Schatz Energy Research Center

Advisory board

Advisory board members stand outside the Schatz West Wing.

The Schatz Center’s Advisory Board is composed of a distinguished group of leading professionals with expertise in a range of fields relevant to our work. The board provides the Center’s leadership with strategic advice regarding our activities and operations. Board members have also provided financial support for student fellowships and construction of our West Wing building addition. We appreciate all of this support and the board’s dedication to our mission.

Schatz Advisory Board members (left to right): Andrea Tuttle, Rick Duke, Jeff Serfass, Jack West, Christina Manansala West, David Rubin, David Katz, and Denise Helwig, and Directors Charles Chamberlin, Peter Lehman and Arne Jacobson. Not pictured: Dan Kammen and Jaimie Levin.

  • Rick Duke, Former Special Assistant to President Obama for Energy and Climate Change
  • Denice Helwig, Chief of Staff (retired) for two HSU Presidents; former project manager, NASA
  • Dan Kammen, Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy, Energy and Resources Group & Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
  • David Katz, Founder of Alternative Energy Engineering, a leading renewable energy supply firm
  • Jaimie Levin, Senior Project Manager & Director of West Coast Operations, Center for Transportation and the Environment
  • Christina Manansala West, Founder of Zep Solar, a leading manufacturer of PV mounting hardware
  • David Rubin, Director of Service Analysis, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Jeff Serfass, President of Technology Transition Corp., Washington, D.C.; Executive Director, California Hydrogen Business Council
  • Andrea Tuttle, Former director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and consultant for forest and climate policy
  • Jack West, Founder of Zep Solar and principal inventor of Zep Solar PV mounting hardware technology

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