Vlada Kenniff

Vlada Kenniff is the Senior Vice President for Sustainability in NYCHA’s Capital and Asset Management Division. In this role, she is responsible for leading NYCHA’s comprehensive Sustainability Agenda for the nation’s largest public housing authority toward a decarbonized future and healthier homes, while leveraging ongoing and future capital work of over $1 billion to afford training and hiring opportunities for NYCHA residents.

In the last two years, Vlada has focused on transformative waste management programs such as procuring the first as a retrofit to an existing building, mechanical waste collection, and waste yards redesigns. In the clean energy space, Vlada has been leading the work on transforming heating and cooling through the Clean Heat for All Challenge and an ACCESSolar Program that is focused on training and hiring NYCHA residents.

Prior to joining NYCHA, Vlada spent over a decade working at NYC Department of Environmental Protection working on a range of water conservation, demand management, green infrastructure, and climate resiliency projects. Vlada earned a M.S. in city and regional planning from Pratt Institute and a B.A. in environmental studies from Pace University. She is a Ph.D. candidate in information studies at Long Island University Post.