Green Edge NYC * Community for a Sustainable Future

Meet Your Coordinators...

Judy Harper -- Executive Director, Green Edge NYC
Committed to sustainable solutions to our current environmental problems, Judy specializes in introducing new lifestyle concepts to consumers and businesses. She completed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Technical Workshop, while at Cosentini Associates, an engineering consulting firm. Her background includes work with The New York Philharmonic, the NBA and NFL, and Freelancers Union. She is currently consulting with a new performing entity, The American Soul & Rock & Roll Choir, for which she developed the branding and imaging.--

Nicole Haysler -- Director, Programs
Promoting green living to the community, Nicole utilizes her background in marketing and event production to plan and executing special events for Green Edge NYC including the annual fundraiser. She also helps to coordinate new neighborhood supper clubs and acts as a resource for those interested in starting their own. Nicole is a fine artist with a special interest in printmaking and loves to spend her Thursday nights hopping between gallery openings.--

Patricia Curry -- Coordinator, Administration
After ten years at Microsoft, Patricia happily left the corporate life behind to focus on causes she finds personally compelling, such as the state of the planet. Having traveled, studied, and worked abroad extensively, her experiences have made her enthusiastic about encouraging ways of living conservatively and consciously in our daily life. She is an ardent rooftop gardener, a lover of cats, and is thrilled to be a part of a citywide effort to bring methods of living sustainability to New York.--

Anita Schillhorn van Veen -- Consultant, Social Media
Anita brings five years of non-profit communications experience to the Green Edge Collaborative. She has worked with WITNESS, UNESCO, The Jed Foundation and other organizations to promote causes through online communications, film, and social media. Along with contributing to Huffington Post, PopMatters, and other news and culture websites, she writes her own gardening and green living blog at --

Carolyn Gilles -- Founder Green Edge Collaborative
Born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky, Carolyn’s early career was spent in retail management, preparing food for small cafes, and operating a small private catering business. After completing the Chef's Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City, she decided to focus her career goals on educating the public about consumption choices and their effects on the world around us. This new initiative led her to found Green Edge Collaborative in July 2006. She later returned to the classroom and completed a Bachelor of Science from The New School in May 2009, focusing her study on social enterprise.

Jennah Synnestvedt -- Co-Founder
As a freelancer who wears many hats, Jennah is dedicated to raising the vibration of the planet. After graduating from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Communications Design, Jennah built a graphic design practice with clients such as Graphis, The One Club, and POOL Inc., where she currently works on the advertising for Burt's Bees. In the fall of 2006, she attended a two-week "Design for Sustainability" program at Lund University in Sweden. Around the same time, she co-founded Green Edge Collaborative with Carolyn , which allowed her the opportunity to design the logo and visual identity. Today, Jennah has realized that healing the self is intrinsic in healing the world, and is launching a clairvoyant practice called My Little Bubble.

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