Matt Mehalik

Executive Director

Matt is the first Executive Director of the Breathe Collaborative and its communication platform, the Breathe Project, beginning in September 2016. From 2007 – 2016, he served as Program Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh where he created Pittsburgh’s sustainable business network, Champions for Sustainability, and its performance programs and networks.  Matt has been teaching sustainability and environmental policy at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, since 2008.  He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in sustainability, design and education and has co-authored “Ethical and Environmental Challenges to Engineering” with Michael E. Gorman and Patricia Werhane.  Matt’s Ph.D. is in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.   He serves as board treasurer of CCI, a Pittsburgh nonprofit providing energy performance education, advocacy and expert technical assistance. For the past 20 years, Matt has dedicated himself to creating and managing networks that transform systems for a sustainable, just, fair and hopeful future.  He is a native of Forest Hills in Southwestern Pennsylvania.