For our community: Lake Oswego is a community in which the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is a flourishing and thriving city with a vibrant economy that respects, restores and cares for the community of life.
For our organization: The Lake Oswego Sustainability Network, provides grassroots leadership, inspiration, resources, opportunities for collaboration, and innovative solutions to help Lake Oswego become more sustainable. LOSN promotes sustainability in a just and equitable manner with benefits shared by all and costs and responsibilities distributed fairly.
To promote an economically, ecologically, and socially healthy community. We will achieve our mission by applying the sustainability framework through action teams, community outreach, and a democratic, highly participative decision-making process embodying diversity, equity and inclusion.
Statement of Purpose: Connecting people in service to the future
The purpose of our network is to connect people who have a passion for building a bright future for our children, so that they may support and inspire each others efforts. The Network does not take a position on particular issues or require everyone to agree on strategies. However, we will connect those who wish to work towards common goals, lobby in favor of specific initiatives, or work on projects with each other. We will facilitate lively presentations on various topics, providing inspiration and education for our members. We encourage all actions to support our vision, mission, and sustainability framework.
Board of Directors
President & Board Member
Lisa Adatto has been a business professional, a lobbyist, a non-profit director and a community volunteer. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and 15 years in public policy. She was a founder, owner and senior executive of a company that eventually grew from five to 1000 employees.
She worked for the Oregon Business Association (OBA) as Environment and Economic Development Director, and promoted clean energy and climate in her role as Oregon Director of Climate Solutions, a regional non-profit. She served on the Sustainability Advisory Board of Lake Oswego and is one of the founding members of the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network.
Dorothy Atwood has lived in Lake Oswego since 1989. She is retired from a 30+ year career in sustainability and environmental stewardship. Her background is in the earth sciences with a bachelor’s degree in Geology and masters in Hydrogeology from Stanford University. She has served on several boards and commissions in Lake Oswego including the Sustainability Advisory Board, the Citizens Advisory Committee for the update of the Comprehensive Plan and the Natural Resources Advisory Board. She is one of the founders of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org) that provides professional development and credentialing for sustainability practitioners. Dorothy lives in the Lake Grove area of Lake Oswego with her husband. In her spare time she likes to row on the Willamette River, garden and hike.
Treasurer & Board Member
Duke Castle has a BS degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA in marketing from Stanford. He worked for ten years as a marketing manager at Hewlett Packard before moving to Lake Oswego in 1984. In 1997 he was part of a group that introduced the Natural Step, a Swedish-derived sustainability framework to Oregon and co-founded the Oregon Natural Step Network. The group’s goal was to show business and community organizations how they could move toward creating a sustainable society while maintaining a healthy economy. He has conducted over 400 sustainability trainings and briefings throughout the State of Oregon and other parts of the Pacific Northwest. In 2000 he was asked to train Oregon state leaders on sustainability as part of Governor Kitzhaber’s sustainability executive order. In 2013 he joined four other community leaders in launching the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network.
Linda Ganzini was elected to the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network Board of Directors in 2021 after two years during which she worked on initiatives with the Business Action Team and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Team. She retired in 2020 after 32 years of service as a physician specializing in geriatric psychiatry and a health services researcher at the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). She received her MD and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees from OHSU. She has lived in Oregon since 1961 and in Lake Oswego since 1999. She previously served on the board of the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation. She enjoys working in her garden and hiking. She appreciates the support of her husband Ron and her two adult daughters.
Mike has a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University, worked at IBM and Microsoft before founding Contributed Systems where he has spent the last decade building tools for other software engineers. He has a passion for urban design, transit systems and sustainable practices and volunteers wherever possible to improve the status quo. He loves rock climbing, riding anything with two wheels and snowboarding.
Mark moved to Lake Oswego with his wife Leah in 2011. He has been a Nurse and Nurse Practitioner for 44 years. He received his BSN from California State University, Los Angeles, his MSN from California State University, Long Beach and his Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from Oregon Health Science University. After 33 years with Providence Health Services, Mark recently retired. He is currently adjunct faculty with Gonzaga University in the graduate nursing program. Mark volunteers with Serv-Oregon, and currently serves on the Sustainability Advisory Board of Lake Oswego. He is active in environmental issues including tree preservation, efforts to electrify our energy usage, and sustainable, affordable housing.
Secretary and Board Member
Mary Ratcliff has a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford and worked with IBM, Informix, and Intel on software development during her career. She moved to Oregon in 1995 and has owned a home in Lake Oswego since 2001. Mary has a strong interest in addressing climate change through advancing clean energy solutions and in promoting natural climate solutions that protect and heal the environment both in her own life and for her community. Mary is on the Oswego Lake Watershed Council (OLWC), volunteers with the Audubon Society of Portland where she is co-chair for the Wild Arts Festival Book Fair and leads occasional bird outings, and with OPB where she is a membership drive coordinator/facilitator. She is a founding member of the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network.
Stephanie Wagner has a MA in Zoology, with an emphasis on cell physiology, from UCLA. She moved to Oregon from California in 1976 and bought a home in Lake Oswego in 1981. Stephanie has worked as Executive Director for Friends of Tryon Creek State Park and Program Director for the Center for Science Education at Portland State University. She has served as a community volunteer in Lake Oswego serving on the Parks and Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Boards for many years. Stephanie is currently Chair of the Oswego Lake Watershed Council and Treasurer of the Lake Oswego Branch of American Association of University Women. Stephanie is focused on developing community understanding of the benefits of trees and soil in mitigating atmospheric carbon and developing actions that will remove carbon from the atmosphere through the support of natural systems.
Kathleen Fox Wiens
Kathleen moved to Lake Oswego with her family in 2015. She has experience in environmental programs, marketing and event planning. She received a MBA from California Lutheran University and a BA from Humboldt State University. Kathleen is a volunteer with the Arts Council of Lake Oswego and is on the Public Art Committee. She is on the Lake Oswego Sustainability Advisory Board and an Advisory Board Member for the Friends of Luscher Farm. She has a passion for working on environmental issues including natural resources, tree preservation and air quality including transitioning to electric landscaping equipment.