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.

Diana Nuñez

Executive Director
Diana is an equity driven, results-oriented leader known for integrity and commitment to quality and transparency with an educational background in Science and Research.

Guthrie Straw

Office Manager
Much of history is unwritten. Remember this. - N.K. Jemisin

Ilene Moss

Finance Director
Clean air and water, a healthy climate, and an unpolluted landscape” – a recipe for a sustainable future doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Jamie Pang (South)

Program Director, Environmental Health
It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live. - Dalai Lama

Jana Gastellum

Deputy Director for Programs
Is it me, or is it getting hot in here?

Janell Brittain

Development Manager
Oregon is a true gem and we need to do everything in our power to protect the fresh air, clear desert skies, and mountain-top vistas that define this state. I could not be more honored to live in Oregon, and work to protect this amazing place we call home.
Janne Sepp

Janne Sepp

Database & Membership Associate
Her natural affinity for data tracking/analysis and problem solving has allowed her to help various non-profit organizations to achieve their objectives, most recently OMSI, and Portland Children’s Museum.
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Joel Schoening

Communications Director
Joel is a values-driven leader and strategic communicator with a passion for surfacing pragmatic solutions to big challenges through authentic community relations.
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Juliáe Riva

ELI Intern
Think globally, act locally.

Karen Lewotsky

Rural Partnerships & Water Policy Director
There’s no place like home.

Kevin Kasowski

Director of Foundations & Corporate Relations
Gratitude is the source of all happiness.
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Meagan Golec

Major Gifts Officer
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Morgan Gratz-Weiser

Legislative Director
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you. - Wendell Barry

Nora Apter

Climate Program Director
There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." - Audre Lorde

Sara Wright

Program Director, Transportation
I work to protect Oregon because if I didn’t, I would fall into despair. We have so much potential to reimagine our systems and structures to support our communities sustainably, and so much work to do to realize that potential. I am responsible to the future of the place where I choose to live, so I do the work.

Stacey Dalgaard

Water Outreach Director
Change is never easy, but always possible. - Barack Obama

Teke Dillender

Deputy Director for Philanthropy
Everyone deserves clean air and water and access to the beauty of the natural world. I moved to Oregon for all these things, and I feel an obligation to protect them for future generations.
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Xanthia Wolland

Marketing & Communications Coordinator
All my life, I was a bride married to amazement" - Mary Oliver

Furry Friends

Winston

Chief Barketing Officer
Squirrel!

Riley

Chief Napping Officer
ZzZzZz

Kudu

Chief Scratch Officer
Meow!

OEC condemns racism and violence in all forms. We stand in solidarity with the Asian and Asian American community, immigrants, and people of color in Oregon and beyond, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to combating racial injustices in our work. Read our statement.

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