Katrina Metzler, Executive Director
Ms. Metzler has dedicated her career to community service and advocating for those most in need. She has a wide range of experience in the fields of energy, education and poverty-fighting programs spanning more than 20 years. As an advocate at the local, state and now federal level, she has supported legislation for programs such as LIHEAP, WAP, CSBG and SEP.
Previously; Ms. Metzler was the Executive Director for Family, Adult and Children First Council in Fairfield County, Ohio, a county organization that supported families through grant funds for family mental health services, childhood injury prevention, Early Start and more. She also has held positions as Energy Policy Analyst, State Services Director, and Energy Services Director for the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP).
Prior to her work in Washington D.C., she was employed by the State of Ohio, where she was the Section Supervisor for Weatherization, managing one of the largest Weatherization programs in the country. Ms. Metzler was appointed to the State Energy Advisory Board in 2013 serving the Assistant Secretary for Energy, where she provided critical assistance to improve access to services and program delivery. She also was the Director of New Business Development at Pickaway County Community Action Agency and coordinated an adult education program at the county level for 14 years.
Erin Mao, Operations Director
Erin Mao has supported operations for mission-driven membership organizations ranging from small, volunteer-led efforts to large, federated models. Her experience spans member and board management, development, communications, finance, HR, IT and compliance.
Prior to joining NEUAC in 2021, Ms. Mao managed board relations for Goodwill Industries International. She also served nearly a decade at the Alliance to Save Energy, a bipartisan coalition of business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders advocating to advance federal energy efficiency policy. Ms. Mao held various roles leading the Alliance’s membership program, grant fundraising efforts, and overall operations.
Ms. Mao previously worked in Beijing, China, where she consulted on corporate responsibility and strategic communications for APCO Worldwide and served as a teaching fellow at the China Foreign Affairs University with Princeton-in-Asia.