The biological diversity and cultural uniqueness of our region is mirrored by the diversity of dedicated individuals on our team.
Interim Executive Director
Cordova, AK & San Anselmo, CA
Carol began working with Dune Lankard (Founder of EPC) in 1993 on the public interest litigant lawsuit that stopped a planned 75,000 acre clearcut on Eyak lands in the Exxon Valdez spill zone in Prince William Sound. This effort started a domino effect of development-rights purchases, and ultimately resulted in saving over 700,000 acres of trees and salmon habitat. After that victory, she sold her successful publishing business and started working full-time on Chugach, Copper River and Prince William Sound issues. She is currently fulfilling the duties of Executive Director and is overseeing EPC’s administration, programs and fundraising. She works closely, in-collaboration with other organizations, on many conservation and cultural issues in Alaska, most notably with the Gwich’in Steering Committee on the Arctic Refuge preservation challenge. She is a lifelong environmentalist and peace activist. Originally from a Washington DC family, she is a graduate of American University and began her career in a prestigious advertising agency with clients such as the Environmental Protection Agency and ABC News. She then founded and was creative director of an award-winning and internationally recognized consulting, marketing and publishing firm in San Francisco.
Oshiana Black is the daughter of a Cordova fishing family that for many years has weathered the ups and downs of the Cordova area fisheries, including the devastation of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. With a background in commercial fishing, she also has a Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Western Washington University. Oshiana has a young daughter whom she hopes will be able to grow up surrounded by the incredible beauty of Cordova and Prince William Sound as she herself has.
Jeannie Gambill has been working as an accountant for over 15 years. She received her Master's degree in Accounting in 2010 and has a BA in Education. Her expertise includes non-profit and for-profit accounting. Jeannie is a native New Yorker and made Alaska her home in 2012. Jeannie has previous experience working for charter schools and CPA firms where she handled a number of non-profit clients. Jeannie is responsible for all of the EPC accounting and bookkeeping. She is a mother of three, an accomplished piano player and loves to sing.