The DC Consumer Utility Board of Directors
Robert Robinson came to DC after 18 months organizing elections in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Ohio for the the Jimmy Carter Presidential campaign. He hired onto the Marion Barry for Mayor campaign in 1977 and worked as an administrator for the Executive Office of the Mayor agencies. He managed successful Council campaigns and a council member’s staff. He and his wife Sherrill went solar with the Mt. Pleasant Solar Coop and became founding members of DC Solar United Neighborhoods. “You know,” said Robinson, “we’re the part of DC’s grass roots with a clear vision and a commitment to a sustainable future that produces cheaper, cleaner and safer energy, water-and-sewer, telecommunications,and broadband services for all. This is the future everyone in our community deserves. But we need elected officials and regulators who share this inclusive vision, and are willing to hold the utilities accountable to DC’s ratepayers and residents, and taxpayers.”
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Judi Jones is a native Washingtonian with a MBA’s in International Business and Computer Information Science Systems (CISS). Judi taught 20+ years as a high school classroom teacher in WDC and Maryland. She reaches globally using study tours as an avenue to diverse cultures and business lectures. Judi acts locally by supporting her hometown serving 7 consecutive terms as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC). During her tenure as ANC, Judi has overseen the building of a new recreation center, expanded school choice in her single member district, supported single family home development, testified about the new Zoning Regulations, the Metro Legacy Memorial, the Pepco Exelon merger, and held monthly Single Member District (SMD) meetings throughout her tenure as ANC. She is a member of Consumer Utility Board (CUB), N4N.org and other civic and community organizations.
Larry Martin has been a DC resident since 1986, now living with his wife and daughter in Ward 4. He has pursued public service to advance his view that a sustainable and healthy city must minimally address four priorities – education, energy policy, transportation policy, and resource management. In the late `80s and 1990 he worked on the staff of DC Council members Hilda Mason and Nadine Winter. He has been active on various legislative initiatives over the years including MSW & recycling, Renewable Portfolio Standards, the Clean and Affordable Energy Act, and most recently the Community Renewable Energy Act. From 2000-2006 he was the chair of the Environmental Planning Commission, appointed by the chair of the DC Council Committee on Public Works. In 2008 he served as the chair of the Transportation Planning Board’s Citizen Advisory Commission, appointed by the D.C. Council & TPB Chair. He served as the environmental theme lead for the 2006 Fenty mayoral campaign, and was appointed to the Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board by Mayor Fenty, and elected as vice chair in 2012. From 2009 to 2014 he served as the chair of the DC Sierra Club Energy Committee. In 2014 he was a subcontractor on the development of the DC Comprehensive Energy Plan. He was also a co-founder of Community Forklift and served as the chair of the Board of Sustainable Community Initiatives, the organizational home of Community Forklift, a DC 501-C3, between 2008 and 2016.
Andrea Molod, Phd has been a District resident for 30 years, and a homeowner for much of that time. In addition to being a member of the DC Consumer Utilities Board, she is currently the ANC3F05 representative, served as co-organizer of the Ward 3 group solar purchase, and is on the board of DC Solar United Neighborhoods (DC SUN).
Dr. Molod obtained her doctorate in atmospheric science at Johns Hopkins University, and has worked work for 30 years as a climate scientist with NASA. Her priorities and community activities include the education and training of young women in science and engineering, and ensuring energy sustainability for the future of DC residents.
Second Vice President
Joyce Robinson-Paul matriculated at Howard University as a Sociology Major. Continuing student at UDC. Graduated from the George Washington University Neighborhood College. Served as a member of the Consumer Utility Board for over 30 years. Served 8 terms as an elected ANC Commissioner in Wards 2 and 5. Testified at City Council and Public Service Commission for affordable utility rates for many years. Before retiring served as a Program Director, Community Outreach Specialist and Community Organizer in the Shaw Urban Renewal Area. Received numerous awards and certificates of Appreciation from PTSA, Civic and Community groups. Served as a Community partner in building Dunbar Sr High School.
Born in Uvalde, Texas, but raised in Washington, DC. Sherrill studied classical ballet at the Jones-Haywood School and later danced as a principle soloist and taught with the well-acclaimed Capitol Ballet Company (CBC).
While performing at CBC she joined the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History rising from secretary to the position of executive assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Science.
Her facility in administration led her to be a educational tour guide with the Smithsonian Associate International Study Tours in Asia, and Europe. As an Administrative Officer, she oversaw the administrative operations at the Smithsonian's Museum of History and Technology, Center for the Study of Man, Handbook of North American Indians, and Archives of American Art.
Three years later, she joined the Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC. as a prospect researcher, fundraiser, and event planner. She was instrumental in establishing the Capital Science Lecture Series. Thereafter, she directed several non-profit organizations - Saving the DC Public Libraries Renaissance Project, the Mount Pleasant, Brookland, and Bloomingdale neighborhood Main Streets.
As a community activist she was a member of Neighbors Inc., Development Corporation of Columbia Heights, founding member of Mount Pleasant Solar Coop, DC Sun, PowerDC, Grid 2.0, and co-founder of the re-established DC Consumer Utility Board
Michele A. Tingling-Clemmons
Michele Tingling Clemmons, a New Yorker, a Ward 7 resident, former ANC Commissioner and Council candidate, is a longtime Bureau Chief of the Community Health Administration’s Nutrition and Health programs. She has organized communities, designed and run programs and advocated for empowerment through good health, nutrition, recreation and access to healthcare, social and employment services in DC since the late ‘70s. She has served on numerous coordinating and advisory councils and written widely on these issues. Michele, husband Rick, and their brilliant and beautiful kids are the soul of Central Avenue, NE and the Civic Association of that name and the radically beating heart of DC. Michele has been working in a JD Program at the UDC School of Law; did graduate work in Education at CCNY and matriculated at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.
Peter Espenscheid has been a civic activist in Ward 3 for 30 years, focused mainly on utility regulation, homelessness, and transportation. I served 3 terms on Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Cleveland Park. I have been an active member of the CUB for some 25 years, and served as its vice chairman and then as its acting chairman. I was directly involved in the successful opposition to Pepco’s attempt to enlarge its generation plant at River Terrace, and was part of CUB’s successful opposition to the merger of Pepco with Baltimore Gas and Electric (1995).
I have recently moved to Deanwood, in Ward 7, where I am serving on committees of the ANC and the Deanwood Citizens Association.
Lenwood Johnson, a DC native has long served Ward One as an ANC Commissioner and remains active with the Pleasant Plains Civic Association. Lenwood works as a paralegal in Baltimore.
John was an economist and planner for the World Bank from 1979 to 2004. His work there involved policy analysis and assistance strategy, substantial economic and financial analysis of projects across many sectors, and econometric analysis of long-term trends including the effects of climate change. After retiring from the World Bank, he worked pro bono on a number of energy-related initiatives and community service activities. He has been a member of DC Climate Action since its inception in 2006 and through it worked on a wide variety of utility cases and clean energy-related legislation. He was trained in Government/International Relations at Harvard College (BA), in International Agricultural Development at University of California, Davis (MS), and in Applied Economics at Stanford University (MA, ABD).
Delvone Michael, familiar to many as Director of DC Working Families, that works to improve living wage, labor and quality of life standards for US families, nationwide. He was a leader of PowerDC that fought the Exelon takeover of Pepco.
A lawyer, with a Masters in Political Science from GWU, Delvone matriculated from Norfolk State, Delvone crisscrosses the US for Working Families advising candidates in local, state, and federal political campaigns, living wage, and other ballot initiatives.
Jerome S. Paige, a Ph.D. economist, has written papers and reports on policy issues in the District of Columbia: housing development, neighborhood revitalization, financial control boards, economic development, supermarket development, public utilities, energy, citizen participation, and political structures. He is a member of the advisory board of the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute. His past boards and commissions have included: D.C. Zoning Code Advisory Committee; D.C. Rental Accommodations Commission (Vice Chair); D.C. Education Licensure Commission; D.C. Citizens Energy Advisory Commission; D.C. Community Humanities Council (Co-Chair); D.C. Historical Society; D.C. Consumer Utility Board (First Vice Chair); D.C. Tax Revision Commission; Ward 4 Committeeman to the DC Democratic State Committee; the Civic League of North Portal Estates (Past-President). He has held academic and administrative positions at the University of the District of Columbia, the University of Baltimore, and the National Defense University. He is the principal in his economic consulting firm, Jerome S. Paige & Associates, LLC.
Jim Schulman, AIA - active DC CUB member since the late '90's, well before the electrical utility restructuring that the recent Exelon takeover of Pepco has to some extent undone!
Jim serves as Treasurer of the Building Materials Re-use Association, a North American non-profit that promotes the salvage, reuse, and recycling of building materials for environmental, economic, and social reasons. He was the Founder of Community Forklift, a used building materials store in Prince George's County. He also represented a part of Northeast DC on Capitol Hill as a former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. Jim is currently developing a co-op called the Alliance for Regional Cooperation to promote regional goods, services, & arts to regional businesses, institutions, and consumers.