"Here We Grow!" The DCSEU Welcomes New Hires

The DCSEU welcomes new staff in our Programs and Solar team!

Sarabeth Erdman - Program Assistant

After joining the Solar Team last summer as an Intern, Sarabeth is excited to continue working with the DCSEU as a Program Assistant on the Program Management Office (PMO) team. Sarabeth recently received her BA in Environmental Studies and Public Health from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and is looking forward to learning more about sustainable energy options through this role. She is originally from Syracuse, NY, and loves a good winter. She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, and running, and is looking forward to continuing to explore all the museums and restaurants that D.C. has to offer. 

Ashley Counsellor, Program Manager

Ashley originally from Atlanta, GA where she studied Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. After graduation, she relocated to Washington, DC and began working at Washington Gas as a Material Engineer where she performed materials testing and evaluation for all current and new tools, equipment, and products. Always interested in sustainability, Ashley came to the DCSEU looking to work for company that was working with communities to reduce the overall energy profiles. Ashley says she has always been interested in sustainable energy options for customers and is excited for the opportunity in DC.

Philana Owusu, Program Manager

Philana Owusu has 13 years of experience in the HVAC and mechanical contracting profession. Philana has worked at Daikin Applied NY as a Project Manager and before then, at Prem-Air NY LLC as a Sales Engineer. Philana has had extensive experience with new construction projects, design build, contract bidding, service agreements, as well as energy efficient equipment solutions that fostered relationships with mechanical contractors, engineers and architects.

Philip Haddix - Solar Program Manager

Philip Haddix joins DCSEU from The Solar Foundation, where he most recently led the organization's development efforts. For several years prior, he managed The Solar Foundation’s soft cost project portfolio. In that role, he served as the Program Director for the U.S. Department of Energy-funded SolSmart program. He also managed the organization’s activities under the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, another successful DOE-funded program to develop resources and deliver technical assistance for local governments seeking to promote solar within their jurisdictions. In previous years, he played a lead role in authoring The Solar Foundation’s annual National Solar Jobs Census and associated state-level research products. Philip has also worked for GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, where he served as the region’s Outreach Manager. He holds a Master of Public Affairs from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University with concentrations in Energy and Environmental. We are excited to have Philip join our DCSEU Team!!

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