JoAnn Milliken, DIRECTor, NJ Fuel Cell Coalition
JoAnn Milliken is a Senior Energy Consultant with 34 years of Federal program management experience, more than 20 of those with the Department of Energy, where she developed and directed clean energy R&D portfolios. She has a strong track record of success in advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, practices and policy, working in collaboration with industry, universities, small businesses and national laboratories. JoAnn is a recognized expert in hydrogen and fuel cell systems, and experienced in leading programs in energy efficient buildings, solar, wind, and geothermal energy. Prior to joining DOE in 1994, she was a research chemist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and a program manager at the Office of Naval Research where she conducted and managed mission-related materials research. JoAnn earned a B.A. degree in chemistry from LaSalle University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, researching electronically conducting polymers under Nobel Laureate Professor Alan MacDiarmid. She retired from DOE in 2015. JoAnn grew up in South Jersey and spends a lot of time there with her family. She organized the New Jersey Fuel Cell Coalition in 2016 with the help of Bob Rose.
Katrina Fritz, CA StAtionary FUel cell collaborative
Katrina M. Fritz is the Executive Director of the California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative, leading education and outreach activities with the guidance of state agencies and local air districts. She also works with the National Fuel Cell Research Center on state level clean energy policy and market development. As Principal of KM Fritz LLC, Katrina provides advisory and consulting services to global industrial firms related to business and communications strategy in distributed energy generation markets. Katrina currently serves as an expert to the European Commission on Horizon 2020 programs for research and innovation. She has held leadership positions in numerous trade associations and on advisory boards including: the U.S. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association; the Alliance for Clean Energy New York; the Pacific Clean Energy Application Center at University of California, Berkeley; the International Energy Agency’s Fuel Cell Working Group; and the Connecticut Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Coalition. Katrina has held leadership positions at ClearEdge Power (formerly UTC Power), Plug Power and Case Western Reserve University, leading strategic planning, government relations, business development, and corporate communications, and also worked in the software industry in Santa Cruz, California and Watford, United Kingdom. She has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Robert Rose, Breakthrough TEchnologies InsTItute
Robert Rose is no longer physically with us, having passed away in October 2018 after a long illness. However, he was a mentor and friend for decades and remains with us in spirit. It was his commitment to fuel cell technologies and his tenacity that drove the creation of the NJ Fuel Cell Coalition. Bob was the Founder of Breakthrough Technologies Institute, Inc. (BTI), an independent nonprofit educating policymakers and the public on technologies that carry environmental benefits to society. He launched BTI’s internationally recognized fuel cell education program Fuel Cells 2000 in 1993. In a career spanning nearly 50 years in Washington, D.C., Bob served in senior communications and policy positions in the U.S. government, and as an advisor to state and regional governments, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. In 1998, he founded the U.S. Fuel Cell Council, the trade association of the fuel cell industry, and was executive director for ten years. In 2010, Bob was instrumental in merging the Council with the National Hydrogen Association to create the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) to send a strong, singular message to stakeholders that fuel cells and hydrogen are critical pieces to producing clean energy. Bob received the Fuel Cell Seminar Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Hydrogen Association as well as a Special Recognition Award from the Department of Energy in 2013. He was a working journalist in New England before moving to Washington to work as press secretary for Senator Edmund S. Muskie of Maine. Bob wrote and edited hundreds of articles, speeches, editorial opinion pieces, pamphlets, and reports, as well as several handbooks on air quality and environmental policy. He also authored “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen: The Path Forward.” Bob is sorely missed.
Elvin Yüzügüllü is a clean energy analyst with over 15 years of experience conducting techno-economic evaluations and market assessments, and developing decision-making models for consensus building and program planning. Her extensive experience and interactions with the federal government, national labs, industry, and academia have provided her with detailed knowledge on critical energy issues, as well as the capability to understand and resolve concerns related to divergent stakeholders in the energy industry. Elvin also teaches graduate courses on energy as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department, and she does freelance copywriting for purpose-driven businesses through her company Full STEAM Communications. Elvin has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Environmental Engineering, and a Doctor of Science degree from George Washington University in Environmental and Energy Management, where she focused on decision making methodologies as applied to hydrogen technologies.
Chuck Feinberg, NJ Clean Cities Coalition
Joel Rinebold, CT Center for Advanced Technology
Charlie Myers, MA Hydrogen Coalition
Mike Strizki, Hydrogen House Project