Oregon PSR staff (left to right Damon Motz-Storey, Chuck Johnson, Sean Tenney, Kelly Campbell, Regna Merritt)
Kelly Campbell, Executive Director
Kelly brings more than fifteen years of experience in peace and environmental health organizing to her role as the Executive Director of Oregon PSR. She served previously as the Portland Area Peace Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and was a founding member of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization that was nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize. She has served on the steering committee of the national coalition United for Peace and Justice and currently serves as a member of the AFSC Portland Area Program Committee. Kelly worked in the environmental health and justice field as Communications Director for Pesticide Action Network North America, and as Campaign Coordinator for the statewide coalition, Californians for Pesticide Reform.
Chuck Johnson, Nuclear Power Program Director
Chuck is an activist, writer, and development professional with roots in the anti-nuclear movement dating back to the 1970s. He was an active member of Trojan Decommissioning Alliance and was the co-author of a ballot measure which passed in 1980, placing a moratorium on nuclear power plant construction in Oregon until a permanent disposal site could be established for the high-level waste from that plant. Chuck served as a Regional Coordinator for the national office of PSR in the 1980s and as Executive Director of a national anti- nuclear clearinghouse, Nuclear Free America, based in Baltimore in the 1990s. After a hiatus to work raising funds for Western Oregon University and Portland State University and complete a book, Standing at the Water’s Edge: Bob Straub’s Battle for the Soul of Oregon. Chuck is happy to be back working to end the nuclear power experiment in the Pacific Northwest. Chuck can be reached at 503-777-2794.
Regna Merritt, Healthy Climate Program Director, Power Past Coal Co-Director
Regna works with health professionals and effective coalitions to prevent negative health impacts of proposed fossil fuel exports, including but not limited to toxic coal and dangerous crude oil. Regna has worked for 25 years to protect municipal drinking water. She was instrumental in efforts to secure federal legislation which protects the Bull Run, source of the largest municipal water supply in Oregon. She also helped secure protections for Opal Creek Wilderness, Mount Hood Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers. She has served on Oregon DEQ's Drinking Water Advisory Committee and Portland's Water Quality Advisory Committee. Regna graduated from US Public Health Service’s Physician Assistant Training Program and received her BS from SUNY.
Damon Motz-Storey, Program Assistant, Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow
Damon graduated in 2016 from Haverford College in Pennsylvania where he supplemented his studies in Math, Music, and Education with involvement in campus social justice movements including frequent visits to Washington, D.C. to lobby for a carbon tax, peaceful diplomacy with Iran, and other peace and justice issues. A life-long Quaker from Denver, Damon is with Oregon PSR via the Quaker Voluntary Service, which supports young people in giving a year of work for social movements nationwide. He assists Oregon PSR with a variety of projects in the nuclear power, climate, and peace programs including the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship.
Sean Tenney, Associate Director
Sean began his work with Oregon PSR in March of 2010. He is a longtime peace, environmental and social justice activist, having previously worked as a communications, membership and development specialist with American Friends Service Committee, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Sierra Club, and Georgia Council for the Arts. He is the former Membership Chair for the Georgia Chapter of Sierra Club and a former Board of Directors member for the Club's Metro Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) and Columbia (Portland, OR) groups. Sean studied Anthropology and Criminal Law at Valdosta State University and has worked as a freelance writer, poet, graphic artist, and social movement organizer in the United States and in Mexico.