Team

Craig Lewis

Craig Lewis   Executive Director

Craig Lewis is Founder and Executive Director of the Clean Coalition. He has over 20 years of experience in the renewables, wireless, semiconductor, and banking industries. Previously VP of Government Relations at GreenVolts, a solar technology company, Craig was the first to successfully navigate a solar project through California's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) solicitation process. He was also the energy policy lead on Steve Westly's 2006 California gubernatorial campaign, and his resume includes senior government relations, corporate development, and marketing positions at leading wireless, semiconductor, and banking companies; including Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Barclays Bank. Craig received an MBA and MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.

John Bernhardt

John Bernhardt   Outreach & Communications Director

John Bernhardt is Outreach & Communications Director for the Clean Coalition. He has spent more than a decade working on energy and environmental policy. In particular, he brings extensive knowledge of the evolving electric utility sector, with a focus on forward-looking utility programs that effectively capture the benefit of distributed energy resources for system-wide benefit. He has consulted with numerous electric utilities across the country, and his writings on the electricity sector have been featured in a variety of media outlets, including Forbes, National Geographic, and the Los Angeles Times. He received a BA from the University of Virginia and continued coursework at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Wendy Boyle

Wendy Boyle   Grants & Contracts Manager

Wendy Boyle is Grants & Contracts Manager for the Clean Coalition where she focuses on government grant and contract management. Prior to joining the Clean Coalition team, Wendy served as the Director of Operations at SolarTech, a non-profit industry association focused on identifying, prioritizing, and resolving complex delivery and financing challenges inherent to solar photovoltaic systems. As part of SolarTech’s Rooftop Solar Challenge, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, she collaborated with the Clean Coalition and Pacific Gas & Electric resulting in the development of a case study on streamlining interconnection for residential solar PV projects. Wendy holds certificates of completion and accomplishments in the areas of Materials & Contract Management, Operations Management, Economics and Environmental Energy, and Business Law and Finance

Kristen Cashmore

Kristen Cashmore   Program Manager

Kristen Cashmore is a Program Manager for the Clean Coalition focusing on fund development. She is passionate about accelerating the transition to renewable energy systems and has advocated for distributed generation at the California Public Utilities Commission. Kristen has secured millions of dollars for environmental, health, and human rights organizations and served, as both a staff and board member, for statewide, national and international nonprofits. Most recently, she was the Development Director at Communities for a Better Environment. Kristen graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a teaching assistant in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.

Brian Korpics

Brian Korpics   Policy Director

Brian Korpics is Policy Director for the Clean Coalition and leads the organization's public service commission advocacy, which focuses on California, New York, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings. Brian received a JD from New York University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Environmental Law Journal and a Guarini Center for Environmental and Land Use Law Fellow. Brian also holds a BA in Environmental Science and a BA in Philosophy from Northwestern University. Prior to joining the Clean Coalition, Brian worked on energy issues at the Environmental Defense Fund, the Environmental Law Institute, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Earthjustice, as well as internationally with organizations in Liberia and Taiwan. Brian is licensed to practice law in California.

Bob O'Hagan

Bob O'Hagan   Program Engineer

Bob O’Hagan is Program Engineer for the Clean Coalition. He oversees the development of tools and processes that allow high penetrations of distributed generation while maintaining or improving distribution grid reliability. He started his career designing telecommunications and test equipment then transitioned into operations management for both public companies and startups. He has now moved into clean energy and power systems. Bob has an MS from Stanford in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

Katie Ramsey

Katie Ramsey   Staff Attorney

Katie Ramsey is Staff Attorney for the Clean Coalition and helps advance renewable energy policy with public utilities commissions and other agencies. She has worked on renewable energy and environmental issues since 2011. Prior to joining the Clean Coalition, Katie developed procedures for managing offshore wind projects at the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and managed business operations and programmatic support for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. Katie received a JD from the George Washington University Law School and a BA from Yale University. She is licensed to practice law in California and New York.

Josh Valentine

Josh Valentine   Outreach & Communications Manager

Josh Valentine is Outreach & Communications Manager for the Clean Coalition. Josh brings to the organization a mindful approach to communications, digital outreach, and marketing when developing strategies and programs to help accelerate the transition to clean energy. Previously, Josh worked in communications and marketing roles for sustainable products, events, and services — including for his own business, Promenade Media, which focused on renewables and climate advocacy. While living in Maine, he headed up digital efforts for Maine Businesses for Sustainability and was president of the Maine Marketing Association for three consecutive terms. Currently, Josh leads digital communications and marketing initiatives for the Colorado Renewable Energy Society and is published by 3BL Media, a worldwide, environmental content distributor that operates CSRwire, Justmeans, and SocialEarth. Josh holds a BA in English from Wheaton College and an MA in Digital Media Production from Emerson College, both in Massachusetts.

Frank Wasko

Frank Wasko   Program Director

Frank Wasko is Program Director for the Clean Coalition. He brings 30 years of service and experience from Southern California Edison (SCE) across a variety of functions including field project management and field construction. In his last position at SCE, Frank served as Region Manager for government affairs. Frank also has a strong background in municipalization, infrastructure upgrade and improvement programs, rate optimization, and third party interconnection. Frank graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pepperdine University with a BA in Business Communications, and earned both a Masters and Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Frank was awarded the 2015 Dissertation of the Year Award from the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Kenneth Sahm White

Kenneth Sahm White   Economics & Policy Analysis Director

Kenneth Sahm White is Economics & Policy Analysis Director for the Clean Coalition. Sahm brings over 20 years experience in economic and environmental policy, with over 200 filings before public utility and energy commissions. Prior to joining the Clean Coalition he held positions as a Senior Research Consultant to the Center for Ecoliteracy, Technical and Policy Analyst in the development of the Ecological Footprint, and Associate Director of Progressive Secretary, a leading web source of legislative constituent engagement. Subsequent to his graduate work in the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, Sahm has completed coursework for an MS Environmental Studies from San Jose State University with a planned thesis focus on economic optimization of local greenhouse gas reduction strategies.