Ilene started Rethinking Power Management with a vision of reducing the impacts of climate change by helping commercial clients turn an interest in energy conservation and sustainability into realities. Previously, Ilene worked with the Consortium for Energy Efficiency organizing utilities, government entities, manufacturers and other stakeholders in support of efficiency-related market-transformation initiatives across the U.S. and Canada. Ilene began her career with ten years in manufacturing and design engineering working for Vishay, a leading manufacturer of discrete semiconductors and passive components. Other business experience includes writing for the Sierra Club and managing organizations/programs including software training facilities, municipal recycling programs, and an orthopedic surgical practice. She holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. Ilene is an AEE Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Demand-side Manager (CDSM).
Dave has an extensive and intimate knowledge of buildings and building systems having started and managed an MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) company for more than 30 years. Dave also started a sheet metal fabrication company, a dehumidification company, and even an ice cream shop in St. Kitts before deciding to focus his attention on energy efficiency. Dave’s experience in institutional, commercial, industrial and residential energy efficiency coupled with his knowledge in LEED implementation and as a Certified Building Commissioning Professional afford him unique insight when evaluating over-all operating conditions of a variety of buildings. Dave understands the advantages and pitfalls of advanced technologies and remains current in this ever-changing world. With his extensive experience and hands-on approach, Dave is able to develop solutions that are practical and effective.
Steve’s experience is well rounded having worked in various industries, with large and small companies, in the private and public sectors, as an in-house engineer and a consulting engineer. Specific strengths include electrical power factor and power quality, lighting, and control systems. The common thread throughout his career has been a passion for sustainability. Prior to joining RPM, Steve managed multi-million dollar projects at Commercial Construction Consulting, served as District Facilities Manager for the Old Rochester Regional School District of Mattapoisett, MA, was Director of Engineering at Johnson & Wales University, worked on the Central Artery Tunnel project as a Senior Electrical Engineer at Bechtel, and started his career as an Engineer at National Grid. Steve holds a BS in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and an MS in Management from Lesley College.
William has a deep-rooted passion for environmental sustainability, making it a part of his professional and personal endeavors. Always ready to take on new challenges, William's focus at RPM is on data analysis, client support services and other research projects. Before joining RPM, William managed Community Outreach teams at Next Step Living; and with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's organic farm certification and land use restriction programs. During his internship at the U.S. Department of Energy, he participated in the creation of America’s Home Energy Education Challenge. William has a BA in Environmental Studies from American University, and is currently pursuing a MS in Energy Systems at Northeastern University.
Throughout her career, Freda has led and/or supported multi-stakeholder teams. She has a strong ability to understand the needs of each constituent. Whether dealing with numerous data and information or deciphering organizational complexities, her partnership approach ensures the best possible outcome. Freda focuses on organization development (OD), working closely with Ilene in the design of RPM’s culture and employee-related systems. Freda holds a BA in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Maine, and a MBA with an emphasis in entrepreneurship from Simmons School of Management.
Prior to joining Rethinking Power Management, Anita was a long-term employee of National Grid responsible for developing and managing C&I energy efficiency programs as well as facilitating joint working groups at the local, state and national levels. Among her many roles, Anita provided holistic, whole building solutions to National Grid’s commercial and industrial customers, managed collaborative vendor and buying programs and initiated other innovative concepts. She also gained broad experience working with lighting and mechanical design and installation vendors. She holds a BA from Framingham State University and a certificate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s School of Industrial Management.
Keshava has extensive experience in the computer industry having spent 40 years in product development and marketing management at Honeywell, Digital Equipment and Systems Engineering Labs. More recently, he has worked in various aspects of the energy industry focusing largely on energy baseline development, weather normalization and reporting. He holds a BSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology, an MSEE from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Northeastern University. He is a Member of the Association of Energy Engineers and a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.