Prior to her work with Beyond Toxics, Lisa spent thirteen years as an educator and associate professor at both Stanford University and University of Oregon. She has since accumulated deep experience in toxics use reduction advocacy, land use planning, environmental protection and strategic development for non-profit organizations. Lisa has served as Executive Director since 2005.
John was hired in April 2009 as Communications Manager and Business Outreach Coordinator. He has an extensive background as web & graphics designer and video producer. He has also worked on numerous political campaigns, is a long-time citizen activist for the environment and was one of several co-founders of Oregon PeaceWorks in 1980.
Projects and Outreach Manager
Alison Guzman, hired in August 2010, is Beyond Toxic’s Projects and Outreach Manager and is coordinating the West Eugene Industrial Corridor Environmental Health Project. She received her BA in International Studies and MA in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs with a concentration of Human Rights and Social Justice from The American University in Washington DC. Alison knows five languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Guarani (a native language of Paraguay). Her past experiences include volunteering and working for international organizations in the Caribbean, South America, and South Africa.
NOTE: John’s and Alison’s photo courtesy of Todd Cooper.