Who We Are - OSCAR Team
Susie Strife, Department Head
Susie leads the county’s Office of Sustainability, Climate Action & Resilience, providing direction on policies and program implementation for internal and external sustainability activities while managing planning efforts and budgets. She also serves as the key liaison to other county agencies to support existing projects and guide the county towards a more sustainable future. Susie received her PhD from the University of Colorado in 2009, and often teaches courses on sustainability, green design, and environmental sociology.
Tim Broderick, Senior Sustainability Strategist
Tim is responsible for the implementation and updating of Boulder County’s Zero Waste Action Plan and works on a regional and state level to help shape zero waste policy and planning. He is the county liaison to the Resource Conservation Advisory Board which advises the commissioners on major waste diversion policies and strategies. Tim partners with Boulder County’s Resource Conservation Division on county funded studies, reports, and grant research.
Deandra Croissant, Sustainability Specialist
Deandra is responsible for the EnergySmart program’s marketing and outreach as well as EnergySmartYES website management. Deandra also supports Boulder County’s sustainable food and agriculture offerings and zero waste efforts, such as assisting with the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant and developing a circular economy strategy at the business level. Prior to her tenure in the Sustainability Office she was the National Coordinator for the CitySwitch Green Office program at the City of Sydney. Deandra received a Masters in Sustainability from the University of Sydney in Australia in 2017.
Dave Hatchimonji, Residential Energy Efficiency Program Manager
Dave manages the residential EnergySmart service, which helps to make energy efficiency upgrades easier and more affordable for county residents, including designing and monitoring incentives and new financing products. Dave also serves as liaison to Xcel Energy and the Public Utilities Commission on energy efficiency issues and assists in the administration of the energy loan product. He began his tenure with Boulder County at Longs Peak Energy Conservation prior to coming to the OSCAR.
Christian Herrmann, Climate Communications Specialist
Christian oversees the creation and implementation of strategic communications to foster awareness and action around air quality, sustainability, and climate change. He is also responsible for leading department branding, media relations, and social media campaigns. His video and digital media work has focused on sustainability, social justice, education, and the arts with a particular emphasis on subjects from traditionally marginalized and LGBTQ+ communities.
Matt Lappé, Senior Climate Strategist
Matt is responsible for driving county-wide climate strategies that are grounded in principles of environmental, economic, and racial justice. Matt also champions efforts to build partnerships in the public and private sectors to create new opportunities for innovation and impact. Matt completed BS and MS degrees in Stanford’s Earth System Program and holds an MBA from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.
Lea Yancey, Community Sustainability & Electric Vehicle Specialist
Lea fosters partnerships with communities and organizations throughout Boulder County around a vision for sustainability. By working together, the intent is to achieve mutual goals, share lessons learned, and leverage resources. Lea also leads employee engagement to reduce energy use and increase waste diversion in county facilities through education and collaborative projects, including leading the county’s switch to electric vehicles.