Staff

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EDWARD WINTER
CHIEF OPERATING & FINANCIAL OFFICER
541-344-5044, ext. 24
ewinter@pesticide.org

Eugene, OR

Edward served previously 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 and lives on a small farm where he spends most of his time when not crunching numbers for NCAP.

 

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SHARON SELVAGGIO
WATER & WILDLIFE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
541-344-5044, ext. 35
sselvaggio@pesticide.org

Portland, OR

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. She holds an M.S. in Energy and Resources, and a B.A. in Biology, both from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

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MEGAN DUNN
PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES PROGRAM DIRECTOR
541-344-5044, ext. 34
mdunn@pesticide.org

Everett, WA

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!

 

CHRISTINA STUCKER-GASSI
FOOD & FARMS PROGRAM LEAD
cstuckergassi@pesticide.org

Boise, ID

Christina Stucker-Gassi started volunteering for NCAP in 2013 and has served in various capacities, including interim Healthy Food and Farms Program Director and Program Assistant. After completing her undergrad in Environmental Studies from the College of Idaho where she minored in Conservation Biology, Political Economy, and Speech Rhetoric, she has committed herself to understanding the unique issues farmers face and finding innovative and collaborative solutions to them.

 

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KRISTI JOHNSON
GRANT & EVENTS LEAD
541-344-5044, ext. 17
kjohnson@pesticide.org

Eugene, OR

Kristi has been active with environmental advocacy and sustainable living for more than 25 years, serving on local Green Party and Sierra Club Executive Committees and volunteering with many other humanitarian and educational nonprofits. She has a BA-English, a BS-Interior Design with a focus on sustainable design, and a Master in Management from Southern Oregon University. Kristi enjoys traveling, hiking, gardening, community service and reading.

 

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ASHLEY CHESSER
DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
541-344-5044, ext. 27
achesser@pesticide.org

Eugene, OR

Ashley oversees fundraising and 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, backpacking and gardening. Ashley has two young girls and believes strongly in protecting children's health from the detrimental effects of pesticides.

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ANDREA STAPLETON
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
541-344-5044, ext. 19
astapleton@pesticide.org

Eugene, OR

Andrea Stapleton was an intern with the Lane County school garden project as well as a volunteer with the Eugene Relief Nursery. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies from University of Oregon and enjoys gardening, cooking vegetarian meals and reading. Andrea also has two young boys who keep her very busy.

 

DANIEL FOLEY
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
541-344-5044, ext. 16
dfoley@pesticide.org

Eugene, OR

Daniel is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon and holds a BA in Sociology and Spanish. He's spent the last year working in community outreach for Centro Latino Americano as an intern. While currently working between both organizations, Daniel also advocates for immigration integrity as a member of the Integration Network for Immigrants of Lane County. In his spare time, he enjoys wandering, Premier League football (COYS), pick-up footy, baseball on the radio and the occasional western drama. Daniel holds strong beliefs in human ethics and strives to make an impact while serving his community.