OUR PEOPLE


Staff

We are a collaborative team working to help people and nature thrive together. Our team – and our partnerships – draw their strength from the diverse experiences, strengths, and interests we each bring to the table.

Sara O’Brien
Partner | Executive Director

Kellyn Baez

Kellyn Baez
Partner | Community Water Solutions

Jackie Brenner

Jackie Brenner
Partner | Community Water Solutions

Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown
Partner | Community & Water

Lynny Brown
Partner | Co-Director of Northwest Environmental Justice Center

Ladan Ghahramani
Partner

Emily Irish

Emily Irish
Partner | Strategic Communications

Erin Legg
Partner | Finance & Operations

Naomi Lowinger

Naomi Lowinger
Partner | Human Resources & Administration

Nicole Maness
Partner | Climate, Habitat, & Working Lands

Barton Robison

Barton Robison
Partner | Program Director

Tyler Wagner

Tyler Wagner
Partner | Community Energy Solutions

Kristiana Teige Witherill
Partner | Collaborative Systems

Board of Directors

Our board is made up of mixed interests, representing the perspectives needed to make collaborative approaches to conservation work at scale.

Teresa Jacobs
Board President | Consultant

Michael Karnosh

Michael Karnosh
Board Vice President | Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Dan Vizzini
Board Secretary | Oregon Health and Science University, Center for Evidence-based Policy

Mark Buckley
Board Treasurer | ECONorthwest

Michael Jordan
Board Past President | City of Portland

Sam Baraso
Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund

Tatiana Dierwechter

Tatiana Dierwechter
Oregon Health Authority

John Dunbar
Dunbar Law LLC

Mike Freese
Partner at The Romain Group

Steve Gagnier

Steve Gagnier
Climb Credit, Inc.

Ann McQuesten
Perkins Coie LLP

Diane Taniguchi-Dennis
CEO of Clean Water Services

We’re working with annual sponsors to cultivate a space for emerging leaders and advance our sector’s workforce. Learn more about our fellowship program!

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
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