Senior Management Team
Yossi Cadan, Campaigns Director
Yossi began his career as environmental campaigner in 1982 at the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. A former peace activist, Yossi worked to end Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and participated in peace negotiations with Palestine and Jordan on environmental issues. Yossi moved to Canada in 1999, led Wildsight as executive director, and joined Greenpeace Canada in 2006 as campaign director. He’s known to cycle for hours at a time.
Joanna Kerr, Executive Director
Joanna joined Greenpeace Canada in October 2013 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, as Executive Director of the Association of Women’s Rights in Development and as a Senior Researcher at The North-South Institute. A Canadian, she has worked across Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Maz Magoris, Finance Director
Marion (Maz) joined Greenpeace Canada in September 2013 and leads a small team that manages finance, office operations and Information Technology. She has extensive financial and operations management experience gained over twenty years in the non-profit and private sectors, always with a deep interest in social and environmental issues. When she needs a break from the excel sheets she retreats to her cabin in Ontario.
Paul Mero, Development Director
Paul has more than 20 years fundraising experience with Greenpeace. He started out knocking on doors in Hamilton, Ontario, educating and persuading others to take concrete steps to safeguard our common environment. His belief in engaging people at the community level provided the drive for Greenpeace to be the first organization in Canada to sign up monthly donors on the street. Paul is a founding member of the “Westend Social Club” (a monthly pub night for neighbours) and is a Vice Chair of Green 13, a local environment group in Toronto. He enjoys hiking and camping trips with family and friends.
Spencer Tripp, Communications Director
Spencer's experience in environmental communications spans 14 years and three countries, including stints at the International Fund for Animal Welfare and NAFTA's Commission for Environmental Cooperation. A graduate of Carleton University's journalism program, he helped launch Greenpeace Canada’s “Stop the Tar Sands” campaign in 2007 and produced the award-winning documentary “Petropolis.” Spencer leads a staff of eight online, media and multimedia specialists.
Wendy Wright, Human Resources Coordinator
Wendy has led human resources at Greenpeace Canada since 1995. In addition to managing recruitment and orientation, Wendy takes the safety, welfare, health and happiness of staff to heart. She is a Board Member for Foodshare, a food advocacy organization in Toronto, and previously worked for an Ontario MPP and the Toronto Disarmament Network. Her passion has long been the Women's and Peace movements.
Board of Directors
Sue Birge, Board Chair
Sue Birge has been on the board of Greenpeace Canada since 2007, and took on the role of chair in June 2012. She has many years of experience working in non-profit organizations and government. Sue held senior staff positions with the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, and was a political advisor to NDP governments in Ontario and British Columbia.
Glen Brown, Board Member
Glen Brown is a 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 and Street Health. 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.
Meriko Kubota, Board Member
Meriko is a classically trained pianist who started her non-music career as an international internship coordinator for the Canadian International Development Agency. She is passionate about participatory community development and has worked at the Vancouver Foundation as manager of grants and community initiatives since 2008. In addition to serving on the board of Greenpeace Canada, she is also a board member of the B.C. organization, Options for Sexual Health. Her favourite hobby is pine needle weaving.
Brigid Rowan, Board Member
Brigid is a Montreal-based energy economist specializing in regulatory and environmental economics. She recently co-authored a widely publicized study, “Pipe Dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the Construction of Keystone XL”. In her 20-year career, Brigid has worked with public interest, environmental and Indigenous groups, start-ups and governments throughout North America and internationally. Yoga, qi gong, running and cross-country skiing facilitate Brigid’s transition from economist to writer of creative non-fiction, her right brain’s vocation.
James Sullivan, Board Member
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.
Bev Thorpe, Board Member
Bev is co-director of Clean Production Action, a non-profit that is moving our global economy to a non-toxic chemicals future. She is a big believer in pragmatic solutions and her tenacity was born over her ten plus years working with Greenpeace’s international toxics campaign. Bev’s international work has included co-founding the UN’s Cleaner Production Programme to designing a zero waste programme for Bhutan. She can sometimes be found walking the wild shores of Conamara, Ireland.