Director, Office of Sustainability
Bradley Flamm has been the Director of West Chester University’s Office of Sustainability since 2017 and works with the large and diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and community partners who are active in WCU’s Sustainability Council. He holds a doctorate in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University and brings to this work the knowledge and skills he has developed as a professional transportation planner, a researcher and teacher, a food security analyst and community development worker, and an environmental advocate.
Stewardship Manager, Robert B. Gordon Natural Area for Environmental Studies
Nur Ritter became the second Stewardship Manager of the GNA in January 2016. Nur received a B.S. in Botany from the University of New Hampshire in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire in 2000. His doctoral research entailed a country-wide survey of aquatic vegetation and habitats in Bolivia, and focused on evaluating plant species diversity and phytogeographic relationships in a wide range of wetland types.
Before attending university, he worked for 20+ years as a carpenter and contractor. After earning his degrees, he worked as a restoration practitioner for the CSU Stanislaus, Endangered Species Recovery Program (ESRP) for seven years. During this time, he participated in all aspects of the design and implementation of a large-scale habitat restoration study on retired agricultural land in the San Joaquin Valley (California). Subsequently, he returned to New Hampshire where he was employed as a Restoration Ecologist by the New Hampshire chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Nur has also worked as a Contract Botanist and as a self-employed Database Developer.
Amy Maxcy joined the Office of Sustainability in the Summer of 2018, and has since worked to provide administrative support to the staff of the Office of Sustainability, students and student organizations with connections to issues of sustainability, the Campus Organic Gardens, the Gordon Natural Area, and the Sustainability Council. She has a B.A. in English from Temple University and a background working on the administrative side of veterinary medicine. In addition to her regular responsibilities, Amy has served on the Green Office Committee, helping to create the first Green Office Program for WCU, and works on zero waste initiatives, like the Pack it Up - Pass it On move out program.
Graduate Assistant for Data Monitoring and Analysis
Mariama Jeihani-Murungi is the Data Monitoring and Analysis Graduate Assistant for the Office of Sustainability. She is responsible for maintaining the reporting platforms related to the University’s sustainability initiatives as set forth in the Climate Action Plan. Before joining the team in January 2021, Mariama served in various student serving roles on campus and looks forward to bringing that insight to create more holistic innovations in our collaborative efforts towards sustainability. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Green Mountain College, a Master of Education degree in School Counseling from WCU, and a Professional Certificate in Higher Education/Student Affairs Counseling (WCU). In addition to her involvement in academic affairs, Mariama is a Licensed Medical Massage Therapist and Wellness Counselor and has worked heavily with the Oncology community and other underserved populations spreading awareness for the modality as a part of general wellness and self-care.
Graduate Assistant for Social Media and Student Outreach
Samara Brothers graduated from West Chester University in May of 2019 with her Bachelors of Science in Public Health. She is currently working towards her Master's in Public Health - Healthcare Management. Samara is one of the graduate assistants for the Office of Sustainability focusing on social media and student engagement.