The 2023 OEVA Board

The board was elected by the members at the February 2023 general meeting and serves for one year. We are responsible to the membership for setting the club priorities and direction, organizing events and activities, and for meeting the requirements of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. You may email to the entire board at Board@oeva.org, or to individuals using their @oeva.org email addresses.

Morris Green


I strive to create a fun atmosphere where we can share our love for EVs with others and answer any questions about EVs that people have.  And it’s fun to get together and just talk, too!

Our family has a 2013 Leaf, a 2018 Tesla Model 3, and a 2020 Leaf. 

Gary Exner

Past President

I assist the current president by advising him on how to avoid past mistakes, so he can concentrate on making new ones. 

I drive a Polestar 2.

Karl Boekelheide


I process memberships, keep track of club funds, and make regulatory filings.

I have driven over 200,000 miles in EVs starting with a 2011 Leaf. I drive a Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y.

Peter Hoeckel

Vice President
Ask Program Coordinator

I assist the President with OEVA events and special projects. I coordinate the Ask@oeva.org program.

We have owned multiple Leafs and Bolts (still drive one of each), a Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2, and a VW ID.4 

Bill Meyer


I maintain the club minutes and records, the club's odd-job bureaucrat. I favor efficient transportation for the masses, so I'm all-in for BEV - awaiting something better.

I drive a lease-return 2015 Leaf.

Paul Burkey

Events Coordinator

I coordinate our participation in community events, schedule volunteers, and normally participate at these events.

I have several early EV project cars: a 2000 Corbin Sparrow and two 1996 Ford Ranger electric pickup trucks that need batteries and other work.

Ron Jackson

Web Administrator
Mentor Coordinator

I develop and maintain the website and administrate the OEVA's Google Workspace for Nonprofits information technology. I also coordinate the Mentor program.

I drive a Tesla Model 3.

Chaz Smith

Board Member

I enjoy attending various events representing the OEVA and talking to people my real world experience with EVs and explaining their many benefits.

I've been driving EVs for over a decade, starting with a Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. Currently I drive a 2019 Chevrolet Bolt.

Phil Hochstetler

Board Member

I help with any tasks that need to be done and outreach at club events.

I have been driving EVs exclusively since 2009 and currently drive a Tesla Performance Model 3.

2023 Special Projects

Here are some members who are doing special projects for the OEVA.

Sham Datta

Information Technologist

For my Intel Encore Fellowship I am supporting the new oeva.org website development and moving the OEVA's information technology to the Google Workspace for Nonprofits platform.

I drive a Toyota SUV which I converted to electric drive in 2015.

Patrick Conner

Media Manager

I monitor the oeva.org's Google Analytics, and conduct advertising campaigns to drive traffic to the site through Google Adwords using ad credits donated to the OEVA each month by Google for our Google Workspace for Nonprofits account.

I drive a Tesla Model X.