MEET OUR TEAM
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Carlos Monteagudo
MD, MPH: Founder & CEO

Carlos has been a social entrepreneur for 20 years and a practicing psychiatrist since 1988. A Kellogg National Leadership Fellow, Carlos is cofounder of SEED (www.seedimpact.org), an organization that creates tools and supports community agencies for community organizing and leadership development. In 2009, he founded SolarNation to apply his experiences in leadership development and community organizing to the issue of climate change.

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Millard “Mitty” Owens
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Owens is a Brooklyn resident with over 25 years in community organizing and community development. He has experience in philanthropy (Ford Foundation), government (NYC’s Office of Financial Empowerment), and with various local and national non-profits. Mitty was a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow. He oversees SolarNation’s day to day program and operations.

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Harshul Banthia
Financial Advisor

Mr. Banthia, founder of renewable finance advisory firm Offset Renewables, will provide financial structuring and strategic support in project modeling, feasibility analysis, deal structuring, diligence, and securing capital.

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Lisa Haines
MSc: Director of Sustainable Development

Environmental Technology, Imperial College London; BA, Sustainable Development, Columbia University.

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Claudine Nash
PhD: Director of Creative Community Engagement

A practicing psychologist and published author, Claudine will oversee the creative arts programing that will be an early community engagement strategy to remove engagement barriers through the arts.

Summer Interns

PETER FREY

ROBERT WINTON

FRANCESCA DEAN MERRICK