Our Team

 

Matt Abularach-Macias

Matt Abularach-Macias
Matt Abularach-Macias is CLCV's Campaigns and Organizing Manager. Originally focused in San Bernardino and Riverside, Matt has expanded to also work on our statewide organizing efforts. In this role, Matt has been able to build partnerships and amplify community concerns about the impacts of climate change, the local benefits from investments in clean energy, and the critical need to conserve and protect our environment. Outside of CLCV, he chairs the Board of the Inland Region Equality Network an Inland Empire based LGBTQ Advocacy & Education Org. His work with CLCV(EF) and IREN is an extension of his previous organizing on educational access, LGBT rights, and anti-racism issues. He got his start in the professional organizing and political world as a regional field director on the successful campaign to elect Pete Aguilar to US Congress. Prior, Matt graduated from UCLA with a degree in Chicana/o Studies.
 

Mary Creasman

Mary Creasman
Mary Creasman is CLCV’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to taking on her role as CEO, Mary served as the California Director of Government Affairs for The Trust for Public Land where she led the effort to pass the largest parks tax measure in the nation, spearheaded the state’s greatest investment in underserved communities in California’s history, and created an urban greening program marking the first time parks and green infrastructure were included in California’s climate policy. Mary has a long and successful track record of leading campaigns and initiatives at regional, statewide, and national levels as the Chief Strategy Officer of Green For All, the Associate Director of the Partnership for Children & Youth, and the Political and Organizing Director of the AFL-CIO Labor Council in Silicon Valley. She serves on the Wildlife Conservation Board as a Senate Appointee and has advised organizations across the country as an organizational development and effectiveness consultant.
 

Annquenetta Lawrence

Annquenetta Lawrence
Annquenetta Lawrence is CLCV’s Office Manager. She brings with her experience in both the corporate and non-profit worlds. Annquenetta has over 25 years of experience in providing comprehensive executive support and has particular strengths in office organization, project management, and computer proficiency. Previously, Annquenetta served as Executive Assistant to the President/CEO of Partnership for Children & Youth and was later promoted to the Administrative Manager. A native of California, Annquenetta resides in the City of Oakland with her daughter, grandson, and poodle.
 

Lucas Lineback

Lucas Lineback
Lucas Lineback is CLCV’s Data Services Manager. He’s worked at CLCV since 2008. His work focuses on database administration; data management and analysis; grassroots fundraising program management, with a focus on phone canvassing, direct mail and online fundraising; coding and targeting for communications; general data support for the organization, and copyediting. Lucas grew up in Indiana and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism. Outside of CLCV, he enjoys teaching and training Danzan Ryu Jujitsu.
 

Sarah Lyons

Sarah Lyons
Sarah Lyons is CLCV’s Development Associate, making sure donor info is up-to-date and where it should be, and helping with any questions or queries our members have. Sarah has been at CLCV since 2011, and working in the nonprofit world since graduating from Radford University in 2005.
 

Sean McManus

Sean McManus
Sean is CLCV's Director of Philanthropy. He has spent his professional career working and volunteering within causes that he is passionate about—the arts, the LGBTQ+ community, education and, most recently, the environment. Prior to joining CLCV, Sean dedicated more than two decades to supporting independent filmmakers and building the audience for their work as the Director of External Affairs at the New York-based Independent Filmmaker Project, as the Development Director, Senior Director and Co-President of Film Independent and as the Director of Major Gits at the American Film Institute. He has also served in various development roles at the USC School of Engineering, as a Board Member of The Trevor Project, including two terms as Chairman of the Board, and as a fundraising volunteer for the Point Foundation. Sean is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business where he earned BSBA and MBA degrees.
 

Devin Murphy

Devin Murphy
Devin T. Murphy is CLCV's Digital Communications & Technology Manager. He actively manages CLCV's email, social, and digital fundraising program. Prior to joining CLCV, he worked as a digital strategist at Priorities USA, where he was responsible for managing its' $4 million joint digital advertising expenditure program with House Majority PAC in 2018 to take back the House (we did it!). Devin graduated from UCLA, where he studied Afro-American Studies and Political Science and served as student body president. A native of San Francisco, CA, he currently resides in Pinole, CA, where he serves as a Planning Commissioner.
 

Adel Olvera

Adel Olvera
Adel Olvera is CLCV’s Philanthropic Partnerships Officer and has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations, grassroots groups, and community partners –professionally and as a member of the community. She has led and supported projects and fundraising strategies that empower progressive causes and programs in California – from immigrant rights and education, reproductive health care access and sex education, voter rights and election integrity, and cycling and pedestrian safety. Adel played a key role in collaborations that sustained legal immigration and citizenship services in Santa Clara County that put individuals on a path to vote, supported economic development strategies that empowered resident-led revitalization plans for the Mayfair community in San Jose, helped to plan Contra Costa County’s 1st Women’s March, was part of a core team leading two annual national election integrity conferences held in Alameda County, worked closely with individuals in Northern California to fund sex education and reproductive health care services, and is involved in ensuring there are safe modes of transportation for cyclists – families and individuals in her community… just to name a few. Adel attended Humboldt State University and double majored in Psychology and Spanish Education, and has a certificate in mediation and SART (Sexual Assault Response Team.)
 

Melissa Romero

Melissa Romero
Melissa Romero is CLCV's Legislative Affairs Manager. In this role, Melissa represents the organization in the state’s capitol, lobbying for strong environmental policies and working with partner organizations on advancing priority legislation. Her work includes tracking and prioritizing legislation, representing CLCV on a variety of coalitions and networks, working with state legislators and their staff, and being the organization’s voice in the capitol. Prior to CLCV, Melissa worked with Californians Against Waste on advancing waste reduction and recycling legislation and at Cal State Long Beach, Associated Students Inc. advocating for sustainability and zero waste policies and practices on campus. Melissa’s interest in policy began with an interest in environmental sciences and developed with strong sense of urgency to address the need to shift away from fossil fuel use and other extractive industry practices.
 

Barbara Whitfield

Barbara Whitfield
Barbara is CLCV’s Finance and Human Resources Director, where she leads these functions supporting the mission of the organization, and the program work of the team. Barbara brings over 25 years of broad finance experience to her role, including accounting, reporting, planning and forecasting, and cash management. She has been recruiting, training, and coaching staff for much of her professional career, and enjoys working with her colleagues to create a collaborative, supportive workplace. Barbara was the Controller and Director of Client Services for the Fremont Group, a private investment firm in San Francisco, prior to joining CLCV. She holds an MBA and is a California CPA (inactive). Barbara has lived in the Bay Area her whole life, and has a deep love and respect for the splendor of California and its communities.
 

Mike Young

Mike Young
Mike Young is CLCV’s Political and Organizing Director. He has been with the organization since 2005. He has served as Political & Organizing Director since 2018. He has extensive experience working with key political and grassroots community partners to build strategic relationships that have helped both identify and support environmental leaders, as well as hold legislators accountable to their community’s concerns. Heavily engaged with CLCV’s sister local leagues, Mike served as a board member and officer of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, and is currently a board member on the League of Conservation Voters San Diego. He also played a key role in the development of a new Central Coast League of Conservation Voters. Mike is a graduate of Pepperdine University, and he earned B.A.s in Political Science and Philosophy, as well as an Undergraduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution.

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