Board Members

Cliff Babkirk
Cliff Babkirk

Cliff Babkirk and his wife Anne are both retired and living on a small lake in Sanford, Maine. Cliff graduated from Scarborough High, attended Lowell Tech Institute, served in the Air Force (Vietnam), and worked in many career paths, from technical contributor to senior management, within Fairchild Semiconductor for 43 years. Some of the skills acquired during his career include team building, continuous improvement, project management, customer satisfaction, software development, and application performance management.

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Cliff’s interests include landscaping, kayaking, travel, hosting family reunions, making apple cider with an antique press, and collaborating on Anne’s home business designing and selling solar lanterns at craft fairs. Cliff  & Anne are both very passionate about alternative energy solutions and maintaining the energy efficiency of their lakeside home. They installed an 8200kw Solar PV array, utilize an all-climate heat pump for heating, and drive a hybrid vehicle. Their newest improvement for energy efficiency is the addition of 24 Window Dressers insulating window inserts for their home. Cliff started volunteering for Window Dressers in late 2016 with a focus on measuring, volunteering at builds, and assisting first time builds, primarily in York County. He has found the experience both rewarding and educational, feels the Window Dressers mission is a perfect fit for his interest and talents, and is looking forward to a long relationship with the organization.

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Heidi Clark

Heidi Clark started at Window Dressers as a participant and workshop volunteer. Her keen interest in the workshop process and her admiration of the volunteer efforts, jigs and tools inspired deeper involvement in her next two workshops. She became a co-lead of the Wells Community Workshop in 2019. Heidi Clark is a hands-on senior executive and consultant with a breadth of experience leading companies through all phases of growth, from start-ups to large public companies.

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Heidi’s experience spans a diverse set of industries, including retail, restaurant, high-tech and manufacturing. She is particularly skilled at creating an environment of collaboration and is known for her expertise in employee engagement, organizational culture building and leadership coaching.  Heidi believes that the best operational plans hinge on the engagement of a company’s people.

In the non-profit arena, Heidi founded and served as president of Friends in Knead, Inc., a non-profit employee peer-to-peer assistance fund for employees of Panera Bread Company, LLC

When not engaged in work passions, Heidi is immersed, literally and figuratively, in all things water, including kayaking, boogie boarding, and SUP. She is also an avid gardener known for creating ‘tomatogeddon’ each summer, with prolific tomato plants.

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Nora Dulfilho

Nora grew up on the coast of Maine before exploring the country. Combining her love for exploration and desire to share her enthusiasm with others, she taught environmental education as far as way as Belize and Washington State before finding her way back to norther New England. Residing in New Hampshire’s White Mountains with her husband and three kids, Nora stays busy as the Program Director for Tin Mountain Conservation Center, parenting, and getting out into the mountains as much as possible. As a WindowDressers LC, she is excited to claim the distinction of hosting the first Community Build on NH soil.

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Amy Gamble

Amy is a member of the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee, and co-coordinator of the Montpelier Window Dressers Community Build. From the time she saw her first sample window insert, she was hooked.  She loves the comradery of the workshops, and being part of the climate solution in a tangible way. Amy was a civil engineer with the Vermont Agency of Transportation for 27 years, and since retiring is a part time massage therapist. An Air Force brat, she spent her childhood in Texas, Virginia, and Germany before settling in Vermont.  She and her wife enjoy biking, kayaking and camping, and hanging out with their daughters and grandchildren.

Sharon Klein
Sharon Klein
(Secretary)

Dr. Sharon Klein is an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Maine, with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Sharon was a middle school science teacher in San Diego for 3 years; a high school environmental systems teacher in Quito, Ecuador for 2 years; and an Americorps National Civilian Community Corps volunteer in the southeastern US.

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Madison Kremer

Madison is the Communications Specialist & Development Assistant for Shires Housing, a Vermont-based non-profit affordable housing developer. She helped to organize and advise municipal energy committees throughout Bennington County, Vermont while serving as a VISTA with the Regional Planning Commission. She has remained active in advancing energy initiatives, especially related to housing and transportation, ever since. Madison also serves on the board of directors of The Bike Hub, a non-profit bike collective in Bennington.

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J. Stephen Shaw

Steve ran a molecularly-oriented medical research laboratory for 30 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda MD.  He also volunteered in programs involving energy conservation in Maryland.  Since retiring to Portland with his wife in 2013, he has volunteered with WindowDressers with emphasis on nurturing community builds in Southern Maine, improving the design/manufacture of the inserts and strengthening information management.  He is also President of a non-profit that empowers Maasai women in the Kenya rift valley by supporting their secondary education.

Jack Sumberg
(President)

Jack Sumberg is a semi-retired, small-scale contractor/woodworker who lives in Glover, Vermont.  Glover was the first town in Vermont to organize a Window Dressers community build and Jack was local coordinator in 2019 and 2020. He acted as mentor to the other six VT towns that organized builds in 2020. He has been involved with the Bread & Puppet Theater and the Orleans County Historical Society, local nonprofits, and serves on the board of the Glover Historical Society and the Memphremagog Yacht Club.

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“I think WD’s inserts are an excellent product that can help many of our neighbors save fuel while making their homes more comfortable.  I look forward to more involvement with  the WD board, staff and volunteers and helping to expand the program in VT.”

Tatiana Tsay
(Treasurer)

Tanya is the Internal Controls Manager at Martin’s Point Health Care. With a Master of Science in Professional Accountancy from the University of London, she is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and has over twelve years of international experience in finance. During an exchange program at Colby College, Tanya fell in love with Maine. She now lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs in Brunswick.

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Meaghan LaSala
Program Manager

As Program Manager for Maine and Eastern New Hampshire, Meaghan coordinates, trains and supports Community Build volunteer teams across these regions. She has years of experience in non-profit administration and customer service, and has been working for WindowDressers since 2018. Having spent all of her adult life active in the climate movement, she’s proud to serve an organization that has such a hands-on, practical, community-building approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Jessica Williams
Executive Director

As Program Manager for Vermont and New Hampshire, Jessica coordinates, trains and supports the growing network of volunteer Community Build teams in these states. She brings an enthusiasm for the mission and goals of the organization, born of her 3 years as a volunteer Local Coordinator for Community Builds in South Portland, Maine. She is thrilled to now be working to help warm homes, reduce carbon emissions and build community beyond Maine’s borders.

Jessica comes to WindowDressers with a passion for energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and helping people in need. Prior to joining WindowDressers, Jessica worked as a professional photographer for many years before earning her Master’s degree in Policy, Planning and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at USM. She has also worked as a Sustainability Consultant for the City of South Portland and was the Chair of the City of South Portland’s Energy and Recycling Committee.

She lives South Portland with her husband and two teen-aged children and enjoys reading and making art as well as doing anything outside including swimming, biking, running, gardening, and cross country skiing.