Board of Directors
John Andersen is President of Greenleaf Communities, a nonprofit research entity that recruits and organizes multi-disciplinary teams of scientists to investigate environmental influences on health and apply that knowledge to improve industrial practices and public policies. John is also the founder and President of Greenleaf Advisors, LLC, where he advises businesses, institutions, and communities on strategies that advance their sustainable development. John’s thirty-three years of experience, serving businesses, capital clients, nonprofits, governments and institutions, demonstrates that it takes effective engagement across these sectors to achieve sustainable growth and solve complex problems. His current clients include regional and state governmental entities seeking to protect water resources, renewable-energy companies and regional energy collaborations, private-equity investment firms, nonprofits, energy research institutions, and industrial-materials recycling and waste-energy recovery companies. Previously, John was an International and Managing Director at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he managed the company’s national land business and its strategic expansion into China. He was also the Great Lakes Director of The Nature Conservancy, where he worked across the region’s scientific, business, and government sectors to advance biodiversity conservation. John is a faculty member at DePaul University, where he teaches Sustainable Value Creation in the Kellstadt Business School. John holds an A.B. in Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Janet Hock brings an interesting mix of career experiences and scientific executive expertise to Greenleaf Communities. From 2007-2010, she was Founding Executive Director of the Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health (MIHGH), and continues there as Senior Investigator and Professor (adjunct) at the University of Maine and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hock directs multidisciplinary environmental oncology and community-based participatory research programs in Maine. These include BioGeoBank, a cancer tissue repository that uses patient data and geographic information systems to map behavioral and environmental exposures. Prior to MIHGH, Dr. Hock was Vice President Global Research and Chief Scientific Officer for Aastrom Biosciences. She also was a Professor at Indiana University, Indianapolis, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, and in the Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Hock was program director and founder of the Indiana University Cancer Center Bone Cancers Multidisciplinary Research program. Earlier in her career, Dr. Hock was Director, Skeletal Diseases Research Group, and later Senior Research Advisor for Product Development at Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Hock was Lead Scientist for Forteo, contributing to the successful clinical development of two FDA-approved, important first-in-class drug treatments for osteoporosis, Evista® and Forteo®. Dr. Hock has held faculty positions at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She holds L.D.S. (R.C.S.), B.D.S. (D.D.S. equivalent) and Ph.D. (Faculty of Medicine) degrees from the University of London, U.K., and an M.Sc. and Clinical Certificate (Periodontology) from the University of Iowa. Dr. Hock has served as peer reviewer and consultant to several government agencies, has authored more than 120 publications and is inventor on several patents.
Darrell Norton, PhD
Dr. Darrell Norton recently retired as a Research Soil Scientist for the USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (NSERL) located on the campus of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana where he also is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Agronomy and Agricultural and Biological Engineering. He started with NSERL in 1982 conducting research on various aspects of soil erosion related to physio-chemical and biogeochemical interactions between soil and rainwater. For the last 20 years he has been leading research in the NSERL to evaluate various industrial byproduct materials for use in controlling erosion and managing water in agricultural production systems. Much of his research has focused on relatively clean high Ca and S containing materials from air purification systems from coal-fired power plants. Dr. Norton and co-authors including many of his PhD students have published more than 250 articles and technical reports and has been widely invited to present results of his research at scientific congresses all over the world. He has conducted projects and cooperative research with many Agencies in the USA and many International Research Institutions such as CSIRO, Australia, EMBRAPA, Brazil, UN-FAO, India, CAS, China, US-AID, Africa, BARD, Israel, and many University and Institutes in the USA, Mexico, Brazil and Europe. He holds a BSc. ’75 and MSc. ’76 from Purdue University and a PhD ’81 from The Ohio State University.
George S. Stone has developed Hill & Stone, a 100-plus year old family-owned business, into one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the Midwest. Several thousand clients benefit from Hill & Stone’s unyielding commitment to meeting their personal and corporate insurance needs. George brings valuable insight into sales, marketing, and client service to assist Greenleaf Advisors in serving its clients and growing its business.
Since retiring from Jones Lang LaSalle in 2006, Mr. Wallerius has been retained as a consultant to manage high-impact projects related to enhancing the firm’s competitive advantage or retaining high-value clients. Prior to retiring, Mr. Wallerius was Managing Director, Accounts Organization, at Jones Lang LaSalle. In that position, he led the reorganization of the firm in the United States from a product-focused to a client-focused business and managed the 1,500 employees who were responsible for the firm’s national accounts and $500 million in revenue. Previously, as Chief Information Officer at Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Wallerius developed and implemented the firm’s global information technology(IT) strategy and established IT as a competitive advantage for the firm. In prior positions at the firm, Mr. Wallerius served as President of Facility Management, leading an outsourcing business unit that he was instrumental in creating. He also served as Senior Vice President, with responsibility for marketing the firm’s services to major industrial corporations. Mr. Wallerius started his career at IBM, holding sales positions for 20 years that ranged from Sales Representative to Regional Manager. Mr. Wallerius holds an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He is on the Boards of Marianjoy Hospital and Diversified Maintenance Services and volunteers at the People’s Resource Center and Shedd Aquarium.