The Advisory Committee is composed of 35 members representing a wide range of interests in clean transportation and clean energy issues.

Advisory Committee Members

Leslie Aguayo

Environmental Equity Program Manager
The Greenlining Institute

Ruben Aronin

Senior Vice President
Better World Group

Alfred Artis

Policy Analyst
Consumer Reports – West Coast

Will Barrett

Director of Advocacy and Clean Air
American Lung Association in California

Jerome Carman

Senior Research Engineer
Schatz Energy Research Center
Humboldt State University

Morgan Caswell

Air Quality Practices Manager
Port of Long Beach

Steven S. Cliff

Deputy Executive Officer
California Air Resources Board

Peter Cooper

Assistant Executive Director
Employment Training Panel

Tyson Eckerle

Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Market Development
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Bill Elrick

Executive Director
California Fuel Cell Partnership

Larry Engelbrecht

Educational Consultant
Engelbrecht Consulting

Casey Gallagher

Project Coordinator
Workforce Economic Development
California Labor Federation

Katherine Garcia

Clean Transportation Policy Advocate & Comm. Associate
Sierra Club

Matt Gregori

Technology Development Manager
SoCalGas

Kevin Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer
Central California Asthma Collaborative

Daryl Lambert

Program Manager of Clean Economy Initiatives
Rising Sun Center

Rey León

Founder and Executive Director
The Latino Equity Advocacy & Policy Institute (LEAP)

Jose Lopez

Advisory Committee Member
Private Citizen

Bill Magavern

Policy Director
Coalition for Clean Air

Micah Mitrosky

Environmental Organizer
IBEW 569

David Modisette

President
Modisette & Associates

Sandy Naranjo

California Organizing Manager
Mothers Out Front

Dr. Jimmy O’Dea

Senior Vehicles Analyst
Union of Concerned Scientists

Lori Pepper

Deputy Secretary for Innovative Mobility Solutions
Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom

Michael Pimentel

Deputy Executive Director
California Transit Association

Patricio Portillo

Economist
Natural Resources Defense Council

Heidi Sickler

Director of Energy and Environment
Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Richard Schorske

Founder and Executive Director
Electric Vehicle Alliance and ZNE Alliance

Mary Solecki

Partner
AJW

Tracy Stanhoff

President & Creative Director, AD PRO; and, Publisher
Indigenous Post

Russel Teall

Advisory Committee Member
Private Citizen

JB Tengco

Western States Director
BlueGreen Alliance

Zac Thompson

Distributed Energy Program Associate
East Bay Community Energy

Eileen Tutt

Executive Director
California Electric Transportation Coalition

Lucas Zucker

Policy and Communications Director
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy

The Advisory Committee may provide advice on the following topics as related to the Investment Plan:

  •  Public and private sources of funding, availability and applicability of these sources for the purposes of the Program, and contact information;
  • Other financial tools that are available besides grants and loans that can be used to support the objectives of the Program, and the most effective application of grants, loans and other appropriate measures to advance the market penetration of the myriad alternative, renewable and other innovative fuel and vehicle technology options;
  • State of technological development of alternative, renewable and other innovative fuel and vehicle technologies, current level of research, development and demonstration support for these technologies, and need for Program support to move these technologies into the market place;
  • The effectiveness and magnitude of individual alternative, renewable and other innovative fuel and vehicle technologies to reduce petroleum use, improve air quality and lower greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Market applications for alternative, renewable and other innovative fuel and vehicle technologies that can simultaneously maximize petroleum reduction, air quality improvement, and greenhouse gas reduction;
  • Market niche applications for alternative, renewable and other innovative fuel and vehicle technologies;
  • Coordination with other states to increase the synergy of reducing petroleum use, expanding the use of alternative fuels, improving air quality and lowering greenhouse gas emissions;
  • The state of commercial use of alternative, renewable and other innovative fuel and vehicle technologies and the need for Program support to expand their use;
  • Analytical and other technical support that will be needed to more clearly delineate the issues and opportunities associated with alternative, renewable and other innovative fuel and vehicle technologies;
  • Job skills needed to support an expanding poly-fuel transportation market and current availability of training for these skills; and
  • Public and private sources of funding available for job training, applicability to the purpose of the Program, contact information, and the need for Program support to help expand the skilled job pool needed for the future transportation market.

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