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A strong team of industry experts.

Tackling the world's toughest resource challenges is the shared purpose that connects us as an organization - and transcends the bottom-line.

  • Alejandra Belalcazar-Salce

    Community Outreach Specialist

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    Alejandra Belalcazar-Salce

    Community Outreach Specialist

  • Allison Rebbert

    Human Resources Representative

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    Allison Rebbert

    Human Resources Representative

    As HR Representative, Allison works with Ecology Action’s prospective, new, and current employees to assist in the recruitment, hiring, administration, and training processes. She supports the organization’s personnel-related goals, and provides benefits evaluation, consultation, and reporting.

  • Chandra Rapley

    Program Coordinator

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    Chandra Rapley

    Program Coordinator

  • Chuck Tremper

    Vice President and General Counsel

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    Chuck Tremper

    Vice President and General Counsel

    Chuck Tremper brings a broad range of experience and expertise to Ecology Action that he utilizes to oversee accounting, human resources, information technology, communications, compliance, risk management, facilities, governance and strategic planning for the organization. Over the past 30 years, Chuck has helped launch the AmeriCorps national service program, been a professor of both Law and Psychology, served as Chief Information Officer for large nonprofit organizations, held administrative, marketing and technical positions for software companies, provided management consulting services and conducted a variety of policy research and evaluation projects. However, his greatest fulfillment is in helping individuals and businesses take actions that benefit themselves, their businesses and the planet.

    Chuck is best known as the author of As the Oceans Rise: Meeting the Challenges of Global Warming, playing doubles beach volleyball, and entertaining the staff at all-hands meetings.

  • Heather Lukacs

    Board of Directors

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    Heather Lukacs

    Board of Directors

    Heather’s work focuses on community-based natural resource advocacy and research with a focus on drinking water access and watershed management. She is currently the Director of Community Solutions at the Community Water Center’s new Watsonville office, where she connects small, disadvantaged communities with technical and financial resources to address persistent water contamination. Her previous experience has included working as a research consultant for Stanford University focusing on projects related to the environment and education, as well as working for the National Parks Conservation Association as Program Manager and Facilitator of the New River Clean Water Alliance in West Virginia. Heather is a published author of many journal papers on water research topics, and has received numerous awards recognizing her work and leadership. Heather holds a PhD in Environment and Resources from Stanford University, as well as a Masters of Environmental Engineering and Water Resources, and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT.

  • Jack Lu

    Energy Efficiency Consultant

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    Jack Lu

    Energy Efficiency Consultant

    Jack has been with Ecology Action since 2007. As Energy Consultant, he provides energy efficiency field audits and LED lighting specification for medium to large commercial businesses, nonprofits, and government facilities throughout California. Jack earned his B.S. from San Francisco State University.

  • Kathleen Steffanic

    Director of Finance

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    Kathleen Steffanic

    Director of Finance

  • Kathy Rau

    Human Resources Director

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    Kathy Rau

    Human Resources Director

    As Director of Human Resources, Kathy is responsible for managing the HR functions for Ecology Action, including organizational development, employee relations, employee training and development, compensation and benefits, recruitment, and retention strategies.

  • Linda Lloyd

    Accounting Manager

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    Linda Lloyd

    Accounting Manager

  • Liz McComb

    Executive Assistant

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    Liz McComb

    Executive Assistant

    As Executive Assistant, Liz provides support to Jim Murphy, the Executive Team and the Board of Directors. In addition to administrative support, Liz is also responsible for Contracts Administration, and assisting with Ecology Action’s Business Development efforts. Liz has more than 15 years of experience in Executive Administrative and Marketing work.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University, and has worked in a variety of industries including high tech, financial, architectural and engineering, and natural medicine. Liz spends her free time gardening and designing handmade clothing and costumes.

  • Milana Richardson

    Senior Applications Developer

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    Milana Richardson

    Senior Applications Developer