Board of Directors

Bill Jordan

Co-Founder, The Let’s Share the Sun Foundation

William Jordan is the Founder of Jordan Energy & Food Enterprises, LLC. He has written a monthly column in PVNews about solar in the Poorest Parts of the World. Prior to starting Jordan Energy & Food Enterprises, he served as Special Assistant to the New York State Commissioner of Agriculture & Markets from 2002 – 2007. Mr. Jordan received a mid-career Master of Professional Studies degree at Cornell University in Applied Economics (2002). He worked over six years to improve Chilean agricultural profitability. Mr. Jordan has also worked for five years in the building materials industry, to improve marketing and sales efforts for the largest roofing companies in the United States. Mr. Jordan is a graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, MPS (2002); Maryknoll School of Theology, Ossining, New York, MA (1990); and the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana B.A. Government & International Studies and Italian (1985)

Nancy Brennan-Jordan

Co-Founder, The Let’s Share the Sun Foundation
Nancy Brennan-Jordan is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She has more than 20 years of diverse nursing experience and has a passion for diabetes education and management. Nancy received her Masters in Nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing and her BSN from the College of Mt St Vincent. Her 1985 undergraduate degree in Economics is from the University of Notre Dame. Nancy served as the Director of the Defy Diabetes $564,808 Grant at Seton Health in Troy, NY from 2008-2010 and is presently working as a Nurse Practitioner at the St Peter’s Family Health Center in Albany, NY. Having worked in Chile for 6 years training community health workers, Nancy is fluent in Spanish and is committed to providing quality, empowering, and sustainable solar installations through the Let’s Share the Sun Foundation.

James J. Kelly, Jr.

Clinical Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School
James J. Kelly, Jr. teaches Real Estate Transactions and directs and teaches the Community Development Clinic. He currently serves as Editor -in-Chief of the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. Prior to joining the Notre Dame Law Faculty in 2011, he served as Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Community Development Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Ravi Sankaran

Ravi Sankaran is an experienced renewable energy and power generation professional and the founder and Principal of Grande Vista Energy, a consulting firm for companies engaged in utility-scale renewable energy projects. Prior to founding Grande Vista Ravi was a Senior Director of Power Marketing for SunEdison, where over a 5-year tenure he worked on a portfolio of over 600MW of solar projects that are now in operation or construction. Prior to SunEdison he spent 4 years in wind energy development with Shell Wind Energy in Houston. Before Ravi entered the renewable energy world he worked for the Entergy electric utility in New Orleans and Houston handling resource planning for Entergy’s 4-state utility system, during which time Entergy endured unprecedented destruction from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.
Ravi was previously an Advisory Board member with the nonprofit Power to the People that installs solar systems in remote Central America villages, which was subsequently acquired by GRID Alternatives. He has also served on the Board of Directors of GRID Alternatives Greater LA region which installs solar systems in low income neighborhoods, and is currently on the Board of Young Life Greater LA, a faith-based youth development organization. Ravi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Virginia and a MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. He is based in Los Angeles where in his spare time he enjoys hiking, cycling, and tennis amidst the scenic beauty of Southern California.

Nick Jordan

Nick Jordan was born and raised in San Diego, California, and attended Loyola Marymount
University in Los Angeles earning a BBA Cum Laude. He stayed in the Los Angeles area working in travel management for a variety of retail travel companies. In 1990 he joined Sony Pictures Entertainment managing the corporation's massive travel network nationwide for many years. In 2005 Nick transitioned, though remaining in the field of entertainment, to work freelance on feature films as a Production Travel Coordinator managing the travel requirements for large Hollywood films worldwide. His recent credits include STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, WORLD WAR Z, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL, EAT PRAY LOVE to name a few. In addition, Nick maintains real estate investments in southern California. In 2015 Nick changed careers to become a Chaplain at the St. Camillus Center in Los Angeles. Personally, Nick is involved with numerous charities and nonprofits nationwide including local volunteer work in the Los Angeles area where he still resides.

Mollie Welsh Kruger

Mollie Kruger is a Supervised Fieldwork Advisor & Course Instructor at Bank Street Graduate School of Education. Mollie taught second grade in a Harlem public school for 18 years and five years prior in a Tremont parochial early childhood classroom. Both positions offered insights across cultural experiences and led Mollie to understandings of culturally sustaining pedagogies. While teaching elementary school, professional development opportunities
included learning experiences that incorporated art into academic learning and explored the workshop model of writing and reading, which folded into her work at Bank Street. Mollie’s academic interests include students’ funds of knowledge, the Arts in education, and urban education. Currently, she serves as co-chair of the Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee
(https://www.bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/). Her recent work includes writing a 6-session curriculum for Brooklyn Public Library encouraging reading development for ages 5-9. Ed.D. Curriculum & Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Chuck Norton

Chuck has a Degree in Business from the University of Notre Dame. He worked as a CPA for 47 years, formerly as a CPA at KPMG, and as CFO of Norton Industries, Inc. Chuck is a board member of “Let’s Share the Sun”, “Habitat for Humanity'', and “Cancer Services, Erie County”. He is a member of “The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants”, and the “Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants”. Chuck and his wife of 40 years, Christine, have three children and reside in Huron, Ohio and Tulsa, Oklahoma, where they own a 100% off-the-grid home! Chuck's hobbies include sailing, golf, and vintage motorcycles.

Phil Whalen

Phil Whalen has been a principal at WPG Residential, Inc since 2004. Prior to becoming a principal of Key Real Estate Associates, Phil was the Chief Operating Officer of WPG Residential, Inc for eight years. Phil’s experience includes working for the Archdiocese of New York for eight years as a consultant, managing all aspects of a variety of major capital improvements. Phil began his career in real estate while working for the then Bowery Savings Bank in New York City. Phil graduated from Fordham University cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Science. Phil is married with two daughters and lives with his family in Westchester County.