The WGBA contracts with instructors to teach courses who have demonstrated educational excellence and subject knowledge in the field.
Joe Azzarello, LEED AP
USGBC® Faculty™ at US Green Building Council
Highly accomplished Environmental Sustainability leader with 20+ years of demonstrated achievements directing global environmental and engineering operations.One of the original founding members of the US Green Building Council. Strategic planner and skilled project manager known for pioneering visionary new business programs and processes. Creative problem solver, big-picture thinker, instructor, team leader and communicator. Extensive experience justifying and implementing capital intensive projects including processes, facilities, culture change programs, and power generation, co-generation and bio-mass fueled generating systems.
Areas of Expertise: Project Management; Problem Solving; Emergency Situation Management; Capital Projects; Team Leadership; Mentoring & Training; Consensus Building; Program Direction; Profit Growth; Executive & Customer Presentations; Global Market Expansion; Operating Infrastructure; Corporate Environments; Regulatory Affairs; Capital Equipment Acquisition; Global Operations; Safety Management; Product Design; Manufacturing Implementation
Kim Hosken, LEED Fellow
Kim is an independent sustainability consultant. Her areas of expertise include green building, construction management and design for commercial building projects, LEED Certification/LEED Consulting, water and air quality management and infrastructure development. As a consultant to the USGBC, she has been a LEED Certification Reviewer, she has acted as LEED faculty, and co-author of LEED v 2.2 for New Construction. Kim has over 20 years of experience in construction management with multiple firms including Turner Construction. As a contractor she completed two LEED Platinum projects and has held the position of project manager, project engineer and superintendent.
Kim has previously held the position of Director LEED, New Construction for the US Green Building Council in Washington DC. She has been a speaker at multiple conferences where she has presented her work on Return on Investment (ROI) for green strategies and construction. Kim has developed and delivered multiple LEED and Green Building training programs in Dubai, Shanghai, Santiago, the United States and Canada to contractors, designers and manufacturers, over 3000 people have attended her workshops. Kim has a MBA from Webster University, St. Louis and a B.S. in business from Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe.
Theresa Lehman, LEED Fellow, LEED AP-BD+C, ID+C
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named Theresa Lehman of Miron Construction to the 2012 class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program is the green building industry’s most prestigious professional designation. The LEED Fellow designation recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the rapidly growing community of LEED professionals.
Lehman was among 43 of the world’s most distinguished green building professionals to be selected as LEED Fellows through a peer nomination and portfolio review process. Lehman’s LEED AP-BD+C and ID+C credentials, 12 years of green building experience and extensive portfolio, including such exemplary projects as the nation’s first Platinum LEED certified public school, the Lake Mills Middle School renovation and expansion project, comprise a few of her outstanding qualifications.
Dedicating her entire career to sustainable practice, Lehman has worked on more than 60 projects seeking LEED certification utilizing the LEED-NC, LEED-CI, LEED-CS, LEED-EBOM, and LEED for Schools green building rating systems. Projects that she has worked on have earned LEED certification at all four award levels including: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Her portfolio of LEED projects includes many “Wisconsin firsts” such as the first State of Wisconsin LEED certified project, the first LEED certified healthcare facility, the first LEED-EB certified schools, the first LEED for schools K-12 project and the first zero-net energy / carbon neutral project.
Korinne Haeffel, LEED AP, Interim Executive Director for WGBA
Korinne has worked in the built environment field since 1996. In the spring of 2010, she established Blue Marble LLC, a sustainable consulting firm focused on providing education and guidance for design teams and building owners that wish to pursue sustainable practices. Blue Marble is a Regional Manager for the Eco Metrics coalition, a national group of consultants that share the guiding principle of restorative design, construction, and operating standards as a fundamental working theory for their practice, and along with Korinne, they embrace the intellectual challenge of leading the building movement.
Korinne is a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and a CSI Construction Document Technologist (CDT) with an extensive passion for sustainable practices in the built environment. As a Green Building Specialist, Korinne guides project teams and existing building owners through the sustainable building processes. Korinne’s formal educator roles include a faculty position at the Milwaukee Area Tech College, and she is an instructor for the nationally recognized Building Operators Certification Program.
Korinne’s activities within the sustainable community include a Board of Director seat for the Riveredge Nature Center as well as her past position as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance. She also represented WGBA on the US Green Building Council’s Heartland Regional Committee (HRC). As a representative on the USGBC HRC, she contributed to the LEEDv3 2009 rating systems by leading a task force that defined the Regional Priority Credits for Wisconsin.
Farhan Khatri, LEED AP BD+C
Farhan Khatri is a registered Professional Engineer, LEED AP BD+C and a qualified commissioning agent. His speaking engagements include being a lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Madison for CEE 290, a class focused on integrated construction systems. He has also been a mentor for class CEE 578, a senior design project class. Other speaking engagements include; "Enhancing the Delivery of Healthcare-Through Sustainability and High Performance in the Built Environment" at The Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies and "Integrated Campus Planning to meet Owners Project Requirements" Presentation to Construction Engineering Management Club at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also the co-chair of education committee for Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (Wisconsin USGBC Affiliate).
His published work includes; Building Operating Management magazine; In progress, Energy Efficient Strategies for Hospital Design, Consulting – Specifying Engineer; December 2006, M/E Roundtable participation, Striking a Balance; Mass-Related Properties of Atomizers for direct-Injection SI Engines, SAE Technical Paper Series.
Farhan has worked in different roles in the construction and consulting industry. He has over 10 million square feet of design/commissioned projects experience, varying in different complexities, types and environments. He’s project portfolio includes; pharmaceutical, healthcare, research, commercial, industrial, higher education and State projects. These projects include local neighborhood to large international projects.
His experience over the years, working in different roles in consulting and construction industry, has given him a unique perspective and understanding of the architectural, engineering, development and construction industry. He provides consulting services in areas of commissioning, sustainability, education, energy analysis, energy optimization, and integrated design solutions.
Jessica Loeper, LEED AP O+M
Jessica Loeper joined Leonardo Academy in 2008 from Southern California as a City Planner for the City of Anaheim bringing projectmanagement experience specializing in environmental programs and incentives for the community. Jessica earned a BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences from California State University, Monterey Bay, and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine.
Jessica is a LEED® Accredited Professional with her primary focus on LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance. She also conducts certification application reviews for the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Jessica truly enjoys incorporating ways to bring sustainable practices from a concept to reality with the hope that it makes the community a healthier environment to live in.