Environmental and Economic Innovation Since 1998.


Delta Institute is a nonprofit that collaborates with communities to solve complex environmental challenges across the Midwest.


Delta Institute is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that works in communities and landscapes across the Midwest. We take an integrated approach to environmental, economic, and social challenges, which has led us to create and manage several social enterprises, including the P2E2 center, a for-profit carbon credit trading platform, and the Rebuilding Exchange, which now operates as a stand-alone nonprofit reuse store.


Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Program Lead

Martin Brown

Martin Brown

Senior Programs Associate

Kevin Dick, LEED AP O+M

Kevin Dick, LEED AP O+M

Director

Caitlin Dillon

Caitlin Dillon

Programs Assistant

Beau Garrett, PE, LEED AP O+M, WELL AP

Beau Garrett, PE, LEED AP O+M, WELL AP

Programs Specialist

Helen Hardy

Helen Hardy

Director of Finance & Operations

David LeZaks

David LeZaks

Programs Ecosystems Lead

Olga Lyandres

Olga Lyandres

Ecosystems Specialist

Mackenzie Manley

Mackenzie Manley

Finance & Operations Assistant

Katie Yocum Musisi

Katie Yocum Musisi

Communications & Development Director

Eve Pytel

Eve Pytel

Programs Director

Katie Reese

Katie Reese

Development Associate

Margaret Renas, PE, LEED AP O+M

Margaret Renas, PE, LEED AP O+M

Community & Brownfield Revitalization Lead

Emily Rhodes

Emily Rhodes

Communities Specialist

William Schleizer

William Schleizer

CEO

Katherine Schultz

Katherine Schultz

Finance & Operations Specialist

Ben Shorofsky, EIT, LEED AP O+M

Ben Shorofsky, EIT, LEED AP O+M

Programs Specialist

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Programs Ecosystems Lead

Mike Stopka, AIA, LEED BD+C

Mike Stopka, AIA, LEED BD+C

Lead, Buildings and Built Environment

Megan Walton

Megan Walton

Senior Programs Assistant

Cynthia Winland

Cynthia Winland

Senior Fellow

Amy Yanow

Amy Yanow

Communications Associate

Donna Ducharme

Donna Ducharme

Senior Advisor


Kate Ansorge  |  Development Committee Chair
Managing Director, Chicago Real Estate Services, IFF

Andrew Burroughs  |  Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Partner, IDEO

Jon Cheffings
EVP, Strategy, SCC&M

Paul DeCotis  |  Coal Committee Chair
Director, West Monroe Partners

Mark Eidelman  |  Vice Chair + Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase

Jeff Fort  |  Lumin Committee Chair
Partner, Dentons US LLP

Allison Hannon Holly
Senior Sales Manager, Onshore Wind, GE Renewable Energy

Ann McCabe
Interim Executive Director, The Climate Registry of North America

Josina Morita
Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Julia Parzen  |  Board Chair
Principal, JP Consulting

Henrietta “Hank” Saunders
Chair of the Natural Resources Commission for the Village of Glenview and Treasurer of the League of Women Voters of the United States

Sam Schiller  |  Secretary
Manager of Carbon Projects, Tradewater, LLC

Sabina Shaikh
Director of the Program on Global Environment, University of Chicago

David Ullrich
Advisor, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

Jeff Williams  |  Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
CEO, Public Sector Consultants, Inc.


Ryan Anderson
Program and Communications Manager, Midwest Pesticide Action Center

Mari Bishop
Program Specialist, CLEAResult

Nick Brady
Energy Acquisition Analyst, ComEd

Tim Cycyota
Associate, Tradewater

Taylor Gendel
Project Coordinator, Franklin Energy

Christina Harris
Landscape Designer, Design Workshop

Marguerite Huber  |  Board Co-chair
Nature Communications Coordinator, Conserve Lake County

Lena Kazer
Lead Coordinator, Travel+SocialGood

Judy Li
Platform Associate, Energy Foundry

Nick Lucas
Sustainability Projects Manager, The Resource Center

Elizabeth Lyon  |  Board Co-chair
Farmers Market Manager, Plant Chicago

Jorge Medina
Director of Marketing, CSW Solutions

Kathryn Meyer
ORISE Research Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes National Program Office

Sylvia Panek
Operations and Impact Manager, Impact Investors

Kristal Remstad
Director, Retail Marketing, PT Asset Management

Hannah Slodounik
Sustainability Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Peter Toth
Associate, Foresight Design Initiative


Delta’s work is funded through a combination of government and foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, earned income, and individual donations. Since 2008, Delta has received general operating support through an endowment established by the Grand Victoria Foundation.

We encourage you to learn more about Delta by reading our annual report and reviewing our IRS Form 990, 501c3 letter, Guidestar profile, and FY16 audited financial statement.

2016 Budget

$2,950,941

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