Board of Directors

Collectively, the Spark Northwest board contributes experience in energy law, finance, marketing, development of new ventures, fundraising, and non-profit governance. Board members play a critical role in providing organizational direction, financial and organizational policy and procedures oversight, and promoting our mission and programs throughout the community. We conduct ongoing recruitment, to learn more, visit Opportunities. We welcome all backgrounds and strive to have a staff and board that reflects the diverse communities we serve.

Stephanie Bostwick, Vice Chair

Stephanie Bostwick teaches Engineering and Physics at Northwest Indian College with a focus on renewable energy and microgrid technologies. She incorporates real-world, hands-on projects into her curriculum to give students practical experience with hardware and troubleshooting. Stephanie is also a project manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory supporting resilience assessments and tribal technical assistance projects.  Stephanie holds a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State University. 

Bobby Coleman

Bobby Coleman leads environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives at Seattle Housing Authority. His professional experience has focused primarily on energy and water efficiency projects and program development and management, capital planning, continuous improvement, and data analysis. He is passionate about human and environmental health and well-being, historic preservation, and food politics. Bobby holds a master’s degree in environmental studies from the Evergreen State College and an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. 

Maria Jimena Córdoba 

Maria Jimena is a Senior Energy Project Manager at Microsoft. She is responsible for developing and executing the energy strategy for Microsoft Cloud’s data centers in North and South American markets. Prior to this role, she worked in consulting and academia, specializing in energy and infrastructure finance and economics. She worked across 25+ countries, advising governments, private sector companies, and development institutions, such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Caribbean Development Bank. She holds an MBA in Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources from the University of Alberta, a Masters in Economics and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. 

Jessica Jones, Board Chair

Jessica Jones is a Director in the Global Health Division at Chemonics International. Her work uses market-based approaches to ensure high quality and affordable access to reproductive, maternal, and young child healthcare in low-income and vulnerable populations. She has a 15+ year career in international development that spans the intersection of health and environment, with a focus on ensuring equitable access to the tools that promote healthy and sustainable living at all income levels. Her career includes the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, the World Bank, academia, and non-profit organizations. She holds an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a B.A. in English and International Relations from the College of William and Mary. 

Josh Khanna, Secretary

Josh Khanna is currently Director Global Operations for Real Estate at Expedia, Inc. Her prior responsibilities have included the site development and construction for the EG Seattle Campus, from campus master plan to management of the site and planned amenities. Previously, Josh was the Regional Lead for the Asia Pacific region for Expedia, Inc. She has 15+ years’ experience in domestic and international corporate real estate including planning, strategy, design, construction, and facilities coordination. Josh holds a BFA in Applied Arts (College of Art, New Delhi), BTech in Interior Design (Chelsea School of Design, London) and a Professional Designation in Interior Design (UCLA). Within real estate development, Josh has been focused on sustainable practices and creating an inclusive workplace. She was inspired to join the board after discovering how Spark Northwest’s vision overlays social justice with renewable energy. 

Leah Martin

Leah is a founding partner of Allied8 Architects, a generalist firm with a strong focus on housing innovation, housing justice and policy. For decades Allied8 had been active advisors/architects to developers and in 2019, Leah created a development arm at Allied8 with the purpose of solving big policy problems with small-scale projects that are replicable. Leah is a regular design studio critic and has been a lecturer at the University of Washington School of Architecture. She is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and the Northwest Eco Building Guild, Seattle Chapters. She has maintained her WA State architectural license since 2003. 

John Mi

John Mi covers renewable energy procurement and sustainable power solutions at Amazon. Before joining Amazon, he held various leadership roles at large renewable energy companies, with the latest being Director of Community Solar at SunPower. His professional experience has focused primarily on the financing and business development of innovative energy solutions. He is passionate about environmental equality and corporate sustainability. John holds two tree-hugger degrees, a MA in Environmental and Resource Economics from Duke University and a BA in Environmental Science from the Colorado College. 

Vineet Parkhe, Treasurer

Vineet Parkhe is a Senior Project Manager at DNV GL where he provides technical due diligence to investors looking to acquire and sell renewable energy portfolios. He has worked in the renewable energy industry for nine years, advising developers, owners, investors, and manufacturers evaluate their technology and on-site resource. For fun, Vineet enjoys climbing, back country skiing, and all things outdoors. 

Matthew Souza

Matt currently heads up the legal department at Wrapbook and was previously in-house counsel at Zillow and a startup lawyer at Perkins Coie.  Prior to his legal career, Matt worked as an aide to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell in Washington, D.C., where he focused on energy and environmental issues, helping to draft clean energy legislation and working to extend clean energy tax incentives that catalyzed billions of dollars of clean and renewable energy related investments.  Matt is a member of the Camping Services and Outdoor Leadership Board of the YMCA of Greater Seattle.  Matt holds a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Economics from Whitman College. 

Lisa Wyler

Lisa is a business development manager at Microsoft. She brings significant product, marketing and strategic business development experience to the board. She is a New York native who moved to Bellevue, Washington 12 years ago. She loves living in the Pacific Northwest with husband Bob, her teenage son and daughter, and dog Lulu. She is very concerned about climate change, and is eager to use her marketing/business experience to help accelerate sustainable energy solutions. In 2017, as a Social Ventures Partner, Lisa led Spark Northwest’s rebranding initiative. She holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from Stanford University.   

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