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. 

Kate Evans, Director – Kate Evans is a retired Portland Community College English instructor who is an avid kayaker, cross-country skier, hiker, and climber. She also co-chairs the Conservation Committee of the Mazamas, the second oldest (1894) alpine club in the U.S.

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.

Russ Pascoe, Director – Russ has been volunteering for conservation groups for over two decades. New to FoMH in 2019, he is Treasurer at the Cascade Forest Conservancy, President of Cooper Spur Wild and Free, Board Member of the Oregon Kayak & Canoe Club, Lower Columbia Canoe Club and his ARNADA Neighborhood Association in Vancouver and serves on the Lower White Salmon Coalition.

Karen Russell, Treasurer – Karen teaches Water Law at Lewis & Clark Law School as an Adjunct Professor and serves as the Budget and Financial Administrator for the law school’s environmental litigation clinic, Earthrise Law Center.  Karen also works as a Nonprofit Consultant advising a number of organizations on various aspects of nonprofit management. From 1990 to 2006, Karen worked in a variety of roles, including as Senior Staff Attorney, for the river conservation organization WaterWatch of Oregon. Karen is a graduate of the University of Washington (B.A. 1985) and Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D. 1990). 

Mike Sargetakis, Vice-Chair – Mike earned a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School with a certificate in natural resource law. He practices land use, real estate, and environmental law in Oregon. Mike is passionate about public lands and protecting the environment. In addition to FOMH, he serves on the boards of Glen Canyon Institute and the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. He loves hiking, fly fishing, and backpacking on Mount Hood, and throughout the west. 

Barbara Wilson, Director – 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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