Aurora Corona is proud to be a lifelong resident of Pico Union, which is one of the first suburbs of Los Angeles. She serves on the Pico Union Neighborhood Council as Secretary, Chair of the Quality of Life and Safety Committee, and Budget Representative.
She graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. in Art History. While analyzing paintings and landscapes that contained wonderous works of nature from all over the world, Aurora learned about the delicate balance between the environment and humankind. Since then, she has been an advocate for environmental awareness and protection.
Aurora’s goal is to revitalize her neighborhood by making it greener, transforming cemented medians and barren parkways into verdant spaces—making it cleaner with community clean-ups, environmental sustainability awareness, and community improvement projects, and making it brighter by using local talented artists to design vibrant traffic-control boxes, school crosswalks, and murals. 

Lisa Hart, our executive director, 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 LANCSA on the LA28 sustainability working group, the South Coast Air Quality Management District Environmental Justice Advisory Group, and the LA County-City Just Transition Task Force.

Charles Miller has two decades of environmental advocacy. A certified California native plant and wildfire defense landscaper and LEED Green Associate, Miller serves on USGBC-LA’s Urban Landscaping Committee and USGBC’s national Advocacy Working Group. His training includes a sustainability education from UCLA and Zero Waste training from the California Resource Recovery Association. He created the advocacy organization, LA Native, which promotes biodiversity through native landscaping on behalf of over 30 stakeholder groups. Currently, Miller is an Environment / Habitat / Natural Resources representative on the LA County Metro Sustainability Council and serves on the Board of Directors of Westwood Greenway, is chair of the Los Angeles Climate Reality Project, and actively participates with the LA Community Forest Advisory Committee. He has served several elected terms with the Palms Neighborhood Council where he founded the Green Committee and has chaired both the Green and Transportation Committees. 


Muriel Nacar hails from the suburbs of Southern California and has worked in environmental compliance consulting in Los Angeles in the private and public sectors for the past 5 years. She holds a BS in environmental engineering from USC and an MS in engineering from Purdue University. She serves as a District 5 Representative of the Echo Park Neighborhood Council and as co-chair of the Public Safety Public Works Parks and Sustainability committee. She believes that sustainability is intrinsic to a thriving community.



Alex Tangalos grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and saw firsthand how dire the effects from climate change can get, having spend her childhood watching her community struggle to deal with extreme heat, drought, violent monsoons and devastating dust storms in a city designed around sprawling single-family suburbs and a car-centric lifestyle. She took this passion for sustainability with her when she moved to Los Angeles, such as getting involved with the Food Recovery Network during her time at the University of Southern California to advocate for the decrease of unnecessary food waste on campus. Before serving on the LANCSA board, she was part of the LANCSA’s electric vehicle working group and the transportation committee, and is now chair of the Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council’s Sustainability & Beautification committee. She works at Cooley LLP, which for the last three years has been one of only a handful of Vault-100 law firms given an A-rating on the Law Firm Climate Change Scorecard developed by the Yale Law Students for Climate Accountability.




Updated April 10, 2024