Suzanne Domestico, Program Coordinator
Suzanne Domestico is a Program Coordinator for the Green Jobs Academy (GJA) at South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC). Suzanne is responsible for overall coordination, facilitation and oversight of GJA training center activities. Suzanne is responsible for maintaining IREC accreditation for the GJA, which consists of developing and maintaining all curriculums, maintenance of the DOE approved training center and inventory control. GJA is a provider of Building Performance Institute (BPI) continuing education units (CEU) and BPI-approved test center. Suzanne monitors and maintains the GJA CEU trainings and coordinates on-site BPI testing for industry professionals. Suzanne develops, creates and maintains marketing strategies utilizing social media. Suzanne has presented at multiple DOE conferences and network meetings sharing the best practices of the GJA, including the US DOE National Weatherization Training Conference, New Orleans. In her spare time, Suzanne volunteers for the Read to a Child organization. Suzanne loves the fast-paced nature of her work and enjoys living in a region positioned for a sustainable future.
Serafina Bon Tempo
Serafina Bon Tempo is a Program Coordinator for Green Jobs Academy at SMOC. She is responsible for the coordination, facilitation and oversight of GJA training center activities. Serafina also helps maintain the IREC accreditation; this consists of developing and maintaining curriculum, and recording and interpreting student evaluations. GJA is a provider of Building Performance Institute (BPI) continuing education units (CEU) and BPI-approved test center. Suzanne monitors and maintains the GJA CEU trainings and assists with the coordination of on-site BPI testing for industry professionals. As a test center, Serafina ensures that GJA’s partner network understands the requirements of BPI certifications. In her past positions she worked in employment and environmentalism. In Lowell MA, Serafina helped refugees gain employment after their resettlement. She also worked in waste management in the Philippines. She is happy to continue work in environmentalism as well as to provide people with gainful employment. In her free time Serafina volunteers with the free fridge program in Worcester.
Paul Jackson, Lead Trainer
Paul Jackson is Director of Energy Services at the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC). Paul is responsible for operations and organizational development.
Paul is currently the lead trainer for SMOC’s Green Jobs Academy. Paul has supervised and delivered quarterly technical trainings for over 80 field energy auditing staff during his employment with MassSave Inc. and provided customer education seminars for the Massachusetts Municipal Association.
Certifications include: Energy Auditor, State of Massachusetts; BPI Green Jobs Academy Trainer; Certified Energy Advisor, MA Division of Energy Resources; HERS Rater for new construction; Unrestricted MA Construction Supervisors License; Oil Burner Technician Certification, Dept. of Public Safety; BPI Building Analyst; BPI Quality Control Inspector.
Steven Antonini, BPI Super Proctor
Steven Antonini is from Syracuse, New York and has a M.S. in Biology/Statistics from Towson State University. Steve has worked in building trades and over 16 years in energy efficiency program management. Since 1991, he has conducted of 2500 residential and small commercial energy efficiency and weatherization evaluations. Steven also has experience as a consultant, manager, supervisor, technical advisor, educator, and sales-promoting and communicating conservation technology, practices and program to commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential consumers. Certifications include: BPI Green Jobs Academy Trainer; DOE/BPI/MassSave/VT/CA Energy Auditor; AEEE Energy Manager/Energy Star Homes Advisor/CA Commercial & Industrial Energy Auditor; CA Water Auditor; VT Dairy Farm Energy Auditor.
Jason Taylor, Trainer
Jason Taylor began his environmental work as an engineer. Jason was a contractor for 17 years and earned numerous NARI Contractor of the Year awards. Jason was also a sub-contractor in which Prism Awards were earned by Tibma Design/Build for these projects. Jason taught “10 minute Blower Door Set-ups” at Roxbury Community College. Jason was instructor for ABCD Contractor Boot Camp to teach Air Sealing and Blower Door Set-ups where he continues to teach for the WAGE Learning Works program. Jason now works for Byggmeister Associates as an Air Sealing Specialist and a Weatherization Contractor Supervisor. Jason presented, “Attics: Air Sealing Bypasses” at the Department of Energy’s National Weatherization Conference, New Orleans in 2012. Jason currently teaches Crew (Lead) Chief at the Green Jobs Academy.
Jules Junker, Trainer
Jules Junker has over 30 years of experience in the field of energy conservation and energy efficient building. As the Director of the Weatherization Assistance Program in the State of Vermont, Jules oversaw administration and program and policy development for 17 years. Jules was one the founding fathers, served on the Board of Directors and assisted in drafting the Building Performance Institute (BPI) Technical Standards and nation-wide expansion for the BPI. Jules owns and operates ThermalWorks, specializing in training and consulting for weatherization/energy efficiency training programs in New England. Jules currently teaches Crew (Lead) Chief at the Green Jobs Academy. Jules earned a BA Degree in Business Administration/Environmental Studies from Johnson State College.
Steven St. Laurent, Trainer
Steven holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has mastered the Spanish language like a native speaker. Since 2005, Steven has conducted trainings nationwide in English and Spanish. Steven is an authorized OSHA Outreach Safety Trainer; a certified EPA RRP Lead Primary Instructor; an AHA BLS Certified Instructor for First Aid, CPR and AED at the American Heart Association, Auburn, MA; an NSC BLS Certified Instructor for First Aid, CPR and AED at the National Safety Council, Itasca, IL; a Command Spanish® Certified Instructor for Command Spanish®, Petal, MS.