Leadership & Committees
We are a volunteer organization, including our leadership and committees.
- Steering Committee: Guides the Coalition—sets policy, develops strategy, and oversees finances. Members serve as action team liaisons and are members of operating committees.
- Executive Committee: Carries out the day-to-day responsibilities. Composed of Steering Committee officers.
- Governance Committee: Responsible for ongoing reviews and recommendations, to enhance the quality and future viability of the Steering Committee. Composed of members of the Executive Committee and chaired by the Vice Facilitator.
- Facilitator/Director: Coordinates programs and activities.
Sami Al-AbdRabbuh – Member at large
Sami is the Corvallis School District board chair. He is board president of Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center and a member of the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation. His community service focuses on education empowerment, economic and environmental resilience, and empowering vulnerable populations. Sami holds two degrees in engineering. He previously worked for General Electric as a project engineer and co-founded Crispy Science. Sami teaches various engineering courses at Oregon State University. He is also a doctoral candidate in Industrial Engineering with a focus on human systems and decision making in emergency management.
Lorie Bailey, Treasurer – Member at large
Lorie is active with Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Transportation Action Team (serving as the Steering Committee Liaison), Water Action Team, and Natural Areas Action Team. She also volunteers with Benton County Master Gardeners, Benton Soil and Water Conservation District, Greenbelt Land Trust, and Corvallis Bicycle Collective. She brings skills in nonprofit fundraising and volunteer recruitment and management.
Loma Hammond – Member at large
Loma is a native Oregonian and has worked at HP for more than 25 years.
Cindee Lolik, Secretary – First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op
Cindee is General Manager of the Co-op, with over 40 years experience in the natural foods industry. She currently serves on the Imagine Corvallis Advisory Network, which is charged with stewarding projects to help Corvallis achieve its 2040 vision; is a Board member of Visit Corvallis; a member of the Benton County Food Security Work Group; sits on the Advisory Council for Consolidated Services for the Homeless; and serves on the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Economic Vitality Action Team assisting with such projects as the Buy Local First Holiday Campaign. She brings skills in business plan writing, business finance, local investing strategies, event organization and community involvement.
Sean McGuire – Benton County
Sean is the Benton County Sustainability Coordinator. The Benton County Sustainability Program strives to develop and promote sustainable practices within our governmental operations. These practices consist of reducing operational cost, decreasing waste, and enhancing the well-being and health of county employees. In the community, they are working with residents and businesses to foster a more sustainable and resilient community.
Annette Mills, Facilitator – League of Women Voters of Corvallis
Annette Mills grew up in a village outside of Chicago and in suburban Los Angeles. She has degrees from Stanford University and Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. Following college, her work as a VISTA volunteer in rural Oklahoma led her to a life of teaching and community building. Annette’s professional background includes work as a public school educator in southern California and as the Environmental Programs Specialist for the City of Falls Church, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. She is a life-long community volunteer who retired from paid work and moved to Corvallis in 2006. Annette was a founder of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and it has been her full-time focus since 2007.
Zac Pinard – ASOSU Environmental Affairs
Zac is from the bay area in California and first came to Corvallis when he enrolled in OSU in 2015. Since then he has been involved in many organizations relating to sustainability, including OSU’s Sustainability Double Degree, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, ASOSU Coordinator of Environmental Affairs, and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. He now works for OSU’s Sustainability Office and is finishing an undergraduate thesis comparing the nationally determined contributions of Costa Rica and Mexico under the Paris Agreement. He brings skills in student organizing and organizational development.
Marjorie Stevens – First United Methodist Church
Marjorie is a retired OSU Accountant and community activist. She serves as liaison between the Steering Committee and the City of Corvallis Climate Action Advisory Board. She participates in four Corvallis Sustainability Coalition action teams: Energy, Economic Vitality, Transportation, and is team liaison for Waste Prevention. Marjorie volunteers with the Recycling Block Captain program. For fun she plays marimbas and watches birds.
Brandon Trelstad, Vice Facilitator – Oregon State University
Brandon is a co-founder of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. He has served as the Sustainability Officer at OSU since 2005. The OSU Sustainability Office team fosters a culture of sustainability, enhances student competency around issues of sustainability, reduces the university’s environmental impact and communicates sustainability efforts to the campus community and external audiences. Brandon serves on the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Executive Committee and is Steering Committee Liaison to the Energy Action Team. He contributes skills in capacity-building and organizational development.
Charles Maughan – City Council liaison to the steering committee
Three operating committees support the Coalition and its action teams.
Communications & Marketing Committee
- Develops communication tools
- Communicates the activities and accomplishments of the Coalition, its action teams and partner organizations
- Educates the community about sustainability
- Contact: Annette Mills
- Develops and reviews fiscal procedures, revenue plans, and forecasts
- Provides support to Development Committee
- Prepares and monitors the annual budget
- Contact: Lorie Bailey
- Creates and directs fundraising efforts
- Contact: Annette Mills