RACHEL MCMANUS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Rachel joined the EarthSpark International team in 2012 as Country Director and has since moved to Washington D.C. to serve as Executive Director. Rachel brings to the team vast experience in project management in Haiti and fluent Haitian Creole skills. Having fallen in love with Haiti on a chance vacation in 2007, Rachel has since then been fascinated with its culture and people and been dedicated to being a part of sustainable change and development there ever since. She oversaw the expansion of the Enèji Pwòp brand nationally and now works on streamlining business practices and operational oversight. She has a background in gender, conflict and international development and earned her BA (Hons) in International Studies and MSc in International Conflict from Kingston University.
Arthur jacquiau-chamski, VOLUNTEER CONSULTANT
As a consultant running project management, Arthur supervised the expansion of the Les Anglais prepaid micro-grid. He continues to support EarthSpark's grid operations strategy and oversight as a volunteer, however he now focuses on product development at EarthSpark spinoff company, SparkMeter. Prior to all of this, Arthur spent 7 years in the GDF SUEZ Research Department, supervising projects aimed at improving the efficiency of natural gas network operations through math models and decision-aiding software development. With a background in general engineering and a degree in Applied Math from "Grande Ecole" Supélec in Paris, Arthur likes using advanced technology as a background for innovative projects and putting everyone's talent and commitment together to make it happen.
ALLISON ARCHAMBAULT, PRESIDENT
Serving as EarthSpark's President, Allison oversees all aspects of the organization's day-to-day operations and management. Allison is also founding principal of Fresh Generation, LLC through which she has consulted to clean energy companies, governments, and advocacy groups. Previously she served as Business Liaison Director for 3TIER, leveraging resource forecasting and mapping to expand renewable energy siting and integration insights around the world. Allison also led the renewable energy partners program for GridPoint, an early company in the smart grid space. She holds a B.A. in international relations and economics from Tufts University and a masters in international public policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Alex Fisher, Associate
Alex Fisher is an energy access professional, with a particular focus on micro-grid solutions for rural electrification. She is working with EarthSpark International and Enèji Pwòp, S.A. to complete a 100-town micro-grid feasibility study in Haiti. Previously, Alex worked as an international environmental consultant with GHD Group in Doha, Qatar. She is an MA candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (expected 2016) and has a BA (Hons) in Environmental Policy from Middlebury College.
TURGA GANAPATHY, MICROGRID DATA ANALYSIS INTERN
Turga joined EarthSpark as the Microgrid Data Analysis Intern in June 2016 where she is focusing on the Akademi Enèji microgrid market study. An aspiring solar engineer, she is deeply intrigued by affordable third-generation photovoltaic technologies. Through comparative studies of microgrids being implemented in developing countries like Haiti, she hopes to find a solution to energy poverty among rural Malaysian communities. Turga is a rising senior at Carnegie Mellon University with majors in Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy.