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 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1998 that envisions a region in which all communities and landscapes thrive through an integrated approach to environmental, economic, and social challenges. Working with our partners, we identify opportunities for market-based environmental solutions and design, test, and share on-the-ground solutions that yield social, environmental, and economic benefits for communities.


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

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

Amy Yanow

Amy Yanow

Communications Associate


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

Andrew Burroughs
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, CFA
Chair, Natural Resources Commission, Village of Glenview IL

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

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

David Ullrich  |  Strategic Implementation Committee Chair
Advisor, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

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


Ryan Anderson  |  Board Co-chair
Program and Communications Manager, Midwest Pesticide Action Center

Savitha Chelladurai
Energy Analyst, Walgreens

Tim Cycyota
Associate, Tradewater

Amy Delorenzo
Food Waste Reduction Specialist

Sydney Fitch
Energy Efficiency Analyst, Verde Energy Efficiency Experts

Erin Fry
Analytics Engineer, Tradewater

Stef Funk
Education Associate, Plant Chicago

Taylor Gendel  |  DELs Secretary
Project Coordinator, Franklin Energy

Ellen Gottschling
Transportation Planner, Sam Schwartz Consulting

Ashley Hodges
Program Manager, Calumet Collaborative

Marguerite Huber  |  Board Co-chair
Communications Associate, American Institutes for Research

Lena Kazer  |  Communications Chair
Lead Coordinator, Travel+SocialGood

Todd Koenig
Logistics & Events Manager, Collective Resource

Judy Li
Platform Associate, Energy Foundry

Kirsten Melling
Consultant, West Monroe Partners

Sylvia Panek
Financial Advisor, Natural Investments, LLC

Kristal Remstad  |  Outreach Chair
Director, Retail Marketing, PT Asset Management

Hannah Slodounik  |  DELs Treasurer, BOOST Co-Chair
Sustainability Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Peter Toth  |  BOOST Co-Chair
Associate, Foresight Design Initiative

Laura Yates
Principal Consultant, Laura E Yates Consulting LLC


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.

2017 Budget

$2,743,706

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