The CCI Staff

Jeaneen A. Zappa, Master of Business Administration — Executive Director
Jeaneen leads the Pittsburgh, PA- based non-profit, Conservation Consultants Inc., which focuses on residential energy efficiency and healthy home performance.  Driving strategic direction, fundraising, and excellence in overall operations, Jeaneen oversees CCI’s management team, programs and staff of 13 employees. With more than 20 years of professional experience spanning the for-profit, public, and not-for-profit sectors, her background and expertise ranges from strategic planning to partnership and client relationships to program development. Jeaneen’s prior work at Allegheny County as Sustainability Manager focused heavily on a large-scale energy efficiency project across the County’s multiple facilities, and she directly oversaw the utility bill payments and analysis. Jeaneen serves on the Policy Advisory Committee of the PA Weatherization Assistance Program, the annual conference planning committee for the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance, the Membership/Affiliation Report Committee and the national conference session review selection panel for the Building Performance Association, and the Board of Directors of NeighborWorks Western PA which assists prospective homebuyers with financial literacy and home ownership skills. She is a former Board member of the Allegheny Land Trust and Pittsburgh Green Innovators, the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Green Advisory Council, the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association Board, Crafton Public Library Board, Hollow Oak Land Trust Board, and the PowerLink Board. jeaneenz@getenergysmarter.org
Tyler Chilcott — Development and Communications Coordinator
Tyler is an Erie native that uses his background in environmental policy and science to conceptualize and promote energy efficiency and full home health here at CCI.  He recently spent a year working as a Sustainability Fellow with the Student Conservation Association’s Green Cities Initiative.  Tyler studied at the University of Eastern Finland for two years in its Environmental Policy and Law Program and spent some time doing advocacy work in D.C.  Prior to that, he graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in Environmental Science. Tyler enjoys biking around Pittsburgh, live music, a good book, and discussing why The Wire is the most important show of all time with anyone who will listen. tylerc@getenergysmarter.org
Lucy de Barbaro — Manager of Market Services
Lucy de Barbaro brings her passion for the environment and building science knowledge to manage CCI’s Sound Home Plan program and she convenes and leads the ReEnergize Pittsburgh Coalition. Lucy earned a Master of Science in particle physics from Jagellonian University in her hometown, Cracow, Poland, and a Doctorate from University of Rochester, N.Y. Subsequently to her career in physics, she worked as a test engineer in the telecommunication industry, where her proposal for improving energy efficiency in the labs and corporate facilities advanced to the finalist stage of the Bell Lab’s Entrepreneurial Bootcamp. Lucy’s commitment to conservation continued in Pittsburgh where she helped to design, construct and certify the first residential Passive House in the city. This net-positive building, complete with solar panels, reduces building energy use by about 80% compared to typical new construction.  Lucy is active in the region’s work to reduce climate change and the effort to advance Passive House adoption. lucydb@getenergysmarter.org
Patricia DiGuilio — Energy Assessor
Building Performance Institute Building Analyst
Patty began her career at CCI performing energy assessments and providing education for Duquesne Light’s Smart Comfort and Act 129 programs.  She is currently the program coordinator and an energy auditor for our Sound Home Plan.  Patty also spends her time in the field as a quality assurance inspector for the Columbia Gas LIURP weatherization program, is backup assistance for the emergency repair program, and provides air quality monitoring support for ROCIS.  She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Environmental Studies and has past experience as a lead abatement worker with AmeriCorps.   patriciad@getenergysmarter.org
Garrett Fabian — Energy Auditor
Building Performance Institute Building Analyst, Building Performance Institute Multifamily Building Analyst, RESNET & ENERGY STAR Certified, Building Performance Institute Healthy Homes Evaluator, Building Performance Institute Quality Control Inspector
Garrett has been with CCI since 2007 and has been an energy audit all-star with an impressive array of certifications and specialized training. He currently works on audits through the Grassroots Green Homes program and does tool kit delivery and air quality monitoring for those same homes. Garrett also does air quality work through his involvement with Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces (ROCIS).  Currently, Garrett also handles contractor invoicing for Columbia audits and rebates program. Recently, Garrett spent a year and a half managing Duquesne Light’s Act 129 income qualified program and used his technical expertise to provide weatherization post-inspections through Columbia Gas. Garrett went on to earn four BPI certifications qualifying him to perform comprehensive audits for the Peoples TWP Weatherization and Columbia Gas IQEEP programs. garrettf@getenergysmarter.org
Jennifer Fox — Business Manager
Jen packs the power of nonprofit experience, with more than 20 years in the sector. Jen is in charge of a plethora of “back of house” responsibilities at CCI. As CCI’s Business Manager, Jen handles contracts, human resources, building management, and IT oversight. She also works hand in hand in with an outside CPA and bookkeeper to manage all aspects of CCI’s finances, budget, invoicing, and accounts payable. Jen started out as the events/communications/fundraising coordinator and moved into the Business Manager roll at the beginning of 2018. Most recently, before joining CCI, Jen worked at Design Center Pittsburgh. Jen has tackled a wide variety of roles and duties, from establishing and coordinating the early days of “Pedal Pittsburgh” to supporting the highly regarded Thought Leader speaker series in partnership with Point Park College.  Her experience includes development and event management, communications, finance, and general operations. Jen received a BA in Sociology from John Carroll University. jenniferf@getenergysmarter.org
Paul Irwin — Director of Utility Services
Paul splits his time between management of CCI’s utility-funded energy efficiency program staff, and grant writing and new program development. Paul’s focus within his management responsibilities includes program reporting, identifying opportunities for improvement, streamlining processes, and standardizing CCI operations. Developing ways to track, compare, and evaluate financial and activity outcomes efficiently remains crucial to the success of these programs. Over the past five years with CCI, he has worked extensively with utility programs for low-income and middle-income customers, overseeing delivery of services to customers and management of program contractors. Paul has developed a strong network of community organizations, professional contractors and other partners throughout the First Energy territory. Prior to joining CCI, he worked as a weatherization auditor for Southeast Energy Assistance in Atlanta, Georgia. Paul has an MPA from Cleveland State University. pauli@getenergysmarter.org
Tessa Klevens — Program Coordinator
Utility-player extraordinaire, Tessa has handled a number of assignments since joining CCI: event planner, fundraising/grant coordinator, field energy assessor, and utility programs supervisor. Currently, she leads the emergency repair programs managed by CCI, coordinating the team and ensuring prompt response to time-sensitive customer situations. Acting as a go-between for contractors and customers, she has mastered the ability to pinpoint customer issues and work towards the correct conclusion. Along with customer/contractor interface, Tessa also works within the parameters of PUC mandated programs to improve overall customer experience through de-escalation and conflict resolution. On top of her customer service responsibilities, Tessa also manages billing, invoicing, and record keeping for these programs. In the past, Tessa established an enhanced CCI donor database, and used to regularly compile key performance statistics for the entire CCI team.  Tessa holds a BS in Environmental Science from Allegheny College and is a LEED Green Associate. tessak@getenergysmarter.org    
Virginia McGrath — Energy Auditor
BPI Energy Auditor, HUD Lead Risk Assessor, Healthy Home Evaluator, Home Energy Score Rater
Virginia is a BPI certified Building Analyst. She began her career at CCI performing energy audits for Duquesne Light’s Whole House Energy Audit Program and the Duquesne Light Smart Comfort program. She also holds a PA Lead Certification License, a Better Buildings Home Energy Score Assessor training certificate, a Heuresis Instrument Operator Certificate, and a TestAll EPA guideline Mold Certificate. When Virginia is not in the field, she supports multiple programs including Duquesne Light Smart Comfort, Emergency Repair Fund, and Sound Home. She has part of the team for Emergency Repair Fund Program coverage since 2015. Prior to joining CCI, Virginia served as a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Green Cities Fellow with PennFuture. virginiam@getenergysmarter.org
Tony Saccamango — Director of Field Operations
Building Performance Institute Building Analyst, Building Performance Institute Building Analyst, RESNET Certified, Healthy Home Evaluator, Home Energy Score Rater
Tony is a highly regarded energy efficiency expert with more than 32 years of hands-on energy audit and weatherization industry experience and program management roles. As Conservation Services Director, Tony leads CCI’s Quality Assurance evaluation program, performing hundreds of quality checks annually and coaching contractors on opportunities for improvements. Tony also provides homeowners with critical insights into their own home’s performance through CCI’s Sound Home program. In addition to conducting audits himself, Tony trains and manages CCI’s field staff of assessors and energy auditor, ensuring the highest quality program delivery and customer satisfaction. Tony's knowledge and experience has proven instrumental in developing of new and innovative approaches and incorporating technology tools into CCI’s field work. Prior to his work at CCI, he spent 18 years as an Energy Manager/Auditor with Steel Valley OIC performing in-home utility audits, bill analysis, blower door testing, and gas safety check.  He holds a vast array of certifications and trainings, including DOE Lead Safety Training, US Dept. of Labor Certified Energy Auditor, BPI, Resnet and Energy Star, Combustion Analysis and Retrofit Gas, Baseload/Home Energy Auditing, Diagnosing and Solving Moisture Problems, Diagnosing and Solving Moisture Problems, and Diagnostic Approaches to Weatherization. tonys@getenergysmarter.org
Alison Steele; Master of Business Administration (MBA) — Director of Community Programs and Advocacy
Building Performance Institute Building Science Principles Certified, RESET Certified
Alison leads CCI’s Grassroots Green Homes project in neighborhoods across Pittsburgh, and she plays a critical role in CCI’s activity to advocate for home performance and home health through policy decisions. Prior to joining the team in 2015, Alison managed demand side energy reduction programs for utility companies, served as a consultant in the corporate sustainability space, and taught English in Fukushima Japan. Alison earned her undergraduate degree in Physics from Drew University and her MBA in Sustainable Business Practices from Duquesne University. She is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative, is active in her MBA alumni group, and serves on the board of the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) as conference committee chair. Together with Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, Alison is the Co-Outcome Broker for the local Green & Healthy Homes Initiative team.  alisons@getenergysmarter.org
Kelli Williams — Energy Assessor
BPI Certified
Kelli is an experience auditor that wears many hats at CCI. She is currently working on LIURP post inspections for Columbia where she ensures that proper work has been done and identifies further opportunities that had been initially overlooked. She is an energy auditor for CCI’s Sound Home Program where she also provides contractor follow-up. As a scheduling expert, Kelli schedules all GGH initial energy audits, post inspections and air quality monitoring. In the past, Kelli worked as an energy assessor for Duquesne Light’s Smart Comfort program where she did in-home energy education visits for low-income families. She also scheduled and maintained all of CCI’s energy auditor schedules.  During Kelli’s time at CCI, she has obtained a BPI certificate. Before coming to CCI, Kelli was working in Millvale focusing in community engagement, sustainability, and Millvale’s EcoDistrict work. Kelli is a Pittsburgh native, who went to the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with her bachelors in Environmental Studies. She is also the President of the Green Building Alliance’s Emerging Professionals group. kelliw@getenergysmarter.org