Our Team

The diverse experiences and approaches of Transitioning to Green’s Team provides the context and versatility our clients need to solve for the tough challenges, develop both global and local sustainable strategies, and deliver triple-bottom-line results.

Transitioning to Green, LLC is comprised of acknowledged global sustainability leaders with experience in industry, academia, NGO’s and government.

We have directly consulted with hundreds of companies and contributed to advancing the field of sustainability through client projects and client supported action research, delivering training and workshop programs, keynote speaking at national and international conferences, and extensive publishing.

Jeana Wirtenberg
Jeana WirtenbergPresident and CEO
Jeana Wirtenberg helps companies and organizations make sustainability a mainstream, routine business practice. She is an expert on the leadership, organizational dynamics, and psychology required to make that happen. Working with CEO’s, Presidents and VP’s of Fortune 500 companies, Jeana has helped organizations reach the highest levels of performance excellence by aligning with business strategy. She has a proven track record of bringing about new levels of organization and individual capability, leadership, cultural transformation and business success.

In her new book is Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet and Profits in a New Green Economy she shares insights on how nine major companies are holistically integrating sustainability throughout their operations. Jeana was also lead editor on The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: When It All Comes Together, published in 2008. She was a lead author of Creating a Sustainable Future: A Global Study of Current Trends and Possibilities, 2007-2017.

Jeana is a co-founder of the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University and teaches Employees and Organizations/HR in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program. She has held senior organizational, professional, and leadership development positions at AT&T and PSEG, as well as in the Federal government at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the National Institute of Education.

Jeana graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the City University of New York and earned a Ph.D. in psychology with honors from the University of California at Los Angeles.

William G. Russell
William G. RussellPrincipal
Bill is a global leader in advancing sustainability aligned strategies and management systems with experience in environmental engineering, management consulting, education, and finance. He works with a variety of clients to assess and financially quantify opportunities and risks posed by current environmental, social, economic and sector specific trends and implements sustainability strategies; performance improvement projects; cost benefit analysis; and metrics systems. In his work, he is advancing more collaborative business models that change how companies engage with external experts, their employees, customers, and other stakeholders. Bill leverages the potential of people, technology, and the internet to dramatically improve people’s ability to innovate, implement self-organized actions, and collectively learn.

Bill is the former US environmental practice leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia University in Green Accounting. He is a co-editor and co-author of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook. When It All Comes Together. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University.

Linda Morris Kelley
Linda Morris KelleyPrincipal
Linda works at the nexus where big picture vision meets practical implementation to produce sustainable enterprise. She is a cultural creative who guides individuals and teams through the process of change to develop the mindset, presence, and capabilities to lead effective collaborations for building a sustainable world.

Her focus is on cultivating professional and personal excellence, bridging the gap between knowing what to do and being able to do it. Linda’s whole systems approach to learning and change enables clients to navigate complex issues in doable steps that produce rapid, genuine results.

She brings to her consulting, training and coaching a practical, hands-on perspective gained from thirty years of business experience coupled with her artist’s sense of invention, play and design, and an amateur naturalist’s powers of observation.

Linda is a co-author of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook (2008). She serves on the steering committee of the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market, and formerly was on the board of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston, and their Sustainable Business Leader Program.

Linda is a leader in forging new ground using virtual technologies for collaborative problem-solving, immersive learning, and advancing collective ingenuity. Delia Lake is Linda Kelley’s avatar representative in the Second Life® where she has worked for over eight years to raise awareness of and work collaboratively on real-world environmental and sustainability issues with people around the globe. She does this because she believes that virtual media will provide essential co-creative spaces and interfaces between local and global sustainability initiatives.

Trina Mallik
Trina MallikSenior Consultant
Trina has over ten years of experience in the corporate social responsibility field. Trina started her career as a Mechanical Engineer working for Bechtel Power Corporation where she designed systems for coal fired power plants. After earning her MBA she used her background in the energy sector to focus on issues of climate change and renewable energy. At Innovest Strategic Value Advisors (since bought by MSCI) she was the Senior Analyst rating the European Electric Utility and Construction Material sectors for their environmental and social performance. The AAA to CCC ratings were used by fund managers to help assess management quality of the companies in those sectors. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, Trina worked with the Global Head of Sustainability in Zurich, Switzerland on a diverse range of sustainability projects for international clients. At The Climate Group, an international non-profit focused on accelerating a low carbon economy, she was the Global Director of Member Engagement, working with Fortune 100 companies and sub national governments to pilot low carbon technologies and catalyze change.

Her most recent experience was in Munich, Germany at Allianz SE, an international insurance company, as an expert in the sustainability team. Trina supported the development of Allianz’s extensive sustainability report and developed the implementation plan of the company’s carbon reduction strategy across 80 countries.

Trina received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, her M.E.M. in Engineering and Technology from George Washington University and her M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Bill Scalzitti
Bill ScalzittiVice President, Business Development
Bill Scalzitti is a Principal in Transitioning to Green. He is a marketing and sales professional with more than 30 years of experience in Advertising, Business Development, Motivation, and Entrepreneurial Ventures. Bill started his career in information technology, working in the life insurance industry. His entrepreneurial experience spans five different industries, including retail, healthcare, finance, entertainment and media, and HR. Bill’s passion is inspiring people to create new possibilities for their lives and motivating them to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

In addition to his entrepreneurial experience, Bill has authored two books and created a CD musical collection of romantic music (www.romancebychoice.com). Bill has created a philanthropic entertainment company called Philanthropic Events, which hosts charitable events for a wide spectrum of nonprofit organizations.

Bill heads up the Transitioning to Green Entrepreneurial and Green Franchise Development area, also known as “The Village of Anything is Possible.”