Melissa Everett, P.H.D.

Energy Program Manger

Melissa is a communications and organizational development consultant who helps small businesses, nonprofits and citizen groups to work effectively toward their goals. With background in counseling, teaching, training, and leadership development, she was Sustainable Hudson Valley's co-founder and served for ten years as its Executive Director.

In that role she orchestrated a successful energy challenge campaign helping Red Hook, New York to reduce its electricity use 3% in a year, as well as introducing the Energize-NY program into the Mid-Hudson region. The author of three books and a speaker on climate change communication, Melissa earned her Ph.D. from Erasmus University's International Off-Campus program in Sustainable Development. She chairs Enfield's Clean Energy Committee and coordinated the successful Solarize Enfield, which more than tripled the amount of residential solar in town.