350 Spokane Board Members & Leadership
- Rebecca Kemnitz MacMaullan (Founder and Co-Chair) – Rebecca is a parent, business owner and nature-lover concerned about the threat global warming poses to geo-political stability, economic progress and justice around the world. She believes climate change is the human rights issue of our time.
- Brian G. Henning, Ph.D. (Founder and Co-Chair) – Brian grew up in Boise, Idaho and moved to Spokane with his spouse and two daughters in 2008 to join the faculty at Gonzaga University where he teaches philosophy and environmental studies, focusing on environmental ethics and ethics of global climate change. Among his books is Riders in the Storm: Ethics in an Age of Climate Change.
- Fawna Slavik (Treasurer) – Fawna has lived in northeastern Washington for most of her life. She currently lives in Spokane with her husband and two daughters. She is passionate about making the earth sustainable and healthy for future generations. Someday she hopes to see a Sasquatch but would settle for first contact with the Vulcans.
- Olivia Jackiewicz (Secretary) – Olivia, originally from Los Angeles, is currently a senior majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Social Justice at Gonzaga University. After graduation, she hopes to travel and eventually work for an environmental organization focused on creating a just and equitable future for everyone.
- Laura Ackerman (Board member) – Laura has been an activist and organizer for over 25 years in the Spokane area on environmental and land use issues. In the last five years she has mostly worked on stopping fossil fuel facilities in the Northwest, and on various policies, for The Lands Council, where she works. Listen to her environmental radio show Tues. at Noon on KYRS on 88.1 or 92.3 FM or www.kyrs.org. Working on clean energy via 350 Spokane is her next stage of engagement in helping to reduce global warming at a local level.
- David Camp (Board member) – David owns Spokane marketing services firm Camp Creative. He is a hopeless climate nerd who has volunteered on climate change issues since 2014, and was Eastern Washington field Director for the state’s 2016 carbon tax initiative, I-732.
- Pauline Druffel (Volunteer Coordinator) – My early professional focus was on teaching biology. An ecology class spurred me on to get a master’s degree in Environmental Science in 1977. It was then that I learned about global warming. I did some more teaching on what I called “Environmental Ethics”. But then I decided to study psychology in an effort to figure out why humans choose to disregard the earth. That led to a MA in counseling psychology and work primarily with children, partly because I thought that helping kids early in life could help them live more easily later on. When I retired in Spokane, I heard about coal train issues, got involved in 2012 and have been working with climate related issues ever since. Previously I had worked for the well being of kids; now I am advocating for the well being of our planet.
- Larry Luton, Ph.D. (Transportation Work Group Leader) – Larry has lived in Spokane for over 30 years. He retired from his position as Professor of Public Administration at Eastern Washington University in 2014. He has been concerned about environmental issues most of his adult life and taught a class on Climate Change and Public Administration his last quarter at EWU.
- Wm. Lamont Worden, M.D. (I-1631 Work Group Leader) – Lamont grew up in Richland, WA, but has lived in Greenacres, WA since 1985. He is a retired USAF Lt. Col. and Emergency Physician, with a BA in Chinese and a BS in Zoology, who loves animals, nature, recycling, energy conservation and leaving the planet as a better place to live for his offspring. His favorite activity is being in the woods on his Pend Oreille Co. undeveloped property.
- Patrick McCormick, Ph.D. (Interfaith Work Group Leader) – Pat was introduced to 350 Spokane when his wife Guay Tippett took a class from Brian Henning at Gonzaga, where Pat has been teaching Christian Ethics since 1994. He and Guay are both interested in addressing climate change and leaving a safe place for thuer daughter and other folk’s children.
- Imani J. Warden (Intern) – Imani is originally from Atlanta, GA, and loves to travel. She came to Spokane as an AmeriCorps volunteer and has worked with various community members and local non-profits. Imani grew to love the Pacific Northwest and decided to stay and finish her master’s degree in Public Administration at Eastern Washington University. After graduation, Imani is pursuing a fellowship to continue her professional development as an administrator.
- Jill Coleman (Intern) – Jill is from Portland, Oregon. and is currently a sophomore at Gonzaga University, majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in both Sustainable Business and Spanish. After she graduates, she hopes to be able to work with organizations around the world that advocate for environmental equity and sustainable development.
- John Rosenberger (Intern) – John is originally from Seattle, Washington. He is a senior at Gonzaga University studying Public Relations and Environmental Studies. This year and in the future he hopes to work in outreach to inform people about the issues our planet is facing and help mobilize us toward a solution.
Past Board members
- Madison Dougherty (Intern)
- Jim LeTellier (Board Member, Colstrip Campaign Leader)
- Jason Oestreicher (Divestment Work Group Facilitator)
Contact the Board at info@350Spokane.org