Oil Change International is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy.
Oil Change International (OCI) is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy. Rooted in community solidarity and principled policy analysis, we work within larger movements to build a fossil free future.
Founded in 2005, Oil Change International now has a talented, experienced, and dedicated international team of twenty, backed by hundreds of thousands of supporters. We are data driven and people powered.
Elizabeth Bast is the Executive Director of Oil Change International. She has over 20 years of experience working at the intersection of environmental and social justice issues, pressuring governments and financial institutions to protect the climate, the environment, and communities.
Rebecca Concepcion Apostol
U.S. Program Director
Rebecca is the U.S. Program Director for Oil Change International, spearheading U.S. efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground, end subsidies and finance for fossil fuels, and work for a just transition to a clean energy system that leaves no one behind.
Read More... Rebecca was honored to contribute her and her family’s stories in A Time to Rise: Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP). She is also a proud graduate of UCLA, Rockwood Leadership Fellowship for a New California, and the New Leaders Council Fellowship.
Rebecca was honored to contribute her and her family’s stories in A Time to Rise: Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP). She is also a proud graduate of UCLA, Rockwood Leadership Fellowship for a New California, and the New Leaders Council Fellowship.
Romain Ioualalen is a Senior Campaigner with the Energy Transitions and Futures team at Oil Change International, working to build the political conditions for a just and equitable phase out of the fossil fuel industry globally.
Vickal Khadka is the Office Manager at Oil Change International, where he supports the organization’s administrative, financial, and fundraising needs and ensures the smooth functioning of OCI’s Washington, DC office.
Aneesa Khan is the Communications Officer at Oil Change International and she supports content creation as well as the development of innovative products and tools to support the dissemination of those materials.
Matt Maiorana is Oil Change International’s Digital Director, where he manages the organization’s digital infrastructure and leads on the organization’s international communications efforts.
Senior Advisor – Africa
Thuli Brilliance Makama is Oil Change International’s Senior Advisor for Africa, providing strategic direction and campaign support for the organization’s work in Africa. Thuli works closely with civil society organizations and other stakeholders in the Africa region to shift energy finance towards clean energy access and to expose the impacts of fossil fuel projects.
Alex Ortiz is a Communications Associate at Oil Change International, where he supports the Communications Team and is working to accelerate the youth climate movement in its just transition to a world free of fossil fuels.
Collin Rees is a Senior Campaigner at Oil Change International working to stop the expansion of the fossil fuel industry, support grassroots resistance against dirty infrastructure, end public support for oil, gas, and coal, and wind down fossil fuel production with a just and equitable transition.
Contributing Editor, Priceofoil.org
When not blogging for Oil Change, Andy is a freelance writer and journalist specializing in environmental issues. He has written about the oil industry and climate change for twenty years and his books include: ‘The Next Gulf’ and ‘Green Backlash’.
Susan Rubinstein is the Operations Director at Oil Change International, where she manages administrative, financial, and fundraising activities.
Senior Research Analyst
Lorne Stockman is a Senior Research Analyst at Oil Change International, where he researches and analyzes developments in the North American oil industry.
David is a Senior Campaigner at Oil Change International. His work focuses on building public support for a managed decline to wind down fossil fuel production, with a just and equitable transition. He works as part of the Energy Futures & Transitions program.
Interim Energy Transitions and Futures Program Director
Kelly Trout is a Senior Research Analyst at Oil Change International, focusing on pathways to manage the decline of fossil fuel production as part of the organization’s Energy Futures & Transitions program.
Bronwen Tucker is an Analyst at Oil Change International, focusing on shifting public finance and subsidies towards a fair and 100% renewable future as part of the organization’s Stop Funding Fossils program.
Strategic Communications Director
David Turnbull is the Strategic Communications Director at Oil Change International, developing communications, campaign, and narrative strategies to bring Oil Change’s research on the financing, influence and impacts of fossil fuels to the public, the media, and decision-makers.
Laurie van der Burg
Laurie is a Senior Campaigner at Oil Change International. Her work focuses on ensuring a just transition through moving governments and financial institutions away from continued financing and permitting the expansion of oil and gas. She works as part of the Energy Futures & Transitions and the Stop Funding Fossils programs.
Susanne Wong is a Senior Campaigner with Oil Change International’s Stop Funding Fossils program. She works with an international and Japanese-led coalition to end the Japanese government’s financing of coal.
Stephen Kretzmann founded Oil Change International in 2005 in order to educate about the true impacts of fossil fuels, to conduct research, education, and organizing to hasten the transition to clean energy.
Thomas Cavanagh, Chair
Executive Director, Bandaloop
Renato Redentor Constantino
Executive Director, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
John Durkalski, Treasurer
Partner, Butsavage & Durkalski, P.C.
D. Cole Frates
Co-Founder, Renewables Resources Group & EndOil
Leslie Harroun, Vice Chair
Director, Partners for a New Economy
Jonathan G. Kaufman
Executive Director, Advocates for Community Alternatives
Executive Director, Earthworks
Melissa B. Mills, Secretary
Genetic Counselor, Stanford Children’s Hospital
Co-Managing Partner, Encourage Capital
Sandra N. Smithey
Director, Program & Philanthropic Engagement