OEQC Staff

  Scott Glenn, Director

The Director is tasked with public education and outreach, conducting research, submitting and providing testimony on legislative initiatives, recommending programs, and providing advice and assistance regarding Hawaiʻi’s environmental review process. The Director sits as an ex officio voting member on The Environmental Council, The Advisory Committee on Plants and Animals, and The Emergency Response Commission. Prior to coming to the Office of Environmental Quality Control, Scott worked as an environmental planner in the private sector. He received his Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawai‘i in 2009. Scott specializes in asset management, environmental planning and compliance, environmental review, and climate change adaptation planning.

Leslie Segundo, Environmental Health Specialist

After completing a baccalaureate in chemistry, Les worked with the Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch of the Department of Health for several years before transferring in 1991 to the Office of Environmental Quality Control. He continues to provide professional support for the Environmental Council and assists in the day-to-day operations of the Office.

Tom Eisen, Senior Planner

Truthfully a geographer, Tom has been engaged with Hawai’i’s planning community for over 25 years. Presently serving as the senior planner in the Office of Environmental Quality Control, Tom also has natural resource planning experience with the Coastal Zone Management Program and the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands. His planning perspective has been broadened by employment with two county planning departments, as well as working as a sole proprietor consultant and with a large local planning firm. Preferring to surf and practice yoga in his free time, Tom has also been a Neighborhood Board & Community Garden Board member, volunteered as a docent at the Waikīkī Aquarium, and built yurts, permaculture gardens and photovoltaic systems.

Zack Stoddard, Junior Planner

Zack earned a BA in International Political Economy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. He taught English as a second language in Taiwan and Colombia and served as a human resource professional for the City of Philadelphia Law Department before moving to Honolulu. Zack joined the OEQC in 2016 after working at the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Research and Statistics Office. He is on the Nuʻuanu/Punchbowl Neighborhood Board and is particularly interested in government processes as they relate to sustainability, social well-being, and quality of life.

  Coco Needham, Secretary

Coco is of Native Hawaiian descent and is passionate about issues involving the education of Native Hawaiian youths who will be the future leaders of Hawai‘i. Raised in the place of her ancestors, Coco has a very strong sense of connection to place, community, and family. In 2013, she earned a Bachelor of Social Work from the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. She currently serves as Vice President of the Maunalaha Valley Community Association (MVCA). During her tenure as President (1998–2004), the MVCA, together with the UH Center for Hawaiian Studies and the Papakōlea Community Association, received a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (2001). Also while MVCA President, she helped form the Makiki Watershed Partnership with DLNR Forestry and Wildlife and the Hawaiʻi Nature Center. To further serve the community, she helped to form Na Mamo o Makiki, a nonprofit 501(c)3 community land trust, where she also serves as Vice President. She established Maunalaha Church, a Native Hawaiian church. She also previously served on the United Church of Christ, Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches as a partnership ministry representative.

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