Our Board Members
Shannon Souza P.E.
Sol Coast Consulting & Design, LLC, Principal Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association, Board Member/ Policy Chair Governor Brown Office of Resilience, Councilor Resilience Mitigation Activity Council Professional Engineers of Oregon, Board Member Independent Practitioners National Society of Professional Engineers, Sustainability Platform Contributor Coos Housing Action Team, Chair
Executive Director of the Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment, Board International Port of Coos Bay Commissioner, AYA Board Member, Oregon Center for Nursing Board Member, Douglas County Partners for Student Success Board Member, OCATE Board Member, CCEC Board Member, Oregon Workforce Partnership member, Coos Bay School District Budget Committee, SCESD Budget Committee, Blistered Feet Running Club President, RAC Member, Curry CHIP Member.
Geoscientist and retired energy industry executive in resource exploration and development. Geological appraisal, technology assessment, concept selection and front-end engineering for offshore and onshore major projects. Former VP and Technology Director. Member of Coastal Southern Oregon Climate Action Now.
Samuel J. Schwarz
Vice President, Program Director, Public Outreach Chair
Chair for the Coos Bay Chapter of Surfrider, Board Member at Habitat for Humanity Coos Bay, Board Member at Oregon Coast Artisan & Trades Education Collective (OCATEC), Board Member at Coos Bay Boat Building Center, Owner of Nor’ Gale LLC Albacore Fishing, Owner of SAMIO Lighting
Captain Jeff Hill
Maritime Commerce Chair
Sause Brothers Towing, General Manager of Towing Operations, Senior Port Captain Coos Watershed Association, Past Board Member Humboldt Bay Harbor Safety Committee, Past Board Member Connect Oregon Advisory Committee, Past Member: Marine State marine task force for review of the wreck of the M/V New Carissa
Economic Development Co-Chair
IBEW Local Union 932 (central & south coast), Business Manager Oregon State Association of Electrical Workers, President of Southwestern Oregon Investment Board, Vice Chair Boost Southern Oregon, Treasurer Pacific Inside TAC Electrical Apprenticeship Committee, Chair Oregon State Building and Construction Trades. Executive Board member Cascade Pension Trust, Secretary and trustee Oregon Prevailing Wage advisory committee, Past Chair United States Navy, Veteran