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.
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SHELLY CONNOR, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Previously, she worked as the associate director for Appalachian Voices, an environmental non-profit based in Boone, NC. In addition, she worked as director of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and served on the Board of Directors for two years. She also worked as a citizen outreach director where she ran a door-to-door fundraising campaign for Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG), Sierra Club and the Human Rights Campaign. She was the co-founder of the first Montana Farm to College Program at the University of Montana in Missoula. Shelly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and Masters of Science degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana. Shelly joined the NCAP staff in 2008.
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JENNIFER MILLER, SENIOR FOOD & AGRICULTURE 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.
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JOSH VINCENT, COMMUNICATIONS & ORGANIZING DIRECTOR
Josh currently does communications and outreach for NCAP's online, Pesticide Free Parks and Sustainable Agriculture programs. Before joining NCAP, he worked as the community outreach and program research assistant for Oregon Toxics Alliance. He holds a degree in graphic arts from the University of Oregon, and has worked as an organizer on environmental issues since 2006.
541-344-5044, ext. 22
LAURELE FULKERSON, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, HEALTHY WILDLIFE & WATER
Laurele joined the NCAP staff in February 2014. She leads NCAP’s federal and regional policy efforts to protect salmon and pollinators from the harms of pesticides. Laurele has over a decade of experience working on conservation policy issues for non-profits. For the past six years, she managed Wild Salmon Center’s government affairs program, developing and implementing federal strategies to conserve healthy wild salmon ecosystems. She holds a J.D. and certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School, and a B.A. in Political Science from U.C. Santa Barbara. In her free time, she enjoys gallivanting in the woods, organic gardening, and making herbal medicine.
EDWARD WINTER, CHIEF OPERATING & FINANCIAL OFFICER
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SARAH FINNEY, OPERATIONS & RESOURCE COORDINATOR
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.
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JENNIFER SNYDER, SCIENCE EDUCATOR
Jennifer is an entomologist with a background in urban entomology and school integrated pest management (IPM), as well as aquatic entomology and ecotoxicology from her graduate research at Oregon State University (2011). Her interests in public education, research, and teaching led her to work for university extension programs in both Arizona and Oregon. Now with NCAP part-time, Jennifer looks forward to assisting in public education and outreach on a variety of IPM topics. Jennifer is also on the board of directors for the Northwest Center for Entomological Research, and enjoys volunteering locally.
Megan 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!
Ashley Chesser, outreach and communications coordinator
Ashley does communications and outreach 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 also has experience with non-profit housing. In her free time, Ashley enjoys running, biking, rock climbing, backpacking and gardening.