Chatham University

Our Team

Chatham University Office of Sustainability

Mary Whitney, PhD

Mary Whitney

Mary Whitney has spent the last decade in environmental education, working primarily with citizens, teachers and their students. As sustainability coordinator for Chatham's campuses, she leads collaboration on sustainability practices at the university, works to help Chatham meet its carbon neutrality goals, and teaches environmental studies and civic engagement. Dr. Whitney is one of the founders of GEM, the Green Education movement, a professional support and education organization for environmental education practitioners in Pittsburgh. Mary recently received her PhD from Prescott College, has a Master of Public Policy and Management from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, and is a graduate of Chatham College for Women at Chatham University.

Nichole Brown

Nicole Brown

Nichole Brown is the graduate Green Workplace Challenge Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability. She graduated from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas and majored in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Nichole is pursuing a Masters in Sustainability and hopes to work in the renewable energy sector.

Holly Eve

Holly Eve

Holly Eve is the graduate Waste Reduction Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability. Holly is currently pursuing a Masters in Sustainability at Chatham University. She is focused on reducing waste here in Chatham's campus. In addition, Holly is dedicated to social sustainability and is actively developing the ThreeRivers Timebank in Pittsburgh.

Liz Sawyer

Liz Sawyer

Liz Sawyer is the Bike Works bike mechanic at Chatham's Shadyside campus. She is a Senior undergrad, double majoring in Visual Arts and Photography and will graduate in December of 2014. As an avid biker and lover of the outdoors, Liz finds biking to be a reliable, healthy and refreshing way to commute and thinks that it is important to educate people on and promote this alternative method of commuting. In the future, Liz hopes to use her knowledge of photography to help bring awareness to biking, especially in areas that might not have large biking communities.

Hana Uman


Hana Uman is the graduate Communications Assistant for the Office of Sustainability. Hana graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA in 2010 with a B.A. in Media Arts and Design, concentrating in Journalism and minoring in Political Science. She is currently pursuing a M.A. in Food Studies at Chatham University, with a concentration in Food Politics. Hana is interested in using her degree as a tool to build cooperative, empowered communities through access to nutritious, quality food.