Who We Are
Together with our volunteers and donors, this team is ready to accomplish our goal of clean air for every Oregonian all the time.
Mary Peveto (she/hers) co-founded Neighbors for Clean Air in 2010 to ensure cleaner air for all Oregonians. She activated friends, neighbors and people throughout our region to work for stricter standards to regulate air toxics in Oregon and to galvanize the citizen action necessary to effect change. She is a mother of three who calls herself an “accidental activist” who was pushed into action when she stumbled upon a national study published in 2008 that showed her daughters’ school to be ranked among the worst 2% in the nation at risk to toxic industrial air pollution. Mary is our guiding voice in organizing, policy and organizational vision.
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Tori Heroux (she/hers) joined NCA in Spring 2017 as the project manager for BREATHE Oregon and now represents the organization in a variety of settings. She earned her law degree from Lewis & Clark in 2015. Tori is both an attorney and an organizer, and has worked with a variety of environmental and social justice organizations in the Portland area including Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Earthrise, Northwest Workers’ Justice Project, and SEIU Local 503.
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Development and Communications Manager
Kristin Teigen (she/hers) has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the Equity Foundation, the National Organization for Women, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (now known as the Task Force), as well as educational and philanthropic organizations in the Bay Area and Portland. She is a trained development professional, political organizer and anti-oppression facilitator. She is an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University and the mother of two. She is eager to put her experience to work to build the capacity of NCA!
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Community Engagement Coordinator
Micah Bishop (he/him) has been an active member of Portland’s youth climate justice community since his graduation from Portland State University in 2019. After publishing two papers on ecocritical literature perspectives, he put his skills to work with Sunrise Movement, providing public testimony for transportation & housing campaign and leading related community trainings. His foray into policy work includes collaboration with OurClimateOR, the Getting There Together Coalition, and ClimateReality. This year, he maintains his role as Hub Coordinator for the PDX Sunrise Movement branch, and is excited to continue fostering community connections for livable, clean air with NCA! You can read his writings at mikhailabish.wordpress.com.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
“I serve on the NCA board because clean air is critical to the public’s health – and securing that takes knowledge of the complex laws (or lack of) that regulate air quality. NCA has the knowledge and the passion to make real, lasting change to ensure Oregon’s clean air.”
“I’m a Portland native and have been devoted to cleaner air since serving on the City Club of Portland study committee on Air Toxics in 2013. I have advocated for clean air by representing City Club at the state legislature and at Washington and Multnomah Counties as well as with DEQ. If there is any additional incentive needed, I now have twin infant grandchildren and I am
committed to ensuring their health and security.”
“I want the air that my family and I breathe to be healthier not only for us, but for all Oregonians. I am a liaison between Neighbors for Clean Air and North Portland Air Quality.”
“As a rural Oregonian with strong ties to North and Northeast Portland, I know the burden of air pollution is not evenly shared across the state and affects Black, Indigenous, and people of color. We cannot improve air quality without addressing the systemic, root causes. That’s why I’m proud to be working with Neighbors for Clean Air and advocating for healthier communities.”
Contact Neighbors For Clean Air
Neighbors for Clean Air
P.O. Box 10544
Portland OR 97296