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.
We are excited to welcome back Emma Olsen for a second term as a STCH intern. Emma is joining us through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program. Emma recently graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Communications. In her free time, Emma likes free-diving, surfing, and reading.
Over the summer, Emma will manage the online rollout of the Electric Vehicle Expert Certification Program and develop an EV charger site host program.
We are excited to introduce our newest STCH intern, Lise Arnesen, who is joining us through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program. Lise recently graduated from Bond University in Queensland, Australia with a Masters degree in Sustainable Environments and Planning and has a Bachelors’ degree from BI Norwegian Business School in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, doing pilates and going to the beach.
During her internship, she will be updating the National Drive Electric Week and Sustainable Transportation Coalition Hawaii websites, develop a project plan for the Legislative Briefing held in January, and begin preparations for the Oahu Commute Challenge 2021.
STCH Advisory Board
Michael Colón is the Manager of Electrification of Transportation for the Hawaiian Electric Companies. The Hawaiian Electric Companies collectively serve the energy needs of 95% of the population in the state of Hawai’i and are at the forefront of achieving the State’s policy goal of 100% clean energy by 2045. Part of this transition includes the utility leading initiatives to support the electrification of transportation which has provided electric vehicle rate and DC fast charging service across its service territory, since 2014.
Michael was instrumental in developing Hawaiian Electric’s Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap and the subsequent critical backbone study, which established a planning methodology for evaluating future EV charging needs and optimizing locations for infrastructure development.
Michael draws upon experience in law, regulation, and business development and has helped shape energy and electric vehicle policy in the state. Before Hawaiian Electric, Michael served as Commission Counsel for the Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, and a J.D. and M.B.A from the University of Hawai’i.
With years of experience working on bicycle advocacy and alternative transportation planning, Daniel is currently the Vision Zero Coordinator at the City and County of Honolulu. 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.
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 State Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator at the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) where she manages bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning for the state of Hawai‘i. Previously, 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.