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Steering Committee

The whole assessment is guided by a Steering Committee consisting of climate scientists, assessment experts, and representatives from nonprofit organizations and state and municipal government agencies. This diverse group provides overarching expertise and guidance to NYSERDA and the technical experts developing the assessment.

The Steering Committee includes:

  • Marci Bortman, The Nature Conservancy
  • Riobart Breen, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
  • Art DeGaetano, Cornell University
  • Carolyn Fraioli, New York State Department of State (DOS)
  • Alexandra LaMonte, New York State Association of Counties
  • Rachel Licker, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
  • Mark Lowery, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
  • Jeremy Magliaro, New York State Attorney General’s Office
  • Carl Mas, NYSERDA
  • Richard Moss, Joint Global Change Research Institute/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Adam Parris, New York City Mayor’s Office of Resiliency
  • Neil Patterson, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
  • Cynthia Rosenzweig, Columbia University
  • Mari da Silva, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • William Solecki, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY)