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.

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.

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.

Karen Roberti

Operations & Events Manager
Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in. -Leonard Cohen

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

Our Board

Our Board of Directors includes professionals, academics and experts from across a range of expertise from communications, government affairs, mediation and conservation. Meet the Board.

Teke Dillender

About Teke Teke Dillender is a fundraising professional with 20 years' ...

Rick Gustafson

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

Philip Wu

Vice President
About Philip Philip Wu is a pediatrician and member of the Community Benefit ...

Peter Koehler

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

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.

Mark Steinbuck

About Mark Mark Steinbuck is a fresh Oregonian, having just moved to Portland ...

David Kennedy

Strategic Co-Chair
About David David teaches high school science and math with Portland Public ...

Nathan Wallace

About Nathan Nathan Wallace is a native Portlander, a fisheries biologist for ...

Hilary Shohoney

About HilaryHilary is passionate about using her power and privilege to do ...
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.