College Law School, and an M.Div. from Andover Newton.

Colby May, CEM, Facility Energy Assessor
Colby has conducted over 1,200 ASHRAE level II energy audits at schools, hospitals and houses of worship. He was the lead auditor in MIP&L's CARES program in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. Colby created and implemented a behavior based energy management program aimed at changing the behavior of students and staff at schools and houses of worship. During his 12-year career he managed a corporate contract for energy conservation services for Texas. Colby holds a B.S. from Texas Tech University and an M.A. in business ethics from Gordon-Conwell.

Mary Anne Schoonover, Operations Manager
Mary Anne has been a part-time administrator at MAIP&L for three years. She conducts all administrative tasks including the processing of revenues. She brings an impressive array of experience in the private sector. Most importantly she is a person of faith who has demonstrated her commitment to creation care through results-oriented leadership at her church for many years.



Thomas Nutt-Powell, Co-Founder & Lead Energy Assessor
Tom is a co-founder, and served as President of MAIP&L from 2002-2009. He has completed Environmental Stewardship Assessments (assessments of facility energy systems and energy use) for over 220 congregations and is lead presenter at MIP&L's Sustainable House of Worship workshops that show faith communities how to lower their carbon footprints and energy bills. Tom is the founder and President of Capital Needs Unlimited, a firm involved in the planning and development of affordable housing, where the control of utility use and cost is a key consideration. He served on the faculty of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning and directed its MCP program. Tom holds degrees from Harvard (MTS and MCP) and MIT (PhD).

James Nail, President & Director of Solar Programs
Jim's work focuses on the implementation and financing of renewable energy technologies. He has been the key person responsible for the Solar Power for Faith Communities Program which led to the installation of fifteen roof top systems on houses of worship. Jim is currently investigating collaborations with Community Shared Solar programs. He is a presenter at the SHOW workshops and speaks about sustainability at business and community events. During his 30-year career he has specialized in helping people derive maximum benefit from new technologies. Jim works as a Principal Analyst for Forrester Research and holds a BA from Williams College.

Susan Evans, CEM IT— Energy Efficiency Associate (part-time)
Susan Evans is a Certified Energy Manager, In Training, meaning that she has completed the course work required to be a Certified Energy Manager. Susan assists with the quantification of energy and carbon dioxide emissions reductions, enters data into Portfolio Manager and supports houses of worship seeking EPA Energy Star designation. She is a presenter at, and recruits participants to attend the Sustainable House of Worship workshops.

Pia Bertelli, Outreach Associate (part-time)
Pia is a member of her congregation's Environmental Committee and has been active in a wide variety of faith activities. She conducts outreach by showing congregations how MIP&L can help them care for creation by helping them lower their energy use, and learn about climate change.

Alex Nittel, LEED Green Associate—Sustainability Intern (part-time)
Alex holds a master's degree in sustainability from Harvard University Extension School and has analyzed carbon pollution reduction measures at his house of worship. He conducts research on energy efficiency, renewable energy and a variety of matters.

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Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a faith based response to climate change by promoting energy efficiency, environmental justice, green job training, and policies that will lead to a sustainable future.