The Partnership is led by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of regional sustainability leaders from a variety of sectors, drawn from member organizations of the Partnership.  The Board is assisted by an Advisory Board. Members of each are profiled below.

Board Meetings

Meetings of the Partnership Board take place at least monthly, and more frequently on an as-needed basis.

Board of Directors

President: Elaine RosenbergerSEEDS Global Alliance

Elaine Rosenberger is an entrepreneur and principle owner of SEEDS Global Alliance and a twenty four year background in the financial industry.   Elaine was appointed as the SDRSP President and Board Chair in 2007.  In  2008, Elaine established the foundation of the SDRSP and in 2009 gave the organization direction on which to build its future.  In 2010 Elaine developed the strategic plans for the organization to collaborate with Balboa Park and the City of San Diego officials to build an eco-friendly and educational project in San Diego.  In 2011, Elaine impanelled and directed a design team made up of professionals from different companies, organizations and backgrounds to begin designing the eco-friendly house of the future and beyond.  Elaine  serves on the Advisory Board for San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies.  Ms. Rosenberger has been a featured speaker at various forums, including the  SBA’s “Empowerment for Women” and “The Seven Steps in Getting Your Business Started.”

Paul Englert

Mr. Paul Englert is the Senior Environmental Engineer for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development in La Jolla, California.  In this role, he is responsible for environmental compliance and sustainability as part of J&J Workplace and Site Operations. Mr. Englert has extensive experience in research and development environmental compliance, including radioactive mixed waste treatment permitting  and laboratory closure and decontamination with General Atomics, as well as aerospace and electronics manufacturing environmental compliance. Among his community and professional associations, he serves on the Board of Directors of The San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership, and served as Vice President of the City of San Diego College Area Community Council. Raised in Southern California, he has a MPH in Environmental Health and a BS in Business Management from San Diego State University. He lives in San Diego, California with his partner.

Larry Sillman,  Principal,  Sillman Wright Architects  Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, Bachelor of Structural Engineering, California Polytechnic State UniversityAmerican Institute of Architects (AIA)

Associated General Contractors
Building Industry Association
Coalition for Adequate School Housing
National Fire Protection Association
Council of Educational Facilities Planners


Ping Wu   Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant

Senior Tax Analyst at Encore Capital Group, Inc.  Master of Science in Accountancy from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California.  Bachelor of Art in English from East China Normal University, Shanghai, Chinachelor of Art in English from East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Bruce Rogow,  MBA

Bruce Rogow is Director of Television Operations and Project Management for KPBS having joined the station in 1995.  He  served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Renewable Energy Society from 2007 to 2011 and chairs the San Diego Junior Solar Sprint competition, a solar car design challenge and race for middle school students.  Bruce currently serves as a member of the San Diego State University Senate Sustainability Committee.  As a student, he founded the SDSU Suntrakker Solar Car Project which built and raced a solar powered electric car in the 1993 World Solar Challenge in Australia and established the first campus wide recycling program in 1989. Rogow holds a Bachelor and Masters degree of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Harry S. Watkins, Ph.D.; MBA

Over twenty-two years of experience teaching at the college level.  My primary focus is on teaching and service first and professional research and application second. Students are at the heart of what a professor does, so I focus on providing extensive “learn by doing” opportunities that bring the material alive and prepare students for post-graduation effectiveness.  Prior to 2008 I taught primarily marketing classes. However, beginning in 2005, I began to incorporate sustainability issues into my teaching, and broadened my course load to include Management Strategy. As of 2008 I switched to focusing entirely on teaching courses Strategic Management and Sustainable Business Practices. My current professional focus is on helping move Point Loma Nazarene University towards becoming a sustainable learning community.

Advisory Board



Ted Griswold, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Mr. Griswold assists public, private and tribal clients in negotiating and receiving permit approvals from resource agencies and assists in the development of regulatory programs on tribal reservations, fee-to-trust transfers for Native Americans, infrastructure improvement and property remediation on reservations. In addition, he handles a variety of hazardous waste matters and environmental litigation for public agencies, nonprofit organizations, developers, corporations and property owners. He has drafted environmental guidelines for public agencies and handled complex natural resource, land use and contamination issues for various landowners. Ted has published and lectured extensively on a variety of environmental and natural resource law issues.  Ted is a member of the SDSU Biological Field Stations Steering Committee, the SDSU College of Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board and the San Dieguito River Watershed Technical Advisory Committee. He is also an ex officio member of the Board of Directors of the Aquatic Adventures Science Education Foundation.

Dave Rosenberger David Rosenberger, Sparling

Mr. Rosenberger is an electrical engineering project manager with 30 years of project management and electrical engineering experience. He is also very involved in sustainable design and engineering practices.  He served six years on the Board of Directors of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)  and as President of the San Diego Chapter of the USGBC in 2006.

Special Recognition

AdmiralRear Admiral Len Hering (ret.), United States Navy Region Southwest

If the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership has a founding father, it is Rear Admiral Len Hering, former Commander, Navy Region Southwest, who retired in 2009. He was instrumental in the Partnership’s founding in 2006. His vigorous support since its inception helped transform the Partnership into an active community organization, and his leadership in sustainability will have a positive impact on the San Diego region for generations to come.