Bio - Barbara Dudley - Chair of Board of Directors
- Posted on April 15 2011, 12:07 pm
- Posted by BHV Blog
Barbara Dudley, sister of Pat, has been a partner in Bethel Heights Vineyard since the beginning. Although not involved in the day-to-day operations, as Chair of our Board of Directors and official Ideologue, she brings a helpful outside perspective to our big-picture deliberations about the family business and the family farm.
Barbara received her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971, and has since had a long career working with various labor and environmental organizations and projects, starting as a lawyer with the Agricultural Labor Relations Board in California and going on to become Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild, and Executive Director of Greenpeace USA from 1992 to 1997. No surprise in 1999 she named our new vineyard “Justice Vineyard.”
Barbara currently teaches at Portland State University, including courses on Social Sustainability, Advocacy, The Globalization of Civil Society, and Student Debt. She is a co-founder and currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the Working Families Party of Oregon.