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Staff & Board

Wendy Vittori – Executive Director

Wendy Vittori joined the Health Product Declaration Collaborative as Executive Director in May 2015.  An accomplished business executive, Ms. Vittori most recently was founder and principal consultant of Vittori Consulting LLC, which provides executive counsel on innovative approaches for strategic management and organization performance to organizations in the private, public and non-profit sectors.  In this capacity she was engaged with the HPDC as a strategic advisor from its inception.  Ms. Vittori was a recipient of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Award in 2017.  Previously she was a senior executive with both the Intel and Motorola corporations, where she led a variety of businesses in the computer hardware, software and systems industry, and was engaged in the leadership of open industry standards.  She began her career as a software engineer.   Ms. Vittori is a graduate of Harvard College, received her MBA from Northeastern University and was a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Business School.

Madison Hardy – Operations and Committee Support

Madison Hardy joined the HPDC team in 2022 and continues to provide day-to-day operational oversight to all technical groups and membership programs. She has expertise in managing a diverse range of technically focused committees, working groups, and Boards. Madison is a graduate of Tulane University.

Millali Marcano – Manager, Technical Support

Millali Marcano joined HPDC in February 2016. Millali is a Product Manager with over 6 years of experience in material ingredients reporting and product transparency. She provides technical support to building product manufacturers working on creating HPDs and guidance to the AEC community when evaluating HPDs eligibility for green building projects. Millali is a graduate of Universidad Simon Bolivar and Tufts University in Materials Engineering and Engineering Management.    

Tristan Roberts – Chief Technologist

Over two decades in sustainability, Tristan Roberts has helped architects and builders remove obstacles to building healthy and energy-efficient homes, schools, healthcare facilities, and offices. LEED and material health professionals turn to Roberts for guidance in the midst of ever-evolving codes and certifications and fluctuating market conditions. His leadership since 2018 on HPDC’s industry-consensus HPD Open Standard, since 2021 as Chief Technologist, has helped tens of thousands of construction projects around the world reduce their use of toxic chemicals.

Roberts has made Vermont his home since 1998, graduating from Marlboro College in 2000 and settling in Halifax in 2005. After years of serving in town government, Roberts was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2022. Rep. Roberts is in his first term there, serving as Clerk of the House Corrections & Institutions committee. A writer and storyteller, Tristan authors a newspaper column and blog, This Spot on Earth.

Jeff Toffoli – Marketing Director

Jeff Toffoli, Director of Marketing at HPD Collaborative, leverages technology and sustainable practices expertise to drive marketing strategy. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), with a background in Economics and Computer Science, Jeff has a keen eye for cultures, tech markets and trends. 

Joel Ann Todd – Senior Advisor 

Joel Ann Todd joined HPDC in May 2015 as Director, Technical and Education Programs. She now serves as Senior Advisor to HPDC. Prior to HPDC Ms. Todd has been involved in green buildings and sustainability issues for more than 25 years. She began her work on green buildings in 1989, directing preparation of materials reports for the American Institute of Architects’ Environmental Resource Guide for which she developed a streamlined life-cycle assessment methodology.  She has volunteered with the U.S. Green Building Council since its early days, as Vice Chair of the Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee, as Vice Chair and Chair of the LEED Steering Committee, and currently as Co-Chair of the Social Equity Working Group.  Joel has published technical papers as well as articles for lay audiences and has been an invited speaker at conferences around the world.  She was a co-author of the recent USGBC publication, Better Building Materials: Understanding Human Health and Environmental Attributes.  She currently serves as a peer reviewer for Building Research and Information and has served on Scientific Committees for several international conferences. Joel has also developed education and training programs on green buildings, sustainability, life-cycle assessment, LEED, and other topics and serves as a Pro-Reviewer for USGBC’s education program.

Helene Tum – Operations Manager

Helene Tum joined the HPDC team in 2019 and provides operational and strategic oversight to the HPDC team. Helene is experienced across many aspects of standards-setting and is specialized in technology focused committee management, tools, and membership. Helene is a graduate of Bentley University in Management

Cory White – Technical Specialist

Cory White joined the Health Product Declaration Collaborative as a Technical Specialist in February 2022.  Cory is responsible for leading and driving the implementation of emerging technical improvements to the HPD Open Standard.  He brings experience in safety, health, environmental, energy, and sustainability from the manufacturer’s perspective from his time working for Koch Industries.  Cory has received two local sustainability awards for his work at Koch Industries.  In 2021, he founded Small Business EHS Consulting, a company focused on assisting small businesses and organizations, with under 200 employees, drive safety, health, environmental, energy, and sustainability excellence.  Cory graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Public Health and then received his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Environmental, Health, and Safety Management.

Emily Busam – Sustainability and Social Equity Specialist

Emily joined HPDC as the Sustainability and Social Equity Specialist in January 2023. She leads the charge in examining and addressing social equity issues within the building product material health industry. Her role involves spearheading the Social Equity Technical Subgroup, where she collaborates with industry experts to drive meaningful change and shape the future landscape of material health industry practices. With accreditations such as WELL Faculty, LEED Green Associate, and Fitwel Ambassador, Emily continues to drive positive change in the building industry, leveraging her expertise and passion to create a healthier and more sustainable future for all. Emily’s holds a B.A. in Environmental Science, and her dedication to sustainability has been recognized through various accolades and accomplishments, including being appointed to the 2024 International WELL Building Institute Materials Concept Advisory.

HPD Collaborative – 2024 Board of Directors

Name Organization Position Executive Committee Term Ending
Mike Manzi Bora Architecture and Interiors Chair NA
Gail Vittori Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems Vice Chair 2026
Tim Cole Cole Collaborative Treasurer 2026
Jean Hansen HDR, Inc. Secretary 2024
Lisa Britton Industrial Louvers Inc. / Verta Inc. Member   2025
Rand Ekman HKS Member   2025
Doug Gatlin Green Seal Member   2025
Jay Hindmarsh Miller Hull Partnership Member   2024
David Johnson   Member   2025
Amanda Kaminsky LendLease Member   2026
Tyler Krehlik SmithGroup Member   2025
Josée Lupien Vertima Member   2024
Lona Rerick ZGF Member   2024
Rachelle Schoessler Lynn Studio 2030 Member   2026
Sarah Talkington City of Austin, Texas Member   2024
Dennis Wilson Saint-Gobain Member   2024

Emeritus HPDC Board Members:

Jane Abernethy, Humanscale

John Amatruda, Socotec, Inc.

Heather Henriksen, Harvard University

Susan Kaplan, HLW

Anthony Ravitz, Google