Kim Leval: Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP)
Kim has served the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) as Executive Director since 2009. For 25 years, Kim has worked in the non-profit community with the last 19 years focused on advancing alternatives to pesticides through federal and state policy reforms. She and her team at NCAP pursue change through grassroots organizing, by providing technical education on alternatives, federal and state policy development, through research and demonstration, and by educating and engaging people on how to create needed reforms. Kim serves on the Oregon Organic Coalition Leadership Council and policy task force and as a member of the policy committee of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Kim has a Master of Science degree in Adult Education and Agricultural Extension from Cornell University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Oregon. She brings expertise in collaboration building, policy analysis, adult learning theory and transformational and institutional change models and relates this knowledge to achieve lasting change through NCAP’s work.