David Mann, Co-Chairman
David Mann, a LEED Accredited Professional and Green Globes Professional, received his Masters in Architecture from Harvard University and his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College. Mr. Mann is founding principal of GreenTek Consulting, LLC a sustainable design and construction practice and GreenTek Renewables, LLC a consulting firm for renewable energy projects. Mann currently teaches both Structures and Building Technology in the Architectural Engineering Technology program, as well as, Renewable and Alternative Energy in the Building Efficiency and Sustainable Technology program at Norwalk Community College.
Pippa Bell Ader, Co-Chairman
Pippa, an occupational therapist by training, has has participated in various town initiatives and has chaired successful Westport-based energy efficiency programs, including the Westport Home Energy Challenge and Solarize CT. As a member of the Green Task Force she aims to engage Westport and Westporters in sustainable measures.
George Masumian has been practicing architecture for 39 years. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Harvard. As a Westport resident he has been an active member of the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club for 17 years where he has served on the Rotary Board of Directors and chaired community directed activities. In 1994 he was appointed to the Westport Architectural Review Board and has been chairman of that board for the past 15 years
Peter moved to Westport from London in the summer with his family. He is setting up his own business Time4Good (currently based in Westport Innovation Hub on Ketchum Street, but also spending time in New York with the B Team). He spoke at the Westport Arts Center on opportunities to solve climate change (the last five years spent at Carbon War Room); has joined the town's Green Task Force; and become a member of the board of Earthplace, the Nature Discovery and Environmental Learning Center.
Jeff Baer is the Managing Director responsible for all elements of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s energy retrofit investment business. Jeff also serves on the national board of the US Green Building Council.
Tony McDowell is Executive Director at Earthplace, a regional nature discovery and environmental learning center located in Westport. Earthplace has a 62 acre nature center which includes a live birds of prey exhibit, and nature museum, and nursery school. It is also the home of Harbor Watch, a water quality testing lab and field science program that extends from Fairfield to Stamford. Tony is a Norwalk native and Westport resident of many years. His personal interests in hiking, sailing, and winter camping.
Sally R. K. Fisk is a senior attorney in Pfizer Inc.’s Environmental Law Group. Sally is lead counsel and a strategic advisor for the company’s Environmental Sustainability program, including the Energy & Climate Change program. Sally provides legal counsel and enforcement defense on complex environmental, health and safety regulatory, permitting and compliance matters to global manufacturing, logistics, R&D, and commercial facilities and to the global EHS function. Sally leads the Environmental Law Group’s business transactions program; environmental sustainability claims and disclosures program; and provides legal support for certain of the company’s philanthropic product donation programs, including as lead counsel for the company’s donation to the International Trachoma Initiative.
Sally was previously an associate in the environmental and land use practice group of Robinson & Cole LLP where she represented businesses, municipalities and individuals on environmental, health and safety regulatory, transactional, land use and remediation matters.
Sally received her JD, cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law, and her BA in Environmental Studies from Connecticut College.
Sally lives in Westport, Connecticut where she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Alexa is a junior at Westport's Staples High School and manages the Task Force's website and social media.
She is also a web editor and staff writer for Staples' Inklings newspaper. She is a varsity lacrosse and field hockey player, co-president of the Staples' Italian Club, and a member of Builders Beyond Borders.