Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
We are proud to honor the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) for their ongoing commitment for a clean air future.
For more than eight years, the CSE has been accelerating the adoption of clean vehicles through innovative incentive programs and public education. CSE’s efforts have placed more than 176,000 electric vehicles on the roads in California, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and distributed over $378 million in rebates to stimulate the market. As more drivers choose EVs over gas-powered cars, CSE is focusing its efforts on increasing access to EVs in disadvantaged communities where air quality is typically worse than in other communities. Through ride and drive events, industry expositions, webinars, social media and other tactics, CSE educates consumers and decision makers about how clean vehicles improve the Air We Share and provide a more economical way to get around.
Founded in 1996, CSE is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to developing a clean energy future that addresses climate change, increases energy independence and generates lasting economic and environmental benefits. CSE empowers such innovation by leveraging its expertise in clean transportation, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, energy engineering and regulatory and policy support. As a trusted advisor, CSE partners with clients of all sizes to achieve their sustainability objectives through a suite of energy services that include comprehensive program design and management, research and analysis, technical advising, incentive and rebate management, and education and outreach. CSE is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Boston, Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif. Learn more at EnergyCenter.org - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn.
Chris Van Gorder, FACHE
President / CEO
We are proud to honor Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, for his commitment to lung health.
As president and CEO of Scripps Health since 2000, Chris Van Gorder has been instrumental in positioning Scripps among the nation’s foremost health care institutions. Now he is leading the restructure of the nearly $3 billion integrated health system to best prepare for the changes of health care reform.
Van Gorder received his master’s degree in public administration/health services administration at the University of Southern California, completed the Wharton System CEO Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles. He is a past chairman (2010) of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 40,000 health care executives.
Van Gorder’s rise to health care executive has been unconventional. His journey began as a hospital patient, when as a police officer he was critically injured during a family dispute call. After a lengthy recovery, Van Gorder continued his education in health care management and rose to levels of increased responsibility. Today, he continues to serve the public as Reserve Assistant Sheriff for San Diego County, and as a licensed emergency medical technician (EMT).
Modern Healthcare magazine recently named Van Gorder one of the nation’s “100 Most Influential People in Health Care,” his seventh time on the coveted list. His first book – The Front-Line Leader: Building a High Performance Organization from the Ground Up – was published in November 2014.