Alex Cottin manages PCI Media Impact’s Communications and Development departments. Prior to joining the team, Alex served as Regional Director for Merlin USA, an international medical relief organization. Having worked in the public, private and humanitarian sectors for the past 8 years, he has led and coordinated projects in a number of high impact environments both domestically and internationally, with a strong focus in communications, development and strategic planning. Alex has lived, studied and worked in the US, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. He holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (in International Studies and Economics) and an MA in International Development from Sciences-Po, Paris. Alex is a United Nations Alliance on Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellow as well as a Rotary Peace Fellow, with a professional development degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.
Thomas P. Gloria, PhD, is Managing Director of IE Consultants. He has more than 19 years of professional experience in sustainability management consulting and information technology engineering design. His work encompasses product innovation; environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle management (LCM); methods and policy implications regarding greenhouse gas emissions inventories; and energy efficiency feasibility analysis. Dr. Gloria is a Life Cycle Assessment Certified Professional and member of the Executive Committee, Advisory Board of the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and lecturer of Industrial Ecology at the Harvard Extension School. Dr. Gloria has worked with several private & public sector clients conducting sustainability related work. He holds a PhD and MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tufts University and a B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
In his 15‐year career as an environmental engineer, Jason has worked at large engineering and consulting firms (Stone & Webster; the Louis Berger Group), city agencies (New York City’s Department of Design and Construction) and small, specialized firms (EnTech Engineering). He’s worked on all aspects of environmental-services projects, and is a particular expert in water and sanitation. Jason’s desire to apply his engineering skills to help the world’s poor led him to Engineers Without Borders seven years ago. Through Rotary International and Engineers Without Borders, he’s traveled to far-flung communities in Peru, El Salvador and Haiti to design and install water and sanitation systems. He started Toilets for People in 2012. Jason received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Tufts University in Environmental Engineering.
James Limbrunner, Senior Engineer joined HydroLogics in 2008 and has developed an OASIS operations model for use in the hydropower industry. His background includes experience in environmental site remediation and water supply development. Dr. Limbrunner’s research interests include stormwater and nonpoint source pollution modeling and management. His recent research has focused on developing systems formulations and optimization models for the management of nonpoint source pollution at the watershed scale.
Beth Miller, DVM
President, Miller Consulting
Dr Beth Miller is a veterinarian with 26 years of experience with international development and gender equity in developing countries. A graduate of LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Miller has also operated a small-scale goat dairy, and a mobile private veterinary practice treating all types of livestock in North Carolina USA. For 10 years, she served as Director of Gender Equity for Heifer International, using livestock as an entry point for sustainable community development. She started Miller Agricultural Consulting Inc. in 2002, to provide project planning, training, research and evaluation services to a variety of clients, including World Bank, USAID, CGIAR, FAO, IFPRI, Heifer, Winrock, MCC, ADRA, Land O’Lakes, Vets Without Borders, GALVmed and InterAction. Dr. Miller also teaches classes in biological sciences and international development at Pulaski Technical College and University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Dr. Ostfeld’s research focuses on the interactions among organisms that influence: the risk of human exposure to vector-borne diseases; and the dynamics of terrestrial communities (e.g., tree regeneration, rodent and songbird populations, gypsy moths). Current research includes biodiversity, community ecology, and the dilution effect in disease ecology; pulsed resources and consumer communities in terrestrial systems; biological control of ticks.
Bryan S. Windmiller, PhD
Independent Ecological Consultant
Bryan Windmiller holds a PhD in biology and a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy, both from Tufts University. He was the founder of an ecological consultancy, Hyla Ecological Services, and has taught courses in wetlands ecology and herpetology. In 2006 – 2007, Bryan was a visiting scholar at James Cook University in Australia, where he studied the epidemiology of a fungal disease that has caused the extinction of amphibian species worldwide. Since then, he has worked as an independent consulting ecologist and educator, specializing in integrating hands-on educational programs into the conservation of rare reptile and amphibian species.