Staff

Susy Borlido

Susy Borlido | CRRA Certified Professional in Sustainable Resource Management
Co–Executive Director & Green Business Program Director
susy.borlido@sustainableworks.org
310.458.8716 x2
 
Susy moved to Los Angeles in 2001 shortly after obtaining her BA in Environmental Studies and Resource Management from the University of Toronto. In addition to her Co-Executive Director role, Susy leads the Green Business Program team, helping over 700 companies green their bottom line.  She was a key player in the development, and launch of Santa Monica’s Green Business Program. Today, Susy leads a team to assist businesses in several municipalities’ sustainability goals under the guidelines of the California Green Business Network.  In 2017, Susy spearheaded the development and implementation of the Sustainable Business Certification Program for the City of Culver City. Prior to this, she managed many grants to engage Los Angeles businesses in LADWP’s green initiatives.  For over 17 years, Susy has been a member of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Business Council committee. She is a key player in co-producing and chairing the annual Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) subcommittee. Her Green Business Program leadership provides the SQA’s with several strong business winners each year. Susy is also a GBCI TRUE Advisor, and holds a California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) certification in Sustainable Resource Management.  Susy received two Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s awards for her hard work in business communities.
 

Gina Garcia

Gina Garcia
CoExecutive Director & Community/Residential Greening Program Director
gina.garcia@sustainableworks.org
310.458.8716 x4

Originally from New York, Gina has lived in Los Angeles for so long she considers herself a native. Gina joined Sustainable Works in 2007 as an Outreach Volunteer and was also trained as a Volunteer Workshop Instructor. In early 2009, she became the Coordinator of the Student Greening Program and supervised its expansion into the Los Angeles Community College District and broke participation records at Santa Monica College. In August 2010, Gina became the Director of the Residential Greening Program, a position which allowed her to bring issues of sustainability to a broader segment of the Los Angeles Community. Since adding the role of Community Greening Program Director in 2013 she has coordinated over 35 city wide community events. Gina became Co-Executive Director of Sustainable Works in July 2014. In addition to directing the Residential and Community Programs she manages overall operations and continues to work to expand the environmental education and action mission of Sustainable Works. As an Advisory Board Member of Super Eco Kidz, a nonprofit environmental organization which educates children to care for the environment and themselves and Climate Action Santa Monica (CASM), a local grassroots organization which moves people into action on Climate Change, Gina has the opportunity to connect with and learn from other local nonprofits. She draws inspiration from her family and strives to be a model for her two daughters. She holds a BA in Speech & Theater from Montclair State University and a certification in Horticulture from UCLA

Tamsyn HunnewellTamsyn Hunnewell | LEED AP BD+C | CRRA Certified Professional in Sustainable Resource Management
Green Business Program Senior Account Executive
tamsyn.hunnewell@sustainableworks.org
310.458-8716 x3

Tamsyn Hunnewell has over twelve years of experience in environmental management and consulting with an emphasis on water, waste and energy systems. Tamsyn is a GBCI TRUE Advisor and California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) Certified Professional with expertise in zero waste and sustainable resource management. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional who has assisted on LEED project teams. Since her arrival to Southern California in 2006, she has been involved with Sustainable Works, starting out as a volunteer. Since then, she has greened over 200 companies, successfully helping them integrate comprehensive sustainability strategies and policies, and fostering strong business community leaders. A graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in environmental engineering, Tamsyn worked for several years as an environmental engineer on billion dollar transportation-related projects in New York City. She has also consulted with local organizations, Tree People and California Climate Registry. Prior to Los Angeles, she lived in New Zealand where she assisted the work of several environmental conservation non-profits, including the World Wildlife Foundation’s Climate Change Initiative

 
Natalie Perez-Regalado | Recycling and Resource Management Certificate of Achievement 
Student Greening Program Coordinator & Zero Waste Associate 
310.458.8716 x1

After moving around for most of her early life, Natalie chose to live in beautiful Los Angeles. Once in LA she attended Santa Monica College where she participated in the Student Sustainability Workshop. This workshop opened her eyes to the world of sustainability and she went on to lead workshops the next three semesters. She then continued on to UCLA where she received a B.A. in Geography/Environmental Studies. Sustainability reached into not only her daily life but her travels as well. She has done three sustainable volunteer trips in three different countries where she learned the importance of natural resources, eco-friendly infrastructure, and wildlife conservation. She continues to travel with sustainability in mind and believes all minds can grow from travel! After graduating she completed two terms with AmeriCorps working with Easter Seals and Rebuilding Together. Here she learned how to interact with diverse communities and physically improve homes within the community. Natalie is overjoyed to come full circle with Sustainable Works and return to where her sustainable journey began. She is excited to introduce sustainability to students with the hope that the Student Sustainability Workshop will impact them as much as it has her.

 
 
Ivannia Perez-Schlamm | LEED Green Associate | Recycling and Resource Management Certificate of Achievement 
Green Business Program Account Executive
310.458.8716 x3

Originally from Chile, Ivannia is a bilingual English/Spanish professional who is on a mission to live a life that supports the natural environment and improves the lives of others. A believer that education is a strong pillar for change and personal improvement, Ivannia feels Sustainable Works’ mission is a perfect fit for her passion to make a difference in today’s and tomorrow’s world.  Ivannia’s career spans from sales and customer service management to marketing and advertising. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Engineering from the Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile, Ivannia completed the Recycling and Resource Management (RRM) Certificate of Achievement Studies from Santa Monica College. She is a USGBC LEED Green Associate and certified TRUE Advisor from Green Business Certification, Inc