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.
- 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.
Anna Brousseau – OSU student
Anna is currently a student at Oregon State University studying Bioengineering. While growing up in Rhode Island she found a connection to the natural world, decreasing personal waste and reducing her environmental impact. During high school she helped expand accessibility to bulk food in Rhode Island by working with Urban Greens Food Co-op as they opened their first food store! She is now a member of OSU’s Waste Watchers Club, a group focused on educating students about waste reduction and promoting recycling around campus.
Elizabeth Gibb, Treasurer – Member at large
Elizabeth serves on the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Executive Committee and Financial Committee. She brings with her a strong background in finance, project management, nonprofit development, fundraising, and event planning.
Loma Hammond – Member at large
Loma is a native Oregonian and has worked at HP for more than 25 years.
Marie Loiseau – Member at large
Marie is an attorney with The Reynolds Law Firm, PC where her practice focuses on business, probate, guardianships and conservatorships, and litigation matters. Marie is passionate about the environment and sustainable practices, and is involved with the Coalition’s Education Action Team (serving as the Steering Committee Liaison). Her community service focuses on environmental awareness, animal rescue advocacy, and women’s issues. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA. She has experience working with various environmental groups including The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. When she isn’t working, Marie likes to hike and explore the coast with her rescue pup.
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.
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.
Laurie Chaplen – 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: Elizabeth Gibb
- Creates and directs fundraising efforts
- Contact: Annette Mills