Board of Directors

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Evelyn Mayo, Chair of the Board 2018 to present, former Particulate Matter Education Committee Chair 2017-2018

Evelyn Mayo is a community educator and organizer on environmental justice and neighborhood equity issues. Her day job is with Paul Quinn College as the Urban Research Fellow and Professor focused on Land Use Planning and Environmental Justice. She has an Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Race and Ethnicity from Columbia University, and will finished her Masters in City and Regional Planning at UTA in May 2022. She is a loyal sister, avid painter and neighborhood gardener. Evelyn is a 2018 graduate of our College of Constructive Hell-Raising.

Cindy Hua, Chair of the Particulate Matter Education Committee 2019 to present

Cindy is a PhD candidate at SMU with a Masters in Sustainable Design and Bachelors in Biology. As a STEAM educator, Cindy is committed to  environmental justice and making science and data accessible to the public for advocacy efforts.

Satavia (Tae) Hopkins, Treasurer 2021 - present

Satavia is an Oak Cliff born-and-breed Air Force veteran who's now an independent project manager and consultant. As of 2021, she's also a new mom.

Misti O'Quinn, Joppa Community Liaison (2019 - present) & former Particulate Matter Education Committee Chair (2018-2019)

Misti is a Dallas native, mother, and the North Texas Sierra club/Beyond Coal organizer. She's Community Liaison for our Joppa Environmental Health Project and SharedAirDFW Network if volunteer monitor hosts.  Misti is a 2018 graduate of our College of Constructive Hell-Raising.

Marsha Jackson, Board Member since 2019

Marsha is a mother, and grandmother who lived next to the notorious Shingle Mountain illegal waste dump. She's a Red Cross volunteer, Trail Club member and ATT employee. She founded the group Southern Sector Rising in 2019 to advocate for the clean-up of Shingle Mountain and a Dallas Environmental Justice agenda.

Amanda (Mandy) Poland, Particulate Matter Education Committee Member since 2017

Amanda is an original PM Eduction and Training Committee Member and portable air monitor trainer. She's a science teacher at West Plano High School, a marathoner, open water swimmer (she's actually tried to swim the English Channel) and avid pet lover. Amanda was also another member of our very first College of Constructive Hell-Raising class in 2017.

Amber Wang, Development Committee Member and Board Member since 2019

Amber is Product Design Manager at Dallas-based Dialexa. She has a BA in Mechanical Engineering from Rice and is an alumni of Design for America and a 2019 graduate of Downwinders' College of Constructive Hell-Raising. 

Michelle McAdam, Board Member since 2019

Michelle is a Dallas native who worked as an Economic Empowerment Specialist at New Friends New Life, where she helps  empower formerly trafficked girls and women. She's an SMU graduate who also worked at the International Rescue Committee and Human Rights Watch, and currently is pursuing her PhD at Texas Women's University for Clinical Psychology. She's an alumni of our very first College of Constructive Hell-Raising class in 2017.

Shannon Gribble Vorpahl, Particulate Matter Education Committee Member Since 2017

Shannon is an original member of our Particulate Matter Education and Training  Committee and portable air monitor Trainer.  Shannon is a 2018 graduate of our College of Constructive Hell-Raising.

Soraya Colli, Board Member since 2019

Soraya is the 501 c4 Director for Planned Parenthood of North Texas. She's a mother, well- known Dallas civil rights and immigration activist as well as an  administrator for the popular Reform Dallas Facebook site.

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Idania Carranza, Board Member since 2020

 

Idania is a Right2Justice organizer with the Texas Organizing Project and has assisted us with our pandemic technological outreach methods. She is bilingual, English and Spanish and is a fantastic community organizer in North Texas.

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Cresanda (Eka) Allen, Particulate Matter Education Committee Member Since 2017

Allen is the founder of the McCarty & Maathai Community Garden. In 2014 she started  Sankofa Science, which provides youth African centered curriculum and lab instruction.  For 2 years, Cresanda has served as a board member and Particulate Matter Committee member for Downwinders at Risk. Cresanda has published Soil Benders: An African­-centered Agricultural Lab & Activity Book. She continues to write to further develop her curriculum and enrichment programs. Allen is currently pursuing her Masters in Agricultural Science. Cresanda is a 2018 graduate of Downwinders' College of Constructive Hell-Raising.

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