Kamyar Enshayan
CEEE Director; (319) 273-7575

Kamyar Enshayan is an engineer with graduate degrees in thermodynamics, solar energy, Climatology, and agriculture. He launched the UNI Local Food Program in 1997 and often consults with communities on strengthening their local food economy. In 2008, he received the Practical Farmers of Iowa's Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award. Kamyar served on the board of FoodRoutes Network, the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency, and the National Farm to School Network. He has served as a member of the technical review committee for USDA North Central Region for Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education. He teaches environmental studies at UNI.

Barbara Payton
Administrative Assistant; (319) 273-2573; Fax (319) 273-7140

Barb performs clerical duties for all CEEE staff members, conducts budgeting operations for the CEEE grant projects, maintains personnel records, and answers many questions about the CEEE. Prior to joining the CEEE in 1999, Barb was an Individual Retirement Account administrator for a local bank.

Pat Higby
Energy Educator; (319) 273-6012

Pat Higby developed the energy education program at the CEEE and currently manages the Junior Solar Sprint and the Iowa Energy Poster Contest for elementary-age students. She was appointed as a member of the Governor’s Power Fund task force in 2007 and also serves as a member of that Due Diligence Committee to select and fund projects to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy in Iowa. She manages the CEEE's outreach on energy efficiency and renewable energy to utility companies, student groups, county agencies and numerous other organizations. Pat taught general education classes for the UNI physics department as well as high school science and math. She also served as science educator for the Science Imaginarium in Waterloo, Iowa and education coordinator at the UNI Museums.


Jodie Huegerich
Program Assistant; (319) 273-7883

Jodie Huegerich assists with the UNI Local Food Program and manages the College Hill Farmers Market. A registered and licensed dietitian, Jodie assists Iowa State Extension & Outreach Region 9 – Black Hawk and five surrounding counties – in strengthening the local food economy by working with producers and buyers including schools, grocery stores, and restaurants. She also works for the Cedar Valley Blue Zones Project.

Susan Salterberg
Program Manager; (319) 337-4816

Susan Salterberg has more than 25 years of combined experience in communications and environmental education work. She plans programs to address environmental education needs in Iowa. One program addresses the need for waste reduction – preventing waste and pollution before it is generated. She offers graduate credit courses for teachers on the topic, introducing teachers to waste reduction and life cycle analysis concepts, as well as classroom-ready lesson plans. Susan also works with communities to develop Community Reading and Environment month-long celebrations. Currently, she assists Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP) Board with the CEP grant program. Among her responsibilities, she monitors grant projects with the desire to build conservation education in Iowa.

William M. Stigliani
Senior CEEE Policy Advisor; Professor of Chemistry; (319) 273-7150

As the first director of the CEEE (1994 to 2008), Bill led or co-led numerous projects including the Energy Stewardship Congregations Program, the UNI Energy Efficiency Implementation Project, and the Year 2000 Iowa Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. He has authored four university textbooks on environmental chemistry and published or presented numerous environmental science articles. Bill is member of the Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council, the UNI Energy Conservation Committee, the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency Board of Directors, and others. He currently focuses on air quality, environmental health, and urban sustainability. He also developed and teaches a course that involves students in campus sustainability projects.

Ashley Craft
Green Iowa AmeriCorps Director; (319) 273-7273

Ashley Wolter directs the Green Iowa AmeriCorps program at the CEEE and oversees four Iowa satellite sites in Cedar Rapids, Decorah, Dubuque, and Spirit Lake. She began working with Green Iowa in September of 2010 as the assistant program director. After transitioning to program director in January of 2011, her responsibilities now include member recruitment and placement, building donor relations, generating funds through state and local entities, strengthening program operations, and creating highly impactful opportunities for members. Prior to her position with Green Iowa AmeriCorps, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming. She also served as a VISTA Leader overseeing AmeriCorps VISTA members and coordinating a job skills training program for the Almond Tree Community Resource and Training Center. Ashley graduated with a degree in public relations from Valparaiso University.

Carole Shelley Yates
Program Manager; (319) 273-7599

Carole Yates manages several programs at the CEEE to help different audiences reduce energy use in their homes and on the farm. She currently co-coordinates the Iowa Farm Energy Working Group for small to mid-sized farming operations. Carole helped organize the 2012 Get Energized, Iowa! electric-reduction competition among four small Iowa communities as well as a neighborhood energy reduction competition in Cedar Falls. She is involved in the Green Community Campaign portion of the Iowa EPSCoR project. Her background includes communications, grant writing, and radio production.