Board of directors
Larry Gust, IBE President of the Board (since 1994): Lawrence Gust, BBEI, EE, is a Building Biologist and Electrical Engineer, and a faculty member of the International Institute for Bau-biologie and Ecology.
Jeanne McLaughlin, IBE Treasurer of the Board, Board Member (since 2009): Jeanne McLaughlin, BBEC, is a certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant and the Building Biology Practitioner Coordinator for IBE. Jeanne is a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner on the Board of Fung Shui Institute International, FSII, a Reiki Master, and a Laugh-a Yoga teacher.
Christopher Bell, IBE Board Member (since 2007): Christopher Bell, BBEC, is a lawyer and an international educator. He is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Sustainable Living Department and the Business Administration Department at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa. Chris also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Vedic City Planning, Maharishi University of Management, The Netherlands.
M. Spark Burmaster, IBE Board Member (since 1993): Spark Burmaster, BBEI, EE, is a certified Building Biology Environmental Inspector, Electrical Engineer, national EMF mitigation expert, and a faculty member of the International Institute for Bau-biologie & Ecology.
John Evans Henderson, IBE Board Member (since 2010): a certified Green Building Designer, John Henderson, has been designing/building, mostly homes, for more than 40 years, and moved past GREEN to Building Biology after realizing people were getting sick from what he believes to be mostly indoor environmental issues. He is currently Co-chair of the Sierra Club of Central Florida board of directors, and a BBEC.
Sonia Hoglander, MBA, BBEC (board member since 2012), owner of HomEvolution Consulting, is an electrical engineer with an extensive background in project and program management, IT and communications solutions consulting, business planning, sales and marketing consulting. She is co-chairperson, with Chris Bell, of IBE's partnership marketing committee.
Susannah Ziehe, Board Member ex officio, spouse of IBE's venerable founder Helmut Ziehe. Susannah's involvement in IBE began in 1998 when she studied the Mini Course, which subsequently evolved into IBE101, Natural Healthy Buildings, under Helmut’s tutelage. Reconnecting with Helmut led to her relocation from Seattle to Florida in 2000, their marriage, and her work in the administration of the Building Biology study programs and seminars. Susannah recalls that one of her first projects was revamping the IBE website to accommodate the new Building Biology Online Study Program. Assisting Helmut realize his dream of seeing Building Biology courses online was an exciting time.