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Charles J. Lopez

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Charles “Chas” Lopez is the Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion.

Chas has more than a decade of work experience in large-scale, complex organizations, including academic medical centers and higher education institutions. Prior to joining Earthjustice, he served as interim Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion for Portland State University. Previous to that, he was the interim Associate Director of Risk Management and Emergency Management Administrator for Oregon Health & Science University.

He received his B.S. in Communications from the University of Utah and his law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Chas is excited to help lead Earthjustice in equity, diversity and inclusion related matters. He is deeply committed to addressing current and historic disparities so that everyone has an equitable opportunity to enjoy a healthy, rich and majestic world.

Charles “Chas” López es Vice Presidente de Diversidad e Inclusión.

Chas tiene más de una década de experiencia laboral en organizaciones complejas de gran escala incluyendo centros médicos académicos e instituciones de educación superior. Antes de integrarse a Earthjustice, sirvió como Oficial Principal de Diversidad, y Director Ejecutivo de Diversidad Global e Inclusión en la Universidad Estatal de Portland. Previo a eso, fue Director Asociado Interino de Manejo de Riesgos y Administrador de Manejo de Emergencias en la universidad Oregon Health & Science.

Tiene licenciatura en Comunicaciones de la Universidad de Utah y su título de abogado de la Facultad de Leyes de la Universidad de Utah en Salt Lake City, Utah. Chas se siente entusiasmado de ayudar a dirigir políticas relacionadas con equidad, diversidad e inclusión para Earthjustice. Está profundamente comprometido a enfrentar disparidades históricas y actuales para que todos tengan la oportunidad de disfrutar de un mundo saludable, abundante y majestuoso.