Environmental and Economic Innovation Since 1998.


Delta works in partnership with business, government and communities in the Great Lakes region to create and implement innovative, market-driven solutions that build environmental resilience, economic vitality and healthy communities.


Delta Institute is a nonprofit organization with program work across its three strategic priority areas: energy, ecosystems and waste. To help demonstrate the market potential of sustainable businesses, Delta creates and manages innovative social enterprises, including the P2E2 Center, a for-profit carbon credit trading platform, the Revere LLC, a for-profit energy efficiency lender, and it launched the Rebuilding Exchange, a nonprofit materials reuse store.


Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Lead Ecological Economist

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

Helen Hardy

Helen Hardy

Director of Finance & Operations

Nishaat Y. Killeen

Nishaat Y. Killeen

Senior Communications & Engagement Associate

David LeZaks

David LeZaks

Senior Ecosystems Specialist

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

Senior Ecosystems Specialist

Megan Walton

Megan Walton

Senior Programs Assistant

Cynthia Winland

Cynthia Winland

Director of Land and Community Planning

Donna Ducharme

Donna Ducharme

Senior Advisor


Kate Ansorge
Managing Director, Chicago Real Estate Services, IFF

Don Bartell  |  Venture Committee Chair
Former Chief Sustainability Director, Motorola Solutions, Inc. (Retired)

Andrew Burroughs
Partner, IDEO

Paul DeCotis  |  Coal Committee Chair
Director, West Monroe Partners

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

Jeff Fort
Partner, Dentons US LLP

Jon A. Levey  |  Development Committee Chair
Executive Vice President, Highland Park Bank and Trust

Julia Parzen  |  Board Chair
President, JP Consulting

Arnold Randall
General Superintendent, Cook County Forest Preserve

Henrietta “Hank” Saunders
Treasurer, League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region

Sam Schiller
Manager of Carbon Projects, Tradewater, LLC

Martin Seaman
Principal, Resource Recycling Systems

Martin J. Serena, AIA
Principal, Serena Sturm Architects, Ltd.

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

Nancy Tuchman
Professor & Founding Director, Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University

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


Ryan Anderson
Program and Communications Manager, Midwest Pesticide Action Center

Mari Bishop
Program Associate, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Nick Brady
Energy Acquisition Analyst, ComEd

Nathan Czuba
Editor, Duke University Press

Tim Cycyota
Associate, Tradewater

Beau Garrett  |  Board Co-chair
Energy Engineer, Goby

Taylor Gendel
Project Coordinator, Franklin Energy

Christina Harris
Landscape Designer, Design Workshop

Marguerite Huber
Nature Communications Coordinator, Conserve Lake County

Lena Kazer
Lead Coordinator, Travel+SocialGood

Judy Li
Energy Efficiency Analyst, Verde Sustainable Solutions, L3C

Nick Lucas
Sustainability Projects Manager, The Resource Center

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

Kelly Mantick
Editorial Senior Associate, SmithBucklin

Jorge Medina
Director of Marketing, CSW Solutions

Dave Meyer
Business Development Manager, LanzaTech

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 FY14 audited financial statement.

2015 Budget

$3,624,044

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