Christopher Ahuja, our chair, has been a resident of Los Angeles for over 20 years and realized he needed to get involved with volunteering in his community. He is one to take actions that can make a difference one step at time and that he can be held accountable for, and going through the pandemic, he realized he was not doing his part to make the city more equitable and sustainable. Christopher graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a BS in Kinesiology, concentration of Exercise Science. Education and learning is extremely important to him, and he is completing a year long course in politics at the University of Cambridge in England. He is a member of the Tarzana Neighborhood Council and passionate about his family, work and jiu jitsu.


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 Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance on the LA28 sustainability working group, the South Coast Air Quality Management District Environmental Justice Community Partnership Advisory Council, and on the LA County-City Just Transition Task Force, and has been a member of the Watts Clean Air & Energy Committee.

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 an ambassador for 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.