Our Healthy Building Team began in 2016 and has been expanding ever since! We are excited to share these new additions and changes to our WELL Team. These members, as well as the rest of our Healthy Building Team, will be attending the WELL Summit, September 25th-26th, and GreenBuild, September 26th-29th, in Washington D.C., be sure to say hi if you’re attending!
WELL Performance Verification Team Lead
Laura McRandall joins Catalyst Partners with 25 years of experience in design and lighting in the built environment. She achieved her LEED AP credential in 2008 and WELL AP in 2020. She is passionate about buildings that are built for people, health, and wellness. As our Performance Verification Team Lead, Laura collaborates with owners, developers, and design teams all over the country to provide third-party verification services. This includes, measuring, analyzing, and documenting the performance of onsite environmental conditions. Performance verification ensures that evidence-based health and well-being strategies have been properly implemented and the building is performing as the design team planned.
Fun Fact: Laura has walked 16 Detroit International Half Marathons and enjoys golfing with her ladies’ league, Partini!
WELL Review Team Lead
We are also excited to announce the promotion of Katherine Osterman to WELL Certification Team Lead! She joined the Catalyst Partners Team two years ago and has spent her time learning to master the WELL Health Safety Rating by performing third-party reviews. Katherine currently has her LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, LFA, and ENV SP. She recently expanded her knowledge to include WELL v1 Performance Verification reviews and looks forward to continuing to build on her certification knowledge in other areas. Katherine will lead the WELL Review Team in technical expertise and high-quality deliverables.
Fun Fact: Katherine has been a nomad the past year, traveling around the country with her cat, Rebel. Having resided in San Antonio, TX, and Cloudcroft, NM, she is excited to be back in the Midwest, landing in Kansas City, MO!
Our newest addition to the WELL Team is Ronni Brescia! She joins the Certification Team as a Health Safety Rating Reviewer. She comes to us with over eight years of experience in the wellness industry, over three years experience in sustainable landscape design, and a brand new Masters in Environmental Management with a specialty in Energy and Sustainability!
Fun Fact: Ronni has gone on two, month and half long, excursions! One from New York to California, and the other from New York to Alaska. She visited Denali National Park and Yosemite National Park, hiked the Half Dome, and kayaked in Seward, AK where she encountered whales!
Catalyst Partners is a proud employee-owned, women-led, B Corp certified, JUST 2.0 organization that is here to make a difference in our world and the built environment. We are a collaborative team of building performance facilitators committed to high-performance and regenerative design protocols for buildings, interiors, and products. Over the past 21 years, we have delivered over 380 certified projects and have provided building performance and sustainable consulting services services for over 27 million square feet of projects locally, nationally, and internationally. We are experts in LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL, SITES, and numerous other sustainability certification platforms and federal tax incentive programs. Our team of credentialed professionals keep current on the constantly evolving building performance standards and certification rating systems and are well equipped to help your projects achieve your ongoing performance objectives.