We strive to organize our RCE as an inclusive network, inviting all stakeholders and partners to find ways to engage, provide input on policies and projects, and develop innovative means and resources to support the sustainability education missions within our communities and organizations. Through our Board of Directors, committees (Governance; Programs & Events; Outreach & Communication; and Research & Curriculum), and working groups, we 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!

Board of Directors

  • Kim Smith, GPSEN/RCE Coordinator, Portland Community College
  • Alfredo Gonzalez, City of Portland
  • Frank Granshaw, PCC/PSU Retired Geoscience Professor
  • Lin Harmon-Walker, Ethical Futures Institute
  • Laura Kutner, Trash for Peace
  • David Macek, Northwest Earth Institute
  • Nick Pasquale, Freelance Project Manager and Filmmaker
  • LeRoy Patton, Portland State University and Elders in Action
  • Bruce Podobnik, Lewis & Clark College
  • Briar Schoon, Portland Community College
  • Heather Spalding, Portland State University
  • Senior Advisers:
    • David Cohen, The Intertwine Alliance
    • Charles Hopkins, UNESCO
    • David Kunz, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    • Gary Obermeyer, Learning Options
    • Debra Rowe, U.S. Partnership for ESD
    • Grace Taylor, Bainbridge Graduate Institute
    • Judy Walton, Portland State University

Committees 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 & Curriculum

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