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, Registered Energy Advisor, Water Advisor


Sydney Hennessy

Energy Programs Coordinator

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Sara Clark

Customer Service Lead

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Rebecca Robinson

Landscape Designer, Green Infrastructure Programs

Sarah Smouter

Office & HR Coordinator

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Luc Boisvert

Customer Service Coordinator

Emily Kerr

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

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Sydney Sandluck

Project Coordinator, ClimateActionWR

Dianne G. Ritz


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
Conestoga College

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Michelle Watson

Board Member
St. Jerome's University

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Lisa Mabasa

Board Member
Edward Jones

Sharmalene Mendis-Millard

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


Bronwen Buck

Board Member
Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition


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David Wood

Registered Energy Advisor

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Michael Gemmell

Registered Energy Advisor

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Colin Umbach

Registered Energy Advisor

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Mattias Biesenthal

Registered Energy Advisor

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Les Hirst

Registered Energy Advisor

Gustavo Muriel

Registered Energy Advisor

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Jacob Gilbert

Registered Energy Advisor in Training

Andrew Schiedel

Registered Energy Advisor in Training, Water Advisor

Aaron Boonstra

Water Advisor


Nick Assad

Healthy Yards Advisor


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

Engagement Outreach Coordinator

Alicia Bevan

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