Rick Fedrizzi has recently been named CEO and Chairman of the IWBI Board of Directors. IWBI administers the WELL Building StandardTM (WELL), an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being. As former CEO and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and CEO of its sister organization, Green Business Certification, Inc., Rick Fedrizzi’s commitment to USGBC’s most game-changing programs and initiatives has catalyzed a global green building movement and set a market standard for sustainability achievement.
Beyond technical leadership, Rick believes in inspiring community involvement. An example is The Center for Green Schools at USGBC, which has been at the forefront of advocating that where our kids learn matters, providing policy and financing tools along with curriculum guidance and community engagement through programs such as the Green Apple Day of Service. An executive with United Technologies’ Carrier Corporation for 25 years, Rick brings strong business acumen and creative leadership to the global green building movement. He serves on numerous boards and advisory committees, including Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, Bank of America’s National Community Advisory Council, Clinton Global Initiative; DELOS, Watsco, and Global Green. In 2015, he authored Greenthink: How Profit Can Save the Planet to wide acclaim. In addition, he has earned many awards including the Visionary Award from the Home Depot Foundation and been named an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects.
Sara Gottfried, MD
Sara Gottfried, MD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet. After graduating from Harvard Medical School and MIT, Dr. Gottfried completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco. She is a board-certified gynecologist who teaches natural hormone balancing in her novel online programs so that women can lose weight, detoxify, and slow down aging. Dr. Gottfried lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and two daughters.
Jean Rogers, PHD, PE
Dr. Jean Rogers is the CEO and Founder of SASB. Since 2010 SASB developed from an idea formulated in collaboration with the Harvard University Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Kennedy School of Government into a globally-respected, ANSI-accredited, independent standards-setting organization. Jean draws upon her 20 years’ experience in sustainability and management consulting across a wide range of industries including utilities, extractives, financials, and real estate. She has worked with international clients to integrate sustainability into strategy and operations, minimizing risk and maximizing returns across the triple bottom line. Jean’s leadership experience includes 10 years as a Principal at Arup, a global engineering consultancy focused on sustainable development.
Nick Polizzi has spent his career directing feature length documentaries about holistic alternatives to conventional medicine. His films all share one common thread: they each put promising natural medicines to the test on daring patients, who are suffering from real illnesses.
His documentaries aren’t theoretical or preachy, they’re as real as it gets. Viewers are given a bird’s-eye view of what it takes for someone to truly heal themselves – the good, the bad, and everything in between.
Nick’s current role as director of the hit film “The Sacred Science” stems from a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the ancient knowledge and rituals of the indigenous peoples of the world.
This is by far his most daring project to date.
Rachel Gutter leads a global movement to put every student in a green school within this generation. She is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on healthy, safe, and resource efficient schools. After launching LEED for Schools and spearheading the National Green Schools Campaign, Rachel founded the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. To advance this ambitious mission through innovative, scalable solutions, the Center collaborates relentlessly with partners including teachers unions, the National PTA, the Department of Education, the Princeton Review, executives from Fortune 100 companies, and green building councils around the world. Under her dynamic leadership, the Center has published more than 1,000 pages of technical guides and original research and deployed more than half a million volunteers who have contributed over $46 million in donated time to transform schools across the world.
Christa Orecchio, founder of The Whole Journey, is a clinical and holistic nutritionist with a passion for helping as many people as possible to heal and achieve vibrant health.
After healing herself from chronic candida, brain fog, thyroid and adrenal problems, Christa was able to access a new level of health and happiness she previously did not think was possible. This inspired her to leave the business world to study holistic nutrition in 2003 so that should could “pay it forward” and help others experience the same powerful shifts.
Christa combines her holistic and scientific knowledge to help people heal from the root cause using food as their medicine with a mind, body, spirit approach to wholeness.
She has 10 years private practice experience, is a local and national health TV show host, bestselling author of How to Conceive Naturally, The Healthy Life Handbook, and 180 Delicious Ways to Use Food as Medicine, and creator of Kick Candida for Good and the revolutionary Gut Thrive in 5 microbiome rejuvenation program.
Learn more about Christa at thewholejourney.com.