Our Lead Volunteers

Executive Director


Madhavi Venkatesan is the executive director of Sustainable Practices.  

Madhavi earned a PhD, MA, and BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University, a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University, and a Masters In Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. A recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship (Philippines), she has contributed to numerous books and journal articles on the subject of sustainability and economics. Her present academic interests include the integration of sustainability into the economics curriculum.  

Prior to re-entering academics, Madhavi held senior level positions in investor relations for three Fortune 250 companies. In this capacity she was a key point of contact for investors and stakeholders and was instrumental in the development of socially responsible investing strategies and corporate social responsibility reporting. She started her financial services career after completing her post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.  

Madhavi resides in Brewster, Massachusetts.

Communications Director


Vic Roberts is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist whose career spanned more than 20 years at The Christian Science Monitor. Roberts held a variety of roles during his 11-year tenure at Monitor Radio. He worked in Boston and Washington, D.C., as a reporter, producer, newscaster, and editor for the program, which aired on more than 200 public radio stations. After Monitor Radio went off the air in 1997, he took his editorial skills to the print side of the Monitor, working for the international desk before becoming editor of the paper’s personal finance section. From there, he switched careers, earning a Masters Degree in Teaching Secondary Education, and teaching at several public schools in the Boston area and Cape Cod. He now resides in Brewster, Mass., devoting his time to Sustainable Practices, the Cape Cod Baseball League, and assorted landscaping projects. 

Roberts lives in Brewster with his wife, Mary, and vizsla-lab mix, Nikki.