Heather Brown has worked for Sullivan County since 2004. Her tenure began in the Division of Planning and Environmental Management as a Research Assistant; she was promoted to Research Analyst in 2005 and Junior Planner/Environmental Specialist in 2007. Shortly after, she was recruited by the County Manager to be the Research Analyst for the Office of Management and Budget and was assigned to the Sullivan County Energy Commission in 2008. From 2008 to 2017 Ms. Brown worked on a wide variety of initiatives across the spectrum of services provided by County government. Notably, she was assigned as a liaison between the County and the Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development with whom the County Legislature had contracted as a consultant for development of sustainable energy initiatives. In 2017, Ms. Brown was appointed as the Sustainability Coordinator for the now fully staffed Office of Sustainable Energy.
Ms. Brown earned her Bachelor of Science from Harper College at the State University of New York at Binghamton after graduating from Monticello High School in 2000. She currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance. Born and raised in the Town of Bethel, she is proud to call Sullivan County her home.
Carol Roig has worked as a grant writer, communications consultant and program manager focusing on community development, educational reform, energy policy, climate change, health and social services, planning, tourism and the arts. She joined the Sullivan County staff as a Sustainability Analyst in 2017 after six years with the County-based non-profit Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development, including four years as Co-Executive Director. She has worked on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, educational outreach on energy and climate issues and associated policymaking at the town and County level, and implementation of Sullivan County’s Climate Action Plan with specific GHG reduction targets. She chaired the Town of Highland Comprehensive Plan rewrite committee in 2011 and served on the town’s zoning rewrite committees in 2012 and 2017, and has published numerous articles on energy policy and sustainability in everyday life.
Stephen Stuart brings to this work a range of professional experience, from sustainable building materials and practices to renewable energy technologies, curriculum development, emergency management and building codes. As an independent building contractor, he has focused on sustainable building practices in new construction and retrofit work. His professional training includes advanced design of photovoltaic systems; wind power, turbine maintenance and repair, and site assessment for wind power; LEED for new construction and for homes; Net Zero Energy, building envelope and super-insulated homes; Building Analyst training; Passive House design and construction; and the Living Building Challenge for sustainable buildings, towns and communities. He serves as Assistant Chief and Safety Officer of the Narrowsburg Fire Department, and helped update Tusten’s Emergency Management Plan. Stephen has served on the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s planning committee for the Building Energy Conference since 2012.