The mission of the “H2GP Foundation” is to accelerate our transition to a sustainable energy future by providing educational programs that promote the adoption of renewable energy and hydrogen technologies. We believe that by empowering individuals and communities with the knowledge and tools to access clean, reliable, and affordable energy, we can create a more equitable and resilient world. We strive to inspire and engage people from all backgrounds to take action towards a cleaner and brighter future.



Nicola Weiss

Nicola Weiss

Executive Director

Nicola is an experienced educator with over 15 years of dedication to the field of STEM education. With a strong focus on critical thinking and problem-solving skills, she fosters intellectual growth and academic excellence among students. Nicola integrates advanced STEM learning tools into the curriculum, going beyond conventional resources, to provide a cutting-edge educational experience. She believes in hands-on learning and creating an environment where students can learn by doing.

Passionate about equal opportunities, Nicola ensures underserved students have a chance to excel. She witnesses the transformative impact of the H2GP Programs on students' lives, fostering confidence and a broader perspective. With a Bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge in Child Development and Pre-Med, Nicola approaches teaching holistically, understanding the physical, cognitive, and emotional aspects of her students' growth. Her wealth of experience, genuine passion, and dedication empower students to navigate the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Outside of education, Nicola enjoys spending time with her husband and five college-aged children, following automotive racing, cooking, and embracing the outdoors.

Brian DeBruine

Brian DeBruine


Brian DeBruine is a founder and the director of the non-profit Colorado Hydrogen Network, a hydrogen advocacy organization (www.colorado-hydrogen.org), and is also the host of the HydrogenNowCast podcast.  Brian previously enjoyed a 36-year engineering career with Honeywell Aerospace where he developed avionics for military aircraft.

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Faye McAnulla

Board Member

Faye McAnulla is the Programme Director for the Energy Research Accelerator, ERA, which is a £180m collaboration of 8 Midlands based research intensive universities and the British Geological Survey.  She is responsible for the day to day running of the partnership, liaising with the large number of industrial partners and academics involved, liaising with funding bodies and central government, managing the current research programme and developing future research programmes. She has over 20 years’ experience in the low carbon and cities space and the core technical focus of her career has been in the areas of sustainable energy, environment and the low carbon transition.  In addition to working in academia she has worked in industry, where she was the UK Environment Manager for E.ON UK as they underwent a significant low carbon transition from 2000-07 and also in international climate consultancy which has given her a broad range of experience.  She has an MBA from the University of Warwick, a Masters in Environmental Technology from Imperial and a first degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. During her career she has been involved in projects and government or industry engagement in Central and South America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. In her current role she made a significant contribution to the Midlands’ Green Growth Action Plan.

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