General Office Contact Information:
Email: / Phone: 734.647.9799 / Fax: 734.647.8551


Managing Director
Terry Nelidov / 734.647.6607
Terry-Nelidov2Terry comes to us with vast international experience and work on both the social and environmental aspects of sustainability. He is a native of Oakland, California and comes to us most recently from Hong Kong.  He has dedicated his more than twenty-year career to promoting sustainability from a variety of perspectives. Most recently, Terry worked with Business for Social Responsibility and its member companies to make the business case for sustainability across Asia, Latin America, and the US. Terry’s sustainability journey began years ago as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. Later he served as Founding Director of INCAE Business School’s Business Leadership for Sustainable Development Network in Latin America, served as a Founding Partner and General Manager for AmeriCasas, a land-development company in El Salvador, and thereafter worked in advocacy and development — particularly around companies, communities, and mining—with Catholic Relief Services in Peru. Terry holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain.  His languages include native English, as well as Spanish, Portuguese and Guarani (Paraguay).
Marketing and Communications Manager
Carolyn Kwant / 734.763.8155
Carolyn-crop-formal-webCarolyn is the Marketing and Communications Manager and comes to the Erb Institute with a varied set of roles and experiences from companies such as, Unilever, Sears Catalog and Lintas: Campbell-Ewald. A consulting opportunity at The New Center in Ann Arbor afforded Carolyn an opportunity to explore marketing in the non-profit arena. More recently, living as an ex-pat in China, she took this to the next level working in the Marketing Department of the Concordia International School of Shanghai to improve their communications and presence with respect to elite international programs in Asia. Carolyn holds a B.A. from The University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern). Carolyn is most interested in the power of market forces to effect real and lasting change toward sustainability.
Student and Alumni Affairs Manager
Emily Keeler / 734.647.9709

Emily-Keeler-WebEmily joins the Erb Institute from the International Programs in Engineering (IPE) office at the University of Michigan. She has worked at IPE for the past 5 years, most recently as an International Programs Advisor where she advised outgoing Engineering students and worked closely with the University of Michigan’s international partners in Asia, Australia and the UK. Emily brings experience in program development, student advising, recruitment and admissions to the Erb community. Emily holds a BA from Grand Valley State University and an MA from the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education at the University of Michigan. She has studied in Barcelona, Spain and conducted graduate research in Shanghai, China. Emily looks forward to working with the Erb community in order to foster a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.
Student and Alumni Affairs Coordinator
Colton Babladelis / 734.647.6621 
Colton-Babladelis-webColton is the Student Affairs Coordinator and comes to us as a recent University of Michigan graduate. He is primarily responsible for new student recruiting and supporting new and prospective students. He has B.A.s in environmental studies specializing in sustainable agriculture, anthropology, Spanish, and Modern Greek. He has a passion for food systems and ecology related sustainability.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Jackie Cabrera / 734.763.2706
Jackie-Ganfield-webcropJackie is responsible for coordinating marketing and communications at the Erb Institute. She has experience in event coordination, marketing and communications, and campus relations. Before moving to Ann Arbor, Jackie was the student government Director of Sustainability at Regis University where she managed campus sustainability projects and events. Jackie graduated from Regis University in 2012 with a B.A. in Sociology and minors in Environmental Studies and Marketing. She is particularly interested in the field of environmental sociology and the social and environmental impacts associated with water. In addition, Jackie is passionate about socially and environmentally focused business, education, and economic equality.
Event Coordinator
Wendy Boyle / 734.763.9159
Administrative Assistant
Nathan Dewey / 734.647.9799
Thomas F. Catania, Jr.
Thomas F. Catania, Jr., Executive in Residence at the Erb Institute is the retired Vice President of Government Relations at Whirlpool Corporation, and he works to enhance the Institute’s visibility in the business community and among policymakers through written communications and by organizing meetings for executives on corporate strategies on energy and environmental issues. He also works with Erb Institute directors and faculty to create and strengthen the Institute’s ties with corporate executives, donors and industry organizations. He currently serves on the Analysis Technical Review Panel for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and is a Member of the External Advisory Board of a Wayne State University project on Real-Time Energy Impact Monitors for Residential, Industrial and Policy Use at Wayne State University. Tom, a leader in identifying and implementing solutions to public policy problems, has spent his career operating in the complex intersection of business, government, nongovernmental organizations and public policy. Before joining Whirlpool, Tom was Special Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust and Consumer Protection Divisions of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.