Associate Board

A diverse network of students and professionals working locally to make an impact globally

Green Empowerment's Associate Board gives young professionals a local volunteer opportunity to make a difference internationally, builds future leaders, and infuses our work with new and creative ideas that amplify our impact. This group convenes on a regular basis both at the Green Empowerment office in downtown Portland and virtually on zoom to:

  • Advise on and contribute to Green Empowerment visibility initiatives
  • Build skills and learn more about international development and sustainability
  • Expand their professional networks and connect with others who share their values
  • Make a meaningful difference to the communities we support around the world
Remember when we could pose shoulder to shoulder at an indoor event? 2019 Associate Board members strike a pose at our signature event Passport to Empowerment.
Remember when we could pose shoulder to shoulder at an indoor event? 2019 Associate Board members strike a pose at our signature event Passport to Empowerment.
Former Associate Board member Slok Gyawali shares his passion for Green Empowerment with friends.
Former Associate Board member Slok Gyawali shares his passion for Green Empowerment with friends.

Current Members

  • Carly Vendegna, Program Analyst, TRC
  • Eric Finley, Senior Project Manager, REMBE Inc.
  • Eric LoPrete, Sustainability Education Coordinator, Washington County
  • Paul Hawkins, Public Utilities Specialist, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Stephanie Auxier, Population Health Specialist, CareOregon
  • Alicia Holsapple, School-Based Health Center Manager, Outside In
  • William (Will) Saalsaa, BBA Economics and minor in Sustainability
  • Sami Walter, Project Development Associate, Clearway Energy Group
  • Elana Lynn, Legal Assistant at The Batrakova Law Office and GlobalPDX Ambassador
  • Nipin Gangadharan, Executive Director, Acupuncrists Without Borders
  • Alexis Harris, Operations Manager, Aquent
  • Francisco Perozo, BA in Environmental Studies and Art from Lewis & Clark College
  • Alfredo (Tito) Antonio Higueras, Community Care Supervisor, Public Health Institute
  • Collin Thomas, Originator, Avangrid Renewables

Interested in connecting with one of our members to learn about their experience with Green Empowerment? Contact us at [email protected] and we will connect you with the appropriate Associate Board member.

Interested in joining the Associate Board?