Our staff is made up of individuals dedicated to moving Virginia towards a clean and just future through supporting communities, working with partners, and lifting up the voices of activists from all over the commonwealth.
Connor Kish (he/him), Director
Connor Kish serves as the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter's Director. A veteran of many successful political campaigns and policy initiatives in Virginia, Connor served Delegate Betsy Carr as her legislative aide in the House of Delegates for three years and later assisted House Majority Co-Whip Delegate Mike Mullin. In 2018, he was campaign manager for the Late Congressman Donald McEachin's successful bid for a second term in Congress. Connor graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a B.A. in Political Science and Communications Studies and currently resides in Richmond.
Gustavo Angeles (he/him), Environmental Justice Program Manager
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Gustavo Angeles is a Peruvian who moved to the United States in 1999. He worked as an attorney in Peru and earned a Master’s and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Arizona. He has worked with immigrant communities, seeking ways to improve their living conditions, linguistic and cultural maintenance, and rights. Gustavo brings personal, scholarly, and legal perspectives to his position as the Environmental Justice Program Coordinator in the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter. Currently, he is serving the Chapter as acting Director, overseeing general operations of the organization and coordinating plans and action with staff and volunteer leaders. Gustavo plays a major role in expanding the Virginia Chapter’s focus on environmental justice by working with Sierra Club local groups, staff and volunteers to integrate EJ principles into to existing campaigns and by providing support to community members who reach out to the Sierra Club seeking help with issues related to environmental justice. He enjoys sports, including running, biking and swimming. Nowadays, most of his free time is dedicated to his wife and son.
Tim Cywinski (he/him), Communications
Tim Cywinski is a political communications professional, grassroots advocacy trainer, and a lifelong advocate for a just, livable future that leaves no one behind. His career in political advocacy spans more than 12 years and has been centered on pushing for policy that advances social and environmental justice while addressing issues related to student rights, public education, college affordability, economic justice, and climate change.
Tim currently leads public relations and political communications efforts of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter with a focus on ensuring the public and press has a firm grasp on climate solutions and environmental justice. Prior to the Sierra Club, Tim held a multitude of positions related to electoral campaigning, community organizing, federal and state level lobbying. Outside of his professional position, Tim presents strategic communications, grassroots planning, and legislative advocacy training to civic and community groups. Tim earned a Bachelors in Political Science from Roanoke College in 2015 and a Masters in Political Communications and Public Relations and Media from Johns Hopkins University in 2023. He has considered Richmond, Virginia his home since 2015.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys playing kickball, crushing it at karaoke, going to the movies, and taking walks with his fiance and their two sweet and goofy hound dogs.
Paige Wesselink (she/her), Digital Outreach Coordinator - 100% Virginia
Paige serves on the Virginia Chapter staff as the Digital Outreach Coordinator and lead organizer for the 100% Virginia Campaign. In 2019, Paige graduated with a double major in Sociology and Environmental Studies from Roanoke College. She previously worked with our team as the Communications and Community Outreach intern, helping out on various projects including advocating for the Virginia Clean Economy Act and supporting the pipelines campaign. She most recently worked as a Campaign Organizer for Nextgen Virginia, where she engaged and mobilized people across Virginia to elect progressive candidates. She has a deep love for the Virginia community and is passionate about protecting people and our planet by building an equitable environmental movement. Paige is a self-described river rat, a lover of all things pesto and she currently resides in the City of Richmond.
McKenna Dunbar (she/they), Community Engagement Coordinator
McKenna Dunbar acts as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Virginia Chapter and leads a team focused on building and home electrification developments through Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. Most of their work focuses on reducing dependence on fossil fuels in order to move the electric sector to clean energy. Dunbar is the Founder and President of Ecological Justice Initiative - an environmental advocacy non-profit organization focused on youth focused environmental research and engagement. Concerned Citizens of Charles City County, Bridging the Gap in Virginia, The North Face, Greening Youth Foundation, The Climate Reality Project, Stop the Abuse of Virginia Energy Coalition, DivestMVP, NASA SERVIR, and Mother’s Out Front are some of the organizations they have worked with in the past. Dunbar is passionate about energy policy, environmental law, and has a background in environmental justice, clean energy finance, and solar research. Dunbar enjoys hiking, listening to German rap, volunteering at her university’s Greenhouse, and listening to podcasts about sustainability and energy markets.
Bea Truman (she/they), Community Engagement Coordinator
Bea Trumann hails from Maine, where she grew up collecting rocks, saving worms after heavy rains, and constantly playing in the water. Later in life, she created a youth climate program called the Changemakers Network, receiving awards and recognition from the Maine Environmental Education Association and the 2018 30 Under 30 for the North American Association for Environmental Education. An AmeriCorps Community HealthCorps Alum and Goddard College Sustainability Program alum and 2-time commencement address speaker, Bea was first associated with the Sierra Club through their Global Population and Environment Program, where she then volunteered with an education foundation and group of Baclayan weavers in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. Bea was a participant in SHIFT Jackson Hole’s Emerging Leaders Program, a panelist with PGM ONE (People of the Global Majority in the Outdoors, Nature, and Environment), and the first plus sized model to walk for Outdoor Retailer’s Fashion Show in Red Rocks. Prior to joining the Sierra Club, she worked with the State of California’s EPA in the Department of Toxic Substances Control, focusing on Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs. Needing a break from the corruption and seeking to put her newfound State policy and process information to direct work, she’s hoping to positively support existing efforts in Virginia for energy equity, uplift and celebrate impacted communities, and continue to fight for water rights. She’ll love you forever if you bring native plant clippings or volunteer with her.
Hampton Roads Team
Ann Creasy (they/them), Field Director
Ann Creasy is the acting Deputy Director for the Virginia Chapter. Ann has immense experience in organizing around clean energy, climate change, and offshore energy issues. Their role is to connect individuals and organizations to larger movements so that we can see the change brought forth by the efforts of people in Hampton Roads. Ann has a background of integrating their passion for botany, education, and community to connect people with nature.
Eileen Woll (she/her), Offshore Energy Program Director
Eileen Woll is the Offshore Energy Program Director with the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, where she has worked for over 15 years directing its campaigns to stop offshore drilling and to advance clean energy solutions like offshore wind (OSW). Since 2009, she has led the Virginia Chapter’s OSW campaign, and has been instrumental to many Virginia OSW accomplishments to include standing the nation’s first OSW turbines in federal waters, policy supporting 5200 MW of OSW in Virginia’s public interest, and leading efforts to secure diversity hiring requirements from Dominion on its Coastal Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. She has considerable experience in strategic campaign planning, special events planning and execution, community-based grassroots outreach, and coalition building. Eileen serves on the state’s Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority, leading its work on OSW workforce development. She also serves on the Norfolk Mayor's Climate Change Commission and the Virginia Beach Mayor's Offshore Wind Commission. Eileen lives, works and plays in Norfolk, has three grown children and four cats. She is equally obsessed with gardening as she is to OSW.
Hunter Noffsinger (she/ her), Community Outreach Coordinator
Hunter serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Hampton Roads. She spends her time organizing with individuals and organizations around clean energy, climate change, and offshore energy issues. Hunter has a background in grassroots organizing within the LGBTQ community, from serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia (TAP VA) to co-founding the Hershee Action Coalition. Hunter has a passion for community that is the driving force behind most of her work. In her free time, Hunter is an avid vegan baker and chef, running a recipe and food blog, Hippie Chick Vegan Foods.
Lynn Godfrey (she/her), Just Transition Program Manager
Lynn Godfrey serves as the Chapter’s Just Transition Program Manager and Pipeline Organizer for the Stop the Pipelines campaign. Lynn is a public health, environmental, social, and economic justice advocate with 20 plus years professional past performances developing programs and garnering grant funding resources for an array of projects and entities. She is passionate about environmental justice in its broadest application and seeks to advocate for and educate marginalized communities to reach their highest development capacity.
Lynn is a Hampton Roads native from Chesapeake, currently residing in Portsmouth. In her spare time, she likes being in nature, music and dancing, growing plants, and traveling to Cuba and other destinations heavily populated with African descendants as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade which disproportionately place people of color, especially black people geographically in places susceptible to high burdens of climate change and environmental pollution. She has a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in journalism and African and African Diaspora studies and an MA in Urban Studies from NSU; and an MPH from EVMS in Health Management and Policy.
Cheri Conca(she/her), Transportation & SMART Growth Program Manager
Cheri serves as Transportation and Smart Growth Program Manager in Northern Virginia, working toward a just transition to clean energy and clean transportation and development that creates communities that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. Prior to joining the Sierra Club, Cheri worked for Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, where she developed and implemented a campaign for strong environmental policies in Loudoun County, Virginia’s new comprehensive plan. Her work included policy research and analysis, advocacy at the grassroots and grasstops levels, collaboration with coalition partners, and planning and execution of digital and print communications; as well as lobbying in Richmond and on Capitol Hill for conservation legislation and funding. Her previous experience includes multimedia communications, database and website management, and event logistics across the corporate, government, and non-profit sectors. Cheri has a B.A. in Advertising, School of Journalism, from Penn State University. In her free time, Cheri enjoys mountain biking, hiking, paddling, and birding.