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EQC members

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission is a five-member panel of Oregonians appointed by the governor for four-year terms to serve as DEQ’s policy and rule-making board. Members are eligible for reappointment but may not serve more than two consecutive terms. 

​Terms of service: 5/3/17-6/30/20; 7/1/20-6/30/24
 
Kathleen George is an elected member of the Grande Ronde Tribal Council. Prior to serving in public office, George was the Director of the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. She is a Grand Ronde tribal member and helped tribal governments accomplish their goals for most of her career.

Having worked for Oregon's tribes for 20 years, George has engaged with state and federal government to support healthy rivers, a clean environment, and the communities that who depend on them. Previously, she owned a natural resources consulting firm, Cedar Consulting, and worked for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in Pendleton.

George grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon, and as a graduate of Dominican University with a B.A. in Environmental Biology, she is the first of her family to graduate college.

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​​​Terms of service: 2/1/17-6/30/20; 7/1/20-6/30/24

Sam Baraso is a graduate of Duke University with a background in environmental management, finance, and social equity. Sam currently works as the manager of the City of Portland's Clean Energy Fund. Sam has worked on projects at the intersection of health and the environment evaluating emerging research on the use of green infrastructure for water quality, air quality and psychological health. Sam believes a truly sustainable Oregon is ecologically, economically and socially healthy.
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Terms of service: 5/3/17-6/30/19; 7/1/19-6/30/23
 
Molly Kile is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Her major research interests are environmental, molecular epidemiology, and global health. Specifically, Kile's research interests include understanding how exposure to chemicals in the environment influences maternal and child health. Her research includes study of how environmental factors link to health risks, including how chemical exposures in utero may alter epigenetic mechanisms that could contribute to chronic diseases later in life.

She is also the director of the community engagement core of OSU's Superfund Research Center. In this role, she works with Native American Tribes in the Pacific Northwest to investigate their concerns about environmental pollution.

Kile received her doctorate from Harvard School of Public Health in Environmental Health. She continued her postdoctoral training at Harvard in molecular epidemiology.
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​Term of service: 11/19/21-6/30/23 (eligible for reappointment)

Greg Addington has worked in and around the natural resource sector his entire career. He began as a field representative for the Oregon Farm Bureau and later transitioned to the organization's Governmental Affairs Division working as an Associate Director. In 2005 he and his family moved to Klamath County where he served as Executive Director of the Klamath Water Users Association for nearly 11 years. In 2015, he stepped down and formed his own consulting company.  

Today, Addington Consulting continues to assist clients with public relations, marketing and outreach, program coordination, policy development and political engagement. Addington also holds the position of Program Director for REAL Oregon, a Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership program developed for current and emerging natural resource industry leaders to grow their skills, knowledge and network. 

Greg received a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Idaho. He has two kids in college and lives in Klamath County with his wife.

​Term of service: 11/19/21-6/30/25 (eligible for reappointment)

​Amy Schlusser is a staff attorney with the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School. She has extensive experience with a broad variety of legal and regulatory frameworks relating to climate change, energy, transportation and air pollution. Her work focuses on developing effective and equitable policy pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate a just and equitable transition to a clean and renewable energy system.

Schlusser has authored multiple legal and policy analyses on a variety of climate and energy related topics, and she regularly shares key findings with policymakers and stakeholders. She also collaborates with climate and environmental justice advocates and community-based organizations on initiatives to advance a just and equitable energy transition, and works with stakeholders in the nonprofit, industry, and academic sectors to address barriers to renewable energy development and advance electrification of the transportation and building sectors.

Amy received her J.D. cum laude and her LL.M. summa cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School's Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law program. She received her bachelor's degree from Penn State University. She is licensed to practice law in Oregon.