Staff, Instructors & Interns

Michael Bobker – with the steady leadership of CIUS Director Buz Paaswell (CIUS is BPL’s parent organization) – began BPL as a one-man operation in 2006. It’s something of an understatement to say we’ve grown quite a bit since then.

As of 2021, Honey Berk has assumed the role of Executive Director of BPL while Michael Bobker has become Founding Executive Director. Our Training Department alone has 12 full-time senior and junior staff members and 15-20 interns at a time. When including staff from our other departments, those numbers more than double.

Paul Reale

Director of Building Operations, Research, and Training

Katherine Careddu

Associate Director of Training

James Henderson

Program Director, NYC Sustainability Help Center

James Lane

Project Manager, Building Operator Training

Daquan Dennis

Project Manager, Building Re-Tuning

Nora Sherman

Director of Communications

Jessica Schmidt

Training Department Administrator

Joyce Jackson

Senior Training Associate

Alex Zurakowski

Project Manager

Lillibeth Liriano

Associate, NYC Sustainability Help Center

Kristy Calungsod

Senior Engineer

Morgan Parlo

Senior Engineer

Paula Meneses

Training Associate

Trent Strachan

Junior Engineer

Kelly Collao

Junior Engineer

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