Green Project Board of Directors


Some of our wonderful board members at our 2014 Salvations’ Gala:
(left to right) Jonathan Wallick, Nomita Joshi-Gupta, Ben Haney (President) along with our fearless leader, Executive Director, Sean Vissar


More board members at our 2014 Salvations Gala:
(l to r) Dan Weiner, David Kurtz,
our Director Emeritus: Phyllis Jordan with Julian Mutter












Our Board’s composition today is a strong, balanced blend of skills and experience, which come together to make a Board that is able to offer informed guidance in core areas important to the present and future growth of the Green Project.

Board Members of The Green Project 2014-15

Ben Haney, President – Manager, Environmental, Health & Safety Consulting URS Corporation. Ben knows reclaiming material will improve the quality of life in New Orleans and minimize our impact on other areas in the region.

Jonathan Wallick, Vice President – General contractor and redeveloper of distressed real estate. He says “Our architectural heritage and irreplaceable old materials should not be wasted and end up in the landfill. The Green Project allows me to pass on these materials, rather than storing them, without guilt.” He tries to save everything for reuse or recycling.

David Kurtz, Treasurer – Shareholder with the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz. The Green Project’s mission is exciting to him because it simultaneously helps to protect the environment while also preserving unique pieces of New Orleans’ architectural heritage.

Daniel Weiner– As a LEED certified Architect, Dan feels that the Green Project’s mission aligns perfectly with his passions: the environment and architecture. Dan also plays bass guitar in the band Coot.

Michael Sabitini – An environmental engineer, Michael went through the Junior League’s Get On Board Program which trains people how to work effectively as board members.

Karen Babin – Self described recycling fiend, Karen has business experience and a long active involvement with the Rotary Club.

Kristen Shorp – An attorney, Kristen has been active with organizational and fundraising activities with the Pro Bono organization.

Julianne Ruocco – A Certified Public Accountant with a degree in Finance. She is experienced in performing audits and in evaluating effectiveness of companies’ internal financial controls. She is a member of Young Leadership Council and enjoys running, history, and Italian cooking.

Nomita Gupta – Has a Masters in Urban Planning and Preservation and a Bachelors degree in Architecture. She is the owner of Spruce, an eco-conscious design studio and retail store in New Orleans. Prior to Spruce she worked as a planner and architect for several firms and for Tulane University.

Phyllis Jordan, Director Emeritus