WMEAC Elects New Board Members

WMEAC last week elected six new members to its Board of Directors for a three-year term.  WMEAC thanks outgoing directors Erik Nordman, Christopher Reader, Michael Tuffelmire, Peter Boogaart and Joseph Doele  for their service.

Emily Burns, Facilities Planning Manager, Herman Miller

Emily started her career with Herman Miller in May 2012 and works on facilities projects. She’s excited to be a part of the Herman Miller family and to dive into her new position. Prior to Herman Miller, Emily was a Senior Manager at Priority Health, where she developed and maintained a company-wide business continuity program that addressed disaster recovery, business recovery, and emergency response management.  She also maintained company-wide sustainability efforts that lead to positive results for the annual triple bottom report. Emily received her bachelor’s from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is president of the International Facility Management Association (West Michigan) and has been an IFMA member since 2004. Emily lives in Grand Rapids and enjoys hanging out with friends, her rescue dogs and taking in all that the Grand Rapids and the lake shore areas have to offer.

Emily Green, Attorney, Rhoades McKee

Emily concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate and environmental law. She assists clients with diverse environmental and real estate matters.  In the environmental arena, she routinely assists lenders, buyers and sellers in navigating the environmental due diligence process to achieve and maintain liability protection.  Her practice also includes counseling clients with regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining Rhoades McKee, Emily interned for the Environmental Protection Agency working in Regional Enforcement and Compliance and drafted regulations under the Clean Air Act for the National Vehicle and Fuels Emissions Laboratory. Emily received Master of Studies in Environmental from Vermont Law School, Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School, and a Bachelor of Science from MichiganStateUniversity.


Adam London, Environmental Health Director, Kent County Health Department

Adam London earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health from Ferris State (after doing an internship at WMEAC). He has also earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Grand Valley and is working on a PhD in Epidemiology. He is a Registered Sanitarian and has worked in environmental public health programs for local health departments during the past 14 years. Most notably, he served as Environmental Health Director in Ottawa County from 2005 – 2010 and currently works for Kent County in that same role. Much of his work has focused on protecting human health through protection of water resources. Adam is a past President of the Michigan Association of Local Environmental Health Administrators and currently serves as a Regional Vice-President on the National Environmental Health Association’s board of directors.

Brock Rodgers, Environmental Engineer, izzy+

As an environmental engineer at izzy+, Brock is the technical lead on environmental issues for izzy+ and its manufacturing sites, and leads the BIFMA level® certification initiative for izzy+ products. Brock conducts presentations for contract furniture professionals to explain the relationships between products developed for their sustainable attributes, and LEED and level® programs. His quest to make sustainability meaningful on a personal level led him to join West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and its Social Responsibility committee. There, Brock helps companies define how their actions in social responsibility make a positive impact. Brock is a community sustainability advocate and volunteers his time to many West Michigan organizations. His education includes Bachelors in product design engineering from Ferris State University and a Masters of Management with a sustainability concentration from Aquinas College.

Dr. Michael Scantlebury, Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University

Dr. Scantlebury is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Prior to joining Grand Valley State University, he was on the faculty of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida.  Dr. Scantlebury has worked in travel and tourism since 1985.  His career began as a research officer for the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA).  Throughout his career he also served the organization as a marketing manager and relocated to New York City as manager of US Operations.

Jamie Scripps, Senior Consultant, 5 Lakes Energy

In her role as Senior Consultant, Jamie works with client of 5 Lakes Energy to offer services in clean energy and the environment. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Jamie has practiced law with Sondee, Racine & Doren PLC in Traverse City, Michigan and Venable LLP in Washington, DC, where she specialized in environmental law. Jamie has also worked as Deputy Policy Director for the Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) in Lansing. Jamie holds a JD (University of Michigan), a Master’s in Leadership Studies (North Central College), and a Bachelor’s in Education (Michigan). She lives in East Grand Rapids with her husband, Dan, and their son, Jack.

Erik Nordman
Christopher Reader
Michael Tuffelmire
Peter Boogaart
Joseph Doele
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