Linda Weber is the Program Director of the NJ Resiliency Network. She is a licensed, professional planner with 25 years of planning experience in the public and private sector. Linda’s area of focus is municipal planning with extensive experience as a private consultant in the development of master plans, urban design, historic preservation and disaster recovery and resiliency. Immediately prior to working with Sustainable Jersey, Linda was a Community Recovery Specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), assisting NJ communities in long-term disaster recovery. She also served as Chair of the Hazard Mitigation and Recovery Planning Committee of the American Planning Association - New Jersey Chapter, and was a member of the Urban Land Institute Sandy Task Force, New Jersey- Philadelphia Region. Linda holds a BA in Urban Studies at Rutgers University, and a Master in City Planning degree (MCP) and Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania.
Geographical Area: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties
Nathaly serves as a Resiliency Manager with the NJ Resiliency Network. In this capacity, Nathaly is working with Sandy-affected communities across North Jersey connecting municipal leaders with long-term recovery and resiliency planning resources and technical assistance. Prior to joining Sustainable Jersey, Nathaly worked as a Program Officer with the U.S. Climate Adaptation Program at the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) where she supported the development, design and delivery of national and regional capacity building programs for and in partnership with municipal climate and sustainability practitioners. Nathaly has also worked as a local climate action planning consultant, community organizer and environmental educator. Nathaly holds a master’s degree in Natural Resources from the Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, where she concentrated in ecological planning and completed coursework for a graduate certificate in ecological economics from the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.
Randall Solomon is Co-Director of Sustainable Jersey and is responsible for overseeing major programs areas including the Resiliency Network. Randall has 20 years of experience working in government, academia, and the non-profit sector. He is one of the principals that founded and directs the Sustainable Jersey Certification program. Prior to his current position he was the founder and Executive Director of the New Jersey Sustainable State Institute at Rutgers where he worked to expand the capacity of public decision making to address sustainability. Mr. Solomon’s experience includes positions as a policy advisor on sustainable development for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities integrating land use and energy policy, director of the States Campaign for the Resource Renewal Institute in San Francisco, and policy director for the non-profit New Jersey Future. Other jobs include a stint as a national Park Ranger and serving in the inaugural class of AmeriCorps volunteers. He has participated on advisory boards for federal and state government, civic organizations, and has advised major corporations. He writes and speaks frequently on sustainable development, energy, land use policy, using indicators in public decision making, and governance issues. Randy holds a B.S. in Biology from Rutgers University and a M.S. in Public Policy from Rutgers University.