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Sustainability Leadership Opportunities with the Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability

NBIS seeks highly motivated students and professionals with skills and experience to bring to the advancement of our programs and organization. Positions are currently available for the following leadership roles (follow the links for details):


Member Relationship Management and Program Support

Newsletter, Website & Social Media Communications

NBIS is pleased to introduce the outstanding volunteers and interns who are making significant contributions to our programs and projects. If you would like to participate, please contact us.


Quintin headshotQuintin Barnes

Quintin Barnes is dedicated to promoting the Materials Exchange and By-Product Synergy that will help businesses compete while also reducing their environmental impact. He contributes experience and insight with environmental products, services, and public policy. Currently, Quintin manages the Washington Business Alliance’s Low Carbon Prosperity project. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science and a graduate degree in International Relations, where he focused on waste streams and international carbon offset markets in the Latin American landfill gas sector.

Joanne Frank

Joanne Frank is working on various NBIS marketing efforts, including website content development, and serves on the Marketing and Communications Committee. Joanne is an experienced marketing professional who has worked primarily in the high tech sector. She has extensive non-profit experience including: heading a student-run charity to raise funds for Special Olympics, volunteering with Conservation NW’s wildlife monitoring project, and with Taproot Foundation as a marketing manager on project teams providing pro bono consulting to local non-profit organizations tackling society’s most pressing issues.

Michael MaineMichael B. Maine

Michael Maine is another member of NBIS’ Marketing & Communications Committee. Founder and Creative Director of Menrva, Michael helps develop strategic marketing strategy for socially conscientious initiatives. A true proponent of social entrepreneurship, he aims to merge business analysis with social objectives to make a positive impact on various communities. Before coming to Seattle to pursue his MBA at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Michael developed and implemented the international marketing strategy for an international law firm in Santiago, Chile. His experience encompasses work with a number of non-profit organizations to maximize their effectiveness.

Phil MobiliaPhilip Mobilia

Philip Mobilia brings over 30 years of experience dealing with environmental, employee health and safety issues in various manufacturing sectors and in bulk chemical transportation to By-Product Synergy NW, with a particular focus in the Refractory Brick and Sand Roundtable.  His manufacturing experience includes:  chemical production (inorganic and organic), petroleum refining, and fused cast refractories production (ceramic foundry), in both corporate and manufacturing facility positions.  He also has significant experience in a Human Resources role.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Lauren 6-14Lauren Roman

Lauren Roman shares her deep experience in recycling and substitute raw materials to support the By-Product Synergy Initiative and the Materials Innovation Exchange. Outside of NBIS, Lauren works with entrepreneurial and seasoned environmental enterprises that are pursuing aggressive growth. She helps founders focus on their vision by supporting and developing managers and pumping up the customer base with sales program development and individual sales coaching, effective communications and high-impact messaging.

Fauna SamuelFauna Samuel

Fauna Samuel is coordinating the launching of NBIS’ schedule of events and programs this fall. She has over 6 years professional work experience in consulting, research, policy, and analysis in the environmental, sustainability, and engineering fields. She completed a Masters in Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, with a focus in Green Business and Sustainability, and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado.  Specialties include: Industrial ecology, life cycle assessment (LCA), environmental management and analysis, ISO 14001, green engineering, systems thinking, corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, resource efficiency, and waste management.

Karen Stockert

Karen Stockert helps NBIS with event scheduling and email newsletter creation, and serves on the Marketing and Communications Committee. Karen combines deep experience as a qualitative researcher and graphic designer with a passion for helping businesses understand the benefits of operating sustainably. She currently works as a Senior Research Analyst in social media with Visible Technologies, and prior to that, conducted ethnographic research for the Hartman Group and Ethnographic Insight. She recently earned a Certificate in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute.