Delaney King

Delaney works for CEA Consulting as a Research Associate with the Environmental Policy & Advocacy practice, helping to provide strategic consulting services to address environmental challenges and opportunities for the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Before joining CEA, Delaney spent her CivicSpark service year with the City of San Leandro, working on a variety of…

Stephanie Cadena

Stephanie Cadena is a regional environmental planner with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG), located in her hometown of Southeast Los Angeles. Stephanie provides general planning support to the COG’s member cities in the areas of air quality/climate, housing & homelessness, and transportation. Prior to her current planning role, she served as a split…

Marina Deligiannis

Marina proudly serves as the Deputy Water Resources Director for the Lake County Water Resources Department and Watershed Protection District located in Lakeport, CA. As Deputy Director, Marina is tasked with overseeing the day to day operations of watershed management programs, projects, and outreach throughout her favorite watershed, the Clear Lake Watershed! Marina graduated in…

Simone Cordery-Cotter

Colorado raised, Simone Cordery-Cotter got her start in corporate marketing and public relations, where she worked for advertising agencies and was the public relations director for Rudy Project North America. After 5 years in the for-profit industry, she looked longingly across the fence at the non-profit, cause-driven industry, and sought out AmeriCorps’ CivicSpark program as…

Marisa Perez-Reyes

Hailing from Virginia, Marisa drove across the country in her Honda Fit to serve as a (2018-2019) CivicSpark Water Fellow at the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA). Situated in the heart of the Inland Empire, Marisa and her co-fellow Brian Keener worked on the Disadvantaged Communities Involvement (DCI) Program. Part of the larger, statewide…

Bryan Iwamoto

Bryan Iwamoto is a Senior Project Coordinator with The Energy Coalition located in their Irvine office. He supports the project delivery team with the public agency program delivery process, including project identification, proposal and incentive applications, agency relationship management, submission of utility Installation Reports, and project sign-off for the Southern California Regional Energy Network. As…

Kendyl Churchman

Before her CivicSpark Fellowship, Kendyl completed a corporate leadership program and worked in Texas as a Labor and Operations Manager. During her AmeriCorps placement at the County of Santa Barbara, Kendyl collaborated across County departments and environmental organizations. Her projects involved California’s Green Business Program, utility bill centralization, and residential energy efficiency. Kendyl is passionate…

Aaron Dickenson

Aaron is the water program associate at the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. Prior to his work with the Foundation, Aaron worked with Water Education for Latino Leaders, an LA-based non-profit that focuses on educating local elected officials on California water policy, where he was placed as a CivicSpark Water Action Fellow.  His volunteer work…

Lynna Ohanian

Lynna currently manages Clean Air Programs at Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas (CFROG), following her AmeriCorps placement with the organization. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 with a major in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Sustainable Design. Her current work continues her CivicSpark project and focuses on implementing a grant program funded…

Tim Mok

Tim Mok joined the Local Government Commission in 2019 as the Greater Los Angeles Regional Coordinator for the CivicSpark program. He’s also a Program Associate with Smart Growth California, a philanthropic network advancing healthy, equitable and sustainable communities. Tim has 6+ years of experience in the environmental non-profit sector where he advocated for environmental justice policies and laws,…
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