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Professionals Leading the Discussion on Sustainability

HARC’s research is conducted by a team of dedicated research professionals and fellows with diverse backgrounds. The team of researchers have broad experience in basic and applied science, technology development and adoption, policy analysis, stakeholder communication, geospatial technologies, and public outreach.

Our team works alongside a Board of Directors and an Advisory Council comprised of leaders from various industries and academia. Together, we are dedicated to furthering HARC’s founder George P. Mitchell’s vision for a research hub building a sustainable future that helps people thrive and nature flourish.

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John L. Hall
President & Chief Executive Officer
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J. Todd Mitchell
Chairman
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Cullen K. Geiselman, PhD
Vice Chair
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Marina Badoian-Kriticos
Director Strategic Initiatives & External Affairs
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Ryan Bare, PhD
Research Scientist & Program Manager Nature-Based Solutions
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Danielle P. Carmouche
Specialist Graphic Design
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Likun Chen
Manager Information Technology
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Raymond E. Cline, Jr., PhD
Board Member
Daniel Cohan, PhD
Associate Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering Rice University
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Margaret Cook, PhD
Senior Research Associate Energy-Water-Climate Nexus
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Nicholas Covey
Analyst Geospatial Information Systems
Nisha Desai
Managing Director Aurora Clean Energy Partners
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Gavin Dillingham, PhD
Vice President Research
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Ebrahim Eslami, PhD
Research Scientist Air Quality
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Scott Gall
Manager Business Administration
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Pam Gallagher
Program Coordinator Energy
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Carlos Gamarra, PhD, PE, CEM
Senior Research Scientist Clean Energy Technology
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Stephanie Glenn, PhD
Vice President Research - Water
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Lisa Gonzalez
Board Member
Winifred Hamilton, PhD
Associate Professor Medicine-General Medicine/Environmental Health Service Baylor College of Medicine
Marilu Hastings
Executive Vice President Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
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Ginny Jahn
Program Coordinator Air & Water
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Meredith Jennings, PhD, CC-P
Senior Research Associate Community & Climate Resilience
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Christian S. Jones
Research Assistant Clean Energy Policy
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Erin Kinney, PhD
Research Scientist & Program Manager Climate Equity and Community Engagement
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Ramanan Krishnamoorti, PhD
Board Member
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Melissa Lanclos
Senior Manager Geospatial & Analytics
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Jim Lester, PhD
Board Member
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Greg Mitchell, PhD
Board Member
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Deborah Nabaloga
Research Assistant Clean Energy Policy
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Dimitri Nanopoulos, PhD
HARC Distinguished Fellow
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Paul Nelson
Board Member
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Zalmai Niazi
Specialist Grants & Contracts
Brett Perlman
Chief Executive Officer Center for Houston’s Future
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McKenzie Roberts
Research Assistant Clean Water & Energy
Alexander Rozenfeld
Co-Founder, TI/Managing Director & Founder, CIC Texas Innovates/Climate Impact Capital, LLC
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Jurgen Schmandt, PhD
HARC Distinguished Fellow
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Thad “Bo” Smith
Board Member
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Qian Song
Senior Specialist Geospatial Information Systems
Gil Staley
Chief Executive Officer The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership
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Bruce Tough, JD
Board Member
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Bob Travis
Vice President Business Operations
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Kirsten Vernin
Senior Research Assistant Watershed Quality
Michael E. Webber, PhD
Professor Josey Centennial Professorship in Energy Resources & Professor of Mechanical Engineering The University of Texas at Austin
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Kacey Wilkins
Manager Communications
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Spiros N. Vassilakis, CFA
Board Member
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Margaret Vaughan Cox
Board Member
Joe Zietsman, PhD, PE
Strategic Advisor & Assistant Agency Director Texas A&M Transportation Institute

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