Our Staff and Finances
Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director
Executive Director, Joanne Ivancic, has lived and worked in the Washington area for 30 years. She graduated from George Washington University National Law Center, worked for Senator Charles Grassley under his chairmanship of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and has served as a lobbyist for Atlantic Biomass Conversions, Inc., promoting advanced biofuels research and production on Capitol Hill and with executive agencies. She has observed the development of advanced biofuels research and financing for more than ten years. Joanne is licensed to practice law in Washington, DC; Virginia; and Utah.
We have 27 volunteers in our active list. Some are new, just beginning to work on projects. Here’s an example of some on-going activities and their leaders.
Bob Kozak, Treasurer, has served as green racing and engine development expert, contributing many articles and hundreds of hours to bringing different worlds together.
Maritza Gochenour and Joann Franklin have contributed dozens of hours getting the office and management programs organized.
We are filling Bob Bennet’s retirement with his creation of our Access database, developing better ways for us to communicate with those who are interested in advanced biofuels.
Ed Hinde, a local marketing professional with an international clientele, patiently walks us through processes to improve our communications about our mission, products and services.
Tanya Pryor, a human relations professional, is working on a policies and procedures manual, so necessary as we grow, and hope to move from an all-volunteer organization to one with paid staff.
A group of other professionals and students are working on writing articles for publication in local and regional media; and on improving our outreach to campus groups, civic organizations and others interested in advanced biofuels; and on educational programs. They include: Emir Dogdibegovic, Pete Davey, Saravanan RamuSubramanian , Michelle Pelescak, Kyle Sherry, Kelsey McNeeley, Jesse Jin Yoon, Drew Sowersby, Susan Fudge, Jennifer Candee, Karen Peacock, Deedra Hanley-Mathis, George Neill, Miles Brouard, and Dan Berry. Special thanks also goes to our board members: Craig Laufer, Secretary; Don Erbach, Phil Matthews, Doug Root, and Bob Rhudy.