Co-Directors


The Center for Earth Leadership has a regular staff of four as well as teams of volunteers who accept major responsibility for the work of the Center.



Dick Roy   |   Managing DirectorDick.png
A 1970 graduate of Harvard Law School, in 1993 Dick left his practice of corporate law with Stoel Rives to join his wife Jeanne as a full-time volunteer for Earth in 1993. Together, they have launched three organizations, the Center for Earth Leadership, the Northwest Earth Institute, and the Oregon Natural Step Network, plus countless initiatives. At the national level, Dick served for six years on the board of the Center for a New American Dream.   

    Dick’s Resume [PDF]
 
 



Jeanne Roy   |   Education DirectorJeanne.png

A recognized leader in Oregon's environmental movement for 40 years, Jeanne is a co-founder of the Center for Earth Leadership, the Northwest Earth Institute, and the Oregon Natural Step Network. She served on the founding board of The Natural Step U.S. at the request of Paul Hawken. She also co-founded Recycling Advocates and Portland’s Master Recycler program, authored a weekly column on sustainable lifestyle in The Oregonian and This Week Magazine for five years, and serves as a continual advisor to public agencies on environmental policy matters. 

    Jeanne’s Resume [PDF]

 

 

“It is impossible to say what the total impact of [the Roys'] work has been over the years, or how many new Sustainability Change Agents they have added to the Army, directly and indirectly – but I take heart in knowing that is must number in the thousands.”
– Alan AtKisson, The Sustainability Transformation, 2011