NEUAC

2016 Conference Archive

Building Bridges: The New Frontier

June 6 – 8, 2016 | Denver, CO

Plenarys

Monday

Utility Rates of the Future and Their Impact on Vulnerable Households

Moderator and Speaker: Bill Malcolm
Additional Speakers:

Barbara Alexander
Phil Hanser

Tuesday

Clean Power Plan: Low-income Opportunities in the Development of State Plans

Moderator: Rep. Faith Winter
Speakers:

Franz Litz
Jennifer Gremmert

Wednesday

The Power of Storytelling

Moderator: Chad Quinn
Speakers:

Michael Bracy
Julie Beltz

Track A: Vulnerable Populations: Trends and New Approaches

Day 1

1A: Outreach: Rural and Urban Populations

Speakers:

Jamie Curtis
Chere Coleman

2A: Providing Self Sufficiency Services to Vulnerable Populations

Moderator: Kelly Kaplan
Speakers:

Diane Fleser
David Wingard, Ph. D.

3A: Partnering to Provide Self-Sufficiency Services to Low-Income Populations

Moderator: Emma Ponco
Speaker: Christina Mills

Day 2

4A: General Communication Differences – Latino Population

Moderator: Edward G. Gingold
Speakers:

Cec Ortiz
Alejandra-Lopez

5A: Addressing the Unique Differences of Domestic Violence Issues

Moderator: Jacqueline Holmes
Speaker: Elizabeth Marx

6A: Vulnerable Populations: Trends and New Approaches

Moderator: David Conn
Speakers:

Melanie Edel
Anthony Abeyta

Track B: Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Day 1

1B: Zero Energy Modular Homes to Replace Mobile Homes

Moderator: Jo-Ann Choate
Speakers: Alison Donovan

2B: Evaluating Impact – Do It Right or Not at All!

Moderator: Mary Sprayregen
Speakers:

Jackie Berger
David Carroll

3B: Residential Engagement Energy Savings in Subsidized Public Housing

Moderator: Luke Ilderton
Speakers:

Nicole O’Connor
Rachelle Macur
Chris Jedd

Day 2

4B: Health and Safety: Who Pays the Bill

Moderator: Luke Ilderton
Speakers:

Michael Levinson
Shelly Miller, PhD

5B: Painting the U.S. Energy Affordability Landscape: Opportunities for Alleviating Fuel Poverty with Energy Efficiency

Moderator: Mary Sprayregen
Speakers:

Ariel Drehobl
Khalil Shahyd

6B: Best Practices in Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programming

Moderator: Saunteel Jenkins
Speakers:

Jackie Berger
Elizabeth Chant

Track C: Energy Policy and Advocacy

Day 1

1C: Utility of the Future – Deeper Dive

Moderator and Speaker: Bill Malcolm
Additional Speakers:

Barbara Alexander
Phil Hanser

2C: LIHEAP 101

Moderator: Edward G. Gingold
Speakers:

Travis McAdam
Libby Perl

3C: Effective Advocacy – How to Get Wins in Your State

Moderator: Kelly Fritts
Speakers:

Rep. Faith Winter
Greg Glischinski
Senator Linda Newell

Day 2

4C: Clean Power Plan: Clean Energy Incentive Program: Deeper Dive

Moderator: Rep. Faith Winter
Speakers:

Franz Litz
Pam Kiely
Jennifer Gremmert
Ali Zaid

5C: Pre-Paid Electricity: The Future of Low-Income Energy Delivery

Moderator: Katharine Keenan
Speakers:

Virginia Harman
Enrique Hernandez
Jamie Wimberly

6C: Want to Raise a Million? See How Several States Directed Utility Escheats to Assistance Programs

Moderator: Jennifer Gremmert
Speakers:

Jim Dieterle
Jim Jacob

Track D: Energy Assistance and Education

Day 1

1D: Dialogue with the Feds

Moderator: Jacqueline Holmes
Speakers:

Lauren Christopher
Akm Rahman

2D: Outreach Projects: New Approaches Meeting Unique Challenges

Moderator: Greta Shelton
Speakers:

David DeLind
Debra Morrison
Todd Morrison
Jennifer Rodriguez

3D: LIHEAP Assistance for U.S. Veterans

Moderator: Chad Quinn
Speakers:

Mark Wolfe
Rebecca R. McNamara

Day 2

4D: Energy Assistance and Education: “21st Century Results = Customer Engagement”

Moderator: John Rich
Speakers:

Rochel Ditmore
Janelle Igoe
Alita Corbett

5D: Energy Workshop for Children

Moderator: Scott Thach
Speakers:

Kelly Flowers
Gary Swan

6D: Helping Low to Moderate-Income Families with Utility Service

Moderator: Ornett Mack
Speakers:

Iris Montoya
Athena Wang
Rodger Bradfield

Track E: Fundraising for Energy Assistance Agencies

Day 1

1E: Power Up! Connecting Your Community through Volunteers

Moderator: Michael J. Bradford
Speakers:

Trisha Koizumi
Trish Lindvall

2E: Do Solar Gardens Grow Funds for Energy Assistance?

Moderator: Jennifer Gremmert
Speakers:

Jason Edens
Tom Figel
Monisha Shah

3E: Effective Oral Presentations

Moderator: Edward G. Gingold
Speaker: Susan Gove

Day 2

4E: Fundraising for Disaster Recovery

Moderator: Barbara Gomes
Speakers:

Patty Riddlebarger
Reese May
Joe Guarinello

5E: Pioneering Partnerships to Fund Energy Assistance

Moderator: Janet H. Joseph
Speakers:

Jennifer Gremmert
Jody Robertson

6E: Employee and Customer Campaigns

Moderator: Louis Gonzalez
Speakers:

Edward G. Gingold
Kelly Caplan
Elizabeth Brister

Track F: Utilities and Regulations

Day 1

1F: Effective Strategy for Customer Outreach

Moderator: Joshua Wolfe
Speakers:

Bill Bradshaw
Nicole O’Connor
Howard Brooks

2F: How to Successfully Implement a Low-Income Rate and Why

Moderator: Pat Boland
Speakers:

Roger Colton
Skip Arnold

3F: Increasing Low-Income Self-Sufficiency

Moderator: Elizabeth Berube
Speakers:

Jennifer Espelien
Kurt Sweester
Kristen Bolds
Lindsey Vaclav

Day 2

4F: Assisting Low-Middle Income Households with Utilities Using Cloud Computing Technology

Moderator: Jennifer Ward
Speakers:

Maria Delaplain
Luisa-Sala
Rosa M. Pagnillo-López

5F: Energy Efficiency Through Technology

Moderator: Rhonda Harper
Speakers:

Troy Sherman
Andrew Rietz
Ryan Harry

6F: Leveraging Smart Meters to Benefit Low-Income Customers

Moderator: Roger Colton
Speakers:

Nat Treadway
Serj Berelson
Heather Roth

Track G: Tribal and Other Issues

Day 1

1G: Understanding the Impact of Tribal Nations: A Guide to Federal Advocacy

Moderator: Bob Gough
Speaker: Ben Nuvamsa

2G: Dialogue with the Federal Officials: Tribal Issues and Technical Assistance
Moderator: Shannon Francis
Speakers:

Lauren-Christopher
Akm Rahman

3G: eLab Leap: Facilitating a Social Change Lab Approach to Low-Income Energy Challenges

Moderator: Rion Troth
Speaker: Kendall Ernst

Day 2

4G: The Talking Circle: Cultural Competence and a Sensitive Approach to Serving Tribal Nations
Moderator: Ben Nuvamsa
Speakers:

Ernest House, Jr.
Gary Collins

5G: Managing a Non-Profit: Navigating the Unique HR Challenges

Moderator: Michael Bradford
Speakers: Lisa Stroebener

6G: LIHEAP Performance Measures

Moderator: Greta Shelton
Speakers:

Jane Blank
Melissa Torgerson

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