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Abraham Ngu

Malaysia Program Manager
Abraham has a professional background in stakeholder engagement and experience working with indigenous communities in Malaysian Borneo. He studied biochemistry at Wesleyan University and earned a masters degree in forest management in the Pacific Northwest. As our Malaysia Program Manager he supports our local partners in project development and management. Abraham enjoys trekking in the forest and ruminating over good food.

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Amanda Morse

Financial Assistant
Amanda provides book-keeping and organizational support for several non-profits in the Portland area and runs a small urban farm, blue house greenhouse farm.  She first joined our team in 2013 and enjoys supporting Green Empowerment because the model is so innovative and empowering for the communities in which we work.

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Andrea Johnson

Executive Director
Andrea is a passionate, versatile leader with diverse management experience and a background in international development and energy efficiency program implementation. She is a strong believer in Green Empowerment’s mission and approach. As the Executive Director, Andrea is charged with leading fundraising efforts, supporting staff on program execution, managing operations and cultivating diverse partnerships.

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Caitlyn Peake

Program Director
Caitlyn joined Green Empowerment in 2009 as a Program Fellow in Nicaragua, where she expanded our projects and her role. As the Latin America Regional Director, she supports our Latin America Team and partner NGOs to develop, coordinate, implement and sustainably expand new and existing projects. She is passionate about improved cookstoves and improving livelihood opportunities.

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Daniel Schollaert

Program Coordinator
Daniel joined Green Empowerment in 2019 after a decade working in community-based sexual health and brings a diverse set of program development skills to his cross-organizational role. He has a Master’s in Public Health, extensive experience traveling and working in Latin America and is deeply committed to social justice and health equity.

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Gabriel Sundoro Wynn

Regional Advisor, Asia
Gabriel is a renewable energy practitioner developing decentralized clean energy systems in Southeast Asia that are integrated with watershed conservation and rural water supply. As a Program Manager with Green Empowerment in Southeast Asia, he works closely with indigenous community groups seeking energy security and livelihoods that support a conservation vision.

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Kristen Cashmore

Engagement Director
Kristen has a deep commitment to Green Empowerment's values of community engagement, appropriate technology, and inclusion. Her previous positions at community health, Latin American solidarity, environmental justice, and clean energy organizations have prepared Kristen well for her new role at Green Empowerment, where she will be engaging with stakeholders in Portland and beyond.

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Maria Espinoza

Nicaragua Program Coordinator
Maria has extensive experience in rural sector microfinance in Nicaragua and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. As our Program Fellow in Nicaragua, Maria supports the development and management of projects with our local partners including our revolving loan funds. Maria is excited to join the Green Empowerment team and continue supporting development in rural Nicaragua.

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Mica Miro

Communications Coordinator
Mica is a creative professional with a background in program management and arts education.  She recently returned from Oaxaca, Mexico where she served as Interim Managing Director and Program Manager for a small NGO that supports women entrepreneurs.  She is passionate about Green Empowerment's approach to development and excited to use her creative talents to share our story with the world.

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Mohammad Pakravan

Technical Program Manager
Mohammad joined Green Empowerment in 2019 as Technical Program Manager. His past experiences revolve around design, analysis and promotion of energy services in low- and middle-income regions. His academic background includes PhD in mechanical engineering and applied economics, M.Sc. in renewable and clean energy, and B.Sc. in mechanical engineering.

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Sam Schlesinger

Regional Program Manager, Latin America
Having spent several years organizing community development projects in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Ecuador in partnership with local NGO’s, community organizations, and universities, Sam brings experience in clean water and renewable energy systems, training programs, and rural logistics to the management and expansion of Green Empowerment’s Ecuadorian projects.