Senior Advisors


Paul Sheldon

Paul SheldonPaul Sheldon is a senior development consultant that has provided development assistance to numerous agencies, for-profit, non-profit, public benefit, social change, social justice, and community development organizations. He specializes in green re-entry planning; green jobs development; greening correctional institutions; organization development; neighborhood, organizational, regional, and national sustainability; sustainable agriculture; resource efficiency planning; implementing sustainability; fund raising; board development; and staff training. He consults widely for correctional institutions, businesses, governments, non-profit groups, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists.

Paul served as primary author for reports on Economic and Energy Alternatives to proposed coal mining on the Navajo Nation, solar potential on Black Mesa, the REEL in Alaska Roadmap to energy efficiency in the Railbelt Region around Anchorage, and the Fairbanks First Fuel Analysis, documenting opportunities for efficiency improvements in electricity use in Fairbanks, Alaska. He has also authored scholarly articles on the Helix of Sustainable Management and the Integrated Bottom Line. As part of his commitment to greening America’s prisons and jails, Paul served as primary author for the Greening Corrections Technology Guidebook published by the National Institute of Justice National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center of Excellence as well as the American Correctional Association’s Policy and Standard on Environmentally Responsible and Sustainability-Oriented Practices, and publishes a monthly article on greening corrections on the Green Prisons website and on

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Stephen C. Tussey

Stephen TusseyStephen Tussey is retired from the Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons after a distinguished career in many challenging positions and assignment locations. Steve began his career as a correctional officer and advanced through the system holding positions of increasing responsibility until retiring as the Federal Bureau of Prisons, National Safety Administrator, the agency’s top safety and health professional. He has nearly 40 years of experience in Corrections, Occupational Safety, Environmental Health and Fire Protection.

Steve worked closely with numerous federal, state and local agencies developing inter-agency agreements and emergency response plans for bio-chemical, weapons of mass destruction, fire and natural disasters. He developed the first training agreement with OSHA, allowing the entire Bureau of Prisons safety staff to become certified OSHA instructors, therefore having a tremendous residual effect at the institutional level training hundreds of staff and inmates.

Steve continues to work in the correctional field as a consultant performing inspections of correctional facilities throughout the United States and providing advice and assistance in all aspects of correctional management.

Steve also provides expertise to Eastern Kentucky University assisting with curriculum development and instruction in correctional and safety related fields.

Steve is the Senior Safety Advisor for, an organization devoted to sustainability and recycling in correctional facilities. This organization has helped numerous prisons and jails achieve lower operating costs while reducing their environmental footprint.

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