LCVSD is an all volunteer organization, with a Board of Directors that is made up of environmental advocates, community activists, and concerned San Diegans who work together to ensure the protection of the region’s precious natural resources.
Livia Borak, President
Livia Borak 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.
Paul Worlie, Vice President
Paul Worlie is a government relations and public affairs specialist for Nuffer, Smith Tucker, a public relations and public affairs firm based in San Diego. He has more than 20 years of experience in government relations, public affairs and political campaign management.
Prior to coming to San Diego, Paul worked in Washington DC where he was the Deputy Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and worked in political and policy positions for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD).
Lydia Ball-Van Note, Board Member
Lydia runs her own consulting business based in San Diego advising foundations and non profits on strategic planning, campaign planning, coalition building, fundraising, communications, and other organizational development challenges.
Prior to living in San Diego, Lydia played a pivotal role in Nevada’s transition to a clean energy economy. By working at the Sierra Club, Lydia fought three proposed coal fired power plants. Then moving on to Senator Reid’s office becoming his first energy advisor in the state working on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act implementation. Lydia then created the Clean Energy Project becoming the leading energy organization in the state.
Poppy DeMarco Dennis, Board Member
As Elected Member, and Parks and Open Space Chair of San Dieguito Planning Board for over 12 years, Poppy DeMarco Dennis developed the Open Space and Environmental Plan for this 95 sq. mi., including S. Carlsbad to Torrey Pines Beach and East to I-15, and also worked with other regions to create special considerations in the zoning ordinance for rural/hillside road standards, stricter grading standards, and more review of “lot splits.”
Kyra R. Greene, PhD, Board Member
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, Board Member
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 currently Co-Chair of the state-level Sierra Club California Coastal Committee and is an at-large delegate to the California-Nevada Regional Conservation Committee.
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.
Jared Quient, Board Member
Jared is Sr. Vice President and General Counsel for BayWa r.e. Solar Projects, LLC. Prior to joining BayWa, Mr. Quient was Vice President of Development and Legal Affairs with AMSOLAR, a San Diego based solar development and finance company.
Previously, Mr. Quient was a litigator in Kirkland & Ellis, LLP’s New York office. In 2008, he took a leave of absence from Kirkland to join “Obama for America” as the statewide Deputy Voter Protection Director in Florida. Mr. Quient managed a staff of 20 full-time volunteer lawyers and oversaw the largest Voter Protection program in the country, deploying over 4,000 lawyers statewide to monitor the election.
While in law school, Mr. Quient was awarded the Alexander Fellowship in 2006 and served as a full-time extern for U.S. District Court Judge Stephen C. Robinson in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Quient began his career working for Congresswoman Susan Davis of San Diego. He has also served as a fundraiser for the Presidential campaign of Senator Joe Lieberman. He has served on the San Diego Board of the League of Conservation Voters since 2010 and CLEANTech San Diego since 2011.
Mr. Quient is a graduate of San Diego State University and graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.