Community

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

  • Amelia Conlen

    Transportation Planner

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    Amelia Conlen

    Transportation Planner

  • Armando Vargas

    Program Coordinator

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    Armando Vargas

    Program Coordinator

  • Brooke Wright

    Green Business Volunteer Specialist

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    Brooke Wright

    Green Business Volunteer Specialist

  • Carol Sanchez

    Program Coordinator

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    Carol Sanchez

    Program Coordinator

  • Chandra Rapley

    Program Coordinator

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    Chandra Rapley

    Program Coordinator

  • Emily Gomez

    Program Specialist

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    Emily Gomez

    Program Specialist

    As a Program Specialist in the Community Programs Division of Ecology Action, Emily manages media and communications outreach for Community Programs including multiple electronic newsletters, websites, and social media accounts. She also oversees incentive and encouragement education programs at K-12 schools, works on advocacy campaigns including Friends of the Rail & Trail, and manages the yearly Bike to Work and School events for Ecology Action. Emily earned her M.S. in Community and Regional Development from UC Davis, and her B.S. in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz.

  • Erin Devitt

    Americorps Fellow

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    Erin Devitt

    Americorps Fellow

  • Gino Garcia

    Outreach Specialist

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    Gino Garcia

    Outreach Specialist

  • Jeanne LePage

    Senior Program Specialist

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    Jeanne LePage

    Senior Program Specialist

    As Senior Program Specialist for Ecology Action’s Transportation Division, Jeanne manages, plans and implements a suite of programs designed to promote increased walking and bicycling to school among school children K-12. The programs include Bike n’ Hike, Bike Smart! Youth Bicycle Safety, Walk to School and Bike to School. She is also integral in our grants and fundraising activities.

  • Jen Lape

    Director of Fund Development and Philanthropy

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    Jen Lape

    Director of Fund Development and Philanthropy

  • Kira Ticus

    Senior Program Specialist

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    Kira Ticus

    Senior Program Specialist

  • Laura Bakken

    Program Coordinator

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    Laura Bakken

    Program Coordinator

  • Mariana Ivancko

    Senior Program Specialist

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    Mariana Ivancko

    Senior Program Specialist

  • Matt Miller

    Program Specialist

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    Matt Miller

    Program Specialist

  • Piet Canin

    Vice President of Transportation

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    Piet Canin

    Vice President of Transportation

    Piet Canin oversees Ecology Action’s sustainable transportation programs, which emphasize healthy, money saving, and environmentally friendly means of travel. Piet has helped implement several innovative programs at Ecology Action, including Bike to Work Day, the Electric Bike, and Folding Bike Incentive programs. Piet has been active in advancing sustainable transportation programs over the past 30 years. He has extensive experience working with a diversity of partners including schools, businesses, public health, safety, and transportation agencies, community groups and individuals.

    Piet has actively advocated for the Coastal Rail Trail since 1998 and leveraged diverse partners to move forward such projects as the Beach Street Bikeway, Arana Gulch and increased funding for the Rail Trail. Piet is a long-time member of the Regional Transportation Commission’s Bike Advisory Committee, FORT Board Member and a Bike Santa Cruz County Lifetime Achievement award recipient.

  • Sabrina Delk

    Events Specialist

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    Sabrina Delk

    Events Specialist

  • Sherry Bryan

    Program Manager

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    Sherry Bryan

    Program Manager

    As Program Manager for Ecology Action’s Water Division, Sherry manages, plans and implements a suite of programs designed to promote water conservation in Santa Cruz County and throughout California. These programs include WaterLink, Ecology Action’s Greywater and Rainwater programs, and the Monterey Bay Friendly Landscape program. Sherry is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and holds a BA in Environmental Studies, with an Agroecology emphasis.