Meet the Climable.org Team
Climable.org is made up of Boston based students, climate activists, and experienced community leaders. Our interns are supported by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Internship program.
Jean Ann Ramey
Jean Ann Ramey is founder and executive director of Climable.org, where she directs and supports projects focused on the impacts of energy use and climate change. She is also a co-founder of the energy and environmental consulting firm Synapse Energy Economics. At Synapse, Ms. Ramey organized the development and achievement of current and long-term organization goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; advised in facilities and business management functions; and consulted on issues within the electric industry, with particular attention on public health and consumer education. Her professional experience also includes working as an economist in the Electric Power Division of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and as an analyst at Tellus Institute.
Ms. Ramey holds an MA in Energy and Environmental Studies from Boston University, and a BA in English from the University of Oklahoma. She spent a summer studying climate change at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and has taken courses at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Åsa Aulin Ahlberg
Åsa advises startups and non-profits on issues relating to finance, operations, and HR. She has served as the CFO of multiple startups and had a career in venture capital with Flybridge Capital Partners and Masthead Venture Partners before that. Early in her career, Åsa worked in real estate for construction company Skanska in Sweden, the US, and in Bermuda. She served on the Board of Directors of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of New England for 8 years. Åsa holds an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. She’s passionate about environmental issues and is thrilled to be able to serve on the Climable board.
Mary Custic is a marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in marketing communication, loyalty program management, events, and campaign creation and implementation at Intel and other high tech firms and non-profit organizations. Her latest pursuit is to master digital marketing. She is passionate about the environment and female empowerment, just like Climable! Mary has a B.A. in International Relations & English from the University of Toronto and she studied Marketing at Ryerson University in Canada.
Sonia has a Master's degree in environmental management from Boston University. She worked at The Spoleto Festival, The Cousteau Society, Preserve, and Whole Foods before becoming the proud owner of a home chef business. She is also the founder of the Lexington Farmers’ Market. She has three children, a husband, and two dogs and practices yoga to keep sane. She is very proud of Climable and our aim to help stem the tide of global warming.
Patricia Flaherty has a Master's degree in public and nonprofit management from Boston University. She worked at the State House as a Fiscal Policy Analyst in the Department of Administration and Finance during the Weld and Cellucci administrations. After a break from full-time employment to raise two daughters and work on a variety of volunteer projects at their school, she returned to part-time work for an Early Literacy Program for the Cambridge Public Schools. For the past 9 years, she has been visiting families in Cambridge to provide a play-based, preschool readiness curriculum for 2-3 year olds and mentoring for their parents. Patricia is excited to support Climable's growth in developing community-based environmental programs.
Carolyn has supported water and climate change programs at the national, regional, and state level with a focus on water infrastructure finance and resilience, outreach, and regulatory implementation. Her past work with NOAA and the EPA led her to Eastern Research Group where she is a senior program manager. Carolyn holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics. She is proud to serve on the board of an organization that proactively takes on the urgent challenges caused by climate change to facilitate real and positive change.
Awinja is Chief of Staff and Director of Policy at the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
(MCB) where she advises the Commissioner in deciding strategic, policy, program and
communication issues; identifies and implements strategies to accomplish office
strategic, program and operational goals; and directs and exercises an efficient system
of control through the development and implementation of office operational policies
and procedures. Awinja earned her B.S. in Accounting from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (now Philadelphia University). She earned her MBA in Social Policy & Management from Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy & Management in Waltham, MA. She is excited to be part of Climable, a team of individuals who are devoted to challenges caused by climate change, and who are actually doing something about it.
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