Our Team

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Mary Jane Patterson

Executive Director

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Patrick Gilbride

Manager of Green Infrastructure Programs

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Lisa Truong

Energy Programs Manager

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Tim Alamenciak

Communications Manager

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Brendan Schaefer

Facilities Manager/ Network Administrator

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Sydney Hennessy

Community Engagement Coordinator

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Sara Clark

Customer Service Lead

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Rebecca Robinson

Landscape Designer, Green Infrastructure Programs

Dianne G. Ritz


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Luc Boisvert

Customer Service Coordinator

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Emily Kerr

Communications Assistant

Sarah Smouter

Office & HR Coordinator

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Devon Calder

Plan Manager, ClimateActionWR

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Sydney Sandluck

Project Coordinator, ClimateActionWR

Board of Directors

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Elanor Waslander

University of Waterloo

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Paul Parker

Co-founder and Past Chair
University of Waterloo

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Mike Farwell

Board Member
The Mike Farwell Show

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Ambika Opal

Board Member
Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

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Tom Ewart

The Co-Operators Group

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Nicole Drake

Board Member
City of Cambridge

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Michelle Watson

Board Member
St. Jerome's University

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Lisa Mabasa

Board Member
Edward Jones

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Sharmalene Mendis-Millard

Board Member
Consultant, Equity and Diversity Facilitator; Project Manager and Instructor, Wilfrid Laurier University


Registered Energy Advisors

Brendan Schaefer
David Wood
Michael Gemmell
Colin Umbach
Mattias Biesenthal
Les Hirst
Gustavo Muriel

Water Advisors

Brendan Schaefer
Andrew Schiedel


Here are the passionate volunteers and consultants who generously give their time and commitment in support of our organization. They help us make positive environmental action happen in Waterloo Region every day!

Website Designer

Aleena Singh

Volunteer Coordinator

Connie Lum


Emily Wettlaufer
Megan Gereghty
Sandra Biskupovic
Alex Colvin
Hannah Aleth Little

Equity Committee

Devon Harnarain

Green Infrastructure Planning & Events

Miranda Burton

Tree Trust Events & Communications

Anne Anderson