Who We Are
Lucero Sanchez joined the LCVSD board in 2022. Lucero is the Community Policy Coordinator at San Diego Coastkeeper where she supports the organization’s policy and advocacy work through community engagement to ensure environmental justice and equity. She also sits on San Diego County’s Environmental Health and Quality Advisory board. She has worked for and volunteered for campaigns at all levels of government in the past.
Lucero holds a B.A. in Environmental Systems from the University of California San Diego, where she specialized in Environmental Policy.
Board Vice President
A long-time advocate and attorney, Matt O’Malley currently serves as the Executive Director and Managing Attorney with San Diego Coastkeeper where he leads the organization’s legal, policy, and advocacy work while overseeing and guiding the organization’s education, science, and community engagement programs and staff. At Coastkeeper Matt utilizes strategic traditional and cross-sector partnerships, and local, state, and national laws and regulations to further the organizational mission to protect and restore San Diego County’s waterways and watersheds while ensuring humans and the environment recognize their fundamental right to clean water. Matt also serves as an alternate commissioner to the California Coastal Commission, as the Legal Committee Chair and Board Member of the California Coastkeeper Alliance, and he is actively licensed to practice law in California, Florida, and Washington State.
Livia Borak Beaudin
Livia Borak Beaudin joined the Board in 2011. Livia is an attorney at the Encinitas law firm Coast Law Group LLP, where she specializes in environmental law in both administrative proceedings and litigation.
She also serves as Legal Advisor to the nonprofit Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation.
Kyra R. Greene, PhD
Dr. Greene is a research and policy analyst at the Center on Policy Initiatives with a focus on budget and infrastructure policy. In this capacity, she works in coalitions that include conservation and environmental justice organizations to insure equitable and environmentally sound public infrastructure investment in the San Diego region.
Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University where she taught courses on socioeconomic inequality, race, and qualitative research methods.
Dr. Greene’s past research has focused on social movement messaging/framing, legislative processes and public policies affecting the lives of people of color and people with disabilities.
David Grubb has been a board member of the League of Conservation Voters San Diego since 2004.
Dave has been a member the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club since 1995. He has served the Sierra Club in a variety of roles, including serving on the executive committees of the North County Group in 2003, the North County Coastal Group from 2004 to 2015, and the San Diego Chapter from 2004 to 2014.
Dave is also a member of the board of the Environmental Center of San Diego and a member of the Surfrider Foundation and the San Dieguito River Park Conservancy.
Abbie Hawkins joined the Board in 2019 because of her motivation for environmental sustainability. Abbie studied Natural Resources at Colorado State University, where she became very interested in sustainable building and the built environment. Abbie graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Real Estate. Abbie works on entitlements for infill development projects with Pacifica Companies. Her passion is to create sustainable, transit oriented projects, that decrease the environmental impacts of urban sprawl.
Passionate about collaboration, Allison pioneers innovative planning solutions for clients with high-profile development projects that would otherwise face intractable opposition. Before forming her company, Collaborative Land Use Solutions, Allison spent over eight years managing new development projects for a private global real estate investment company. Allison also spent 10 years in the environmental not-for-profit sector as an executive director, community organizer, and policy advocate.
She was also the former land use and coastal advisor to Chula Vista Mayor and Coastal Commissioner Stephen Padilla. Allison received her undergraduate degrees in political science and environmental studies at the University of California, San Diego and completed a Master’s Degree in geography with an emphasis on environmental quality from San Diego State University.
Marco was raised across the communities of South Bay. At San Diego City College, he was one of the founding members of Bringing Education and Activism Together (BEAT) a club focused on engaging students to engage on matters of Social Justice.
That experience introduced him to social and economic justice issues and motivated him to look for ways to help better his community and the lives of working families. Marco has worked in various different sectors, in 2012 he joined the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council as a Field Organizer. After learning about organized labor, in 2013 he accepted a position in the District Office of California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, as a Field Representative. After years of serving the communities he was raised in, he accepted a position as Senior Organizer at the Center on Policy Initiatives where he worked on supporting worker’s rights.
Marco has worked in the political sphere active on many campaigns culminating in his service as San Diego/Imperial Area Director and then Alaska State Director for Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. Marco was a 2014 Fellow in the San Diego Leadership Alliance Institute and has since served on the institute’s Board of Directors, as well as serving as a board member for the League of Conservation Voters.
Mike Young is the Political & Organizing Director for the California League of Conservation Voters. 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. 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.
Sara Kent Ochoa
Sara joined the LCVSD Board in 2022. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland National Forest Foundation since 2007 and as the volunteer Programs Director for the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation since 2008. She is also principal of Evergreen Strategies SD, a consulting firm focused on public relations, lobbying, and advocacy for infill housing development projects, responsible land use policy, and transit oriented development with an emphasis on responsibility toward the local labor movement.