Megan Houston - Resilience Director.jpegMegan Houston is committed to implementing resilient policies, programs, and practices in Palm Beach County (PBC). As the Chief Resilience Officer, Megan oversees the County's climate mitigation, climate adaptation, and sustainable development strategies. She has a broad background in energy efficiency, environmental law, and community development.

​Prior to her role with the County, Megan was a Program Manager for the non-profit Institute for Market Transformation in Washington, DC, where she developed the organization's multifamily buildings program to remove market barriers to energy efficiency. Megan holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, a M.S. degree in Urban Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute, and a Bachelor of Design degree from the University of Florida. Megan is a South Florida native, having been born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.​

Natalie Frendberg_Headshot.jpgNatalie Frendberg is an Environmental Program Supervisor for the PBC Office of Resilience (OOR) with a background in grant management, project management, climate science education, community outreach,​ and partnership building. As such, she works to build community resilience to climate impacts by managing climate resiliency grants, managing adaptation, resilience, and sustainability projectsproviding outreach on climate change initiatives, and participating in climate conferences and events.

Natalie has a LEED Green Associate credential with the U.S. Green Building Council. She holds an M.Ed. in Environmental Education from Florida Atlantic University, with her capstone project focused on climate science education. She also attended Lehigh University, earning a B.S. in Earth and Environmental Science with a focus on carbon sequestration and a B.A. in Anthropology.​

Javian Green Headshot 2024.jpgJavian Greene is a Resilience and Sustainability Analyst for PBC OOR with a background in grant management, finance, and accounting, with coursework in and a passion for sustainability. He utilizes his background in finance and sustainability to build community resilience to climate impacts by managing resiliency grants, overseeing clean energy finance programs, and assisting with resilience and sustainability projects.

Javian holds a B.S. in Business Administration–Management with a minor in Sustainability from the Florida Institute of Technology. He earned his credential as a LEED Green Associate from The U.S. Green Building Council, and is currently obtaining his M.S. in Sustainability from Everglades University. Prior to his role with the County, Javian was the Director of Finance for the YWCA of Palm Beach County. He has a passion and commitment to helping others and building strong and resilient communities through social, environmental, and economic action.

Stessy Cocerez Headshot 2024.jpgStessy Cocerez is a Resilience and Sustainability Analyst for the PBC OOR with a background in strategic planning, data analysis, program evaluation, and report development. Stessy wishes to leverage her diverse skillset and background to contribute to the development and implementation of resilient and sustainable solutions for the community.

Stessy holds a B.S. degree in Geography, with a concentration in Environmental Studies, from Florida State University and a M.S. degree in Geographic Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University. Stessy was born in New Jersey but has called Palm Beach County home since she moved here with her family at a young age.

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Arielle Perry is a Resilience and Sustainability Specialist for PBC OOR with a background in climate and environmental justice, environmental management, sustainability, and biology. She utilizes her background in both natural and social sciences to bring community awareness to the office's sustainability and resilience initiatives. In her role, she creates and disseminates OOR's communication materials and supports the office's various projects.

​Arielle recently earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University, with her senior thesis focusing on cruise line sustainability policies. She completed a directed independent research project on climate justice and climate gentrification in the Miami Metropolitan Statistical Area. She is also a South Florida native, having lived in Boynton Beach her whole life.