Sebesta Blomberg announced that Charles D. Knight has joined the com- pany as health care market sector lead- er, responsible for
leading health care business strategy, ana-
lytics and client relationship development
and management. Knight has extensive
experience as an architectural designer
with a focus on social needs and proven
leadership abilities in master planning,
building design and construction for health
care facilities. He previously served as a
principal at Cannon Design in Phoenix.
Knight obtained his Bachelor of Science
degree in architecture from Oklahoma
State University and his Master of Archi-
tecture degree from the University of
Illinois. He is a registered professional
architect, Certified Interior Designer and
LEED® Accredited Professional, and he
holds an NCARB Certificate. Knight is an
active member of the American Institute
of Architects (AIA) and chairman of the
AIA State Honor Design Awards.
Nevena Parsons has also joined Sebesta Blomberg as commissioning director. Working out of the compa- ny’s Washington,
D.C., office, she is responsible for further
developing the firm’s commissioning ser-
vices, business strategy and client rela-
tionships. Parsons is an accomplished
commissioning, mechanical engineering
and project management professional
with more than 25 years’ experience in
implementing facility projects for public
and private clients. She has worked with
a variety of government, commercial,
education, health care and international
clients, including the U.S. Department of
Defense, Veterans Affairs and Saudi
Arabian Oil Co. Parsons is a registered
professional engineer, LEED AP, Certified
Commissioning Authority and Project
Management Professional, and she has
a current NCEES Record. She is an active
member of the National Society of Profes-
sional Engineers; American Society of
Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Condi-
tioning Engineers; and Association of
Ray DuBose, direc- tor of energy servic- es at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is serv- ing as the universi- ty’s interim executive director and chief facilities officer.
The position was formerly held by Van
Dobson, who left Carolina in December.
DuBose has been at the university for
36 years, some of those within the facilities services organization. His move to
facilities services has prompted the following temporary personnel changes in
energy services: Phil Barner, manager
of cogeneration systems, is the interim
director of energy services during DuBose’s
absence. Barner has previously been
capital projects manager and interim
manager for electric distribution systems.
Bill Lowery, cogeneration systems
mechanical engineer, temporarily replaces Barner as interim manager for cogeneration systems.
John M. Duchesneau is the new general manager of Rochester District Heating Cooperative Inc. (RDH) in Rochester, N.Y. RDH is a mem-ber-owned, not-for-profit cooperative
that supplies steam for heating and pro-
cess use to its local government, private
industry and nonprofit member facilities.
In his new position, Duchesneau is the
executive director responsible for the
overall management, supervision and
operation of the cooperative, including
short-range tactical planning and long-range strategic vision and implementation. He comes to RDH with several years’
experience in facilities and operations
management, construction and project
management, and energy. Duchesneau
holds a Master of Science degree in management from Keuka College; a Bachelor
of Science in business, management and
economics; and an associate degree in
electronics engineering technology.
Johnathan Coleman has joined Molycorp as vice president of corpo- rate engineering. He had worked with Molycorp for the past
three years as a consultant supporting the
development and implementation of the
new Project Phoenix rare earth manufacturing facility at the company’s Mountain Pass,
Calif., operation. In his new position,
Coleman will assist with Project Phoenix
management on the executive team and
will have specific area team construction
management of the combined heat and
power plant, utilities and mill/paste/crush.
He will also be responsible for the design
and construction of future Molycorp projects, reporting to Executive Vice President
and Chief Technology Officer John Burba.
Previously, Coleman worked as a power
industry consultant and held senior management positions at a number of international engineering and construction firms.
He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science
degree in electrical engineering with an
option in physics from the University of
Waterloo in Canada.