As we wrap up 2019, it is with much appreciation and well wishes that we say goodbye to two key NCAP staff members.
Megan Dunn has been with NCAP since 2014, serving first as the Healthy People and Communities Program Director, and more recently as the Policy and Programs Director. Megan was NCAP’s first staff member based in Washington and thanks to her grassroots community organizing efforts we now have a strong program and base of partners and supporters in that state. Megan helped introduce policies in Seattle, Northshore School District, Snohomish County and at the state level to strengthen protections against pesticides. She also advocated for and helped implement pesticide-free parks in her community, represented NCAP as a member of the Washington Farm Worker Coalition to advance policies that protect farmworkers from drift, and recently served on an Aerial Herbicide Application in Forestlands Work Group fighting for protections for residents and wildlife in or near forested areas.
Megan was elected to the Snohomish County Council in November and we are proud to see her transition from advocate to decision maker. Residents in Snohomish County will continue to benefit from her strong, compassionate leadership. Megan's wisdom, sense of humor and incredible knitting skills will be missed!
Daniel Foley (on the right in photo) worked as NCAP's Community Engagement Coordinator since August of 2018. Daniel helped NCAP lay the foundation for outreach into underserved communities disproportionately impacted by pesticides. Through Daniel’s co-employment at Centro Latino Americano, we had the great fortune of partnering with a well-established, reputable, long-standing non-profit serving the Spanish speaking community in Lane County. Daniel and Centro’s network of Latinx community connections allowed NCAP to grow its reach to include new and more diverse communities.
Daniel participated in Latinx community events, providing bilingual materials, resources and education regarding alternatives to pesticide use in homes and schools. Daniel’s positive energy, hard work and innovative ideas for advancing alternatives made him a valued member of our team. We wish him the best in his travels and new endeavors!