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Board of Directors

John HarlandJohn Harland, President

John was a Principal Environmental Engineer with Intel Corporation where he worked to increase effectiveness and efficiency of Environmental, Health and Safety programs. He was previously manager of Design for the Environment programs in new manufacturing technology development – to set and ensure new semiconductor manufacturing processes meet environmental performance targets and don’t cause environmental problems when transferred to high volume manufacturing factories.  Previously at Intel, he developed the Pollution Prevention elements for the Pollution Prevention in Permitting Project (P4) – a collaboration between USEPA, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and Intel to develop permits that promote pollution prevention, and has had responsibility for environmental compliance at manufacturing facilities and environmental design of new factories

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Edinburgh, UK, and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.  John and his wife, Janet, have two daughters and enjoy travel, bicycle riding and getting into the great outdoors.

Zac Kieffer, Treasurer

 Zac Kieffer is a Senior Finance Auditor at PACCAR Internal Audit.

Tom GallacherTom Gallacher, Director

Tom is currently Director of Environment for The Boeing Company. He is responsible for leading the development of company-wide strategy and policy, including continuously improving the environmental performance of Boeing’s global operations, products and services. Previous to this role he was Director of Environment Health and Safety (EHS) for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA). In this role he provided consultation to BCA senior leadership on safety improvement strategies, metrics, and environmental risk reduction.

Prior to this, Tom was Director of Enterprise Safety and Health. His primary focus was supporting the ‘Go for Zero’ executive task team. Tom and the team developed an overarching safety strategy for the enterprise. Tom was also site Director for the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former federal rocket engine and energy research facility in Southern California. The site is currently undergoing an environmental cleanup for soil, groundwater and storm water contamination. Tom was responsible for leading all activities related to the cleanup and closure of the site. Prior to that, he was EHS Director for Boeing’s Defense Space and Security (BDS) division in Puget Sound. There, he was responsible for providing EHS services to BDS Sites at the Developmental Center in Seattle, the Kent Space Center, the Military Flight Center, and remote locations in Moses Lake and Boardman, Oregon. In addition, Tom has held numerous leadership assignments including serving as Boeing’s Corporate Safety Director as well as holding various positions at corporate headquarters. He attended Seattle University and the University of Washington and holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) Tom is a veteran and served six years in the U.S. Army. He is married with two children and in his spare time, he enjoys traveling, golfing, fishing, skiing and spending time with his family.

NicollJJulie Nicoll, Director

Julie is an attorney at Lane Powell PC where her practice focuses on environmental claims and insurance coverage counseling. She has extensive experience negotiating orders for cleanup with federal and state agencies, and advising clients on property redevelopment. Julie also represents clients on land use matters, real estate transactions and construction projects. Prior to beginning her legal career, Julie operated her own consulting firm where she assisted clients with environmental compliance and permitting projects. In her free time, she can be found sea kayaking and scuba diving in Puget Sound or hiking in the Cascades.

morrell-face-black-shirtJameson Morrell, Director

Jameson works with CH2M and with Distributed Energy Management, where he consults on sustainability, resiliency, and resource productivity. He has over 20 years of experience helping organizations develop and manage new programs or change initiatives.

With his rich background providing services, he brings a broad perspective on environmental services to PPRC. “I am excited to work with PPRC to help protect our communities and the environmental richness of the Pacific Northwest,” said Morrell. When not volunteering with PPRC and Sustainable Seattle, Morrell enjoys his family, particularly coaching soccer or carpooling his three boys around with his wife, Christine.

jill-tepe_go-green_croppedJill Stoddard Tepe, Director

Jill Stoddard Tepe is the Continuing Education Program Manager for the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at the University of Washington and the Co-Founder and of the Green Lab Alliance. Jill has 13 years of global health and biotech sector laboratory experience at the University of Washington and Immunex Corporation. She developed a passion for sustainability business development and education outreach launched at Mt. Baker Bio and continued at the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center. Currently, Jill builds professional development courses for DEOHS in green chemistry with a focus on health & safety and serves a consultant for a UW Green Seed Fund project to improve DEOHS lab sustainability metrics, assessment and best practice implementation.

Gary Chittim, Director

Gary Chittim is a 25 year veteran of environmental journalismwho spent 18 years as the King 5 Environmental Specialist. During that time he provided extensive coverage on threats to the Pacific Northwest environment and how groups like PPRC are responding with innovative approaches to prevention. During those years he was recognized with several journalistic awards and was honored by agencies such as the EPA and Wa. State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. He left the journalism world and is now championing sustainability and environmental protection through his work as Communications Manager for Waste Management.

Erica Doctor, Secretary 

Erica Doctor’s practice focuses on environmental law, land use, and litigation.  Her breadth of experience includes environmental cleanup and related litigation, permitting, regulatory compliance, and dangerous waste management, as well as landlord-tenant law. Erica diligently advises businesses and individuals on permitting and regulatory compliance, and has assisted with litigating civil matters, including allocation of environmental cleanup costs and breach of contract.

Prior to joining Phillips Burgess, Erica was a solo practitioner, and also worked for two Seattle law firms, where her practice focused almost exclusively on environmental matters. Representative work included guiding generators and recyclers through regulatory compliance issues, assisting corporate clients with stormwater permitting and management, and assisting businesses and individual homeowners in litigation and alternative dispute resolution related to environmental contamination. Erica also has worked with clients on insurance coverage issues.

Prior to law school, Erica was a reporter for a number of newspapers in King County, where she covered development of complex capital projects and land use issues.

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