Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions


“Brilliant, committed, respected. Practical experience in the field. They know what policies are effective.”

– Kateri Callahan, Dynamic Energy Strategies LLC

E4TheFuture is known for its depth and breadth of service and for tenacity advocating clean energy, collaboration, and a long-view approach.

  • Carol Harley

    Carol Harley
    Communications Director

    Carol Harley oversees E4TheFuture’s brand, manages digital activities, and promotes and markets E4 initiatives and events.

    With years of experience as a content wrangler, she advances clean energy policy by strengthening the energy literacy of stakeholders. A devotee of untamed forests, avid gardener, and lifelong “energy nerd,” Carol enjoys drinking from the fire hose of energy news, ferreting out key opportunities, challenges and emerging issues. She holds a B.A. from Hood College.
  • Paula McNulty
    Deputy Director

    Previously E4TheFuture’s Director of Operations, Paula McNulty oversees the coordination of budget development, administration and accounting, and is responsible for human resources and related management. She is known for her ability to keep a cool and focused, yet warm-hearted approach.

    Paula joined the company in 2015 bringing an extensive background and varied professional experience. With E4TheFuture as her first position in the field of energy efficiency, she enjoys learning about this fascinating industry.
  • Julie Michals

    Julie Michals
    Director of Valuation

    Julie Michals joined E4TheFuture in 2016 as Director of Valuation where she focuses on developing economic guidance on cost-effectiveness assessment of distributed energy resources and leads the National Energy Screening Project (NESP).

    Julie joined E4TheFuture after over a decade at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), where she directed the Regional EM&V Forum, a multi-state regional platform steered by regulatory commissioners and state officials from across the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic regions, with the goal of building a common currency for evaluating and reporting energy efficiency impacts. She holds a B.A. in Business Economics from University of California at Santa Barbara, and an M.A. in Energy and Environmental Analysis at Boston University. She enjoys cycling, gardening, and hiking with her family.
  • Sam Randall holding a chicken with green grass in background

    Sam Randall
    Policy Fellow

    Sam Randall joined E4TheFuture in 2023 as a Policy Fellow. They work with project teams to delve into key clean energy policy areas, as well as work on the annual Energy Efficiency Jobs in America report. Sam joined E4TheFuture following completion of their Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy from Lehigh University and they also hold a B.A. from Lehigh in Political Science & English.

    While they are new to the energy field, Sam is passionate about all aspects of the environmental protection movement. Sam enjoys reading and spending time in nature hiking and foraging.
  • Pat Stanton

    Pat Stanton
    Executive Director

    Previously E4TheFuture’s Director of Policy, Pat Stanton brings a wealth of experience from work in government and private sectors as well as nonprofits, positioning her to lead the organization to build its enduring legacy. A nationally recognized, award-winning expert in regulatory policy analysis and advocacy, she works tirelessly to improve public policies related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and the full range of demand resources.

    Among other initiatives she is leading the Faces of EE campaign. Prior to E4TheFuture she served as policy advocacy lead at CSG (2003-2015) and led a consulting service for Clean Energy Markets participants. Before CSG, she was Deputy Commissioner at Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources (DOER). She was Assistant Commissioner of Waste Prevention at Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) where she contributed award-winning program design, and was a director of DEP’s Division of Water Supply. Pat earned master’s degrees from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government (Public Administration) and MIT (Civil Engineering). She is also a power knitter and a cyclist in the American Lung Association’s Trek Across Maine the past few years.
  • Aileen Villa head shot with blank wall in background

    Aileen Villa
    Policy Fellow

    As a Policy Fellow at E4TheFuture, Aileen Villa works on projects focused on key clean energy policy areas. In 2022, they graduated from Scripps College with a B.A. in Political Science and worked as an intern in government relations at a conservation and public lands advocacy non-profit before joining the E4TheFuture team in 2023. They have previously worked with transnational rural worker organizations to learn about and advocate for the intersections of environmental, racial, labor, and gender justice.

    In their free time, Aileen enjoys writing short stories, collaging, and frequenting local markets.

Learn more about E4:

  • Residential Energy Savings

    Mission & Strategy

  • Clean Energy Efficiency Policy

    Board of Directors

  • Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions


  • Renewable Energy Policy Advocacy

    History & Achievements