Board of Directors

Karl Anuta, Director – Karl practices environmental, toxic tort and personal injury law in Oregon and Washington. He is a board member on FOMH and WaterWatch of Oregon; and Board President of Northwest Environmental Defense Center. He is a former board member of Pacific Rivers Council, and former Environmental Advisory Board member, US Army Corps, Portland District.

Dennis Chaney, Chair – Dennis has put the skills acquired in careers in law enforcement and investigations to good use as a Mount Hood watch dog. In 2002, he joined the FOMH board. and in 2012, he assumed the duties of Board Chair.

Lou Daily, Treasurer – Lou was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at Portland State University for many years. She joined the FOMH board in 2000 and is grateful for the opportunity to work with the other dedicated board members to protect the natural environment on the alpine slopes of Mt. Hood. 

Helen Herner, Director – Helen was an educator for 40 years including teaching the deaf for 26 years. She joined the FOMH board in 1995. She has been a volunteer for Oregon Wild for 12 years working on forest conservation and wilderness expansion. She has also served on the Conservation Committee of the Mazamas.

Phyllis Kirk, Secretary – Before retirement, Phyllis taught elementary school with a curriculum that integrated environmental issues in all subject matter. She volunteered with Oregon Wild to work on wilderness expansion. She was former recording secretary of the Sierra Club, forest issues group, and is current corresponding secretary of FOMH.

Kate McCarthy, Director Emeritus 

Suzanne Savell, Director – Suzanne is a non-profit fundraising professional who currently works at a non-profit environmental law center.  Suzanne hails from the mountains of East Tennessee, where as a kid she hiked nearly every trail of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with her family. She came to Portland through her involvement with the Portland Old Time Music Gathering, where she serves on the Board of Directors and the organizing committee.  Musically, culturally and geographically, she feels a deep connection between the Pacific Northwest and her Appalachian homeland, and enjoys exploring the region with her dog, Bella – particularly Mount Hood.  Suzanne joined the FOMH board in 2014.

Barbara Wilson, Vice-Chair and Secretary – Barbara served as Chair of FOMH from 2004-2012. For the past ten years she has been part of Oregon Conservation Network lobbying in Salem in favor of environmental and conservation legislation. She has been Vice-Chair of Cooper Spur Wild and Free Coalition since its founding in 2002, and has served on the Conservation Committee of the Mazamas.

Chris Winter, Director – Chris practices environmental and public land management law in Oregon, Washington and Alaska; and is admitted to practice in the Federal Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also recently served as an Adjunct Professor at Lewis and Clark Law School. When Chris isn’t working he spends time in the mountains with family and friends.

 John Wood, Director – In his first professional incarnation John worked for IBM Corp, but now he is an occupational therapist. He is a member of more than a dozen local, national, and international environmental organizations dedicated to preserving the substrate of factors required for human, animal, plant, and fungal life. He believes that if some of us do not protect what makes life possible, we will lose it.

Joan Zuber, Director 

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