Board of Directors



Joe Amader

Joseph Amader Consulting

President




Sheila Hakimipour

Urban Diversity Design

Vice-President


Joseph Amader is a business management consultant and energy efficiency expert with over 20 years of experience implementing successful demand response energy efficiency programs, he brings a unique perspective having managed the work quality and safety of large utility sponsored programs focused on providing energy education, access and savings to underserved communities.    


                       



Mayuko Russell
DSJ Architects
Secretary



Dr. Wei Wu

Assistant Professor, Construction Management

CSU Fresno

Treasurer


Mayuko Russell, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager at DSJ Architects, has experience designing schools and institutional buildings in the Central Valley. She is interested in sustainable community development as well as green building, and also serves on the board of Eco Village Project of Fresno, a non-profit green transitional housing project. Previously, she has taught architecture studio to undergraduate students at Kyoto Seika University, Japan. She received her B.A. from University of Nottingham, UK and M. Arch. from Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Dr. Wei Wu, PH.D., LEED AP, A.M.ASCE, holds a BS Civil Engineering, Hunan University, China,  and MA Environmental Science at University of Oxford, UK and achieved his PhD in Design, Construction and Planning in 2010. His dissertation proposed a unique framework of integrating building information modeling (BIM) in green building certification (e.g. LEED) automation.He has been publishing in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings that are top in his research area, on topics including BIM, green building design and construction, cloud computing and information modeling, BIM education and college curriculum. 



David Brenner

Fresno Housing Authority

Member-al-Large


Floridia Cheung
Fresno Unified School District
Member-at-Large

Dave has worked as an urban planning consultant, non-profit investment analyst, and affordable housing developer. He currently works with the Fresno Housing Authority’s development team. He serves a dual role as project manager for new multi-family projects and as coordinator for the agency’s special infrastructure and retrofit projects. His recent focus on sustainability includes full-scale energy retrofits, rooftop solar installations, a car-sharing and EV pilot, and several research partnerships. Prior to joining the Fresno Housing Authority, he worked as a researcher/consultant in Vietnam and England.

Dave received a Master’s degree in Urban Development Planning from the University College London and a Bachelors in Geography from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.


Floridia Cheung is the Career Technical Education Coordinator at Sunnyside High School, where she supports multiple pathways and academies.  She has earned a Masters in Educational Leadership, and she also holds a Bachelor in Architecture from Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art.  She has designed at a number of architects offices, from sustainable government housing in Scotland to multi-purpose school buildings in the Central Valley.  Her intent is to connect the built environment to the needs and health of building sustainable communities.  

Charlie Harris

Member-at-Large

Lifeflower Tech


Dr. Yupeng Luo 

Assistant Professor, Construction Management

CSU Fresno
Member-at-Large

Dr. Yupeng (Vivien) Luo  holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include sustainable building solutions, building performance measurement, decision-making & optimization, service-learning and community engagement. Dr. Luo is a LEED AP BD+C.


Holly Sowles

Assistant Professor, Interior Design

CSU Fresno

College of Art and Humanities



Professor Holly Sowles holds a Master of Arts, in Interior Design, from Washington State University and a Bachelor’s of Science, in Interior Design, from the University of Central Oklahoma. She also studied at Boise State University in the Masters of Fine Arts Program, in Painting, Drawing.  Professor Sowles’ interests are in the future of interior design and how the discipline uses emerging tools, ambient environments, and intelligence to advance resiliency and experience within the built environment. Her current research explores emerging theories and design outcomes in intelligent interior design which are associated with cyber technologies.

From 1995-2011 Professor Sowles was the lead designer and owner of HMS Interior Design operating in Seattle Washington and Boise Idaho. The firm Specialized in high-end residential projects, ranging from new construction to remodels as well as adaptive reuse and infill projects properties, within historic districts.











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