Staff

Staff

 

Robert Johns, Senior Strategy Advisor Robert Johns
Senior Strategy Advisor
University of Minnesota
johns003@umn.edu
Guides the internal management of the Network and advises on strategic connections with external partners
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Sarah French
Executive Assistant
University of Minnesota
fren0096@umn.edu
Provides executive assistance to the director and administrative support for the project.
Ashly (Spevacek) McFarlane
Research Manager
University of Minnesota
ashly@umn.edu
Coordinates network research activities in theme 1 (science of measuring EHW and L), energy and water/wastewater testbeds. Manages the network budget, federal grant reporting and data collection. Contributes to research portfolio on energy distribution and the impact of urban form on climate and health.
Frank Douma, Senior Fellow Frank Douma
Senior Fellow
University of Minnesota
douma002@umn.edu
Coordinates research on Transportation Testbed, Theme 2, and Theme 3.
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Sam Tabory
Research Associate
University of Minnesota
tabory@umn.edu
Coordinates network research activities in the overarching, transportation, and green infrastructure/urban food systems testbeds. Manages external communications and relationships with city, policy, and industry partners. Contributes to research portfolio on social, policy, and governance levers for infrastructure transitions.