About MassEnergize

We face a climate emergency that demands action to mitigate and adapt to climate change by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing local resilience.

Our mission is to provide communities with the tools and resources to motivate and support their residents, businesses and non-profits in a wide array of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for a changing climate. We leverage the collective expertise, experience and buying power of multiple towns, cities and local organizations by collaborating with them on tools, strategies, and resources.

Our neighbors want to reduce their greenhouse gas impacts, but need help taking action. Who has the time to research what to do, who can do the work, and what their impact truly is? We do.

Local leaders need better tools like fully customizable web platforms and strategies for outreach, networking and empowerment. Most groups just don’t have the bandwidth. But we do.

Local and individual action is a key ingredient for systems change.

  • Are you a community organizer interested in how we may help? Check out our tools.
  • Are you a service provider interested in our approach? Email us.

These are just a few of our core team members. Check out our full team below.

Our Communities

We are currently piloting tools in Wayland, Newton, Framingham, Concord and the Jewish Climate Action Network, in Massachusetts.

Our Team

Ellen Tohn

Ellen is the President of MassEnergize and co-leads Energize Wayland.

Ellen Tohn
Kaat Vander Straeten

Kaat is Vice President & Clerk and co-leads Energize Wayland.

Kaat Vander Straeten
Brad Hubbard-Nelson

Brad is Treasurer, oversees climate analysis and leads Concord activities.

Brad Hubbard-Nelson
Samuel Opoku-Agyemang

Sam is our main software engineer and manager of all things code.

Samuel Opoku-Agyemang
Aimee Powelka

Aimee coordinates data analysis and tools development and is the Sustainable Framingham lead.

Aimee Powelka
Steve Breit

Steve advises on software, co-leads smart heating/cooling, and is the Wayland heatpump coach.

Steve Breit
Harvey Michaels

Harvey is an advisor to the MassEnergize Board of Directors.

Harvey Michaels
Phil Giudice

Phil is an advisor to the MassEnergize Board of Directors.

Phil Giudice
Satrajit Ghosh

Satra advises on software and data development.

Satrajit Ghosh
Frimpong Opoku Agyemang

Frimpong is a software engineering and works on our platform front end.

Frimpong Opoku Agyemang
Josh Katofsky

Josh is a software engineering intern and does work on our web platform.

Josh Katofsky
Orly Strobel

Orly works with community administrators on mastering platform administration and use.

Orly Strobel
Maya Spalding-Fecher

Maya works on platform administrator instructions and on the platform's carbon calculator.

Maya Spalding-Fecher
Maia Miskin

Maia lives in Wayland and helps with strategic marketing and development.

Maia Miskin

We are grateful for the contributions of many local volunteers not listed above