Sarah HeinickeExecutive Director

In her capacity as Executive Director of the Lloyd EcoDistrict Sarah works with the board and other district stakeholders to inspire action and implement our vision of being the most sustainable neighborhood in North America. Sarah brings her depth of experience in development, market forces, sustainability, community outreach, and project management to deliver a uniquely integrated approach to the EcoDistrict concept.

When she is not leading the Lloyd EcoDistrict, she is the principal of Verditas, a consulting firm that specializes in sustainability planning, public involvement and strategic investment of economic development resources.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Portland State University. She holds a graduate real estate development certificate and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Sarah is a cyclist, avid cook, soap maker, tap dancer and master nick-namer.

Email Sarah at


Diana FossOperations Manager

As Operations Manager of the Lloyd EcoDistrict, Diana coordinates all of the activities which support the goals of the District, with a focus on energy efficiency and zero waste. With a background in nonprofit operations as well as food systems, she brings sustainability, project management and finance expertise to her current role.
Diana has taught astronomy, run for governor, built a grocery store and gleaned backyard fruit. She loves organizing systems and making sure everything is running efficiently. Portland, with its beautiful rain, vibrant maker communities, and amazing food, is heaven for Diana.

Email Diana at


Brian GarciaGrants & Outreach

As the Grants and Outreach Manager for Lloyd EcoDistrict Brian will help coordinate the various programs and outreach events that support the goals of Lloyd EcoDistrict, as well as manage the preparation of proposals and grant applications for the organization. He had over a decade of leadership experience in the private sector before deciding to make a career change into nonprofits. His passion for sustainable, community focused urban planning brought him to Portland and he looks forward to applying his outreach and grants experience to his work at Lloyd EcoDistrict.

A native Las Vegan, Brian attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) where he received a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with a minor in Solar and Renewable Energy in 2014 and a Master’s in Public Administration and certificate in Nonprofit Management in 2017. He is an aspiring bike commuter, who enjoys getting to know Portland through the local food and beverage scene.

Email Brian at