Lindsy “LB” Bissonnette is thrilled to be joining the HBN team as Development Manager. Located in New York City, LB previously served as the development manager at an off-Broadway theater advocating for gender equity on stage and off. She executed a series of robust campaigns, planned special events, and spearheaded data management projects and strategic planning for the institution. Previously, she has worked in marketing and development departments at other off-Broadway theaters and was a contributing editor at a gender equity film site. She holds a BA in Communications, a BFA in Theater, and an MFA in the Performing Arts.
Chief Executive Officer
Gina Ciganik, Chief Executive Officer, has been growing and scaling HBN’s vision since assuming the CEO role in 2016. Previously she served as Senior Advisor for Housing Innovation, establishing and leading the HomeFree initiative, an expansion of HBN’s healthy materials work into the affordable housing sector. Recognized as a national leader in transforming human and environmental health through strategic partnerships, innovative business practices, education, and leading-edge research, Ciganik has a proven track record of creating healthier spaces where we live, work, and play. Prior to HBN, she was Vice President of Housing Development at a Minneapolis-St. Paul area affordable housing development organization, where she spent two decades creating thousands of healthy, affordable homes. Her efforts culminated in the construction of The Rose, a 90-unit apartment building in Minneapolis that set a new national standard for healthy materials.
Cassidy joined the Healthy Building Network in 2021 as a Materials Researcher. Prior to joining HBN, she worked as a Research Associate with the University of California, Berkeley Sustainability and Health Equity Lab where she conducted biomonitoring research assessing chemical exposures in women workers such as firefighters and nurses. She has also worked in public health research at University of California, San Francisco and New England Research Institutes on a range of studies from food insecurity and diabetes to BPA exposure in children. Cassidy received her BA in Biology from Boston College and her Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science and Industrial Hygiene from University of California, Berkeley. Her graduate work focused on aerosol solvent use and exposure among UC Berkeley employees. She looks forward to contributing her experience in environmental health to the research team’s work investigating the human health effects of building materials.
Sarah Gilberg, Lead Developer, has worked with HBN since 2006. She is currently the lead developer for Pharos, HomeFree, and the HBN website. Sarah holds a BA in biology from Carleton College and an MBA from George Washington University.
Chief Operating Officer
Bruce Green, Chief Operating Officer, has 33 years experience in business operations, change management, and software development. Bruce will advance HBN's organizational systems and lead our technology and data platforms into their next chapter. Prior to joining HBN, Bruce was COO of Navitaire (within Accenture LLP), an airline SaaS business he helped grow into a global industry leader. There, he led day-to-day business operations, helped increase product quality, and drove customer satisfaction to over 95 percent of target. He also led the 20-month, $830M carve out sale of the Navitaire business from Accenture into Amadeus. Bruce holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of North Dakota.
Senior Director of Product Transformation
Anjanette brings more than 18 years of experience in sustainable Architecture and Design to her role at HBN, during which she has been a “positive disruptor” on the forefront of research and critical analysis for the health and wellbeing of building occupants. She has worked with clients from China to New Zealand, researching materials and manufacturing processes to provide healthy solutions for single and multi-attribute building projects. She co-authored the RESET International Building Standard and has authored and contributed to HPDs, EPDs, Living Products, Declare labels, and international PCRs. Anjanette serves on the advisory boards and peer review groups for programs including WELL, LEED, LBC, LPC, Fitwel, and RESET. In 2018 she was recipient of the Living Building Challenge’s prestigious Hero Award for her contributions to the International Living Building Institute.
Ryan Johnson, Materials Researcher, joined Healthy Building Network in 2019. He previously worked in California conducting research and managing research contracts related indoor air quality. Following this he moved into non-profit work where he collaborated with healthcare workers and other professionals doing international development work. In this role he managed and analyzed data for epidemiological research, conducted lectures on epidemiology and research methodology for healthcare workers, and helped to organize and facilitate opportunities for U. S. doctors working in China to receive continuing medical education. Ryan has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota and an MS in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California Berkeley. He works with the HBN team conducting research on building products, chemicals, and their associated health hazards.
Data Systems Analyst
Wei-Yung joined Healthy Building Network as a Data Analyst in 2023. She has a background in environmental health research and chemical regulatory compliance. Wei-Yung is passionate about data transparency and health equity, and she's excited to support in building HBN's data infrastructure for healthier chemical decisions. Wei-Yung has a BA in Chemistry from Earlham College.
Chief Research Officer
Teresa McGrath, Chief Research Officer, leads HBN’s Research and Education strategies. With prior experience in government, NGO and industry, she brings a wealth of holistic knowledge and multi-sector experience to our team. Teresa led the Chemical Management Program for Sherwin-Williams, the largest paints and coatings company in the world, where she focused on hazards reduction and transparency, and assisted business units in meeting sustainability and green chemistry goals. She also spent nine years as the Senior Managing Toxicologist at NSF International’s Green Chemistry Programs, and two years at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Design for the Environment (DfE) Branch of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).
Business Operations Manager
Sarah Pickell, Business Operations Manager, is responsible for the fiscal management of HBN. Having spent the previous 16 years with The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Sarah brings over 20 years' of financial and administrative expertise to HBN.
Rebecca Stamm, Senior Researcher, works with the team at HBN to conduct vital building materials research. She has a B.S. from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and M.S. from Purdue University where she studied Chemical Engineering with a focus on materials. Rebecca has worked extensively in materials development and testing, quality control, and certification, including more than three years in the building materials industry. She is excited to be a part of the HBN team's important work to improve the health and safety of buildings.
Chief Brand and Communications Officer
Nicolette Stosur-Bassett, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, leads HBN’s brand vision and communications and marketing strategy to increase audience engagement, advance business objectives, and accelerate organizational impact. Nicolette has nearly 15 years experience building brands and campaigns for social change, with a deep commitment to increasing sustainability of the built environment. As Editorial and Creative Director of Think Wood, Nicolette led brand transformation, content strategy, and relationship-building with leading AEC firms. In 2018, Nicolette founded Do It Better Design, a human-centered brand consultancy serving mission-driven organizations. Her work is rooted in behavioral psychology, participatory design, and systems change. Nicolette has an M.A. in Social Innovation & Sustainability and B.A. in Social Enterprise from Goddard College.
Roberto Valle Kinloch
Roberto Valle Kinloch, HomeFree manager, leads HBN's HomeFree program, with a focus on building the capacity of affordable housing leaders to adopt and make informed decisions about healthier building materials and practices. Roberto has 10 years of experience working with local government, nonprofits, and the private sector delivering resource efficiency solutions through an equity lens. Before joining HBN, Roberto developed a plastic-neutral strategy for Burt’s Bees in Durham, N.C., led research and development efforts on sustainable building management practices in the U.K. and Norway, and spearheaded the implementation of a large-scale clean energy program in his home country of Nicaragua. Roberto serves as the Solid Waste representative for Durham’s Environmental Affairs Board and collaborates with local nonprofits and community leaders on community organizing and circular economy issues. Roberto holds an M.Sc. in Renewable Energy from the University of Reading in the U.K. and a Ph.D. in Energy Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway.