New Staff

We are pleased to welcome the following staff to our Cambridge office: Rebecca Gillbert, Associate; Kristi Kienholz, Director of Communications; Osamu Kumasaka, Junior Associate; and Catherine O'Hara, Manager of Contracts and Budgets.

Rebecca Gilbert is an Associate at CBI. Rebecca comes to CBI via Washington D.C. where she was the NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). She previously worked as a field geologist on brownfield remediation sites in California. Rebecca has a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a BA in Geosciences from Williams College.

Kristi Kienholz is Director of Communications at CBI. Kristi has more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience in the nonprofit sector, working at organizations focused on international development, the environment, health care, leadership, and education. She holds a BA from Williams College and a MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Osamu (Sam) Kumasaka is a Junior Associate. Sam holds a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Economics from Lewis & Clark University. Prior to joining CBI, Sam was doing research on energy and environmental policy for several nonprofits, including Renewable Northwest and the Grand Canyon Trust.

Catherine O'Hara is Manager of Contracts and Budgets and is responsible for contract administration, proposal budgets, and project budget reporting. She holds a BS in International Business from Northeastern University and is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at Bentley University.

Staff Promotions

We are delighted to announce a promotion at CBI for one of our many talented staff as of January 2017: Tobias Berkman is now a CBI Senior Associate.