Lise Dondy, President, CCEF
Vice President, Connecticut Innovations

Lise Dondy is the president of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, having joined the team in March 2004 as its chief operating officer. Previously, she had been managing director, investments for Connecticut Innovations, and served on the board of CiDRA Corporation. She formerly served as a director of LinkSoft Technologies. She holds a bachelor's degree from Lake Forest College and a master's degree in business administration from the Yale School of Management.

Lise is a board observer of CiDRA Corporation.

    Beth Byron
Project Associate

Beth supports voluntary market initiatives and educates the public about the benefits and availability of clean energy. She manages the Connecticut Clean Energy Fundís formal education initiatives and informal museum-based initiatives. Previously, Beth worked for the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters as the education director, introducing environmental public policy issues to communities across the state. Beth earned her masterís degree in plant pathology from the University of Hertfordshire in England and a bachelorís degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin.
    Jillian Carbone
Administrative Assistant

Jillian works as an administrative assistant to the president of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and supports the programs of Energy Market Initiatives and Operational Demonstration. She began as a temporary employee in August of 2006, and became a permanent employee of CCEF in December 2006. Prior to joining CCEF, she worked as a sales assistant and administrative manager for a 3M window film dealer servicing commercial and residential markets in Connecticut. Jillian holds her BA in English from Southern Connecticut State University.
    Christin Cifaldi
Project Associate

Christin supports the growth, coordination and development of the incentive programs for renewable energy projects. Prior to joining the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund as a project associate in 2008, Christin worked for the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority evaluating affordable housing developments in communities across the state. Christin earned her bachelorís degree in real estate and urban economic studies from the University of Connecticutís business school in 2005, and is currently pursuing a master of business administration degree from the University of Hartford.
    Bill Colonis
Project Associate

Bill joined the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund in 2007. He supports the implementation and development of the incentive programs for small renewable energy systems. He has been a small business owner and has worked several years in the environmental consulting industry in both New York and Connecticut. Bill holds a master of science degree in environmental management from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and education from Merrimack College.
   

Keith Frame
Associate Director, New Technologies and Project Management

Keith evaluates proposals from developers seeking funding to support the development of new clean energy technologies or innovative combinations of existing clean energy technologies. Keith coordinates and oversees Connecticut Clean Energy Fund project budgets and disbursements. He had previously spent nearly 20 years in the power industry at Northeast Utilities. Keith holds a bachelor of science degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Keith is a board observer of GenCell, Inc.

    Loyola French
Paralegal

Loyola is a paralegal supporting the legal and regulatory team of the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. Under the supervision of the director of regulatory policy, her responsibilities include assisting with the drafting of various legal agreements relating to renewable energy projects; assisting in contract administration and tracking; and maintaining records of dockets, pleadings, and statues. She brought to CCEF law firm and court system experience. Loyola attended Elms College, Eastern Connecticut State University and Manchester Community College, earning a paralegal degree.
    David Goldberg
Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects

As manager, strategic initiatives and special projects, David focuses on creating new market and program opportunities for the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund on behalf of ratepayers throughout Connecticut. David joined the CCEF team in 2007. Previously, he had been managing renewable energy policy and programs for the Department of Public Utility Control. David briefed commissioners and executive staff members on research and policy analysis along with coordinating action. Furthermore, he served as a department spokesperson, backup legislative liaison, representative on numerous state, regional and federal committees including the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Connecticut Climate Change Coordinating Committee, Washington Action Alert Committee, ISO-NE Capacity Protocol Committee and NEPOOL GIS Committee.

David received a bachelor of arts degree in organizational communications with a primary focus on public and private management and is currently working towards a master of business administration degree in marketing.
    Dale Hedman
Director of Project Development

Dale evaluates project proposals involving commercially available fuel cell, solar, biomass, landfill gas and wind equipment technologies and determines what financial and/or technical support the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund may be able to offer to make the projects economically viable. Previously, he was with US Energy Biogas Corporation, Yankee Energy Services Company's Energy Division and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Dale holds a master's degree in business administration from Xavier University and a bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.
   

Dave Ljungquist
Project Manager

Dave's career has been concentrated in new business and product development for both large companies and small, entrepreneurial companies. His involvement in the energy field began in 1990, when he worked for Nitech, Inc., a joint venture between Niagara Mohawk Power Co. and a small Connecticut product design/engineering firm. He subsequently joined Northeast Utilities as that organization was gearing up to meet the challenges of deregulation. Following his time with NU, and before joining the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, he helped with the startup of Nxegen, Inc., a company that provides energy monitoring and management services. Dave holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master of business administration degree from Columbia University.

    Paul Michaud
Director of Regulatory Policy and Managing Counsel

Paul leads the CCEFís legal and regulatory group. He actively participates in energy-related regulatory and policy-making proceedings to advocate rules, regulations, decisions, and public policies that further the CCEFís mission and strategic goals. Paul also drafts and negotiates funding, loan, and equity agreements, and other legal instruments to implement the CCEFís renewable energy projects and initiatives. Prior to joining the CCEF, Paul was a Senior Attorney with the law firm of Curtis, Goodwin, Sullivan, Udall and Schwab, PLC in Phoenix, Arizona, where his legal practice focused on all aspects of renewable energy project development, power plant siting and permitting, and utility-related regulatory matters. Prior to that, Paul was the Assistant Chief Counsel for the Residential Utility Consumer Office, in Phoenix, Arizona, where he represented residential electric, gas, and water customers, as a statutory class intervenor, in utility rate-related evidentiary proceedings before the state public utility commission, and state and federal courts. Paul is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Arizona, as well as the Federal District Court of Arizona. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law, a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from Bentley College.
    Patrick O'Neill, P.E.
Project Manager

Patrick is a project manager for the Connecticut Clean Energy Fundís On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program and Project 100. Previously, Patrick worked for UTC Power, Duke Engineering and Services (Now Areva NP Inc.) and Yankee Atomic Electric Corporation. Patrick holds a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a professional engineer's license from the State of Connecticut. Additionally, Patrick is pursuing a master's degree in business administration at New York University's Stern School of Business.
    Angela Perondi-Pitel
Project Manager

Angela joined the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund in 2005. She develops and manages incentive programs for small renewable energy systems. Angela's previous roles included supporting CCEF voluntary market initiatives and managing CCEF education/outreach efforts. Before relocating to Connecticut, Angela was Massachusetts Institute of Technology project fellow, developing clean energy technology programs in Massachusetts. In previous positions, she worked in both private and nonprofit sectors on programs related to socially responsible investing and environmental management systems. Angela earned her master's degree in environmental management and policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the Sao Paulo Catholic University.
    Rick M. Ross
Project Manager

Rick Ross joined the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund in 2007 as project manager for the On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) program. He is a seasoned project manager, having spent over 20 years in project development and management in the energy industry. Prior to joining CCEF, he worked for UTC Power as a project development manager in the commercial on-site power division. He has received several design patents in helping forge the way for the commercialization of on-site fuel cell power generation technology. Rick holds a master's degree in business administration from Western New England College and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut.
    Lucy Sullivan
Contract Administrator

Lucy is responsible for developing and maintaining a project/contract tracking and reporting system for Connecticut Clean Energy Fund programs. She brought to CCEF 20 years of business analysis, project management and database experience acquired from the insurance industry. Prior to joining CCEF, Lucy's most recent positions were senior business analyst with Travelers and financial controls manager with UnitedHealthcare.
    Mary C. Vigil
Project Assistant

Mary started with the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund in 2004 as a temporary employee and became part of the staff in 2005. She previously worked at UnitedHealthcare as a facility coordinator. Mary brought to CI over 15 years of secretarial and administrative experience.
    Bob Wall
Director, Energy Market Initiatives

Bob develops and manages programs intended to increase consumer awareness of clean energy and its benefits to society. Prior to joining the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, he worked on clean energy marketing and grass roots initiatives in various New England states with nonprofits SmartPower and Clean Water Action. Bob also practiced complex civil litigation for nearly two decades in which he concentrated on environmental and public health issues. He earned a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a juris doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law.
 
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