NCAP Announces New Executive Director

The NCAP Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that we’ve hired Ashley Chesser as NCAP's new Executive Director, effective January 1, 2020!

Ashley steps into her new role as Executive Director from her position as NCAP’s Communications and Development Director and after a two-year period of shared leadership within our organization. We are grateful to the full NCAP team for successfully leading NCAP through a period of transition. Staff took on greater responsibilities and explored new ways to make decisions, collaborate and advance alternatives to pesticides. After careful consideration, the board chose to return to an organizational model with an executive director — while retaining elements of shared leadership — to better position NCAP for strategic partnership and fundraising moving forward.  

Ashley has been an integral part of NCAP since 2014. She brings over eight years of nonprofit leadership experience, with demonstrated skills in budget management, conflict mediation and storytelling for social change. She holds a BA in Graphic Design from Portland State University.

Ashley’s two young daughters keep her very busy! During her moments of free time, Ashley enjoys running, biking, hiking, and organic gardening. Fostering a love of nature with her kids, promoting ecosystem health and reducing plastic consumption are top priorities in how Ashley interacts with the world.  

With much anticipation, the board looks forward to NCAP’s next chapter with Ashley’s leadership, our remarkable and committed staff, extensive community partners, and dedicated members!


Marianne Ober
President, NCAP Board of Directors

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