BOARD OF DIRECTORS
VIBE is governed by a Board of Directors that has oversight of the organization's policies and finances, provides guidance on organizational strategy, staffing, growth, and fundraising, and is kept informed of the organization's affairs. They meet on an annual basis and confer with staff throughout the year on board-approved items.
President and CEO—A SustsainAble Production
Jennifer Berthelot-Jelovic, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP Homes, and LEED Faculty; is the President and CEO of A SustainAble Production, LLC (ASAP). She has extensive experience with the USGBC’s various LEED rating systems including LEED for Homes, New Construction, Core & Shell, Commercial Interiors, LEED for Schools, Retail, LEED Volume, Hospitality, Existing Buildings, and more. Jennifer is also an expert in the International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) WELL Building Standard. Jennifer was one of the first Provisional WELL APs, WELL APs, and WELL Faculty in the world. As a WELL Consultant, Jennifer has worked on various WELL Pilots and Projects for New & Existing Interiors, New & Existing Buildings, Core & Shell, Retail, Education, Multi-family, Communities, All Projects In, Industrial, Warehouse, Senior Care, Assisted Living, Portfolios, and more. She brings a deep knowledge of non-profit governance and fundraising to the Board in addition to her expertise in the sustainable buildings industry.
ESG Director—Helen of Troy
Janice Lao is an internationally multi-awarded environmental scientist and economist working with businesses so they can be a force for good for the world. At 30, she developed the initial mathematical and economic modeling that was the basis for international aviation’s carbon-neutral growth strategy. She also originated and led some of the “first in the industry” sustainable financial deals. For over 20 years, her work has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s most influential sustainability leaders, Fortune Magazine and others, often as the only Asian, and one of the youngest, in their lists. She graduated from the University of Oxford under a full academic scholarship. She just recently co-launched her first book about climate change “Sparky & Benny’s Big Home Mystery” with her young daughter, Esther.
Board Legal Counsel
Partner, Duanne Morris LLP
Brad practices in the area of real estate law. He serves as a team lead for the Duane Morris Project Development/P3 industry group and as co-head of the firm’s Opportunity Zones practice group. Brad’s primary practice is focused in the areas of opportunity zone fund creation and fund deployment, financing, public private partnership, real estate joint ventures, commercial leasing, and acquisitions and divestitures. Brad is a cum laude graduate of Villanova University Law School, where he was Order of the Coif, and also earned an M.B.A. in Finance from Villanova University. He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Delaware. Brad has also earned his LEED AP O+M certification. He also has earned an AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Controller, Robbins Reed
Avery has over thirty years of financial expertise along with a passion for community service. After earning a Business degree with an Accounting Emphasis from Southern Methodist University he became a Certified Public Accountant. Avery’s special certifications include Green Building Professional and Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) FSA-Level 1. Avery’s ability to think strategically and willingness to collaborate make him a valuable addition to the board while his experience in risk management keeps VIBE prepared for the future.
Founder and President, Verdani Partners
Daniele Horton brings over 20 years of experience in corporate sustainability, real estate and project management. Her expertise, dedication and passion are central to her leadership of Verdani Partners. Daniele is an architect, LEED Fellow and a Certified Energy Manager. She is currently leading the Verdani team in sustainability efforts for 10 national and international real estate firms with over 4,000 properties managed across 720 Million SF of diversified real estate portfolios, representing over $350 Billion AUM.
Founder and CEO, The Purpose Alliance, Force Multiple and ESG Solutions Group
SVP of ESG, Nova Group GBC
Director fo ESG, Vomelo Group
Lou Raiola is leading multiple companies companies and movements to embrace Environmental Social Governance (ESG). In his 5th decade as a catalyst driving positive social impact, Raiola has a unique perspective to the evolution of community relations, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and now today, aligning all efforts under ESG.
With more than 30 years of experience championing causes that inspire social good through sports, entertainment and pop culture, Raiola has become the go-to resource when it comes to the unlikeliest of collaborations between the business, celebrity influencer and non-profit worlds. As the founder of his consulting firm, Force Multiply, Raiola has demonstrated himself to be a proven leader in uniting Fortune 500 corporations with notable charitable organizations. The secret to his success is his model to review a company’s unique value system and then pair it with a non-profit that upholds like interest, often incorporating often incorporating sports and/or entertainment events, content or influencers as the “glue” to bring them together.
Raiola shines with deep relationships fostered over many decades with the likes of the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA and ACM’s, not to mention literally hundred of celebrity influencers.
Student and Youth Climate Activist
Lilly is a student at Claremont McKenna College (CMC), majoring in Environment, Economics, and Politics. At CMC, she works with the Roberts Environmental Center and the Kravis Lab for Social Impact. As a member of Climate Action Santa Monica’s Climate Corps for more than three years, she has led a variety of climate communication projects, including a virtual workshop series regarding environmental racism and civic engagement. With Team Marine, a club at her high school, Lilly designed and presented a sustainability seminar to more than 700 9th grade students. After Team Marine received first place in the International Bow Seat Marine Debris Competition, Lilly, along with three other club members, were interviewed for KCRW radio. In September 2019, she led the organization of a 1000-person “climate assembly and eco-fair,” as well as the local publicization initiatives for Greta Thunberg’s climate strikes.