Board of Trustees

Meet the team
John Hodges
President
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John Hodges is a global leader in Sustainability for PepsiCo.  Trained on GRI Standards and the GhG Protocol and currently working towards his Masters of Sustainability Management at Columbia University, John aims to implement and improve environmental and social programs at an organization to improve overall governance and economics for the communities where they operate. #EnvironmentalJustice

 

Born and raised in Morristown, he believes that intelligent sustainability programs and education will help to give back to a community that has so freely given to him.  Combining a true passion for improving the lives of others and a platform to make positive change, anything can be accomplished.

 

John has worn many hats in his career, from finance to business intelligence, but ultimately found his home in environmental sustainability.  If there is a place where a difference can be made on a local or global scale, John will gladly be there – and give you a ride if needed!

Eric Stromfeld
Vice-President
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Eric combines the worlds of sustainability and finance to provide financial guidance to his clients at Merrill Lynch. He has embraced the concept of impact investing and aligning wealth with value for his clients.

 

Eric grew up in Florham Park, has lived in DC and the Bay Area, and now calls Randolph home. He is excited to get more involved in the local community and is embracing his role as a new dad. 

Susan Sparks
Board Member

Susan has worked for over two decades as VP and Director of Business Development with Fortune 500 clients in renewable energy/ environmental technologies, biotech / pharma, software, and business commodities. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of the Americas in Cholula, Mexico with years of additional study in health, nutrition, public policy, economics, environment, renewable energy, and sustainability fields. Susan worked for a European renewable energy company to start up the US market, working with utilities, research and government organizations, non-profits, environmentally proactive individuals, and Fortune 500 companies. Susan worked for a Fortune 500 company doing research, planning, and educational presentations for their Green Initiative and Earth Week displays for environmental sustainability, climate change, renewable energy, reducing toxins, and an interactive calculator for personal carbon footprints. She created a mass marketing strategy to greatly increase public awareness of economic, health and environmental sustainability in the US. Susan has worked as a volunteer for:  First Book (literacy for underprivileged children); Essex Horse Trials; NJ Philharmonic/Discovery Orchestra; Jacobus Vanderveer Historical Society, and Sustainable Morristown. Certification to be Advocate for the Citizen Climate Lobby is in progress.