Board of Directors
JAIMIE P. CLOUD - FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Jaimie is a thought leader in the field of Education for Sustainability. She has authored The Cloud Institute’s EfS Framework, and several peer-reviewed journal chapters and articles on Sustainability and the significance of Education for Sustainability.
Jaimie works extensively with educators, administrators, and school boards across the nation. She designs and facilitates professional development programs and directs the collaborative development of numerous instructional units and courses for K-12 and Higher Education designed to teach and learn across disciplines through the lens of sustainability.
In addition to her commitment to furthering the mission of The Cloud Institute, Jaimie serves as an advisor, board member or committee member to several organizations with related goals and interests.
To learn more about Education for Sustainability, read more of Jaimie P. Cloud’s publications.
Lori Braunstein, Director of Change Leadership
Lori utilizes vision, energy and skill to bring diverse stakeholders together toward a common goal. A proven organizer, she uses positive messaging and relationship building to engage and empower all types of people and move complex initiatives forward. The founder of the non-profit civic group Sustainable Cherry Hill and former Director for Green Schools at the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, Lori also played a pivotal role in creating the collaborative PA Green & Healthy Schools Partnership.
Lori helped guide Cherry Hill Township through the Sustainable Jersey Certification process, supported the creation of Camden County's first long range sustainability plan and shepherded all nineteen Cherry Hill Public Schools successfully through the new Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program. An experienced group facilitator, Lori has mentored dozens of municipal Green Teams and schools throughout the region. She has organized and presented at numerous workshops throughout the Delaware Valley.
An alumna of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education's and LaSalle Non-Profit Center's Certificate Programs, Lori is also an Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Fellow, a LEED Green Associate and was named as USGBC "Best of Green Schools" Ambassador in 2013. She proudly serves on the Board of Trustees of the NJ Tree Foundation.
Koh Ming Wei - EfS Educator
Koh Ming Wei who has a PhD. in Sustainability Education, is an educational consultant, curriculum developer, grant writer, public speaker, and organizer. She has been trained by Jaimie Cloud and others in the growing field to integrate education for sustainability standards and ecological principles as well as Department or Ministry of Education standards into classroom curriculum, professional development courses, and community outreach programs. A certified Waldorf Educator, Ming Wei integrated the arts into her daily classroom curriculum. Ming Wei is also the Ecoliteracy Specialist at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) where she develops climate change education projects, teacher trainings, and curriculum for use in the Pacific Region. Her dissertation, Discovering learning, discovering self: The effects of an interdisciplinary, standards-based school garden curriculum on elementary students in Hawai‘i, is a useful reference for those interested in developing school learning gardens. Her research includes how the school learning garden experience is a context conducive to teaching core subjects, STEM, and foundational life skills, and has created the Pedagogy of Food to frame the kind of education she believes in and shares. Widely traveled, Ming Wei is interested in how different cultures and indigenous communities work with nature to resolve ecological and social challenges through community partnerships, agriculture, music and arts, and place-based education.
Charlene Turner - Managing Director
Charlene's role at The Cloud Institute is to provide strategic direction in the areas of administration, human resources, and development. She also manages the organizations finances and client contracts. She specializes in improving business efficiency by leveraging technology and best-practice project management processes.
Charlene earned the designation Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) in 2010, and is a long-time member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Passionate about volunteerism and youth leadership, she has served as a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of America in Utica, NY, and as an advisory board member for Project Re-Generation (PR-G) in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn.
Sathya Venkatesh - Executive Assistant/ Office Manager
Sathya Venkatesh is the Executive Assistant and Office Manager, providing administrative support to senior staff, ensuring smooth office operations and working to further The Cloud Institute's mission. She has a BA in Economics and a BS in Political Science from the University of Arizona. She has experience working with non-profit organizations aimed at helping the disabled, and working to improve disadvantaged communities.