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Kim Leval

KIM LEVAL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kim joined NCAP as Executive Director in January 2009. Kim brings to NCAP 25 years of non-profit work experience and a passion for working with people to find alternatives to pesticides. From 1997 to 2007, as a policy analyst with the Center for Rural Affairs, Kim worked with farmers, scientists, and health and environmental advocates to develop federal policies to benefit family farms and ranches, sustainable and organic agriculture and research into alternatives to pesticides. Kim then worked as Fund Development Director for Rural Development Initiatives. Her work has included grassroots organizing, federal and state policy development, and educating and engaging people on how to create needed reforms.  Kim serves as a member of the Oregon Organic Coalition Leadership Council, as a member of the policy committee of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and as a board member of the newly founded national organization - IPM Voice.  Kim has a Master of Science degree in Adult Education and Agricultural Extension from Cornell University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Oregon.  She brings expertise in adult learning theory and transformational and institutional change models and relates this knowledge to achieve lasting change through NCAP's work.

541-344-5044, ext. 15
kleval@pesticide.org

 

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JEREMY OLSEN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

541-344-5044, ext. 17
jolsen@pesticide.org

 

 

 

 

 

Edward PicEDWARD WINTER, CHIEF OPERATING & FINANCIAL OFFICER


Previously, he served as financial manager of an organic juice cooperative for 12 years and worked as an accountant for 20 years. He also worked as a statistician for the National Center for Health Statistics. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and sociology from the University of Minnesota in 1964. He joined NCAP in 2000. 

541-344-5044, ext. 24
ewinter@pesticide.org 

 

Jen and potatoesJENNIFER MILLER, Food and Farms Program DIRECTOR

Jen coordinates NCAP's sustainable agriculture work with farmers in southern Idaho. She previously taught plant biology at Southwestern College, a liberal arts college in Kansas. Jen received her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Northern Iowa in 1994 and her doctoral degree in plant physiology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2000. She joined the NCAP staff in 2002.  

Boise Idaho Office

208-850-6504 (phone)
208-433-1827 (fax)
jmiller@pesticide.org

 

SharonPhotoSHARON SELVAGGIO, WILDLIFE AND WATER PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Sharon Selvaggio comes to us after 27 years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service. Her experience as a Refuge manager, conservation planner, and wildlife biologist included work in pesticide use and evaluation, oversight of farming programs, water quality monitoring, wetland, prairie, and forest habitat management and restoration, endangered species management, environmental education, and biological surveys. A mother of two teenagers, she believes in the power of nature, partnerships and community involvement. She frequently runs along the Willamette River near her home, observing great blue herons and California sea lions, and contemplating Pacific salmon and the health of the river.

541-344-5044, ext. 35
sselvaggio@pesticide.org


Megan DunnMegan dunn, People and Communities Program Director

Megan Dunn, MA, joined NCAP in March 2014.  She brings a work history in environmental advocacy and social justice and volunteer experience as a community leader.  Her graduate environmental policy research work included creating an index of human wellbeing, as part of an Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) with National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Megan is a certified Postpartum Doula (DONA) and ran a small business as a trained support person for new families.  This education and policy experience offers a unique understanding for her role as the People and Communities Program Director.  Megan will continue to live and work in Everett, WA, expanding the mission of NCAP to field work in Washington.  She lives in a 120 year old home with her two kids that she’s always telling to go outside, a supportive husband, a dog and a cat.  There is always ice cream in her freezer and knitting in her purse!

541-344-5044, ext. 34
mdunn@pesticide.org

 

Sarah FSARAH FINNEY, OPERATIONS MANAGER

Sarah has been a long-time NCAP member and supporter of NCAP's mission. Her background includes project management, natural resource planning, and graphic design. Sarah has a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon. Sarah also teaches yoga and enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

541-344-5044, ext. 19

sfinney@pesticide.org 

 

Ashley Chesser

ASHLEY CHESSER, OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Ashley spreads the word for NCAP via web, print and community events. Before joining NCAP, she worked as a crew leader for the Montana Conservation Corps and in graphic design/marketing for the outdoor gear industry. She holds a degree in graphic design from Portland State University and in her free time enjoys running, biking, rock climbing, backpacking and gardening.

541-344-5044, ext. 27
achesser@pesticide.org

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HUDSON TYLER, ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT

 
Hudson has been working at NCAP since fall of 2012. Previously interning in political organizing and campaign finance, he has always possessed an interest in community activism and the importance of an ecological approach to public management. Since beginning his work with NCAP he has been a part of various community outreach projects, database management, and research-based information services to the public. Hudson is an undergraduate student at the University of Oregon studying Philosophy, Political Science, and Business Administration. He hopes to apply his devotion to sustainable lifestyles to wherever his interests might take him. In his spare time he enjoys reading, cooking, singing, volunteering, piña coladas…and—of course—getting caught in the rain. 

541-344-5044, ext. 18
htyler@pesticide.org

 

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EDIE POWELL, CAMPAIGNS ASSISTANT

 
Edie joined NCAP in the fall of 2013. She’s helped to organize petitioning for the Saving America’s Pollinators Act, tabled at various community events, and ran the group’s Facebook and Twitter pages. She is a student at the University of Oregon studying art and psychology. She enjoys painting, taking walks, and volunteering at the First Avenue Animal Shelter on the weekends.
 

541-344-5044, ext. 16
epowell@pesticide.org


 

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JULIAN SHAMLOO, MARKETING ASSISTANT

 
Julian joined NCAP in the fall of 2014, and assumed the role of Marketing Assistant to increase outreach effectiveness in the community. So far, he has worked with the outreach and communications coordinator to help develop NCAP’s upcoming website to provide viewers with more effective online experience. As a member of the University of Oregon’s Greek life, he participates in bi-weekly community service events like feeding the homeless, planting trees, and working with the elderly at local assisted living centers. He is an avid basketball player and fan, and also seeks to broaden his scope of cultural understanding through travel.  

541-344-5044, ext. 16
jshamloo@pesticide.org