Our dedicated team specializes in greenhouse gas accounting, carbon footprinting, life cycle assessments (LCA) and analytics.
DR. SANGWON SUH
Founder & President
Dr. Suh is an internationally-recognized leader in sustainability measurement. He brings 20 years of experience in industrial ecology, carbon footprinting, and life cycle assessment to VitalMetrics. Dr. Suh developed the Comprehensive Environmental Data Archive (CEDA®) in 2000 and has held appointments in a number of international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the International Resource Panel (IRP) of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). He was a member of the working group under the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) that gave birth to the GHG Protocol, which is the backbone of the CDP methodology.
SUMMER BROECKX-SMITH, LEED GA
Head of CDP Services & Data Analyst
Summer leads the CDP services at VitalMetrics, specializing in Scope 3 measurement and reporting. She supports sustainability impact assessment efforts using data analytics and life cycle assessment principles, such as IO-LCA, supply chain emissions quantification, and accounting of carbon and energy footprints. Summer earned her M.S. from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, specializing in energy and climate and eco-entrepreneurship. She also holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University and is accredited as a LEED Green Associate.
KATHY T. RHOADS
Kathy has over eight years of consulting experience creating, launching, and managing innovative data management and sustainability solutions for domestic and international corporate clients. She holds a M.S. in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School (UCSB), specializing in energy and climate change, corporate environmental management, and eco-entreprenurship, and a B.S. in Systems and Information Engineering from the University of Virginia. At VitalMetrics Group, she specializes in data collection, environmental footprinting, carbon accounting, life cycle assessment, supply chain analytics, reporting, and sustainability strategy development.
Rowena assists with updating the CEDA database, expanding marketing efforts, and providing other project support. Rowena is currently finishing her M.S. in Environmental Science and Management at University of California (UC), Santa Barbara’s Bren School with specializations in corporate environmental management and strategic communications. She has experience working in healthcare sustainability, developing decarbonization strategies for the UC campus system, and creating a next-generation water action plan for a Fortune 500 tech company.
Whitney provides project support at VitalMetrics through data collection, report writing, and marketing content creation. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management with a specialization in energy and climate and a focus on strategic environmental communications. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and a minor in Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara.