Board Members


Shelley Billik is a Mexico native and has worked in the sustainability field in Los Angeles for the past 25 years both in the private and public sectors. She currently consults on zero waste education, organics recovery & composting, and water conservation. She believes that environmental stewardship must be inclusive, be viewed through a public health perspective, and promote direct access to nature.


Don Dwiggins is a software developer and founder and board member of the Northridge East NC.  He has been concerned about environmental and sustainability issues for the last two decades.  He is active on the Northridge community site of, and considers it a useful tool to improve the spirit and practice of community, which he considers essential for sustainability.


Lisa Hart is an organizational development consultant who works with organizations and communities to help them design, implement, and evaluate initiatives that leverage diversity, empower communities, and engage employees to advance the social sector and address systemic problems. She served as chair of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Green Committee in 2014 and 2015. She represents the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance on both the South Coast Air Quality Management District Environmental Justice Community Partnership’s Advisory Council and Inter-Agency Task Force, and is a member of the Watts Clean Air & Energy Committee.

Ernesto "Ernie" Hidalgo, our chair, was born in Hollywood and grew up as the son of immigrants in the L.A. neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Mid City during an era which included the L.A. Riots (1992) and the state's xenophobic and unconstitutional Proposition 187 (1994). These experiences inspired Ernie with the desire to make a difference through public advocacy and community economic development that is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable. He is grateful to have served in roles with neighborhood councils since 2003, including the Panorama City Neighborhood Council In Formation, Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council, and Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council. Ernie currently serves on the L.A. Metro’s Local Service Council and LADWP's 100% Renewable Energy Advisory Group.


Dr. Loraine Lundquist is a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Sustainability Cal State Univ., Northridge, and was a resident board member of Northridge East Neighborhood Council. She serves as their resilience liaison and as a member of their sustainability committee. She received her Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley in 2006 and in 2019/2020 ran for City Council in District 12.






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