HARCA is governed by a volunteer board of directors which maintains balanced representation of industry stakeholder interests. The HARCA Board delegates day-to-day operations and management to the CEO. HARCA shares staff with HVI.
|TITLE||NAME||STAKEHOLDER GROUP||CURRENT TERM ENDS|
|President||John Fox, P.E.||Manufacturers||December 2024|
|Treasurer||Joe Medosch||Industry Education||December 2025|
|Secretary||Jacki Donner||Trade Association||Indefinite|
|Director||Jim Boldt||Consumer/General Public||December 2026|
|Director||Rick Karg||Building Science||December 2023|
|Director||Paul Raymer||Industry Codes & Standards||December 2023|
|Director||James Sweeney, Ph.D.||Testing Laboratories||December 2026|
Mr. Fox has been active in the HVAC industry since 1983. He has been involved in the development of energy saving technologies in computer room air conditioning, environmental rooms, as well as commercial and residential ventilation. He is currently VP Engineering for Ventamatic, LTD. and serves as President of the Healthy Air Research and Certification Authority (HARCA). John has been an active participant with the Home Ventilating institute (HVI) since 2005, serving on various committees including current Chairman of the Lab Oversight committee, and has served as a board member in several roles including Chairman. He has participated in various committees for the Air Movement & Control Association (AMCA) including Chairman of AMCA 111, Laboratory Accreditation Program. He was a member of ASTM E3087 Standard Test Method for Measuring Capture Efficiency of Domestic Range Hoods as well as several other committees and work groups.
He holds an MBA from La Salle University, a BSME from Drexel University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.
Joe Medosch is owner of Energy & Environmental Consulting LLC and Executive Director of Healthy Home Environment Association. He provides practical "universal" training and communication skills to professionals. He is a Comfort Consultant Trainer, providing solutions on home performance applications. His certifications include: BPI Proctor - Building Analyst & Envelope Professional, Infiltration & Duct Leakage, IDL - Infiltration & Duct Leakage certification, HHE Healthy Home Evaluator Master Trainer; ICC- Commercial & Residential Energy Inspector / Plans Examiner and Residential Building Inspector, Inactive - IAQ Professional, HERS Rater and NABCEP PV Certified.
Since April 2007, Jacki has served as the CEO for the Home Ventilating Institute, an international trade association focused on performance certification of residential ventilating products. She is responsible for all aspects of business operations such as strategy, human resources, volunteer/leadership development, finance, legal and more. She serves also as the CEO/Secretary for the Healthy Air Research and Certification Authority where her role is very similar to her HVI role.
Ms. Donner has served in a variety of staff and volunteer roles for a host of nonprofit associations during the last four decades and earned her Certified Association Executive credential in 2008.
Rick received his M.A. in economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1972. He taught economics at New Hampshire College and spent ten years as a building contractor before beginning his long career in the residential energy field.
He has worked with the DOE low-income weatherization program on national and state levels; is a frequent presenter at national energy conferences; has worked with gas and electric utilities; and writes curricula, standards, and codes. Rick has been on the ASHRAE 62.2 committee since 2007 and was appointed to the Residential Building Committee in 2017 and again in 2020. In early 2020 he was appointed to the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force as part of ASHRAE’s response to COVID-19.
In 2016 he was inducted into the Building Performance Institute (BPI) Hall of Fame. In 2013 Rick spoke at the White House (Obama) in support of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). In 2019 -2020 Rick served on the Buildings, Infrastructure, and Housing Working Group of the Maine Climate Council, helping develop the plan to significantly reduce greenhouse gases emissions in Maine by 2050, while increasing the resiliency of Maine’s buildings.
Paul H. Raymer has been working with building science for more than forty years. He has taught building science courses to diverse audiences from home inspectors and weatherization specialists to architects and engineers. He is the author of the Residential Ventilation Handbook V2 (Salty Air Publishing, 2017), Recalculating Truth (a novel) (Salty Air Publishing, 2014), Residential QCI Handbook (Salty Air Publishing, 2015) and has published articles in “Northeast Sun”, “Smart Home Owner”, and “Home Energy”. He was a member of the LEED EA Technical Advisory Subcommittee, BPI’s Standards Technical Committee, and is Subcommittee Chair for Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation of the NREL SWS. He is BPI Envelope, Building Analyst, Heating Professional, AC/Heat Pump, and Healthy Home Evaluator certified and a certified HERS Rater. He is an IREC assessor, IREC Certified Master Trainer and he is a full member of ASHRAE (a voting member of the 62.2 SSPC).
James (Jim) is a Research Engineer and Laboratory Manager at the Riverside Energy Efficiency Laboratory (REEL), a testing and research laboratory that is part of the Energy Systems Laboratory, a center at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). He has served at REEL as a technician, research associate, engineer and manager since 2006, and has been with TEES since 1995, when he first began as a graduate student. Dr. Sweeney’s specific areas of interest are building ventilation and indoor environmental quality, building sustainability and environmental impacts, building and global energy and water use and management, and building construction, simulation and analysis. He acts as REEL’s primary engineer and public representative at professional engagements and meetings.
Jim has supported HVI and HARCA in various roles as a third-party testing laboratory representative, a member of various committees and task groups, and since 2016, as a member of the HARCA Board of Directors. Additionally, he supports the built environment industry as an active associate member of both American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers, both of which to whom he publishes journal articles and serves in various volunteer capacities.