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.

Karen Lewotsky

Rural Partnerships Director
There’s no place like home.

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

Tony Hernandez

Communications Manager
Tony joins OEC after more than 8 years in the newspaper industry, where he covered local government, school boards, crime and justice, extreme weather and other breaking news.

Andrea Durbin

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

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.

Elizabeth Silberg

Liaison to OEC's Board of Directors
Elizabeth Silberg believes if you have a better balance, you achieve a health...

Clement Uduk

Strategic Co-Chair
Native Portlanders are a rare breed as Portland continues to experience an ...

Haley Walker

Communications Chair
Haley Walker brings nearly a decade of communications experience to the ...

Nathan Wallace

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