MEET THE

TEAM

It takes a village, and we certainly have a fantastic one!

 Our Staff 

Meet the people behind GreenPAC's engine.

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Sarah Van Exan

Executive Director

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Beata Rasitsan

Senior Communications Manager

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Matthew Blackshaw

Program Manager, Parliamentary Internship for the Environment

Eseohe Ojo

EDA Program Manager

Nicole Golletz

Administrative Coordinator

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Emmett Keyserlingk

Network Engagement Coordinator

Heather Nichols

Election Campaign Lead

 
 
 GreenPAC Board 

GreenPAC's highly-dedicated Board of Directors governs and supports our work.

Margo Welch

Chair of the Board

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Aaron Freeman

Owner and Principal of Pivot Strategic Consulting, Founder of GreenPAC

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Cathy Wilkinson

Environmental Consultant

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Craig Stewart

Vice President, Federal Affairs, IBC

Jonathan McGillivray

Climate change and clean energy lawyer at Resilient LLP

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Martin Abell

Entrepreneur and former provincial election candidate

Nikki Patel

Sr. Analyst, Portfolio Management at CIBC

 Expert Panel 

The Expert Panel makes the final decisions on who GreenPAC endorses during our provincial and federal endorsement election campaigns. The Panel is made up of credible, independent members who have no ties to political parties and are not on the payroll of any environmental NGOs. Panel members reflect a diversity of views from various parts of the country and areas of expertise. We are currently building our Expert Panel for the next election.

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Shirley Thompson

Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources, University of Manitoba

Paul Wilkinson

President of Paul F. Wilkinson & Associates Inc.

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Meko Nicholas

Executive Director of the First Nations Lands Management Resource Centre

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Sarah (Sally) Otto

Director, Liber Ero Fellowship Program and Killam University Professor at the University of British Columbia

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David Runnals

Sustainable Prosperity Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Institute for the Environment, University of Ottawa

 Council of Advisors 

The well-rounded Council of Advisors provides GreenPAC with strategic advice and connections for our campaigns and our outreach.

Gillian Nycum

Director of Strategic Initiatives at Human Impact Lab

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Sen. Donna Dasko

Former Senior Vice-President of Environics, Co-founder of Equal Voice, and private consultant

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Mitchell Beer

Publisher of the Energy Mix and President of Smarter Shift Inc.

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W. Scott Thurlow

Lawyer and adviser in federal and provincial regulatory policies for environment, energy, and chemicals management

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Graham Hallward

Not-for-profit and Charitable Sector Expert

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Wanda Baxter

Environmental Policy and Planning Expert

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Laurie Simmonds

Co-founder and CEO of Green Living Enterprises

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Mark Rudolph

President and CEO of justenvironment

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David Ouchterlony

Physician, member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

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Lisa DeMarco

Lawyer specializing in energy, climate change, and clean-tech at Resilient LLP