Quantal Energy

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Board of Directors

Matthew Breuer

President, Board of Directors

Matthew Breuer

Matthew is a physicist, scientist, principal investigator, and researcher at Quantal Energy. He holds a Master of Science in Physics (2002) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was involved in the Nanotechnology research group as an undergraduate and a graduate research associate in the Medium Energy Particle Physics Group at UMass. He is an inventor and patent holder. Matthew is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Vacuum Society, and the American Society of Mass Spectrometry. Matthew was involved in fuel cell research in 2003 at the Environmental Research Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs. In 2004 he was involved in SAXS (small-angle X-ray scattering) instrumentation at Molecular Metrology in Northampton, MA. Matthew is currently a Design Engineer in R&D of scientific instrumentation (detectors) for a Fortune 100 company. Matthew is a financial contributor to Quantal Energy research. In 2010 Matthew took on the responsibility of President and continues to develop and oversee the research at Q.E., as well as support and contribute to organizational growth. Together, with an expanded Board of Directors, he sustains and evolves the original vision of the organization, striving to ensure it stays on course towards its objectives. mbreuer@quantalenergy.org


Maria Rocco

Clerk / Secretary, Board of Directors

Maria Rocco

Maria has a Business English/French Translator's Diploma from France. She has international experience with the Italian airline and UNICEF, the United Nations Children Fund, and is passionate about environmental, global development and humanitarian issues. She serves as fundraising coordinator in addition to her role as Clerk/Secretary. Maria is a financial contributor to Quantal Energy research.

Contact: mrocco@quantalenergy.org

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"Being part of this research effort is a great opportunity for me to contribute to benefitting people, near and far, particularly children and the poorest populations, and to preserve the beauty of our planet."Maria Rocco

Kerry Kelley

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Kerry Kelley

Kerry is one of the volunteer coordinators for Quantal Energy, as well as the current Treasurer. She holds a Masters Degree in Science from the Department of Plant Soil and Insect Sciences at UMASS Amherst and has worked in a research lab at MIT since 2008.

Contact: kkelley@quantalenergy.org

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"Having the opportunity to assist in support of this research is very important and meaningful for me. In order to break the cycle of the energy infrastructure and its hold on our lives, fresh ideas and an innovative scientific approach are necessary. How exciting to be a part of developing a brighter future for our planet and society!" Kerry Kelley


Board of Advisors


Ambrose R. Spencer

Research advisor

Ambrose is a co-investigator at Quantal Energy who has taken on the role of electronics engineer, technician, and lab assistant. He specializes in instrumentation and systems. Ambrose is a board member of the North East Sustainable Energy Association, an advisor to the Boston Climate Action Network and the Home Energy Efficiency Team. He provided supporting information and testimony for the Massachusetts Jobs Creation Commission and Green Communities Act, both in 2008. Ambrose is a past member of SPIE, the Association of Energy Engineers, and the Massachusetts Interfaith Climate Action Network.

David Bradford

Capital machining purchases advisor

David is a research assistant and lab technician volunteer at Quantal Energy. He is a career Master Machinist as well as a biodiesel entrepreneur. David is a financial contributor to Quantal Energy research.

Isabeth Bakke Hardy

Non-profit Consultant / Business Advisor

Isabeth holds a Masters of Arts in Cultural Education. She is an educator and an artist. Isabeth is the co-founder of the New Age School (now the Circle School) in San Antonio, Texas. She is also the co-founder of the Center For Peace Through Culture also in San Antonio, Texas. She is the founder Pax Magazine as well as the owner and founder of the Painted Caravan Fine Art Gallery. Isabeth is a financial contributor to Quantal Energy research.

Laraine Lippe

Project Manager and Funding Researcher

Laraine holds a BA in Linguistics from Queens College, NY, a Masters in International Administration (MIA) from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT, and an MBA from Boston University. She has worked as Project Manager in both the non-profit and corporate worlds, with a particular focus on international development projects. One of her greatest interests (and joys) over the years has been to find funding for worthwhile humanitarian projects; she feels really fortunate to be doing such work now full time for the American Jewish World Service in New York. Laraine is a financial contributor to Quantal Energy research.

Dr. Larson Rogers

Co-investigator

Larson Rogers

Larson is a physicist, scientist, investigator and researcher at Quantal Energy. He holds a Ph.D in Science Education (2007) from the University of British Columbia. He is currently the chair of Computer Technologies at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. He specializes in biophysical mathematical modeling and software development. Larson is a financial contributor to Quantal Energy research.

Contact: lrogers@quantalenergy.org
Bruce Davidson

Networking and Community Advisor

Bruce is an intentional community organizer. He is a founding member and the current president of Sirius, Inc., a non-profit educational center and community in Shutesbury, MA. He is experienced in the installation of photovoltaics and power conversion systems. In addition, Bruce has several years' experience in eco-friendly construction contracting. Bruce is a widely-known community figure in Western Massachusetts. Mr. Davidson is a financial contributor to Quantal Energy research.

Contact: bdavidson@quantalenergy.org

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"The reason I got involved in Quantal Energy was that the need to find solutions to using and burning fossil fuels is critical for humanity at this time. I feel that we must find and develop alternatives for the well-being, health, and safety of humanity. I also know and believe that the solutions are available, we just need to apply ourselves to the task. I believe Quantal energy is on the right path to find some of these solutions." Bruce Davidson

Jennifer Paris

Business Manager

Jennifer Paris

Jennifer is an educator, credentialed in state of California. She is currently the owner of Angel's Rest Retreat Center in Leyden, MA. She is a member of the board of directors for Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center, also in Leyden, MA. Jennifer is a founder and former co-owner of Secure Systems Group from Sterling, VA, which specialized in federal government secure computing systems. She is also a former business owner in biofuel automobile conversions. Jennifer is a financial contributor to Quantal Energy research.

Contact: jparis@quantalenergy.org

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"As one of the co-founders of Quantal Energy, I appreciate the use of scientific method to pursue heretofore unproven energy resources. That makes Quantal Energy unique in this field. The research and development team proceeds with integrity to demonstrate that there can be clean and vital energy contributing to the planet's needs in an environmentally sound way. Brilliant! I support Quantal Energy financially, and I invite you to join me in supporting and funding this research which is crucial to us all."Jennifer Paris

Michael Garjian

Research advisor / researcher

Michael is interested in fund raising and community business model development. He is an inventor and patent holder. Michael is the director of Small Business Development at the Valley Community Development Corporation in Western Massachusetts. In addition, he is the CEO of Vegetable Energy Group, LLC. Michael is a principal at Sunrise Oil, LLC., as well as the founder of E2M.org and the E2M Regional Economic Council.

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