Madison graduated from Haverford College in 2018, where she studied History and Museum Studies. She focused on the History of Science, and did work with academic libraries and her family’s pet grooming business. Her passion for social justice work emerged after being a part of a grassroots movement to oppose a natural gas pipeline in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Raised in York, PA, Madison came to Oregon PSR through Quaker Voluntary Service, which supports young people in giving a year of work for social movements nationwide. Madison’s first projects are organizing the 2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship and supporting the Portland Clean Energy Fund.
Kelly brings more than twenty years of experience in peace, justice and environmental health organizing to her role as the Executive Director of Oregon PSR. Before joining Oregon PSR in 2009, She served as the Portland Area Peace Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and was a founding Co-director of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization that has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Kelly served on the steering committee of the national coalition United for Peace and Justice and worked in the as Communications Director for Pesticide Action Network North America, and as Campaign Coordinator for the statewide coalition, Californians for Pesticide Reform.
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 leads Oregon & Washington PSR's Nuclear-Free Northwest Program and works with Regna on Oregon PSR's Healthy Climate Program. Due to the public health risks of climate change, air and water pollution, and radiation from spent nuclear fuel, Damon advocates for phasing out fossil fuels and nuclear power to make room for 100% clean, renewable energy. Damon originally came to Oregon PSR through the Quaker Voluntary Service after receiving a B.S. in Mathematics from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. A life-long Quaker from Colorado, Damon is also a member of the governing body of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a peace, justice, and climate lobby in the public interest.
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.
Chuck Johnson left Oregon PSR at the end of 2017 to begin work in Boston, MA with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). If you'd like to get involved with Oregon and Washington PSR's work to end nuclear power, please contact Damon Motz-Storey.