Lauren Reichelt, Coordinator of the Sustainable Transportation Coalition of Hawai’i (STCH), is the Clean Transportation Director at Blue Planet Foundation, where she educates local leaders, policymakers, and the public about clean transportation and directs a portfolio of ever-evolving projects and initiatives intended to break down barriers to clean transportation across the state. She is Blue Planet’s voice for increased clean transportation infrastructure, transformative clean transportation policies, and more sustainable personal transportation choices in Hawaii.
Reichelt joined STCH and Blue Planet through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP) in early 2016 and has since graduated with her Master’s Degree in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development from Hawaii Pacific University. She then joined the Blue Planet team full-time, coordinating the organization’s transportation initiatives.
Reichelt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has experience building collaborative partnerships and executing creative projects and policies that encourage sustainable solutions to global challenges. She is also a member of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.
In her current role, Kelsey supports the Clean Transportation Program at Blue Planet Foundation, focusing primarily on the Electric Vehicle (EV) Expert Certification Program and other clean transportation events and initiatives. This is Kelsey’s second internship with Blue Planet, having also worked on the “We Are 100” campaign, creating stories that highlight community members who have made contributions towards clean energy. In her free time, Kelsey can be found in the ocean — surfing or scuba diving.
Kelsey earned her Bachelorʻs Degree in Communications, a minor in Oceanography, and a certificate in Marine Journalism from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
STCH Advisory Board
Daniel has spent years working on bicycle advocacy and alternative transportation planning. He is a graduate of UH Manoa’s Urban Planning department, where his extra-curriculars included co-founding and coordinating Cycle Manoa. After college, Daniel worked as a transportation planner for Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts and as an urban planner for Hawaii-based planning-firm Belt Collins. Daniel is an American Certified Institute Planner.
Boulanger has more than 20 years of experience in transportation planning and mobility consultation with a special focus on designing complete streets, researching transportation trends, parking operations, operating bike transit hubs, and marketing mobility services. Most recently, Boulanger served as the VP of Operations and Facility Design for Bikestation and its facilities nationwide. Prior to Bikestation, Boulanger was Alta Planning and Design’s Deputy Project Manager for the Abu Dhabi Pedestrian Safety Action Plan that developed roadway safety audits, countermeasures and best policies for over 150 pedestrian high-frequency crash sites.
Boulanger was originally recruited from The State of Hawaii by the City of Vancouver where he served as the senior transportation planner for the City’s then-new Neighborhood Safety & Livability program within its Transportation Services section. Boulanger served in the US Peace Corps Philippines as a volunteer and technical trainer for Local Development Planning. Boulanger is a graduate of the Urban of Regional Planning Program at UH Manoa.
As Senior Vice President of Investments & Analytics, Greg manages investment efforts including strategy evaluation and development, due diligence, financial modeling, and project support and oversight. Greg works on a variety of energy- and agriculture-related projects, including Hawaii Dairy Farms, Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, and Ibis Networks, and serves on the boards of Bikeshare Hawaii and OpConnect Hawaii. He is also involved in sustainable transportation projects and local efforts to reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled in the state.
“Ulupono has provided the opportunity to harness my financial background and interest in private equity to support Hawaii and ideally make a difference for generations to come.”
Greg earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in Singapore. Prior to joining Ulupono, Greg was the head of the strategy and financial planning at StubHub. In 2015, Greg was recognized as one of Pacific Business News’ Forty Under 40 and joined the class of the Pacific Century Fellows.
Fun fact: Greg does not know how to update LinkedIn.
Jenna has extensive experience in, and knowledge of, biodiesel and is also very involved in outreach, education, and marketing events for the company. Jenna was awarded top honors by the Sales and Marketing Professionals Association in the Sales and Marketing Executives International Green Services category.
Aki works closely with Elemental Excelerator’s community partners and portfolio companies to co-design projects across Hawaii and the Asia Pacific. Prior to Elemental Excelerator, Aki served as land use and sustainability manager for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) and transportation planner for Parsons Brinckerhoff, where she developed integrated solutions for sustainable development through stakeholder coordination, geospatial investigation, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.
Aki holds a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and Bachelor of Arts in Growth & Structure of Cities from Haverford College. She focuses at the intersection of the built environment and communities, bringing a cross-disciplinary approach to solving energy challenges through the lens of mobility, land use, and social equity. Outside of the office, Aki attempts to defy gravity on the aerial silk and trapeze.
Suwan earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Planning and Masters of Science in Transportation Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 2014. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida, Gainesville (2010) and a Bachelor of Science, Geographical Information System, Southeast University, China (2008).
Suwan has worked on various research projects including Development of Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Procedures and Tools Using NOAA Sea Level Rise Impacts Viewer, sponsored by NOAA, A Spatial-Temporal Econometric Model to Estimate Costs and Benefits of Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Strategies, sponsored by Florida Sea Grant, Transportation, Land Use and Air Quality, sponsored by the Regional Planning Council of North Central Florida, 2040 Long Range Transportation Planning Socio-Economic Report, Regional Transportation Model Feasibility Study, Transportation Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases, prepared for MTPO for the Gainesville Urbanized Area and Impact Analysis of Changing Riverine Flood Frequencies Caused by Climate Change on Transportation Infrastructure and Land Use, University of Florida.
Ben Trevino is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, and technologist. He currently serves as the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s Sustainability Planner. Prior to that, he was the President and COO of Bikeshare Hawaii and was a founder of Interisland Terminal, a Honolulu-based non-profit organization with projects including community spaces, the Kaka‘ako Agora, and R&D Bookstore and Cafe. He has held previous positions with the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, the Hawaii International Film Festival and Google. Trevino holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from the Shidler School of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was recognized as a member of the Pacific Business News Forty under 40 Class of 2016. He serves on the boards for Common Cause Hawaii, Hawaii Open Data, The SEEQS Foundation and the Sustainable Transportation Coalition of Hawaii.
Diane Dohm is the Senior Transportation Planner at the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) where she manages long-range multimodal transportation planning including the Oahu Regional Transportation Plan. Prior to joining the OahuMPO, Diane spent a few years in Texas as the Director of the Victoria Metropolitan Planning Organization and then as the Manager of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Program at the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). She has extensive experience in multimodal transportation planning at the regional, county, and city levels. She developed expertise in policy development at ChangeLab Solutions in Oakland, CA. She developed model policies, provided technical assistance, and taught ‘active transportation and health’ workshops for local and state agencies across the U.S. She has a Master of Science degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology, Latin American & Iberian Studies, and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP).
Dr. Brennon Morioka is currently the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Previously, he was General Manager for Electrification of Transportation at Hawaiian Electric Company, whose goal is to increase the adoption of electrified transport, including ground transportation and airport and harbor operations, into Hawaii’s cultural fabric. He was previously the Deputy Executive Director for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) as well as the former Director for the State Department of Transportation here in Hawaii. Dr. Morioka has also served as Vice President and Area Manager with CH2M HILL in the Honolulu Office, and as the Executive Vice President of Shioi Construction.
Dr. Morioka received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his doctoral studies here at home at the University of Hawaii. He is a licensed civil engineer in Hawaii and California.
Brennon serves on the boards of numerous community service and non-profit organizations including the US-Japan Council, Ahahui Koa Anuenue (in support of the UH Athletics Department), the Executive Committee of the UH College of Engineering Dean’s Council, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, as well as serving as the Chairman for PICHTR (Pacific International Center for High Technology Research) and as Vice Chair on the Aloha Stadium Authority.
He is a graduate of ‘Iolani School.
Dr. David T. Ma is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Ma completed his graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering both in 2003. Prior to attending the University of California, Dr. Ma received his MS in Design Theory from University of Science and Technology, Beijing, and his BE in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. His research focuses on renewable energy, sustainable transportation, traffic safety, and smart structure and sensor technology.
Dr. Ma has been the principal investigator of many extramurally funded research projects, including those supported by NSF, USDOT, FHWA with a total funding level of more than $3M in the past ten years. He has published over 70 research articles in leading scientific journals and conference proceedings. His research has been reported in Fox, Hawaii News Now and other media platforms. Dr. Ma is an active reviewer for numerous technical journals and serves on research proposal review panels for funding agencies such as NSF, FHWA, CalTran, NASA, etc. In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Ma is the founding chair of Hawaii Autonomous Vehicle Institute (HAVI), a non-profit organization aiming for safely bringing autonomous vehicle technology to Hawaii.