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Our People

From the start of the modern environmental movement, Oregon Environmental Council’s staff, board and volunteers have worked across the state to advocate on behalf of all Oregonians.

Our Staff

Our history of effective results is a direct result of innovative, collaborative problem solving performed by a group of talented and hardworking individuals. Meet our dedicated staff.

Raphaela Hsu-Flanders

Healthy Environments Engagement Manager
"The liberation of the earth, the liberation of women, the liberation of all humanity is the next step of freedom we need to work for, and it's the next step of peace that we need to create" - Vandana Shiva

Andrea Durbin

Executive Director
Make a difference with your life. Do your best and sleep well at night.

Angela Crowley-Koch

Legislative Director
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.” Jane Addams

So Tauch

Digital Media Manager
I work to Protect Oregon because...it’s my civic duty to protect our home from climate change, safeguard our waterways and natural resources, and preserve our air quality and the beauty of Oregon for decades to come.

Our Board

Our Board of Directors includes professionals, academics and experts from across a range of expertise from conservation to climate, finance to forestry. Meet the Board.

Teke Dillender

Teke Dillender is a fundraising professional with 20 years' experience raising ...

Rick Gustafson

Rick Gustafson is Vice President of Shiels Obletz Johnsen, a project management ...

Philip Wu

Vice President
Philip Wu is a pediatrician and member of the Community Benefit team at Kaiser ...

Peter Koehler

Peter H. Koehler, Jr., is the principal of Koehler ADR, LLC, which offers ...

Emerging Leaders Board

Serving as an advisory board, these entrepreneurs, strategists, community leaders and visionaries under the age of 40 have agreed to share their extraordinary skills to support the mission of Oregon Environmental Council. Meet the ELB.

Rithy Khut

Rithy Khut is a land use planner for Multnomah County working to protect farm ...

Nathan Wallace

Nathan Wallace is a native Portlander, a fisheries biologist for the State of ...

Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez is a woman of the west – she has lived in California, ...

Alexis Gabriel

Alexis Gabriel is a communications and community engagement coordinator for the ...
We bring Oregonians together
Our Members: From our founding in 1968 to today, members of Oregon Environmental Council are ordinary people who believe, by working together, we can protect Oregon's treasured water, air, and land for today and future generations. Be a part of the legacy.

Our Partners: We partner with Oregonians—of all ages, races, ethnicities and genders; from all communities, rural, urban and suburban; from any political affiliation; and from all walks of life—to create a healthier future for our state. More about our partners.