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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Aubrey Baldwin

Aubrey Baldwin

President

“I’ve been fighting for clean air for decades, as an activist and then as an attorney, and now as a Board volunteer at Neighbors for Clean Air.  I am passionate about NCA’s mission to ensure that all Oregonians breathe clean air all the time, and I believe that NCA’s focus on innovating, organizing, reforming and amplifying is an effective recipe for achieving that mission.”
Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis

Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis

Secretary

“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.”

Ashia Allen

Ashia Allen

“I serve on the NCA Board because clean air is personal for me. Growing up on the Elliot neighborhood, environmental pollution led to numerous respiratory illnesses. NCA is creating a different future for children and all community members.”

Aaron Babbie

Aaron Babbie

“I serve because NCA’s message needs and deserves a broader audience to demand safe air quality for all communities.”
Nakisha Nathan

Nakisha Nathan

“From my time as a staff member, to a board member now nonprofit executive, it’s clear to me that NCA fills an essential role — no other organization in the state does as much for clean air.”
Stacey Schroeder

Stacey Schroeder

“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.”

Monique Smiley

Monique Smiley

“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.”

STAFF

Mary Peveto

Mary Peveto

Executive Director

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.

mary@neighborsforcleanair.org

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Micah Bishop

Micah Bishop

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.

micah@neighborsforcleanair.org

Contact me if you’re interested in expanding the reach of NCA.

 

Kristin Teigen

Kristin Teigen

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!

kristin@neighborsforcleanair.org

Contact me if you’re interested in donating or helping build the capacity of NCA.

 

Contact Neighbors For Clean Air

Neighbors for Clean Air
P.O. Box 10544
Portland OR 97296

971.319.1247