This is the Governance organizational structure diagram for Greater Portland Sustainability Network

We strive to organize our RCE as an inclusive network, inviting all stakeholders and members to find ways to engage, provide input on policies and projects, and develop innovative means and resources to support the sustainability education missions of their communities and organizations. Through a coordinating committee, subcommittees, and working groups, we will implement action plans in as efficient and collaborative of ways as possible. For more details, check out our Governance structure. We welcome your feedback and participation!

Coordinating Committee

  • Kim Smith, GPSEN/RCE Coordinator, Portland Community College
  • David Cohen, The Intertwine Alliance
  • Lin Harmon-Walker, Ethical Futures Institute
  • Laura Kutner, Trash for Peace
  • Gary Obermeyer, Learning Options
  • LeRoy Patton, Portland State University and Elders in Action
  • Bruce Podobnik, Lewis & Clark College
  • Briar Schoon, Portland Community College
  • Heather Spalding, Portland State University
  • Grace Taylor, Bainbridge Graduate Institute
  • Rachel Willis, Portland Public Schools
  • Special Advisers:
    • Doug Cohen, U.S. Partnership for ESD
    • Rose High Bear, Wisdom of the Elders
    • Debra Rowe, U.S. Partnership for ESD
    • Judy Walton, Portland State University

Subcommittees and Working Groups


  • Policies and Planning
  • Ethics
  • Development
  • Assessment

Outreach & Communications

  • Advocacy
  • Diversity and Equity
  • Newsletter and Social Media
  • Website
  • Marketing

Programs & Events

  • Events
  • Professional Development
  • K-12 Youth Network
  • College Student Network
  • Civic Engagement

Research & Development

  • Research Projects
  • Research Database
  • Curriculum Development
  • Social Science Think Tank
  • Articulation