Advisory Board

With more than 25 years of collaborative work, Executive Director Mike Houck has had the good fortune to work with leading urban planning, parks and greenspace professionals in the United States and abroad. The Institute's advisory board provides us with knowledgeable, creative assistance in achieving our mission.

Bill Blosser

Bill Blosser
Chair, Oregon Environmental Quality Commission

Founder, Sokol Blosser Winery

Vice President and Senior Consultant in Sustainability, CH2M Hill and William Blosser Consulting

Portland, OR

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Janet Santos Cobb
President, California Oak Foundation

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Patrick M. Condon
James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Livable Environments, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

John Fregonese

John Fregonese
President, Fregonese Associates
Portland, OR

Randy Gragg

Randy Gragg
Editor, Portland Monthly Magazine
Portland, Oregon

Daniel D. Heagerty

Daniel D. Heagerty
President, NGEN Enterprises 

Serves on conservation and environmental policy/education boards

Portland, OR

 

Steve Johnson- Ph.D. on camel

Steve Johnson, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Portland State University

Public Involvement Consultant
Portland, OR

Jon Kusler
Director, International Institute of Wetland Science and Public Policy

Association of State Wetland Managers
Berne, NY

Kusler received a national lifetime achievement award from the Association of Wetland Scientists.

Robert Liberty

Robert Liberty
Director, Urban Sustainability Accelerator, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University
Portland, OR 

Peg Malloy
Director, Portland Housing Center
Portland, OR

Dr. Rutherford Platt

Dr. Rutherford Platt
Director, Ecological Cities Project
Amherst, MA

Rodolpho H. Ramina- PhD.

Rodolpho H. Ramina, Ph.D.
Ecodesign Coordinator, Industrial Federation of Paraná State
Curitiba, Brazil

Ann Riley

Ann Riley
California Department of Water Resources
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Waterways Restoration Institute
Berkeley, CA

Geoff Roach

Geoff Roach

Director, Community Partnerships, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

 

Ethan Seltzer- PhD

Ethan Seltzer, Ph.D.

Professor, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University
Portland, OR 

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Portland, OR

Paddy Tillett

Paddy Tillett
Architect & Urban Designer
Portland, OR

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David Yamashita
Land Use, County of Maui, Hawaii

Dr. Alan Yeakley

Dr. Alan Yeakley
Director, School of the Environment, Portland State University
Portland, OR 

Lynn Youngbar

Lynn Youngbar
Board, Portland Farmer's Market

Organizational Development Consultant
Portland, OR