Board of Directors
Bob Sallinger is the conservation director for Portland Audubon, where his current responsibilities include directing local, regional, and nation conservation policy initiatives, wildlife research initiatives, the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, and Wildlife Care Center. Bob’s passion for conservation was developed early exploring the woods of Massachusetts and later on solo hikes from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail and from Canada to Southern Colorado on the Continental Divide. Bob has a B.A. in Biology from Reed College and a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Lewis and Clark Law School. He lives in Northeast Portland with his wife Elisabeth Neely, three children and an assortment of critters including dogs, cat, goats, pigeons, chickens and a hedgehog.
Jennifer Hauge is the Legislative Affairs Manager for the Animal Legal Defense Fund where she works on passing bills that improve the lives and advance the interests of animals in states across the country. Jennifer has gotten very involved with the animal welfare movement over the past several years, becoming a top signature gatherer for Measure 100, the 2016 ballot initiative to stop the trafficking of endangered species parts in Oregon, lobbying for the Humane Society of the United States, volunteering at local farm sanctuaries, leafleting for various veg awareness efforts, and co-founding Cherry City Vegans, the Salem-area veg group. She lives in Salem with her husband and two adopted shelter dogs, Koa and Zephyr.
Brian Posewitz is an attorney by trade who now works as a staff attorney for a river conservation organization. In addition to serving on the board, Brian manages the day-to-day administration of Humane Voters Oregon. He has also volunteered with other organizations over the years to help advocate for animal welfare. In his spare time, Brian plays tennis and golf and enjoys the great outdoors. He lives in Portland and has a dog named Kaya.
Michael Greenblatt is a life-long animal advocate, and he works in local and state politics in Oregon. Specifically, he’s managed a City Council campaign in Portland, worked on the Governor’s re-election campaign, and was a Policy Advisor to a State Representative. During the 2019 legislative session, he played a role in the passage of the cage-free egg-laying hen bill. He was raised with lots of companion animals, and he’s also volunteered at several animal shelters and interned in the Federal Affairs department of the Humane Society of the United States in Washington, D.C. He’s originally from LA, but he went to college at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.
Michelle Blake is Policy Director of Phoenix Zones Initiative, a nonprofit that advocates for the rights, health, and wellbeing of humans, animals, and the planet. In her volunteer hours, she's VP of Wildwood Farm Sanctuary in Newberg and has held leadership roles with Fences For Fido, Willamette Humane Society, and the HSUS Oregon State Council. She lives in Salem with her husband and a happy, busy family of rescued dogs and cats.