| Location: Woods Hole, Massachusetts; Beaverton, Oregon; Carson City, Nevada|
Type of Organization: Independent non-profit 501(c)3 NGO
Funding: Foundation and Private donations, government grants, industry contracts. Annual operating budget of $2 million
Research Areas: Food security and carbon balance in soils and seas, mitigating climate disruption in critical eco-systems around the world.
People: Climate Foundation is comprised of multiple interdisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, professors, logistic analysts, scientists, post docs, graduate students, and interns.
Founder: Brian Von Herzen, Ph.D.
Brian leads projects on land and sea with individuals and groups in all parts of the world, including India, Africa, and the USA.
Theresa Theuretzbacher, studied
Water Management and Environmental Engineering at the University of
Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. She gained experience in
solving problems of specific local water, waste and sanitation challenges
in several projects in rural Ghana, Alaska and DR Kongo. In Ghana she
proposed a sustainable village development plan and collaborated on the implementation of a solar powered water supply system. The Project was awarded with the Bauhaus Solar Award (distinction) and the National Energy Globe Award Ghana.
She is currently based in Norway and is working for the Climate Foundation as an environmental engineer in the human waste management sector, involved in projects in Alaska and India. Within the North American Partnership on Environmental Community Action Grant and the Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge she was involved in the development of a proposal for innovative and affordable water and sewer systems including a concept design of a Biochar Sanitation System for homes in rural Alaska.
Before coming to Cape Cod, Bob was director of development for the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech. Prior to Virginia Tech, he was vice president at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia and at Slippery Rock University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
At Slippery Rock University, Mollenhauer directed the successful $33 million Campaign for Slippery Rock University as well as having overall direction for fundraising, public relations and alumni relations. He also established RockNet, an interactive career services network; the President’s Advisory Council, and managed the upgrading of the alumni magazine.
Mollenhauer served as executive director of corporate and foundation relations at the University of Pittsburgh; director of development at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and director of development for the River Campus at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. At the University of Rochester, Mollenhauer was also the head baseball coach.
Mollenhauer was the head baseball coach at SUNY Brockport in Brockport, NY and at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA. His teams won more than 100 games in his coaching career and participated in the NCAA Tournament. Mollenhauer played professional baseball for 5 years in the Oakland Athletics minor league system earning California League All-Star status. Mollenhauer managed a C.E.T.A. program for disadvantaged students and was a wilderness instructor at Wilderness Ventures, a travel camping program for high school students.
He earned a Master of Education degree in counseling at Boston University and a Bachelors of Arts degree in English and Psychology from Lafayette College. Bob and his wife Laurie live in Mashpee, Massachusetts and have two sons: Dale and Brett.
Reggie has been fortunate to work on many high-tech research and development projects for Compressed Air Energy Storage Technologies, Locomotive CNG propulsion, Next Generation Solar heating technologies and the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV. In addition, Reggie has worked in the electrical construction industry for over twenty-five years as a Master Electrician, General Foreman, Project Manager, Designer and Estimator. Projects have included Ormac Geothermal generating plants, Crystal Geyser water bottling plant and numerous hospitals, schools and municipal water systems.