2020 Keynotes

Jessica Black | Director, Center for Indigenous Health, Culture and the Environment, and Associate Professor of Environmental Science Heritage University  

Terry McDonald

In her international programs, Jessica works to promote sustainable, culturally vibrant communities, building global partnerships to empower indigenous peoples. She is currently working with the Bugle of Panama, the All Nations LSAMP CRIRE program, and Engineers Without Borders to provide opportunities for global indigenous exchange between STEM students and indigenous communities in Panama and Costa Rica.

Terry McDonald | Executive Director, St. Vincent DePaul Society of Lane County

Terry McDonald

Terry also oversees the Cascade Alliance - a national network of 14 nonprofits in 13 states developing socially responsible diversion of useable materials from the waste stream, a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that to date has created hundreds of sustainable jobs, annually diverts millions of pounds of materials and generates millions in annual revenue that add resilience to the nonprofit agencies, allowing them to serve more needs in their communities.

2020 Speakers

Michele Crim | Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Portland  

Michele Crim

Omar El Akkad | Author & Journalist, American War  

Omar El Akkad

Noel Kinder | Chief Sustainability Officer, Nike

Noel Kinder

Prior to Nike, Noel held roles that included leadership in several non-profit organizations as well small, privately-held companies in the United States. He has also served in the United States Peace Corps, spending two years in Honduras. Noel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon and a Master's degree in Business from Portland State University. He is fluent in Spanish.

Mitch Thomashow | Author, Ecological Identity, Bringing the Biosphere Home, and The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus

Mitch Thomashow

Sean Watts | Owner, Sean Watts Consulting

Sean Watts

View our speaker line-ups from WOHESC 2019 & WOHESC 2018