Dr. Partida has extensive national and international experience building sustainable, intentional communities integrating employment, education, housing and healthcare.
As executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council – Los Angeles, Dr. Partida provided organizational oversight for all operations of the organization including the design, implementation and evaluation of programs integrating sustainability and social services. He worked with Center for Green Schools to transform education and learning spaces for all children in area public and charter schools. Dr. Partida worked with student interns, mentors and emerging professionals to supervise and provide career guidance services in green building and sustainability. He worked with labor organizations and diverse communities to create employment opportunities in the area of sustainability in five branches throughout L.A. County.
As director and founder, of J.Partida Consulting,Dr. Partidaprovides consulting services to national and international organizations, including government, education, religious, law enforcement, youth, employment, health, and social service organizations working to improve the welfare of those experiencing trauma, poverty, diverse and extreme need. His clients have included the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Human Resources Development Institute (HRDI) Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Skagit County and Yakama County Washington, North Carolina State, San Francisco Aids Foundation, American Educational Development (AED) Washington DC, Government of Liberia, Africa, Rotary International, Africare, Rush-Copley Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, State of Illinois, State of North Carolina, Bi-National Health Initiative, Centros de Integracion Juvenil, (CIJ) Mexico, and many others.
In addition to his extensive sustainability experience, Dr. Partida is a published author, radio and television host, public speaker, and licensed clinical psychologist.
“The addition of Dr. Partida to our advisory board adds a very important dimension to our Pathway to Sustainability product offering,” said Managing Director Steven R. Peacock, “His international background in community building through sustainability is a confirmation of our mission to engage and educate the community at large regarding energy and water efficiency as the first step toward a sustainable future.”
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