In addition to overseeing all strategic planning, operations, and fund-raising at Geos Institute, Tonya Graham has taken a lead role in developing the ClimateWise® initiative and consulting services.
The ClimateWise planning framework helps community leaders understand likely future conditions and consider how to invest their resources in reducing the impacts. The process encourages local leaders to implement a “whole community approach” that integrates the needs of human and natural communities, while creating co-benefits across sectors. Tonya served as the Fundraising Chair for the 2013 National Adaptation Forum. In 2012 she co-organized the Practitioners Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation: Integrated Strategies for Human and Natural Communities with the Kresge Foundation.
Tonya holds a B.S. in Biophysical Environmental Studies from Northland College and a M.A. in Community Development from Goddard College. Tonya serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.