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 is President & CEO of Transitioning to Green, LLC, a global sustainability management consulting firm providing leading-edge client solutions to a wide variety of challenges facing business and organizations from all sectors. We help leaders think in new and creative ways – to be more innovative, collaborative, and effective.

Jeana 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.

Jeana is Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Management & Global Business Department, Rutgers Business School. She leads the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative for the Business School and is Associate Director of the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation (RICSI).

Jeana is lead editor and author for The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: Building New Bridges, first and second editions (Greenleaf, 2008; Routledge, 2019), and author, Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet and Profits in a New Green Economy (Praeger, 2014).

Previously, Jeana was HR Director for Development, Quality and Organization Effectiveness at Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), and held leadership positions in AT&T Human Resources. Jeana started her career at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and led the Women’s Research/Social Processes team at the National Institute of Education. She received her Master’s degree and Ph.D. with honors in Psychology from U.C.L.A.

LinkedIn: jeana-wirtenberg
twitter: @jeanawirtenberg

William G. Russell
William G. RussellPrincipal
Bill Russell is a Principal with Transitioning to Green, LLC, a sustainability consulting and training company. He has over 30 years of diverse work experience in environmental engineering; information technology tool development and implementation; managerial and financial consulting; training, coaching and teaching. His holistic global sustainability-aligned perspective and deep experience in advancing each segment of the triple-bottom-line helps clients identify and actualize sustainability-aligned opportunities that interconnect with their core mission and objectives.

Bill implements technology-enabled Sustainability and Climate Change mitigation and adaptation metrics and reporting systems to improve corporate and community strategies and performance while advancing progress towards the SDGs, Science-based targets and Carbon Neutral performance. Recent projects include materiality assessments, LCA and Carbon Footprint studies including quantifying more detailed Scope 3 GHG emission inventories and developing climate change risk mitigation programs.

Additional services support the implementation of sustainability reporting frameworks, ESG and CDP score benchmarking and TCFD scenario assessments and disclosures. Other projects involve supporting the advancement of solar power, renewable energy development and procurement, carbon pricing, REC and offset strategies for communities, corporations, and strategic suppliers across their entire value chain.

Bill is co-author of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: Building New Bridges (Routledge, 2019) and is committed to creating a just, peaceful, thriving future for his children and future generations.

LinkedIn: wgrussell
Twitter: @wgrussellttg

Linda Morris Kelley
Linda Morris KelleyPrincipal and Enterprise Ecologist
Linda Morris Kelley is a Principal and Enterprise Ecologist with Transitioning to Green, LLC.

Linda works at the nexus where big picture vision meets practical implementation to produce thriving sustainable enterprise. Her systems approach to transformational change that the sustainability of humanity requires has been honed by many years of work with complex systems.

Linda’s focus is on teaching clients to develop the mindset, capacity, and presence to lead effective collaborations and bridge gaps between knowing what to do and being able to do it. The rich breadth and depth of our humanness, complex and entangled in its dynamic power is what forms the foundation of Linda’s work. She brings to her consulting, training and coaching a pragmatic, hands-on perspective gained from more than 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 leader in using immersive 3D virtual technologies and geospaces for collaborative problem-solving, immersive learning, and collective ingenuity. She uses simulated habitats of real-world environments under stress as platforms to raise awareness and facilitate collaborations that can address issues critical to sustainability with people from around the globe.

Linda started her sustainability career at the General Services Administration in data systems management, working NOAA, NASA, AF Geophysical and Cold Regions Labs, Naval USC, and Army COE. When she realized that facts seldom move people to act sustainably, she pivoted her career to focus on the people-side of sustainability – how we learn, create, communicate, collaborate, and lead.

Linda is a co-author and co-editor of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: Building New Bridges, first and second editions (Greenleaf, 2008; Routledge, 2019). She is Co-Chair of Berkshire Bridges Working Cities.

LinkedIn: lindamorriskelley
twitter: @lmmkelley

Nalini Kumaran
Nalini KumaranProgram Manager and Consultant
Nalini M Kumaran, MHRM, a seasoned HR professional, provides consulting in all areas of Human Resources Management. Her knowledge of financial accounting, computer programming and international HR gives her the unique ability to identify needs of the client, analyze options and create an innovative solution. Her work in large multinational corporations like AT&T, Verizon, small start-ups and mid-sized organizations across industries and countries enables her to provide a global perspective and develop cohesive solutions for all clients.

To diversify into the new and exciting field of environmental sustainability, she has now joined Transitioning to Green in studying the role of Human Resources within an organization’s sustainability vision. She has designed and developed this Living Fieldbook online resource for the book, The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: Building New Bridges (Routledge, 2019).

LinkedIn: nalini-kumaran

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).

Brad Peirce
Brad PeirceSenior Consultant
Brad Peirce is a Senior Consultant for Transitioning to Green, LLC, a global sustainability management consulting firm. Brad is also Principal of SEED Strategies, a boutique ESG consulting firm that specializes in strategy, leadership, and stakeholder engagement. SEED Strategies focuses on the people side of sustainability; helping companies accelerate their impact and business results by designing and delivering solutions that transform leadership mindsets, engage key stakeholders, and create shared value for all.

Brad has over 20 years of experience advising companies, nonprofits, and communities on sustainable best practices. He specializes in a broad spectrum of sustainability disciplines that range from strategic planning to tactical design and implementation, program management, employee and stakeholder engagement, communications, training, and leadership development. He believes that the key to sustainable transformation is leadership development and stakeholder engagement, and he is passionate about creating a culture of sustainability at high performance companies.

Brad earned a Masters degree in Sustainable Business from The George Washington University and a BA from Vanderbilt University.