Senior staff

Page - March 22, 2013
Senior staff and Board of Directors

Directors Council

Joanna Kerr

Joanna Kerr

Joanna joined Greenpeace Canada (GPC) as Executive Director after serving as the first female Chief Executive of ActionAid International, a global development organization based in South Africa and operating in 45 countries. Much of her career has been dedicated to women’s rights, international policy and climate change; as Policy Director at Oxfam Canada, Executive Director of the Association of Women’s Rights in Development and as a Senior Researcher at The North-South Institute.

Christy Ferguson

Christy Ferguson

Christy is Director of Programs, which includes GPC's campaigns, communications, and volunteer programs. She has a Masters degree in the history and philosophy of science and has previously led work on Greenpeace's Arctic, climate and energy, and forests campaigns.

Marion (Maz) Magoris

Maz Magoris

Maz is Director of Finance & Operations which includes Finance, Human Resources, IT, and Administration. Maz has extensive financial and operations management experience gained over twenty years in the non-profit and private sectors.

Strategic Leadership Team (includes Directors Council)

Shawn-Patrick Stensil

Shawn-Patrick Stensil

Shawn-Patrick is a Senior Energy Strategist with Greenpeace Canada. He has more than 10 years of experience as a campaigner. Specializing in nuclear energy, Shawn-Patrick's campaign work focuses on building a sustainable, nuclear-free and climate-friendly energy system in Ontario.

Eduardo Sousa

Eduardo Sousa

Eduardo is a Senior Forest Campaigners with Greenpeace Canada with more than six years of experience as a campaigner at Greenpeace. In addition, he brings expertise in movement building and partnering with other organizations and community stakeholders, including First Nations, regional governments and environmental protection/social justice groups. He has a masters's degree in environmental studies with a focus on community organizing and mobilizing.

Laura Kenyon

Laura Kenyon

Laura is the Deputy Program Director at Greenpeace Canada. She previously led the Arctic team at Greenpeace Russia for three years, playing a key role in the Arctic 30 response, leading an Oil Spill Patrol project, and being a campaigner aboard the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, during #TheCrossing. Laura has previously worked as a digital mobilizer on the KitKat/Nestle campaign and tar sands work pre-Copenhagen in 2009. Laura has an educational background in Global Development and Film studies.

Dany Durand

Dany Durand

Dany is Interim Head of Communications and Digital Mobilization. Coming from a web development and 3d production background, he joined Greenpeace in 2009 as Web Producer before managing Greenpeace Canada's communications and digital work.

Fred Bleau

Fred Bleau

A geographer by training, Fred is a Senior Actions Campaigner at Greenpeace Canada. He has been an activist for several years in the organization, having worked with various campaigns as well as a crew member aboard the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise. Fred has been passionate about mountaineering and climbing for 15 years.

Board 

Glen Brown, Board Chair

Glen Brown is a management consultant specializing in planning, communications and policy. He has served as the senior manager at the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange and as interim executive director for the AIDS Committee of Toronto, Pride Toronto, Street Health, The Ralph Thornton Centre and PASAN (People with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network). He has been a board member at AIDS Action Now, the Canadian AIDS Society, the 519 Community Centre and the Wellesley Institute. His hobbies include dinner parties, theatre and confronting neo-liberalism.

Frans Blom, Treasurer

Frans joined the Greenpeace Canada board in 2014 with 35 years of experience in public accounting and finance, as well as a wealth of experience in non-profit boards and audit committees. As a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant, Frans held senior positions with major multi-national companies in Europe and North America. Now retired, he enjoys time with his family and working for a few very special NGOs, including recent fieldwork as a Financial Coordinator with Médecins sans Frontières in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other countries.

James Sullivan, Secretary

James works internationally as a consultant to organizations that create standards and certify products that are environmentally and socially responsible. He is passionate about creating markets that drive changes in how products are produced, processed and sold. He is a member of the board of the Sustainability Network working to build the capacities of smaller environmental organizations in Canada. James has lived in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and U.K., and enjoys photography.

Meriko Kubota, Board Member

Meriko Kubota is Director of Strategic Partnerships, Community Investment at TELUS. Meriko is an experienced funder and a program management professional. She is well versed in establishing strategic partnerships and business opportunities, and conducting community engagement in Vancouver and internationally. Meriko was formerly with the Vancouver Foundation and she also managed international internships for the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at UBC with contracts from the Canadian International Development Agency and the Canadian Water Network. Meriko has a graduate degree in Social Innovation from the University of Waterloo and in addition to being a board member for Greenpeace Canada she serves as a board member for Options for Sexual Health.

Lynn Konwaia'tanón:we's Jacob, Board Member

Joining the Board in 2015, Lynn is from the Mohawk community of Kahnawà:ke where she lives and has worked in the field of environmental protection for almost two decades. Fluent in English and French, and a speaker and promoter of the preservation of the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language, Lynn is an Environmental Advisor and Project Coordinator for the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke. She also works as Spokesperson for Kahnawà:ke Sustainable Energies, a company committed to balancing needs of people and the planet through renewable energy projects that are in line with the traditional value of planning for the seventh generation. Lynn holds an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science and a Masters in Environment and Management. She also does work as a grant researcher and writer to help find funds for the many important initiatives in her community. She has worked with Indigenous women on sustainability and empowerment in Fiji, and helped Indigenous youth bring their unique concerns to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa. An avid gardener and beekeeper, Lynn lives in a passive-solar strawbale home with her husband and 3 kids.

Anna Crawford, Board Member

Joining the board in 2015, Anna has been involved with Greenpeace for several years as the local group leader in Ottawa-Gatineau, conducting Kleercut campaign activities as a student at Lakehead University, and participating in Greenpeace USA's action camp and organizing term. Anna holds an Honours Bsc (Biology), an MSc (Geography), and is a current PhD candidate in Geography at Carleton University in Ottawa. Her dissertation is on the occurrence and deterioration of ice islands in the eastern Canadian Arctic. Anna has been part of several research expeditions to the Arctic and has participated in the filming of a science documentary funded by the BBC on ice islands in Baffin Bay. Anna is the recipient of multiple accolades, including 2 NSERC awards.

Kimberly Yetman Dawson, Board Member

Kimberly joins the Greenpeace Canada board this year with 18 years of experience in marketing and communications, as well as 8 years of non-profit management. Most recently, as the Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network, she spearheaded the development of a provincial organization with eleven chapters and a number of community, private sector and government partners all striving to put an end to homelessness. Kimberly is committed to social justice, sustainable development and the environment.

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